Monte Wolverton

I’m so grateful to everyone who helped us reach and exceed our goal for the initial phase of this campaign! I will continue to create more hard hitting cartoons! Now we we continue to work toward a long-term goal of $20,000.

Just click the contribute now button and choose the monthly recurring contribution option. Your ongoing support will help us achieve this sustainable goal, and we're thankful for your partnership.

Thanks to your contributions, my quirky and organic cartoons will continue to provoke people into questioning old assumptions and thinking critically about today’s crucial issues.

Local newspapers were once the backbone of news, opinion and political discourse. Daily editorial pages provided dialogue and insight—along with the great, pointed visual commentary known as the political cartoon. Many papers continue this tradition—but things are changing fast!

Some newspapers have dropped editorial cartoons entirely. Why? In contrast to text, editorial cartoons are instantly provocative. Publishers fear losing big corporate advertisers who may be uncomfortable with hard-hitting progressive content. And we risk losing the frank but civil political discourse needed to confront today’s issues head on.

Editorial cartoons distill complex issues and spark debate on urgent questions. Beyond that—humor and satire are powerful weapons against the enemies of democracy. That’s why in authoritarian regimes, freedom of the press and editorial cartoons are often the first things to go. Are we seeing that happen already?

Right now, malevolent economic, social and political forces are at work to silence my colleagues and myself! They want me to retire my pen and take up bingo, crocheting or earwig farming. But as long as I have the resources, I won’t quit!
That’s why I’m asking you to support my crucial work. Please share this page— with your friends, family and coworkers. Your generous ongoing monthly contributions ensure that my progressive visual commentary will keep going strong to sustain liberal democracy!

Monte Wolverton