Award-winning Berkeley-based editorial cartoonist Khalil Bendib’s cartoons are regularly featured in dozens of small and mid-size newspapers across the country, and they can be viewed at His work has run in USA Today, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous other large newspapers. His latest book of political cartoons is Too Big to Fail.


National Insanity

Here’s how insanity erupts amidst the planet’s most rational society.

Unmanned Drones

Unmanned drones speak louder than words.

Profitable Immigrants

Homeland security: an opportunity to profit off your tired, your poor, and your huddled masses.

Heave Ho

There’s only one small flaw with this whole system.

Clean Corn

There’s bad CO2 and good CO2.


Maybe stem cells can help regenerate Obama’s backbone.

Crocodile Tears

You have got to be fastidiously responsible and fiscally conservative to afford the occasional gift to the super wealthy.

Nuclear Winter

If worse comes to worst, and climate change gets out of hand, there’s always plan B: nuclear winter.

Tortured Evidence

He also pleads guilty for Hurricane Katrina, Haiti’s earthquake, and Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption.

Food Pyramid Scheme

Let them eat pie in the sky.

Money Bags

Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, candidates for office in the United States accept unlimited donations from unspecified sources.

Trojan Drug Horse

A gift horse for us, from the Gringos?

Private Broadcasting

Privately funded public TV is a contradiction.

Whitman’s House

Billionaires in glass houses are castigating the employment of undocumented immigrants.

Save the Billionaires

The very thought of fair taxation threatens their existence.

Jobs vs. War

Isn’t there some kind of law against panhandling?


Another highly suspicious document found at the neighborhood mosque.

Terry Ahmadinejad

Poor Islam.

MLK’s Shoes

I have a delusion!

Pumped CEOs

These top executives are so pumped up.

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