Technically, National Cartoonist Day was yesterday, May 5th. It is held annually on that day so that cartoonists can make believe that everyone is drinking and partying in their honor rather than because every watering hole with a liquor license is serving half-priced margaritas on Cinco de Mayo.
Unsurprisingly, here at Hope n' Change we hold cartoonists past and present in the very highest of regards. And we're talking about actual ink-stained wretches here, rather than simple pixel-pasters like ourselves. Genuine artists who are in it for the love of what they do - because there's surprisingly little money to be had, especially as print goes the way of the Dodo (a large bird upon which the natives of Mauritius once tattooed cartoons).
We won't list our heroes here as there are way too many of them, and we wouldn't want to leave anyone out. But we will give special recognition to the cartoonist who introduced us to so many others, and inspired us as no one else could: our own father, who passed away exactly 10 years ago on National Cartoonists Day. We love and miss you deeply, Pa, and are grateful that you can still make us laugh with cartoons like this one...
BONUS: USE THE FARCE
Okay, this cartoon really also needed to run yesterday and is simply our reaction to all the "May the 4th" memes that were galloping across the Internet. Just make believe it's still May the 5th, okay?