A selection of my illustrations and editorial cartoons. Check back for updates.Interested in having me work in your print publication or on your website? Interested in a custom illustration for your newsletter, newspaper, magazine, T-shirt or website?
Editorial cartoon done the day Nelson Mandela died, for the next day's Sandusky Register.
Twice in two days, kids took guns to schools in Toledo. Should I maybe feel fortunate no one was hurt -- and that this is still considered rare enough to be newsworthy, at least in the town where I was born? Toledo Free Press.
"On the whole," said W.C. Fields, "I'd rather be in Philadelphia." So, according to a cover story in Region's Business, would a lot of world travelers. Here's my cover, which incorporates elements from my earlier covers about things people come to Philadelphia to do.
Sketching to raise money for my alma mater, the BG News.
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It was a fun race in Toledo, Ohio, between Mayor Mike Bell, who is the former fire chief, and councilman D. Mike Collins, a former cop. For the Toledo Free Press.
I knew I had the picture just right when Spike Jones's horse-race music started playing in my head and wouldn't go away ...
... And the challenger won. It's widely thought Bell's backing of State Issue 5 -- limiting collective bargaining for public safety employees -- undid him, along with Collins' solid union backing in a union town. Whether momentum is undone or whether things stabilize, Toledo will see. But the Glass City will have a very different hand on the wheel.
The cover for the second annual "Vision" issue of Philadelphia Region's Business, featuring downtown Philly, some nightlife, some transportation and a couple
historic Philly icons.
Attention National Security Agency and President Obama: This cartoon was sent to client papers and uploaded online through a Verizon wireless Internet hookup. Hope you enjoy it. Want to carry you own ObamaEye or other Don Lee cartoon merchandise around with you? Buy some in my ZAZZLE store. More editorial cartoons about who's keeping an eye on you can be found HERE.
For Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Florida: Trying to get federal attention for the fragile Indian River.
Toledo Mud Hens home opener cover for the Toledo Free Press.
As publisher Tom Pounds explains, the Hens aren't really angry, just very, very determined. Home opener was much less sunny and much more wet than the illustration lets on, and the bottom of the ninth was a real Casey-at-the-bat finish for the hapless Hens.
A cover for the Toledo Free Press; the resident curmudgeon columnist, who looks a little like St. Nick would after spending too much time going over the naughty list, ginned up letters to Santa on behalf of Toledo's city council members. Editor Michael Miller shipped me a draft of the column and basically said, run with it. I love those kinds of commissions; this idea pretty much suggested itself, though my favorite part might be the two former mayors as ghosts of something-or-other past.