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 a recent cartoon on the “birthers” issue, and anything else you want to talk about.

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mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
12:58 pm

i’m online now.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:01 pm

does anybody out there still believe obama wasn’t born in the u.s.?

Free Polazzo

April 27th, 2011
1:01 pm

How do you decide what to “talk” about each day?

Kat

April 27th, 2011
1:01 pm

How long does it take you to come up with an idea – generally speaking?

Junior

April 27th, 2011
1:02 pm

What sort of paper do you draw on? And what sort of pencils or pens do you use? How did you learn to draw editorial cartoons?

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:02 pm

free, i try to comment on whatever is big in the news. maybe the birth certificate or the royal wedding for tomorrow.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:04 pm

kat, i procrastinate all day until around 3, then start to panic because my deadline is 5:30. it depends on how creative i’m feelin, but usally takes a couple hours.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:06 pm

junior, i use smooth inexpensive bristol board and use “micron” pens. i don’t know how i learned to do it.

Good Grief

April 27th, 2011
1:07 pm

Was it your decision or the AJC’s decision to not allow comments on your cartoons? I’ve always been curious about that.

MsShan

April 27th, 2011
1:07 pm

Hey Mike, I am a big fan of your work. ^_^

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:08 pm

good grief, it was a joint decision. if comments were allowed, someone (me) would have to monitor them and it would be a big hassle.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:09 pm

thanks you,msshan! i love doing them.

SpaceyG on Twitter

April 27th, 2011
1:12 pm

Extra points if you’ll do a birth certificate AND royal wedding cartoon. That or WSB-TV adding a four o’clock show now. Heck, if you can get all three into one cartoon I’ll let Steve Rayman sell you a used car.

Free Polazzo

April 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

Did President Obama’s talk the White House Press corps about their focus on trivial issues apply to you, too?

Fooksie

April 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

Ever think about having your cartoons animated in Flash?
(Asks the flash animator).

Abe Lincoln, Vampire Slayer

April 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

I haven’t checked lately, but are you drawing cartoons related to the Hawks and Thrashers? The one with the turkey waving the Falcons foam finger is a favorite if mine. Btw, you visited my high school years ago: very cool.

Fooksie

April 27th, 2011
1:14 pm

As for the birth certificate, I’m kind of bummed. I liked the idea of living in an America where a Kenyan born Muslim could rise to the office of the President.

Jim R

April 27th, 2011
1:14 pm

Probably don’t have any problem finding humor in the headlines these days. Enjoy and appreciate the effort required in your work. Are you familiar with the catoonist/humorist H.T.Webster from the 30’s and 40’s?
Originator of Mr. Milquetoast. He always did a good job of combining humor and social commentary.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:14 pm

free polazzo, no.

MsShan

April 27th, 2011
1:14 pm

I think you should do the WSBTV newscast. The royal wedding is too overexposed as it is. Let’s not add to the hype. Also, another birther cartoon would be cool.

SpaceyG on Twitter

April 27th, 2011
1:15 pm

Ughh… Flash. Only used by The Ministry now. Avoid.

MrTyTn

April 27th, 2011
1:16 pm

Hey, Mike, Good to able to say thank you. While I am conservative, few editorial commentators hit their targets as well as you and I appreciate your skill! I was never a birther, but wonder why he did not release it earlier if he was going to release it all. While the birthers look bad without any help, not clarifying this earlier, I believe, hurt Mr. Obama, with those folks who might have been fence sitters. But to tell the truth, I’ve not met very many of those either with regards to the President. :-)

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:17 pm

remember, folksie. the birth certificate doesn’t disprove he’s a secret socialist/marxist/muslim/nazi.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:19 pm

mrtytn, thanks so much for your words. you’re a great american!

Free Polazzo

April 27th, 2011
1:20 pm

How aboiut a cortoon with birthers looking at the President’s Birth Cerificate under a microscope and then asking for his College Transcript so they can continue to distract us from the serious issues and those who are responsible for them.

