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Mike Keefe, a cartoon artist makes cartoons with symbol, cleashia, or humor. Mike has worked for the denver post office as a cartoonist for 35 years. Mike didn’t plan on being a cartoonist.

Mike Keefe, a cartoon artist makes cartoons with symbol, cleashia, or humor. Mike has worked for the denver post office as a cartoonist for 35 years. Mike didn’t plan on being a cartoonist. First he wanted to be a mathematician. In college he found himself drawing political cartoons. Later the denver post found those cartoons and hired him to be a cartoonist. Mike explains that symbolism is a great way to get an important point out. For example, he drew the Statue of Liberty to symbolize that children immigrants deserve liberty. He also drew jail cells inside the crown of the statue to leave people wondering why so many americans were in jail. Mike uses cleshay cartoons that are overused and changes them to make the cartoon original. Sometimes cleshay cartoons have no meaning but cartoonists are able to change it to make a meaning. For example, he drew a small fish getting eaten by a bigger fish getting eaten by a bigger fish. Instead he changed it around to the smallest fish eating the bigger fish. That can stand for the smallest weakest one can be in control. Editorial cartooning uses things other than humor. Editorial cartoons have irony and humor. Mike made a cartoon about student loans that had humor. A cartoon that Mike Keefe made told about highway trust fund and immigrants. Cartoonists use exaggeration to help audiences realize the importance of things. All in all being a cartoonist can be a very exciting, entertaining job.