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Gary Varvel

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    Mr. Varvel, why are you putting these people in your cartoon?

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 9 months ago

    I can’t see why anyone cares. Look at the magazines on display at any check-out counter: Klownie Kardashian, Baby Heartache, Jeb’s Cheating on Snigletta, 101 Sex Secrets Men Don’t Even Know They Want, and the ever-present Lose 10 Pounds in Five Minutes (with the words superimposed over a photo of a five-layer chocolate cake)…..almost all magazine covers are chosen to insult intelligence.
    If this is the worst problem America faces, we are in much better shape than I thought.

  3. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 9 months ago

    @russell5419

    “It’s still a free country, you may not like it, but guess what? you don’t have to purchase it.”

    Love your logic.

    Don’t like capital punishment, but guess what? You don’t have to pull the switch.

    Add others as you see fit.

  4. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 9 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “almost all magazine covers are chosen to insult intelligence.”

    Not nearly as insulting as lottery ads.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 9 months ago

    Not able to find the the two shooters on a rolling stones cover but I did find the London Beheader. If anyone finds the Stones cover please post:

  6. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Excellent idea. That is, if you want to make the magazine into a has-been.

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    @russell5419

    No, it is no longer free. The magazine was removed from news-stands in troves. Other people, not elected, not sworn in, make the decisions what you can read or not based on some fake outrage. Soon you will not be able to buy a beer if you don’t wear a flag pin. It’s over, time to go home and give the Native Americans their land back. Your “Experiment” has failed, and the decline of your country will not be pretty…

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, 9 months ago

    “You can’t go home again”,
    I believe that has been said many times in many ways.
    .
    Here we are and here we will stay.
    For the record, the whole world is going down, America will be one of the last standing.
    .
    In spite of the stupid covers.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    I don’t understand the hubbub. Why not have them on the cover. They aren’t there to be flattering.

  10. Ionizer

    Ionizer said, 9 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “The magazine was removed from news-stands in troves. Other people, not elected, not sworn in, make the decisions what you can read or not based on some fake outrage.”

    So now business owners aren’t free to make decisions for themselves? They have to carry everything you deem proper? Would you rather that elected, sworn-in officials make the decisions about what you can read or not?

    No one made a decision about what anyone else could read. They just decided that a lot of their customers didn’t want it, or they didn’t want to sell it, and that removing it from their own store was a good idea.

    Has RS been removed from every newsstand in the world? Did you have to walk more than a block farther to find your copy? Did you even try to buy a copy, or is ranting just easier? Are you going to get a bunch of copies and sell (give?) them on the street to those millions of deprived readers?

    For someone who bewails the loss of personal freedom in your post, it appears that your appellation is more accurate than your words, and your tears about liberty are simply more hypocrisy.

  11. Jimathai

    Jimathai GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    ummm the rest of the Media has already made these characters into stars way before Rolling Stone. Not sure why folks are getting angry with them about it.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Interesting that not one single right-wing commentator, or ‘toonist, has noted the cover story is about what turned this kid into A MONSTER!!!!! They don’t WANT to read about the truth behind our world-wide problem of terrorism and violence. Those who carpet bomb innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, by the hundreds of thousands, based on lies or stupid policies and “leadership” by homicidal sociopaths like Cheney and Rumsfeld, with a scapegoat moron like “W” to front for them, and their PROFIT MAKING, don’t want to draw comparisons to a misguided kid, who killed less than a handful of people, and didn’t have any opportunity to make a profit on his “investment”.


    Mass murder for profit, read M.I.C. in America, is okey dokey, but don’t let folks read about what turned a kid who saw his relatives killed by those policies, to violence.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    BTW: Adam Lanza, spoiled white guy with a gun becomes a senseless killer. James Holmes, spoiled white guy with a gun becomes a killer. Jared Loughner, spoiled white guy with a gun becomes a killer.


    Tell me again how senseless violence is always the result of “darker folk from the ghettos or barrios”.


    Yes, it’s time to consider, and correct, the causes of our problems, not embrace them as normal and insurmountable.

  14. lbalch

    lbalch said, 9 months ago

    The big problem seems to be that the guy is “cute”, which goes to show what you guys consider to be important in a hero.

  15. swr

    swr said, 9 months ago

    @lonecat

    it’s called satire and it is a sign of a sophisticated and refined intellect
    which you seem to be lacking

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