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Cementazo Chopper


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I drew this cartoon last week for The Costa Rica Star.

Costa Rica presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado has been flying to events in a helicopter that’s connected to Juan Carlo Bolanos. Bolanos is currently embroiled in the Cementazo scandal and is currently in preventive imprisonment (whatever that means) for embezzlement, influence peddling, criminal simulation and false accusation.

There’s a new cartoon for this week at The Star. Go check it out.

Here’s the video.

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Fishy President In Costa Rica


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I drew this cartoon last week for The Costa Rica Star.

Costa Rica president Luis Guillermo Solís taped a request to actress Emma Stone, who’s apparently the hot deal right now. She won an Oscar last Sunday. During this video the prez is playing piano and attempting to entice Stone to visit. She apparently made a comment about which countries she’d like to visit and named Costa Rica as one. That apparently excited the president who thought it should be his top priority instead of stuff like dead animals washing up on his nation’s beaches.

Doesn’t every celebrity eventually vacation in Costa Rica? I know about a dozen people who have visited and several who have current plans. Sadly I’m not one of them. I do hope to check it out at some point.

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Battening Down In Costa Rica


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I stole this idea for this week’s cartoon for The Costa Rica Star. I stole it from myself.

When Hurricane Katrina was sweeping its way toward New Orleans I submitted this idea to my editorial page editor at The Free Lance-Star. Not only did he not approve it, he got upset. Really upset. He did that sometimes when I submitted an idea he didn’t like. I had a lot of ideas killed by him.

But I drew it anyway and sent it to my syndicate. Yeah, it’s insensitive but I wanted to lighten things up a bit….and I thought it was funny. It does work for Costa Rica as prostitution is totally legal (while Uber is not).

Several months later I was at a convention and a cartoonist who had formerly worked for the New Orleans Times-Picayune told me how much he loved the cartoon and that it had cracked him up. That kinda validated it for me.

I think the idea worked better for New Orleans than Costa Rica, at least for me, but I wanted it to have another life. My editor at The Star, Andrew, wasn’t afraid of it at all and insisted I draw it (after I killed his suggestion of another subject). Anyway, who doesn’t like a good hooker cartoon?

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