The Gargoyle Leader has a short memory. Apparently they didn’t remember that the reason they were not permitting Jason FolkArts to put cartoons in their rag anymore was because he had been busted twice by other local cartoonists for plagiarizing. The copying and total disregard for creative property aside, it is also apparent that he still can’t write a toon to save his life.

According to his toon yesterday voters are going to blow their heads off tommorow by sticking Looney-Toons dynamite sticks in their mouths (AL dead tree version page 10B). I don’t know about you, but the only thing I will be sticking in my mouth tommorrow night is vodka.


5 Thoughts on “The Plagiarist hits a double!

  1. tim benson on November 3, 2008 at 9:34 pm said:

    Scott, that’s hilarious. I thought it was an idiotic analogy on JDF’s(?) part. Jason has now risen in prominence to refer to himself by his initials, such as JFK and LBJ. So, Jason’s message is that the general electorate is so despondent over their lack of choices that their only resort is to commit suicide? What’s wrong with taking a gun and blowing your brains out? Why resort to placing a stick of dynamite in your mouth and watching the fuse slowly burn? I thought men of the cloth were against human suffering. Maybe the Argus editors suggested the idea to him. On a positive note, the drawing does not resemble an Oliphant cartoon. Although it’s possible the Argus editors are impressed by his TV show, I believe his popularity is due to the fact that his artwork looks like a local person drew it and that his conservative point of view does not alienate Argus advertisers.

  2. It concerns me that the AL would print a cartoonist (whether they are paying him or not) that has been caught twice plagiarizing in in their publication. First tracing a Pulitzer prize winning cartoon by Pat Olphiant (The Shell Game – Bill Clinton) and then copying cartoonist and anti-plagiarism advocate KAL. Why would they continue to give opinion space to a plagiarist? I remember last year the AL wrote a column about a letter to the editor that had been circulating different regional papers with different authors attributed to the same letter. How can the AL condemn that while publishing a known plagiarist?

    My second issue is with conflict of interest. Nestor told me they couldn’t print my cartoons because ‘I’m in the news too much.’ Yet Jason hosts his own political talk show The FACTS on KCPO Sunday mornings. Isn’t that a conflict of interest?

    I really think they need to revaluate their policy concerning printing Mr. Folkerts cartoons. Local citizens and cartoonists are paying attention.

  3. hosepheffer on November 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm said:

    It doesn’t matter if you are a plagiarist, as long as you are a good christian.

  4. And a f’ing ass-kisser.

  5. tim benson on November 4, 2008 at 9:35 pm said:

    I don’t begrudge Jason for submitting his cartoons to the AL. My concern is the criteria used by the AL editors to willingly run his cartoons instead of cartoons submitted by John, Scott, Jackie, and myself. As I’ve said to John, I admire his attention to detail in his cartoons. I think Scott’s ideas are well-conceived and the most succinct of local contributers, including myself. You can accuse me of being a f’ing butt-kisser. I think I’m a better artist than a writer. Mr. Beck should run our cartoons if the AL policy is to accept reader contributions, as they claim they do.

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