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Mr. Fish
Mr. Fish

Mr. Fish lives in Philadelphia, PA.  He never asked to be born. Occasionally, he laughs his head off.  His mother has no idea what he’s up to.  She cries very easily.  For more information, date him.     Go Fish! Pick up a copy of Mr. Fish’s debut volume of political cartoons and essays, “Go...

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Mr. Fish

Chain Linked

On Feb. 25 the Santa Monica City Council votes on whether Paul Conrad’s peace sculpture should be knocked over and replaced with retail development. Because nothing says we should work to prevent nuclear self-annihilation like a Tommy Bahama, a food court and a lighted fountain full of pennies tossed by shoppers wishing for world peace with their eyes closed.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014



Mr. Fish

Notion Building

For those who love pointless games of aggression, rocks will always beat scissors. And the reason why that will never change is because logic has nothing to do with arguing for or against the rules of a game.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012



Mr. Fish

Drawing Conclusions: The Editorial Cartoon

For reasons that may have to do only with the perfunctory indifference that comes with incuriosity, there has never been a precise understanding by the dominant culture of what an editorial cartoonist is. 

Posted on Oct 19, 2012



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Mr. Fish in Conversation With Paul Krassner: The Politics of Being a Smartass

Paul Krassner, the editor of what writer Terry Southern said was “the first American publication to really tell the truth,” has been called the father of the underground press. He has also been called a lousy motherfucker by his establishment detractors.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012



Mr. Fish

Being Gay

Being gay was an expression of nonconformity that had less to do with an urge to proclaim my affection for one type of sex over another than a desire to lodge a formal protest against convention.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012



Mr. Fish

Graham Nash Still Really Gives a S#!*

The first time Graham Nash made me want to talk back to grown-ups was in the summer of 1977. 

Posted on Aug 5, 2012



Mr. Fish

Lend Me Your Ear

In the grand tradition of R. Crumb, Harvey Pekar and testicular self-examiners everywhere, Mr. Fish looks for truth and beauty in bullshit and banality.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012



Mr. Fish

Obscenity

To suddenly realize at age 7 that balls and testicles referred to the same thing was a real eye-opener for me. It meant that the obscenity of the word balls was not intrinsic to the thing that it referred to, but rather to the word itself.

Posted on Jun 28, 2012



Mr. Fish

Soup Having Sex With Soup

“If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes,” Picasso said, naming the distinct advantage that artists have always had over pundits and polemicists when it came to perceiving the world as it is; pundits and polemicists being much more likely to insist that the world is whatever a person wants it to be.

Posted on Jun 9, 2012



Mr. Fish

The Invisible Man

Minus the macabre resolve of a dead soldier’s leg standing alone inside the gentle rain of vaporized meat, the death of my great-uncle was made beautiful to me by relatives who decided, like so many others prone to the questionable practice of ventriloquizing the deceased, that heroism works best when the person chosen to be the hero no longer exists.

Posted on May 9, 2012



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