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Politics can be boring. Very boring. Almost everyone feels the same way. Yet the public has a right to know all about what is happening in their world.

Politics can be boring. Very boring. Almost everyone feels the same way. Yet the public has a right to know all about what is happening in their world. But no one likes boring; so that’s why there’s editorial cartoonists.

These astonishing drawers can take a cartoon cliche and turn it into a political cartoon. One of these sure-handed drawers is Mike Keefe, Editorial cartoonist for our very own Denver Post.

Keefe draws cartoons of the political issues going on in his newspaper.

It can be drawn in the feelings or perspectives of him, or the newspaper. A political cartoon is mostly based on the feelings and opinions of the peers around you or yourself. Here’s how it works:

Mike finds his topic, then draws, then adds his feelings into work using symbols.

Sometimes Mike will use cliches in his work, and sometimes his work is all original. Usually it just takes him 30 minutes to make a cartoon.

See, Mike’s way of turning cartoons into something political has been described, but what about Mike himself? Well, Mike decided he liked and was good at drawing in 3rd grade, but never really was interested in it. Later on, he became interested in it.

As we have some pictures along with this article, and each describe a different thing, these are a few descriptions of his works.

There is one with an Elephant and Donkey kicking a can saying "compromise". This work is really just saying that the Rebublicans and Democratics can't compromise.

One more is a cartoon of a man saying to his son that America's great because anybody can become president. Then, underneath, it says anybody with a fortune, good connections, and etc. can become president.

Another little fact about Keefe is that he won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

 

Well, it seems that politics isn’t so boring after all…