Nick Anderson by Nick Anderson

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  1. Kirby Whitworth

    Kirby Whitworth GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    If we stop all work and die we could stop the use of oil.

  2. pavlov

    pavlov said, about 3 years ago

    for a start give everyone bicycles or walking shoes and use blimps or hot air balloons instead of jets.

  3. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t think Kirby or Tigger fully grasped what this Editorial Cartoon is saying. Which really doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

  4. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This is not an editorial cartoon. It is a xeroxed page of Obama Administration propaganda. Very lazy of you, Nick.

  5. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    towerwarlock said it better than I could. This is a bigger deal than just partisan politics.

  6. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, about 3 years ago

    Metacomment: does anyone else see artistic parallels between this comic and the style that Wiley often employes for his Sunday Non Sequiter strip?

  7. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl said, about 3 years ago

    Assigning blame is always easier than finding solutions. (It’s the other guy’s fault.)
    Just once, when someone says we use 20%(it’s usually 25) of the resources for 5% of the population, can someone tell me how much of the world we feed, directly, through aid & sales, & indirectly, through jobs at American companies or factories that make the junk we buy?

  8. larrybush

    larrybush GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Apparently, the word “Blame” is hidden in the spewing oil a little too well. You kinda have to look for it knowing from the text that it is there somewhere. Unlike many of the comments have shown, Anderson does not appear to be knocking the process of drilling. I am sure that the artist owns a car and uses oil also. What he appears to be advocating for is accountability. Instead of passing blame, take responsibility and do the drilling correctly so that no one gets killed and so that the gulfcoast economies don’t tank.

    Larry Bush
    Cartoon Historian
    University of South Florida

  9. mendojoe

    mendojoe said, about 3 years ago

    GREED is America’s renewable resource.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    In part I agree with tower troll, we HAVE had the answers to conserve fuel to a very high degree since the early 1960’s, but the people drilling those holes, and digging those mines, would have lost profit, so they KILLED all technology that cost them. Today’s fuel mileage “increases” are just going back the old days, with cleaner burning engines to boot. There will never be truly “clean” coal for fuel, combustion byproduct isn’t even as dangerous as the “dirty” way of getting at coal that destroys vast ecosystems.


    greed isn’t renewable, it’s a constant.

  11. Machado

    Machado GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Great drawing, I wonder how long Nick Anderson worked on this one…

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Read “Crude Awakening” in the March-April Audubon to see how well the Petroleum industry is screwing this country. Conoco-Phillips and Exxon are moving 600,000 pound trucks across Montana through some of this countries most beautiful country and are turning it into a permanent industrial corridor. Govenor Schweitzer’s administration has been meeting privately with Exxon before proposing this travesty. At stake, includes the 1.6billion Montana tourism industry as well as the health of the Lochsa Wild and Scenic corridor, and people living near Canadian tar sand extraction sites. Rich Bass/Audubon July-August.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    But it is OK for us to be the biggest buyer from Brazil, You know where Obama scared away most of the new Oil platforms. But hey he did go there and play a little Football and visit Sorus investments.
    And speaking of “below” what happened to the “Dead Gulf” and Beaches ruined for as far as the eye can see and Gulf oil fish punch lines? Oh that is right, the blown up hype only manged to ruin a tourist season just like I was saying back when the media circus went to town over the gulf.
    AAAAAhhhh go buy a Volt!

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Yes we do not Blame ourselves much around here. I Blame mostly the American people, we elect these dim wits in and don’t kick them out when they bring back the pork. Second I do blame the Democrats. Any party that spends billions to pick up votes and spends two to three trillion in the time they were in control of both houses of congress & the white house is at fault. Third I blame the press always calling the Republican candidates stupid while making People like Kerry, Gore and Obama look like some intellectuals that they are not. Next I blame the Republicans who have spent to much money and brought back to much pork themselves. Last I blame Europe who are in worse shape then us and do not cover their military expenses like they should making us cover their worthless (insert your own thought).

  15. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Spill, baby, spill!

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