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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, Slate.com, MSNBC.com and various European newspapers. He has also written novels, screenplays, short fiction and cultural criticism collections, and several volumes of political cartoons.

8 comments

  1. The Mr. Fish illustrations are the best part of Scheerpost, imo. Really makes the mind-numbing reportage somewhat tolerable. Somewhat!

  2. Exactly. Never mind how successfully Democrats pulled liberals along by the nose to the point where they redefined “the left” as those who promote middle class elitism within the capitalist system…

  3. I am a fan of Mr. Fish and political cartoons in general.

    Mr. Fish dives deeper and draws attention to our most pressing issues in a way many other cartoonists haven’t.

  4. Thank-you again to the team at Scheerpost for creating this space on the internet: there are not enough like it. I can’t imagine it is easy, given that so many stories and comments hash the same themes, and while you hope that readers are motivated, Scheerpost is bearing witness to the times as much as anything.

    I thought I’d make this comment here, because Mr. Fish has a way of revealing the heart of our times, in a way that prompts you to think a bit deeper:

    An earlier article talked about how a civil rights lawyer was moving to Europe to escape the de-evolution in the US, and while it is early, I think both he and Hedges are right that in time any dissent will be criminalized and its authors imprisoned. It may be 10 years, it may be 50, but the surveillance state is ready to take over under the right set of crises, The last haven for civil rights will likely be in Europe, as the US will dominate North and South America, and China and Russia do not allow criticism like that on Scheerpost, as far as I am aware.

    If climate change is not solved, all other extant problems become trivial with time. Educating the greater public, as well as elites, so they are more open to working on climate change, is first. Creating movements that dismantle the military and corporate complexes is next. I am not trying to trivialize the suffering and hardship of people already hurt by the US military or neoliberalism, and am still fortunate to not suffer that myself, yet.

    The issues we face play off one another, feed one another, so tackling one environmental or civil rights issue, helps progress on them all. This is one of the main reasons gov’ts and elites hesitate to address any issue of public good. If progressive work was done on climate change or poverty, a whole host of issues and protest push up to confront elites. The neoliberal state does not want to set any precedent for real, concrete change towards a humane society, only the propaganda and appearance of progress. It is tragic in the extreme, because our inaction will crush future generations, and it is in the long-term interest of everyone, including the (materially) wealthy, to make a decent world.

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