Lunch with Luckovich from 1-2 p.m. today

join me today from 1-2 p.m. i’ll take your questions or comments about my cartoons, including today’s Obama cartoon, and anything else you want to talk about.

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mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:00 pm

hello everyone. any comments or questions?

rick price

December 8th, 2010
1:01 pm

Mike
Maybe an Idea for the future:
Obama, “Spare Change you can believe in”
Love ya,keep up the great work

David

December 8th, 2010
1:02 pm

You have one of the few Twitter accounts that I follow. You cartoons are great. Hope you consider this a complement but the only one that ever compared to you was Oliphant

cheers

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:05 pm

david, i do consider that a compliment. thank you. there doesn’t seem to be much going on today. any topic suggestions? one topic i’m thinking about is georgia’s new governor is calling for more cuts in education, but wants to lower corporate taxes by a third.

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:07 pm

good idea, rick price.

Hi and thanks

December 8th, 2010
1:09 pm

Your work is so non partisan, I love it.

Somewhat

December 8th, 2010
1:11 pm

Would love to see your take sometime on the pendulum nature of politics/government in the U.S. We swing back and forth, seemingly unable to find a satisfactory home. I find your work exceptionally poignant and on-target.

rick price

December 8th, 2010
1:11 pm

Hey Man
One other thing
,I sure do miss your wonderful doodles of Bush,Chaney &”Rummy”kind of like Ralph Steadman and Nixon,gone but not forgotten
Rick

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:11 pm

hi and thanks, you wouldn’t believe how many think otherwise.

Do you have a book of your work

December 8th, 2010
1:11 pm

I bought Clyde Wells (retired cartoonist) from the Augusta Chronicle umbrella etc, is any of your work for sale now?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:12 pm

thank you, Somewhat, you all are being too nice to me today.

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:13 pm

I look forward to seeing your cartoons, are you up for any 2010 awards?

Steve

December 8th, 2010
1:14 pm

Mike, Are there ever opportunities to meet you in person, such as meet/greets
at the AJC or your office, or……..

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:14 pm

i have a book called “four more wars” that came out a few years ago. i think it’s available at amamzon.com. i also sell my originals.

vich fan

December 8th, 2010
1:14 pm

Mike, do you ever think of political correctness or if majority of audience will appreciate your work. Do you go by how you feel in he morning. If that’s the case, your life must be miserable from 00 – 08

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:15 pm

I moved from Augusta, GA to Northern VA I read the AJC Daily going and coming, I don’t read the local papers here…

RAMBLE ON!!!

December 8th, 2010
1:16 pm

Not me…Hi and thanks, should be Thanks I’m high!!!

Mike did you show any of the troops, your cartoon a few years back comparing them to terrorist?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:16 pm

steve, i try and avoid human beings, but occasionally i give speeches around town. a couple weeks ago, i gave one at uga. next time i’m going to give a speech, i’ll mention it here.

Guy Incognito

December 8th, 2010
1:16 pm

M’uck,

I noticed that there weren’t any ethnic minorities in your cartoon crowd today. Do you really think that your drawing represents his base? Seems like you and the Brinks/Broadview security people who cast their commercials with ONLY white males breaking in to houses, are “peas in the liberal pod.”

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:17 pm

When you see other cartoonist who LEAN only one way in their drawings (ie the Augusta Chronicle cartoonist) *GAGS* what do you think?

Roekest

December 8th, 2010
1:19 pm

How on Earth did you ever win a Pulitzer? To be honest, and in my opinion, you’re not very funny and your humor is pretty shallow. You seem to always hit on the same subjects. After reading a few of your cartoons, I can see your punchlines coming from miles away. Very formulaic. Not too original.

But, Merry Christmas anyway!

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:19 pm

ramble on, that cartoon didn’t show a u.s. soldier, it showed someone in a hood, labeled “america.” it wasn’t aimed at the troops who follow orders, it was aimed at our country and what we were allowing to happen in our name, at the behest of our leaders.

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:20 pm

Guy Incognito, look again, the two ladies nearest the white house are african-american.

Electric

December 8th, 2010
1:20 pm

Hello Mike. My favorite entry from you ran on July 28, 2009 (Pres. Obama, Prof. Gates, and Sgt. Crowley). It made me laugh at a situation that unfortunately got out of hand very quickly. By the way, your drawing of the President is spot on. His ears are really that big.

Is there any subject or person you consider off limits?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:21 pm

Roekest, i wonder the same thing too.

