I am Benjamin Slyngstad, 26 years old, from Los Angeles California. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember but I credit my high school art teacher and the Ryman Arts program for focusing my endeavors.

I first began to do political cartoons for my college newspaper in the lead up to the 2012 Obama/Romney presidential race. A driving force behind my images is the desire to relate two or more concepts that the viewer may not have equated in the past. Consequently, I often employ juxtaposition and side-by-side comparison in my cartoons. This technique can be seen most prominently in my “Get Up” cartoon of the NFL protests.

I use a digital media tablet for most of my cartoons, although I still enjoy creating pen and ink images when I can.

Read also: Dave Granlund

14. Pardon Me

13. Melania’s Emotions

12. Smokey Lies

11. Tiananmen Square NRA

10. Don’t Hurt the Gun!

9. What’s the DOW

8. Twitter Bombs

7. Climate Change is a Hoax

6. Tin Can Kremlin

5. Mine’s Bigger

4. More Equal

3. Trump Plantation

2. O Say Can You See It Now

1. Get Up

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I am a big fan of Toonsmag. I read almost every day. I really like to see your cartoon in Toonsmag daily.

  2. Nice to seeing your cartoon. I wonder how do you draw, I mean what is the process? Do you draw digitally or traditionally?

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