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Brian Carroll Creator

I make those Two Party Opera comics

Creator Of

Comics I Follow

Ask a Portly Syndicate Person

Ask a Portly Syndicate Person

By J. Francis Glynn
Walt Handelsman

Walt Handelsman

Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman

Kevin Kallaugher

Kevin Kallaugher

Mo

Mo

By Ann Telnaes
My Dad is Dracula

My Dad is Dracula

By Jason Poland
Nancy

Nancy

By Olivia Jaimes
Jim Benton Cartoons

Jim Benton Cartoons

By Jim Benton
Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

Francis

Francis

By Patrick J. Marrin
Baby Trump

Baby Trump

By Trump LeMonde
Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell

Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Chip Bok

Chip Bok

Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

By Lennie Peterson
Lay Lines

Lay Lines

By Carol Lay
Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

Phil Hands

Phil Hands

Speed Bump

Speed Bump

By Dave Coverly
Mike Lester

Mike Lester

Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker

Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

Ken Catalino

Ken Catalino

M2Bulls

M2Bulls

By Marty Two Bulls Sr.
Clay Jones

Clay Jones

Gil

Gil

By Norm Feuti
La Cucaracha

La Cucaracha

By Lalo Alcaraz
Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

By T Lewis and Michael Fry
Nick and Zuzu

Nick and Zuzu

By Nick Galifianakis
Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

Please Listen to Me

Please Listen to Me

By Matt Lubchansky
Matt Davies

Matt Davies

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons

Kevin Necessary Editorial Cartoons

By Kevin Necessary
Spirit of the Staircase

Spirit of the Staircase

By Matthew Foltz-Gray
Henry Payne

Henry Payne

Barney & Clyde

Barney & Clyde

By Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark
Dark Side of the Horse

Dark Side of the Horse

By Samson
Ali's House

Ali's House

By Marguerite Dabaie and Tom Hart
Diamond Lil

Diamond Lil

By Brett Koth
Candorville

Candorville

By Darrin Bell
Beardo

Beardo

By Dan Dougherty
False Knees

False Knees

By Joshua Barkman
Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

Bad Machinery

Bad Machinery

By John Allison
The Worried Well

The Worried Well

By Dana Maier
Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

By Dana Simpson
The Knight Life

The Knight Life

By Keith Knight
Moderately Confused

Moderately Confused

By Jeff Stahler
Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Tom Toles

Tom Toles

Bloom County 2019

Bloom County 2019

By Berkeley Breathed
Berkeley Mews

Berkeley Mews

By Ben Zaehringer
Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen

New Adventures of Queen Victoria

New Adventures of Queen Victoria

By Pab Sungenis
That is Priceless

That is Priceless

By Steve Melcher
Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

By Joe Staton and Mike Curtis
Richard's Poor Almanac

Richard's Poor Almanac

By Richard Thompson
Sarah's Scribbles

Sarah's Scribbles

By Sarah Andersen
Imogen Quest

Imogen Quest

By Olivia Walch
Matt Bors

Matt Bors

Wallace the Brave

Wallace the Brave

By Will Henry
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Cul de Sac

Cul de Sac

By Richard Thompson
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
Doonesbury

Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
Get Fuzzy

Get Fuzzy

By Darby Conley
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
FoxTrot

FoxTrot

By Bill Amend
Two Party Opera

Two Party Opera

By Brian Carroll
The Norm Classics

The Norm Classics

By Michael Jantze
The Norm 4.0

The Norm 4.0

By Michael Jantze
The K Chronicles

The K Chronicles

By Keith Knight

Recent Comments

  1. about 1 month ago on Two Party Opera

    By the way, in case anyone thinks that this is not something he would actually say, here’s Benjamin Franklin from the debate transcripts, July 20, 1787:

    “History furnishes one example only of a first magistrate being formally brought to public justice. Every body cried out against this as unconstitutional. What was the practice before this, in cases where the chief magistrate rendered himself obnoxious? Why, recourse was had to assassination, in which he was not only deprived of his life, but of the opportunity of vindicating his character. It would be the best way, therefore, to provide in the Constitution for the regular punishment of the executive, where his misconduct should deserve it, and for his honorable acquittal, where he should be unjustly accused.”

  2. about 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    Until there’s a successful removal – the entire impeachment process ultimately has a toothless precedent. But it’s what we got.

  3. about 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    That’s the part that has really surprised me- just how many Democratic candidates are for the public option as the “moderate” option. If the activists back in 2008/12/16 had not pushed as hard as they did on healthcare, the moderate position now would be much more conservative.

    It’s proof that the best strategy is to start from the progressive ideals and not try to appeal to an undefined and nonexistent “middle ground.” Let that come out of the actual lawmaking process, but you first have to fight like hell.

  4. about 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    I’ve been wanting to bring in the “captains of Industry” for awhile. A daunting task since Rockefeller is such a difficult face since he looks completely different with a mustache and I wanted to stay true to Ida Turbell’s description of him of a “living mummy.” J.P. Morgan was the easiest to get where I wanted to take it. for a lot of obvious reasons.

    And thank you both! All those years I spent working as a live caricature artist at Six Flags and various state fairs have paid off!

  5. about 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    Yes but neither one has qualified for the December debate (yet?)

  6. about 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    Update from the Campaign – Brian Carroll for CA-30:

    Right now, we’re up against our first major hurdle – the filing deadline for getting on the ballot is this Friday, December 6. Because California moved next year’s primary up to Super Tuesday, all the other deadlines moved up along with it. If you’re able to donate to our campaign, please consider doing it this week, as we’ll need to funds to make sure we can pay the filing fee and have some flexibility to forge ahead! Any amount will help us to our goal: briancarrollforcongress.com

  7. about 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    It’s comic 750 and you know what that means! The Two Party Opera Activity Page!

    Here’s a printable version: http://twopartyopera.com/misc/2PO_activitypage07_01.pdf

  8. 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    And the solution is to tell people to give in to cynicism? To play it safe?

    No one knew Obama was for sure going to win in 2008. Sure, the economy collapsed practically the day before Election Day and Sarah Pailin was a lunatic, but we didn’t know for absolute certainty that Obama had it.

    It’d be one thing if Obama would tell us what policies specifically he is telling us are “too far-left.” But for him to speak in broad terms is just to introduce cynicism when we’re already beat down.

    And again, I like Obama, but he’s not above criticism and he doesn’t get blind loyalty just because he’s the one who said it. Americans want to believe in something and we should fight for policies and leaders that encourage that and believe in the best of us. That’s what was so good about Obama for so long.

    Reverse engineer it: should we have backed a more moderate candidate in 2008 because of vague fears of electability and a third Republican term? We forget that the stakes were just as high, only the injustices were more hidden because Bush knew how to keep them quiet.

    Obama benefitted (and still benefits) from the very hope that he’s now saying we’re too naive to believe in. And I think it’s worth poking a hole in.

  9. 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    I was generally happy with how much the Obama administration was able to accomplish but that’s mainly because I always saw him as a progressive pragmatist but he always used language to keep us focused on pushing further on what was possible and that the fight was worth it despite process and compromise.

    It was all still from a perspective that we should dream and fight even if we don’t always get everything.

  10. 2 months ago on Two Party Opera

    I agree. But we also should respectfully push back when it’s warranted.