Today’s editorial cartoon was inspired by the life and death of the doctor known as “Dr Death”: Jack Kevorkian. For those unfamiliar with the name, Jack was a doctor who brought the topic of physician assisted suicide to the forefront when he used his position to aid terminally ill patients end their life before whatever disease they had ravaged their mind or body. Proponents say he let people die with dignity. Yet even those who are for physician assisted suicide, said that Jack should NOT be the poster child for HOW to best go about it. According to this NY Times article, “He did not appear to screen patients to determine whether they were actually close to death, and he seemed to make no efforts to get counseling for those who might have wanted to live longer.”
Oh and did I mention in his free time, he was a painter?
This one is called “Very Still Life” (image from the Ariana Gallery). See more of his work and probably now overpriced prints at the Ariana Gallery