Mr. Fish
Mr. Fish

Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer, and ScheerPost’s artistic director, and he has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper’s Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader,, and various European newspapers. He has also written novels, screenplays, short fiction and cultural criticism collections, and several volumes of political cartoons.


  1. In my opinion, this otherwise superb cartoon really didn’t need that last line of text. If that hadn’t been there, I’d be “sharing” this with a lot of my friends. (On so-called “social” so-called “media”, doncha know.)

    My — presumptuous and unsolicited — editorial advice to Mr Fish would be to trust his excellent visual instincts (and immense abilities), as well as his audience, a little more and allow his pictures to speak for themselves.

  2. And rifling through you wallet, bank accounts, stocks and bonds, precious metals etc. before he makes off with the loot and leaves you and poor as you were when you came crying into this world of duality. And who said this ride was going to be an easy one???

    1. Absolutely! Ubiquitous portable monitoring as well as advertising/propaganda delivery devices.

      The only difference is that telescreens were government-mandated, whereas smartphones are status symbols among the middle and lower classes, which they are more than willing to shell out good money for. (The upper classes have people to answer their phones and WhatsApps messages for them, natch.)

      My heart weeps for today’s young people, their smart phones insinuating themselves into their lives the way cancer insinuated its way into my body once.

      Except there’s no chemo to fight the internet. It will kill us.

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