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:21 pm

Rick do you have final say in what will be printed? is anything ever to bad or controversial that they will not let you print? in other words, do you go to the editor first with your drawnings and when it’s approved you submit them?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:23 pm

Electric, thank you and no. i do love drawing obama.

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:25 pm

I wonder why no one drew Rush Limbaugh with money falling out of his pockets with a cigar in his mouth, and a dumpster on his shoulder smiling and in the background scrambling to find food. Do you get more hate mail when you target specific people, like the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck (just to name a few).

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:26 pm

I wonder why no one drew Rush Limbaugh with money falling out of his pockets with a cigar in his mouth, and a dumpster on his shoulder smiling and in the background CHILDREN scrambling to find food. Do you get more hate mail when you target specific people, like the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck (just to name a few).

Sorry for the repost but I left off CHILDREN

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:26 pm

Arlington VA , since you called me “Rick”, i’m going to call you “richmond”va. i have to show my rough idea to an editor before i draw the final. they let me do mostly what i want, but they’ve also saved me from doing something that could be misinterpreted.

Ronald Foust

December 8th, 2010
1:28 pm

How about the subject of politicians changing party after the election?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:29 pm

great question, Arlington VA, i mean, Richmond. folks get very upset if i do a cartoon on sarah palin or rush, which strikes me as weird, because those two freely criticize others.

RAMBLE ON!!!

December 8th, 2010
1:29 pm

Mike, are you amazed or jealous at how great Michael Ramirez is?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:31 pm

good topic, Ronald Foust. some democrats are thinking that after the tax cut compromise,maybe obama did that.

mike b

December 8th, 2010
1:32 pm

Mike, what is your opinion on the most important issue or issues facing the metro Atlanta community over the next few years? Thanks and keep doing what you’re doing.

kong

December 8th, 2010
1:32 pm

I remember one of your cartoons where Sonny Purdue had someone holding a sign that pointed to him saying “I’m with stupid”. It was briefly on the website but quickly disappeared. Can you say what happened?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:33 pm

RAMBLE ON!!! i’m amazed! no, wait. i’m jealous! actually, i’m amazingly jealous!

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:33 pm

ooops sorry Mike for calling you he who’s name should not be mention LOL, Rick from the augusta chronicle (worse cartoonist ever) IMO. And thanks for answering the question.

Maybe you should do a Newt one tomorrow with Pearl Harbor as the them and books flying off the shelf LOL, and his eyes made up like Dollar signs… LOL… Your work is some of the best.

Jerry

December 8th, 2010
1:33 pm

Screening posts…expected!

joseph

December 8th, 2010
1:34 pm

Hey Mike, I truly like your work because almost always it is right on target. I would like to see more that exposes the misguided government people who seem to be running our country deeper into poverty and economic ruin. One such matter is why don’t some of these Political Brains can’t come up with the idea to try to get some of the outsourced jobs back to lower the unemployment rate in America. Keep up the good work…..

Carol Lingerfelt

December 8th, 2010
1:35 pm

The governor’s race was a lose-lose situation for the state of GA. Nathan will gut us like a deer in the king’s forrest. Let’s hope we catch him at it and can stop him before he takes it all.

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:35 pm

mike b, these issues sound boring, because they seemingly never go away, but improving transportation, water, education and intelligently managing atlanta’s growth.

Jerry

December 8th, 2010
1:37 pm

Luckovich, you’re just another left wing hack in the mold of Bookman-Tucker. Now wonder you’re losing subscribers/readers.

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:37 pm

Are you up for any awards for 2010? if so which? and who are the other contenders?

mluckovich

December 8th, 2010
1:37 pm

what you talkin bout jerry?

Arlington VA

December 8th, 2010
1:38 pm

Funny Jerry if anything he’s GAINING subscribers/readers. Mike is one of the best cartoonist in the US, I say keep up the good work. I look forward to his truthful drawings.

Guy Incognito

December 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

Bless your heart, M’uck. How could anyone tell? Admit that you will not draw a minority (other than gender) with discernable features because you fear the backlash.

Jerry

December 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

Obama/Libs/Dems great.

Bush/Republicans/Conservatives bad.

Never changes…

RAMBLE ON!!!

December 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

I’ll leave you with your sheep now, but thank you for taking time to help me try and understand the thinkings of a far left liberal.

Ouch, my head hurts.

FH Alexander

December 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

Mike – WIll the newspaper business exist in five years, or ten? Do you see a dramatic rise in local govt/political corruption as local media outlets (like newspapers and broadcast tv) continue to fall further and further down the consumers value chain in terms of where they receive their news?