Archive for March, 2008

March 31, 2008

Here We Go Again, Again

I have a question for Jeff Gordinier. Is it weird to get paid to write a book someone else has already written?

March 31, 2008

Podcast Interview

I was interviewed by the Philadelphia Daily News on Saturday. You can listen to the podcast <a href=””>here.

March 31, 2008

Cartoon for March 31

If the Founding Fathers could see what a hash we’ve made of their country, they’d wonder why they bothered.

Reminder: you can buy the original on eBay. Auction ends soon!

March 29, 2008

Cartoon for March 29

To see the full artwork for this cartoon, you will need to refer to the print editions of newspapers that publish my work–assuming that there are any with the guts to do so. Due to its almost certainly controversial content, my syndicate declined to post it online.

My editors have always been exceptionally understanding. (They’d have to be!) They respect free speech and give me a lot of freedom. Given the content and the risks involved, I understand why they didn’t want to distribute this cartoon. If given the choice, however, I would have sent it out because, well, it’s a great cartoon.

Those who want to see it in its full glory should catch me at one of my upcoming public appearances.

March 29, 2008

Canny Comment
posted by Susan Stark

Take a good look at the graph above. This represents the New York Times circulation from 1993 to 2006. The article that this graph was printed in did alot of hand-wringing about the cause of this decline, but of course they didn’t mention the obvious:

The first decline is at 1994-95. This represents when people started using the Internet for their information.

The second sharp decline begins at 2002, when the NYT started lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. There continues to be a steady, continuous decline from there to 2006.

Unfortunately, we don’t have stats from 2007-8, but the article states that the Times had to lay people off recently, so it’s not getting any better.

This is what happens when you become a Mouthpiece of the State, instead of a newspaper that investigates and reports the truth.

March 28, 2008

Upcoming NYC Book Signings

I’ll be doing a joint book signing, with “Minimum Security” cartoonist Stephanie McMillan twice next month: April 14th and 21st.

The first event will be at Bluestockings on Monday, April 14, at 7 pm:

$1 to $3 Suggested
Resistance Through Ridicule
with Stephanie McMillan and Ted Rall
Kickin’ ass and taking names, political cartoonists Ted Rall and Stephanie McMillan show their newest comics and lead a discussion about politics, ecocide, the evil-in-the-system, and resistance. Ted Rall’s editorial cartoons are published each week in our nation’s papers, and “America Gone Wild” is his newest book. Stephanie McMillan is the creator of the strip “Minimum Security,” and co-authored the graphic novel “As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay In Denial” with Derrick Jensen.

The second event will be Monday, April 21, also at 7 pm:
Idlewild Books
12 W. 19th St.
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues). It will be sponsored by
Revolution Books, which is across the street.

March 27, 2008

Ted Rall Artwork on eBay

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while–as in several years. Now I have! I’m offering a piece of my original artwork for sale on eBay: my cartoon for March 31, 2008.

Starting bid is 99 cents (no reserve), so I’m pretty sure someone will end up owning this thing. Here’s what the toon looks like:

March 27, 2008

Ted Rall in Philadelphia/Book Offer

I’ll be appearing at this Saturday’s leftie blogfest EscaCon08. I’ll be appearing from 10:30 to 12:00 noon at the “Comedy and Political Critique” panel. In conjunction with the event, you can order signed copies of several of my books at discounted prices (10% off) using the following buttons.

Note: You can order even if you’re not attending. I will deactivate this offer in a few weeks.

To buy America Gone Wild, click:

To buy Silk Road to Ruin” click:

To buy Generalissimo El Busho:

To buy Attitude 3:

To buy Wake Up, You’re Liberal!:

March 26, 2008

Cartoon for March 27

Fellow cartoonist Tim Kreider said it first and said it best. I’m paraphrasing here, but he did a cartoon depicting an Aztec ritual human sacrifice. One onlooker remarks to the other, “Yeah, but it’s the best system yet conceived.” Or something like that.

Anyway, this cartoon is fairly self-explanatory. I hope.

March 26, 2008

Wake Up, You’re Liberal: Again

I have a question for Eric Alterman. Is it weird to get paid to write a book someone else has already written?