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Brilliantly Wrong: The Political Cartoons of the Onion’s Stan Kelly

In 2006, the Onion began printing political cartoons by an artist known as Stan Kelly. The satirical weekly had long parodied the other staples of a traditional American newspaper—screaming topical headlines, man-on-the-street interviews, op-eds by old cranks and young dumbbells, articles about local individuals of note—but it lacked a heavy-handed editorial cartoon. This struck the cartoonist Ward Sutton as odd.
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