The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week EIGHT!! Thanks to all for voting. Click the image above or here to go to the voting. You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote. Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays. Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Saturday.
Today’s editorial cartoon was inspired by the lovely media in the United States. So when Michael Phelps breaks records it is because of his hard work and dedication to perfecting his craft. When Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen breaks records it is because she is doping or even worse actually a man. Seriously?? We can go into the potentially unethical way the Chinese Government pulls kids away from their parents at a young age to mold them to be an Olympic great and then dump them when they don’t perform up to expectations. But does this poor girl, who has not failed a single drug test, have to be put up to that level of scrutiny??
So some of you know my friend Lynn of Trippin With Rip fame has gone off the radar and is spending time in Thailand (including at least one night in Bangkok). She has created a foundation in memory of her son Christopher that will work to help those in the tribal communities of Asia and Thailand. She has set up a Facebook page titled The Christopher Robert Project. Those of you who know her, please go give it a “like”. Those of you who don’t, check it out and possibly do the same. She’s good peeps.