Congratulations to C. Hoehn for coming up with the laugh-out-loud funny winner. Things must be slow in Haines, as Hoehn also had enough idle time to craft a runner-up entry last week.
Political cartooning tends to be a negative art, and one of the things that made this week's winner stand out was that it puts a relatively positive spin on the drawing, conjuring up the tenacious commitment of our senior Senator to what he sees as Alaska's interest. At the same time it skewers his pugnacious bluster and delivers a solid laugh. Deftly done.
Not so deftly done was our printed announcement of results. We mixed up two different contributors named John, attributing John Wedin's caption ""Oblivious to labels, Uncle Ted inadvertently opened another dreaded can of Aunt Nelly's Worm Ragout." to John Cowan. Apologies to both of you.
Peter Dunlap-Shohl ADN Cartoonist