Leaving Hollywood

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on November 11, 2016


1. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) resigned/defeated
b) solemn/serious
c) elated/ecstatic
d) light-hearted/humorous
e) disgusted/cynical

2. To what news item does this cartoon refer?

3. The people referenced to in this cartoon assumedly oppose President-elect Trump’s proposed policies, such as his vow to secure the border with Mexico. They have said if he were elected, they would move (mostly) to Canada. Why do you think people who support open borders with Mexico don’t ever say they will move to Mexico if the candidate they oppose is elected?

4. Why shouldn't a person leave the U.S. if a candidate they dislike wins the presidency?

CHALLENGE: A parody is a work created to make fun of, comment on, or in the case of this cartoon, imitate an original work — its subject, author, style, or some other target — by means of satiric or ironic imitation. “Parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text."
Usually, for a better effect, a parody makes fun of a famous or well-known piece of work, so the audience has a better chance of recognizing the original.
What famous photograph does this cartoon parody?

Cartoon by Glenn McCoy