Five years ago, on August 6, 2012, A.F. Branco posted his first cartoon at Legal Insurrection, a side by side of the two Dirty Harry’s:

I am pleased to announce that Antonio F. Branco will begin contributing political cartoons created exclusively for Legal Insurrection….

Recently, you have seen two of Tony’s cartoons here, one regarding Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech and another regarding the premature announcement of the Tea Party’s demise.

Tony’s work is on par, in my estimation, with the best political cartoonists.

Since then a lot has happened. The reelection of Obama, the rise and fall of Hillary, and the election of Trump. He has chronicled it all, twice a week, over 500 cartoons in total. Some of those cartoons, and others he has published elsewhere, appear in his coffee table book, Comically Incorrect.

Along the way in November 2014, Tony and his wife had a baby, Welcome to the World, Amelia Rose Branco.

To show you how time flies, Amelia is already driving:

Tony prepared this message for Legal Insurrection readers:

The thanks go to you, Tony.

In honor of this anniversary, we’re holding a Reader Poll on the best cartoon of the first 5 Years. I selected the cartoons. It wasn’t easy to narrow the list down to a manageable number. I wanted a final list of 10, but that proved impossible because there were just too many good ones. So you have 15 to choose from.

I tried to pick cartoons that I felt transcended time, were particularly perceptive, and have aged well over time or will age well for more recent cartoons.

The Reader Poll will be open until midnight (Pacific Time), Tuesday night, August 8, 2017.

You can vote for UP TO THREE cartoons.


Here are the entries, in chronological order:

Safe Six

Monday, December 24, 2012

All Ears

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Merry Me-mas

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Pen to Serfdom

Thursday, January 16, 2014

What Difference Does it Make?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shrink Wrapper

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Crash of Civilization

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Radical Vocabulist

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gone Fishing

Monday, April 13, 2015

Serving Time

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tick Tock

Monday, September 28, 2015

Assume the Position

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Verdict

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

That Was Then

Monday, November 21, 2016

Made Obamacare Great Again

Monday, March 27, 2017


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