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Best A.F. Branco Cartoon of 2016 (Reader Poll)(And The Winner is …)

Best A.F. Branco Cartoon of 2016 (Reader Poll)(And The Winner is …)

Vote early, before we run out of ballots.

We did this last year, Best A.F. Branco Cartoon of 2015 (Reader Poll), and the vote was a precise tie. So we had a runoff was extremely close, with just an 11 vote difference, Runoff Election: Best A.F. Branco Cartoon 2015 (Reader Poll).

And the winner was a cartoon that is so timely it would be timely right now … Assume the Position.

As before, the choice to get down to just 10 favorites was tough. My initial cut was 22 from a very impressive year of cartoons.

So here is a new list of my favorite A.F. Branco cartoons for 2016, in chronological order (not necessarily in order of my preference):

Working the Ref

Family Vacation

The Family Business

The Verdict

Fraying With Fire

Electroshock Therapy

Can You Hear Me Now?!


Bad Boy

That Was Then

Poll will be open until Midnight (Pacific Time) on January 4 evening, 2017


And the winner is …. “That Was Then”


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Tough choice from the best political cartoonist of all time.
I selected “Fantasyland”, but any would do.

Henry Hawkins | January 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm

I vote for Fraying With Fire.

Henry Hawkins | January 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm

My vote is for Fraying With Fire.

Henry Hawkins | January 1, 2017 at 7:47 pm

I’d like to vote for Fraying With Fire.

Henry Hawkins | January 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Please add my vote for Fraying With Fire.

The Verdict – simple, powerful

I voted for ‘Working the Ref’, but only because of Branco’s disgusting portrayal of Bernie’s man-boobs.

legacyrepublican | January 1, 2017 at 8:56 pm

I liked The Verdict. But, then again, I am biased.

Only in Liberal Land

That Was Then is my favorite. However, Fantasyland is a close second.

It was a toss-up between “Fraying With Fire” and “That Was Then”, but I’m going to go with “Fraying With Fire”.

I like Family Vacation, Bad Boy, and That Was Then because they repent the mist significant events of the cap a in season out of the choices.

I vote for Henry Hawkins for comment of the year
” It is not over until the day lady sings”

    Henry Hawkins in reply to dmi60ex. | January 1, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    If you would immortalize me, get the quote right!

    “It ain’t over till the fat lady wins.”


Fat lady sings

“That Was Then” for me!

DINORightMarie | January 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

Really REALLY hard choice.

My top 2: “Fantasyland” and “That Was Then.”

They are so similar, with the same underlying cause.

I will have to choose: “That Was Then” – because we will be getting this 24/7/365 ad nauseam as long as Trump is POTUS.

(Clockboy, guns, and Fantasyland – another incident like that under Trump…….MSM would FLIP OUT!

The Nutcracker!!

I don’t see a link for a poll, but my choice is “Fantasy Land”.

How do I vote for “all of the above”

Tough choice, ALL of them. But “That Was Then” needs to be #1.
“Fantasyland” happened because of MSM, which reverts back to “That Was Then”.

I’ve got this busload of ppl from Chicago that want to vote. I don’t have access to the Democratic machine that provides Wisconsin names to vote under. Any help?
I lik3d electro-shock and Fraying with fire.

I voted yesterday, but now I cannot see the results.

Family Vacation

Working the Ref

What does it matter what I vote? Those dag-nabbed Russkies will just fix the election anyway!

“That Was Then”

Another vote for “That Was Then”.

Definitely “Fraying With Fire,” with “That Was Then” a close second.

Gosh, they’re all excellent, in my opinion. I guess to chose just one it would be “The Family Business”. The Clinton Mob has kept America in terror ever since they came on the National scene. The Clinton’s are such horrible people.

” The Family Business. ” They are all good. The MsM should be pursued, also.

Hmm, my choice has dropped to 4th place. Definitely some Russkies involved.

Yep, Henry stuffing the ballot box. As I recall, Henry comes from the German Heinrich, and Germany is mighty damn close to the Russians. Need I say more?

G. de La Hoya | January 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

I vote for “That Was Then”. Beautifully succinct.

I don’t know how I missed “Working the Ref”, but I give that one honorable mention. Mr. Branco, your imagination appears to pique mine and your art (Hillary’s & Bernie’s bodies) gives me shivers 🙂

Fraying With Fire.

I shut off all my security – and yes I’m damned nervous! – but still can’t see the poll. HELP!

“That was Then”

I could feel “Can You Hear Me Now?!” when A.F. first published it. Still can. “Can You Hear Me Now?!” gets my vote.

Henry Hawkins | January 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

Thees es Henry’s part time maid. I vote Fraying Para El Fuego.

    Sure Heinrich, your maid trying to disguise that russkie accent as latino isn’t fooling anyone.

      Bob00 in reply to Barry. | January 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      She’s probably illegal and Henry only feeds her every other day. He is from the north and we all know what they did to Robert E Lee at Gettysburg. Shameful I say!