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May 9, 2010
Nothing energizes cartoonists like a catastrophe, especially a man-made one with a manatee-chokin', pelican-soakin', habitat-threatenin' black-hat wearin', black-gold drillin' villain. Matt Davies hooked up endangered fishin' with dangerous fission. Ed Stein blew me away by tilting at windmills. And Steve Kelley (drawing from New Orleans), caps a terrific trio by huffing and puffing at Washington windbags. So much good stuff. Let's hope the impact of a huge, black, inky eruption can impact the political environment for a long time.
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OPINION
May 9, 2010
Nothing energizes cartoonists like a catastrophe, especially a man-made one with a manatee-chokin', pelican-soakin', habitat-threatenin' black-hat wearin', black-gold drillin' villain. Matt Davies hooked up endangered fishin' with dangerous fission. Ed Stein blew me away by tilting at windmills. And Steve Kelley (drawing from New Orleans), caps a terrific trio by huffing and puffing at Washington windbags. So much good stuff. Let's hope the impact of a huge, black, inky eruption can impact the political environment for a long time.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2000
A $1.9-trillion budget surplus? Ain't it more like a $1.9-trillion overtax? STEVE KELLEY Hermosa Beach
OPINION
August 2, 2009 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.
Cartoonists copped an attitude and played our race cards after the high-profile arrest that led to the Great Barack Brew-Ha-Ha Summit. Mike Keefe brooded over countless past injustices, while Steve Kelley countered with a counterintuitive lunch-counter encounter. Nate Beeler focused on how the president's flat-footed footnote fell flat, unfavorably comparing the prez to his loose-lipped (if somewhat more seasoned) lieutenant. -- Joel Pett
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1989 | ANTHONY PERRY
Steve Kelley, the conservative political cartoonist for the San Diego Union, has never been accused of timidity. He shows no mercy when liberal folly, as he defines it, comes within his cross hairs. "Political cartoonists, by nature, are bomb-chuckers," Kelley says. Occasionally, however, someone picks up an explosive device of his own and flings it back at the 30-year-old Dartmouth graduate.
OPINION
April 5, 2009 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
GM and the G-20 dominated the editorial cartoon-versation this week, and not all of it was gee-whiz G-rated. Mike Lester's Barack brake-chucker broke me up. Steve Kelley kicked the tires, then tirelessly kicked the government's showroom-floor confidence scheme. Finally, Mike Keefe no-no-noted the irony of our cool president's cool European reception. And you think we news types (heart) Obama. -- Joel Pett
OPINION
August 2, 2009 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.
Cartoonists copped an attitude and played our race cards after the high-profile arrest that led to the Great Barack Brew-Ha-Ha Summit. Mike Keefe brooded over countless past injustices, while Steve Kelley countered with a counterintuitive lunch-counter encounter. Nate Beeler focused on how the president's flat-footed footnote fell flat, unfavorably comparing the prez to his loose-lipped (if somewhat more seasoned) lieutenant. -- Joel Pett
OPINION
November 30, 2008 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
How to measure cartoonists' confidence? Here's a clue: Forget red -- the more black ink spilled, the bleaker the outlook. Scott Stantis used a barrelful while resurrecting a classic disaster metaphor. Steve Kelley opted for a lighter but still dark touch, co-opting another comic classic. But Signe Wilkinson hungered for something that captured the holiday spirit, and she delivered. So relax. The "fun"-damentals of satire are sound. -- Joel Pett
OPINION
April 11, 2010
Newspaper cartoonists cruise the information highway, littering its shoulders and driving home their points. Nate Beeler copped the attitude that the feds aren't even close when it comes to policing cyber-spacecraft. Rob Rogers questioned the greenness of the latest paperless gadget. Count Steve Kelley among those considering skipping Uncle Sam's paperwork. OK, maybe the census, but sharpen your pencils Steve, it's income tax week. Now where's that Form 1040? -- Joel Pett Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky.
NEWS
August 17, 2008 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Nobody loves the Olympics like cartoonists. John Trever nailed the compulsories, mocking the meddlesome host government on the medal stand. Steve Kelley scored some belittling laughs wondering about the wunderkind. And Rob Rogers skillfully skewered the Soviets, er ... Russians, for back-stabbing a former satellite. Sarcasm, criticism and scorn -- that's the spirit, guys! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got work to do: McCain is lip-syncing Dubya's war strategy, Obama just missed another slam-dunk and the housing market and consumer confidence are performing some spectacular synchronized plunging.
OPINION
April 5, 2009 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
GM and the G-20 dominated the editorial cartoon-versation this week, and not all of it was gee-whiz G-rated. Mike Lester's Barack brake-chucker broke me up. Steve Kelley kicked the tires, then tirelessly kicked the government's showroom-floor confidence scheme. Finally, Mike Keefe no-no-noted the irony of our cool president's cool European reception. And you think we news types (heart) Obama. -- Joel Pett
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2000
A $1.9-trillion budget surplus? Ain't it more like a $1.9-trillion overtax? STEVE KELLEY Hermosa Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1989 | ANTHONY PERRY
Steve Kelley, the conservative political cartoonist for the San Diego Union, has never been accused of timidity. He shows no mercy when liberal folly, as he defines it, comes within his cross hairs. "Political cartoonists, by nature, are bomb-chuckers," Kelley says. Occasionally, however, someone picks up an explosive device of his own and flings it back at the 30-year-old Dartmouth graduate.
OPINION
September 4, 2005 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The humorist's mantra is that tragedy plus time equals comedy. But even in the hyper-paced world of daily editorial cartooning, it may be awhile before Hurricane Katrina prompts any side-splitters. Not that we're completely unwilling to try. New Orleans Times-Picayune cartoonist Steve Kelley was field-testing a line about "bringing the Saints back to the Superdome to lose a couple of games -- you know, to return a sense of normalcy to the place."
SPORTS
July 14, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON
Scientific ingenuity: Steve Kelley, a three-time former Olympian in kayaking, is notable for his originality in announcing the play-by-play at the canoe/kayak competition. On the back of a tandem bicycle and talking into a walkie-talkie, Kelley rode alongside each race from the starting line until the race was clearly visible to the main moderator positioned in the tent at the finish line.
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