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Like the SD GOP has secrets?

Who is ‘Dakota Posts’?

Not that I really care. Like most conservative editorial cartoonists, he really isn’t that funny. Just how many cartoons can you do about Stace Nelson anyway? I don’t know what their obsession with him is anyway? I have felt Stace has been irrelevant for a very long time.

So ‘HW’ who are you? Or are you afraid Stace is going to bop you over the head?

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Guest Toon: Sioux Empire Podcast

As you can see, Mickelson was up to his parlor tricks again;

DiSanto tells KELOLAND News she let the matter go to go along with party leadership. The two female representatives specifically named Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson as the person who wanted the matter resolved without incident.

Sorry, but when someone acts like this, there should be some kind of discipline. I don’t think he should have been kicked out of the legislature, maybe a censure, but I find it ironic since nothing happened to Disanto for her disgusting meme, her attacker gets off also. I guess when Republicans do f’ckd up things in our legislature, they get off.

Guest Cartoon; Sioux Empire Podcast

Is this South Dakota Editorial Cartoonist supposed to be funny?

Or at least slightly funny?

Conservative editorial cartoonists often make me cringe. I mean, how many cartoons can you do of Stace Nelson or Lora Hubbel? Talk about picking the lowest fruit on the tree?

At least even FolkArts figured out when he couldn’t write anything funny he just copied Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists.

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Guest Toons; Sioux Empire Podcast

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Does the Pavilion need to have the plagiarism talk with Folkerts?

I guess some people never learn. Below Jason brags about plagiarizing Peanuts cartoons and handing them out to kids at the Pavilion. After Schulz died Disney took ownership of the cartoons copyrights. There is nothing wrong with drawing these toons for his own use and pleasure, but using them as marketing for the Pavilion, even if they are not being sold, is a No, No, unless they got consent (which they might have, but I highly doubt it).

But this isn’t Jason’s first rodeo doing this. Schulz never appreciated it when he was alive either.

Jason also took a stab at Star Wars.

I wonder if Jason knows about this handy contact list?

The troubling part is that Jason is doing this while representing the Pavilion as the Visual Arts Director for a city contractor on city property. If Disney gets wind of his plagiarism, a lot of people could be in a lot of hot water besides just Mr. Folkerts.

Jason, we both know you are talented enough to draw your own cartoons, so next time, hand out Folkert’s originals.

The Pavilion must be getting VERY desperate for VAC directors

TV Host, Cartoonist, Artist, Youth Director . . . there isn’t nothing this guy can’t do.

I had to take a double take when I read this;

The Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls will have a new leader starting next month.

The Washington Pavilion announced Thursday that Jason Folkerts has accepted the position and will start on August 2.

Before joining the staff at the Washington Pavilion, Folkerts graduated from the University of Sioux Falls and worked as a youth pastor for 12 years. He is also a full-time artist and owns his own business that specializes in murals, cartooning, and live art.

Folkerts used to be the editorial cartoonist for the Argus Leader. He was relieved of his duties after a couple of local cartoonists made the newspaper aware that he may have plagiarized a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist. But the AL just couldn’t get enough of Jason’s work so they brought him back, until he was suspected a second time of plagiarizing another international cartoonist (who ironically was the president of an anti-plagiarizing organization). The AL relieved him permanently after that. (You can read all of Jason’s comments about the incident HERE in the comments section of this blog post).

Besides his lack of integrity when it comes to other artists creative property, what baffles me even more is that the Pavilion would hire an individual that doesn’t even have a degree in art, art management, etc. Heck, he doesn’t even have a degree in regular management or business, he is a youth pastor with a seminary degree.

Running a Visual Arts Center isn’t like running summer Bible Camp folks.

I have been told though that the qualifications for the position have been drastically changed since the last director left (it was also changed a little before she took the job).

The Pavilion management and board are apparently losing their freaking minds. There needs to be a National search for an ACTUAL art director with the experience to run such an important division of the Pavilion.