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My Muppet cartoons

I just drew another Muppet themed editorial cartoon, about Chick-Fil-A, below.  I worked for the Muppets from the 1970′s into the 1990′s; the Jim Henson organization made my career as a cartoonist so whenever the Muppets make the news I feel nostalgic.

I drew this one when Congress was cutting funding to PBS.

I remember when Stephen Colbert testified before Congress, in character, and Republicans complained that they might as well have Elmo testify before Congress, another good occasion for a Muppet cartoon.

This one was when the evil Goldman-Sachs traders derisively called their customers “Muppets,” for them, synonymous with “suckers.”

The Children’s Television Workshop folks announced that Cookie Monster would no longer eat unhealthful cookies.

I drew this one when I was a local cartoonist in Hawaii, and Hawaii was running up to a vote to legalize gay marriage (which failed).  A conservative Christian group was outraged by the cartoon and organized a noisy protest outside my newspaper, the Midweek, demanding that the cartoonist “come out!” (I wasn’t really inside, I was at home in California, pretending to be a local Hawaii cartoonist.)

Here are some examples of what I drew and designed back in my Muppet years … the good old days.  I still love the Muppets.