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Better than sex

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

October 15, 2006|Joel Pett

It takes something big to steer cartoonists away from a Washington sex scandal. Your run-of-the-mill humanitarian crisis, overheated sectarian strife or ho-hum environmental

decline lack the earthshaking climax of, say ... a Kim Jong Il-advised thermonuclear blast! And although the visual epicenter of the North Korean nuke crisis may be the ubiquitous mushroom cloud, the hair-raising dictator himself makes a pretty good axis-of-evil target.

So while blockades and diplomacy were all the talk, Chip Bok contemplated a superpower killing the messenger, while Tom Toles reminded us that size always matters, steering the subject back to

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