Evening Outlook Cartoons

Dean and Ron Funk ran a nice community newspaper before selling off.  These works either complimented local, national or global daily-breaking news, follow-up opinion or editorials or were standalone visual opinions of my own generally on the editorial or viewpoint pages of the paper.  Ideas for political cartoons or editorial illustrations were generally a collaborative effort between editor and artist.  Otherwise, the story was dropped in my basket to search for something twisted lurking between a reporter's lines and literally draw out the truth.  Newspaper illustrations are meant to catch the reader's eye and quickly splash a visual in their heads before reading the story.

Editors aren't psychics and never knew what the news would be, so lead time was at best a day ahead to read the story and create the cartoon or illustration.  Usually I'd draw a quick pencil sketch, but since all my work is done without preliminary sketches, I'd usually describe what I was going to draw -- like pitching a script, only twice or three times a day.  Most cartoons were drawn the day of publication in about an hour or two
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Welcome To California

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The Real Aliens 

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Environmental Sharks 

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CA Coastal Commission 

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CA Tax Structure

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Energy Water Trade

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Rent Control 

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LA City Gas Pumps 

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Bradley Burt Pines

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Bradley Reiner Trash 

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Bradley Taxpayer Rate Hike 

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Typical CA Bureacracy 

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Aerosol Spray Cans

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Brown Private Hospital Costs 

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Rising Housing Costs 

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Malibu City Separation 

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Carter Israeli Policy

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Carter Brown AlCan Route

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Brown CA Tax Cut 

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Brown Carter Redwoods 

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Brown CA Tax Problems

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Taxpayer Economy 

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Slumlords 

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Brown Diamond Lane 

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Carter Oil Companies

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Bakke Minority Ruling 

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Environmentally Unemployed 

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Brown Re-Election 

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The Watson Ward

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Prison Violence 

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Elusive Prop 13 Quarry 

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Poland's Communist Regime 

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Home Additions

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Brown Death Penalty 

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Brown CA Budget Surplus 

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Brown Social Support 

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Brown Taxpayer Needs 1

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Brown Taxpayer Needs 2 

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LA Public Employees 

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Watson Tax Repercussions 

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Brown Death Penalty Veto

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Jerry Brown Space Shuttle 

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Jerry Kathleen Rice Brown 

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Judge Evelle Younger 

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LA Board of Education 1

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LA Board of Education 2

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LA Board of Education 3

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LA Busing Issues 1 

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LA Busing Issues 2

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LA Council Pay Hikes 

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LA County Assessor Job 

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Bradley LA Olympics 1

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Bradley LA Olympics 2

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LA People Mover 

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Prop A Opposition 

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LA Busing Issues 3 

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LA Busing Issues 4

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Landlord Property Taxes 

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Oil Tanker Mines 

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Pacific Palisades Oil

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Reiner Tax Waste

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Santa Monica Mtns Plan 

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SM Pier Reconstruction 

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Landlord Rent Control 

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Judge Newman

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