The left-wing cartoonist Garry Trudeau responded to Donald Trump’s entrance into the contest for the Republican presidential nomination this summer with a Sunday strip about—being a cartoonist. “Folks, as I’m sure you can imagine, political cartooning is an extremely demanding gig!” says his cartoon alter ego in the first panel. “It takes its toll!” Then, in the second, third, fourth, and fifth panels we see the same figure, against appropriate backdrops, saying: “On the other hand, could there possibly be a more inspiring place to make art than this great land of ours? It’s got everything! Your spacious skies, your shining seas, your purple mountain majesties and your amber waves of grain!” Then, in the final panel, we see the amber waves of grain...

 

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