Jonathan Shapiro Quotes (31 Quotes)


    a planner, a schemer, and one capable of deception and dangerous results on his own.

    I' m not saying that I wouldn't focus my work on issues that the specific paper would consider important, I would certainly do that.

    Primarily I'm a social commentator rather than someone who's out to get the belly laugh.

    The jury is going to carry the baggage of what happened in October back there (the jury room) with them. It is too much of a burden to carry.

    On one occasion in 1987 the security police came looking for me because of a drawing that I'd published.


    There was a teacher who recognized that I was interested in cartooning and he was great.

    Unless you pull the trigger, plunge the knife, unless your act is the homicidal act, you're not eligible for the death penalty.

    Even people that I agree with can do something that would be a target for a bit of humor.

    I would think a sense of the absurd is more important for a political cartoonist, because that could define things like a sense of hypocrisy or a sense of the things one has to be skeptical about.

    What's much harder is taking on people in your own community.

    born into poverty, as a 3-year-old dealing with a mother dying of breast cancer, raised by a 12-year-old sibling.

    I eventually saw the satirical nature of caricaturing individuals.

    I try not to change my political point of view from paper to paper.

    I think the eyes are very revealing and can expose a lot about a persons mood or character.

    Gee, I am a complete Luddite when it comes to computers, I can barely log on!

    Mandela once phoned me out of the blue while he was still president, and at first he played with me a bit.


    I am anti-Bush. A lot of what he stands for is the antithesis of what I stand for.

    I normally keep a series of draft in a catalogue type of book in which I scribble, sketch and draw ideas.

    I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content, being critical, because we do poke holes in some of the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things.

    We do, and there is a law in the United States - the Torture Convention - that prohibits the United States from deporting an individual to a country where there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture - physical, mental or otherwise.

    There are certain people within the new government who have a slightly disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism, but there are so many checks and balances that in that way their noises are just noises.

    Certainly in cartooning I'm given huge free rein at the moment.

    Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say.

    The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage, but they have got people talking about these issues out in the open and in essence that's what its all about.

    She is a no-nonsense judge, and she doesn't abide by nonsense from the defense or the prosecutor. Being a former assistant U.S. attorney, she holds the government attorneys to a very high standard, which is as it should be. She is evidently very disturbed by the developments in this case, which is as it should be as well.

    At which point he, very gently, without virtually saying a word, escorted the little boy from his seat.

    It's to be a person who's able to shoot little arrows into sacred cows and knock politicians off their pedestals, to look out for hypocrisy, advocate for all sorts of things from social justice to peace.


    I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them.


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