Artist's Statement

Bill  Mauldin, one of my most favorite editorial cartoonists, once said " If you see something big, hit it."

Poking Pomposity, whether a public figure in reality or an imaginary celebrity, is a source of inspiration and a sense of playfulness, that has been considered as an artistic license granted to an editorial cartoonist—the trickster who exploits the interdependence of word and picture.
And playfulness is at the very heart of creativity, once censor enters, the humor ceases. Thus, the artist who’s doing political drawings counts on the understanding and tolerance of a highly literate audience and editors!

—Tiao  (Photo taken 8/2013)

 “I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!”  
― Charles M. Schulz

The City Of Sadness II