Also, how do we know Prince William is really Diane’s son? Maybe we should also see his birth certificate?

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:20 pm

abe lincoln vampire slayer, nice name. i should do more sports related cartoons.

MrTyTn

April 27th, 2011
1:21 pm

So I can now rant about that secret socialist/marxist/muslim/nazi?

SpaceyG on Twitter

April 27th, 2011
1:21 pm

Imma head to the union hall to wait out the storm. Practice some salutes and stuff. Maybe grab a ham sandwich. Y’all let me know if a tornado messes with Justin Farmer’s hair.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:22 pm

free, that’s already happening. the donald wants to see his college transcripts!

Free Polazzo

April 27th, 2011
1:22 pm

Keep up the great work, Mike.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:23 pm

enjoy the sandwich spacey.

MsShan

April 27th, 2011
1:25 pm

Donald Trumpa has no right to cast aspersions on anyone. Where else but in an America can you bankrupt companies and then have the gall to talk about someone else’s fiscal responsibility?

Free Polazzo

April 27th, 2011
1:26 pm

Donald vs. Obama is a contest made in Heaven! Donald makes his name by pure BS and bluster. Obama works his way to the “top” by rejecting the money making path and beocming a community organizer.

Then the money madman attacks the community organizer for not understanding community. How does the man who says “Your Fired” on TV while our country is facing serous unemploymnet issues get so many votes in these “staw poll” ? Is it because he is a “Straw Man”?

bphilb

April 27th, 2011
1:27 pm

Mike -
Are you exclusive to ajc or are you syndicated in a number of papers??

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:29 pm

free polazza and msshan, i did a trump cartoon recently that questions whether trump’s hair was born in america.

Fooksie

April 27th, 2011
1:30 pm

I think Trump and Obama are a terrific comedy team, and should probably appear as the opening act to the Charlie Sheen roadshow.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:31 pm

bphilb, my cartoons appear in the ajc first and of course, all my local cartoons are exclusive to the ajc, but the national cartoons are syndicated across the country, so i get hatemail from all 50 states.

bphilb

April 27th, 2011
1:33 pm

Well, we are proud to have you here. No matter your political persuasion I love your work. very thoughtful.
Who were your “idols” as you became a cartoonist?

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:34 pm

good idea, folksie. trump could demand obama produce a u.s. drivers licence, his elementary school report cards, his library card, his american express card, blockbuster video rental card, marriage certificate…

Fooksie

April 27th, 2011
1:35 pm

…I can picture it now, like the old “Let’s Make a Deal “. Mr. Obama, I will give you $50 dollars if you can produce a clove of garlic!

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:35 pm

thanks bphilb, my favorite as a kid, was mort drucker. he drew the MAD movie satires. he’s a beautiful artist and is now a friend of mine!

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:36 pm

you’re funny folksie. i hope you can’t draw.

Fooksie

April 27th, 2011
1:37 pm

I do draw. You can see my work at my site: http://www.fooksie.com
I am a cartoonist/animator.

Fooksie

April 27th, 2011
1:38 pm

I hope it’s not a faux pas, I am not trying to steal any thunder from you. I think it’s great that you are doing this lunch conversation with us fans.

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:39 pm

sorry. it’s not folksie, it’s fooksie.

Abe Lincoln, Vampire Slayer

April 27th, 2011
1:39 pm

Yes, and especially in April when there’s something brewing in practically every pro sport. Thanks again!

Fooksie

April 27th, 2011
1:39 pm

Did you go to art school, or are you self taught?

mluckovich

April 27th, 2011
1:40 pm

nice stuff, fooksie! i went to your site. you’re good!

The truth is

April 27th, 2011
1:40 pm

You, Bookman, and Tucker are just left-wing hacks.

Marietta_Gator

April 27th, 2011
1:40 pm

Mike, on 4-26 you released your Illegal Immigration cartoon. How is it justified to show GA business with a black eye? I mean Illegal is Illegal isn’t it? Shouldn’t your cartoon have been better with a big ol’ boot to the rump of these illegal people?