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Cartoonist A.F. Branco hits it big

Cartoonist A.F. Branco hits it big

Picked up by Creators Syndicate, but you’ll still find him at Legal Insurrection.

Tony Branco doesn’t like to toot his own horn. So I’ll do it for him.

When Tony first joined Legal Insurrection on August 6, 2012, I wrote:

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.  The good news is that we will have him contributing to Legal Insurrection; the bad news is that it’s only a matter of time before some big-time publication or syndicator scoops him up because he’s that good.  Actually, that “bad news” would be “good news” because he deserves a broader audience.

Since that time, Tony has been hitting it out of the ballpark week after week for 6 years. You can review the “best of” at these links:

Have I mentioned that he has a book? And that you can buy it?

It took longer than I expected for the “bad news” to hit, but it’s still good news.

Tony has been picked up by Creators Syndicate. That means Tony’s work, whether for Legal Insurrection or the other websites for which he creates cartoons, will be presented to a much broader audience.

Here is Tony’s Creators page. Here’s his Creators Bio:

A.F. Branco  was born and raised in Mendocino County, California, and later relocated to northwest Washington. He served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, which offered him the opportunity to attend college on the GI Bill. He is a talented musician — guitar, bass and singing — who played gigs all over the Northwest with his band, Tony and the Tigers.

Over the years, Branco created cartoons as a hobby. Once he saw America under assault by radical leftists, the hobby became a calling and another form of service to the country he loves and swore to protect from “all enemies, foreign and domestic.” His toons resonate and inform with razor-sharp humor, accruing a following of patriots everywhere.

Branco has appeared on Fox News, “The Larry Elder Show,” “The Lars Larson Show” and more. His first book, “Comically Incorrect: A Collection of Politically Incorrect Comics: Volume 1,” published in November 2015, was well-received. His calendars sell out each year, as the demand for humorous cartoons increases in an otherwise mean-spirited political climate.

And now, with his book “Make America Laugh Again,” A.F Branco continues slaying the dragons of Leftist Lunacy via the power of the cartoonist’s pencil.

As you can see, his first syndicated cartoon is the one he ran this morning at Legal Insurrection, Running Interference. You may have noticed the slight change in the upper left hand corner of the cartoon.

Congrats, Tony.


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I did my part. Reposted you on a number of prestigious sites with great reception.

Congratulations to you, Andrew — this is richly-deserved!

May your pens never run out of ink, and, may the Left never cease to provide you with fodder for new material. Given current sociopolitical trends, I think they will not disappoint, on that score.

Excellent news! Congratulations! And thank you for continuing to serve your country.


Congratulations! Well deserved and overdue!

Way to go, Branco! You’ve come a long way in six years.

You may make something of yourself, yet.

I always enjoy your work, and thank you for doing more than your share of the heavy lifting in taking back what’s rightfully ours after the left’s “long march through the institutions.”

The Friendly Grizzly | September 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm

My heartiest congratulations.

Congrats, AFB! You certainly EARNED it!

Excellent news!

I’d been seeing Branco cartoons in further-flung corners of the Internet for a little while now. I’m glad to hear he’s doing well. Regardless of politics, voices in good humor should be praised and treasured.

Congratulations! Glad you’re getting the bigger audience you deserve. (Just don’t get a bigger head. LOL).

See? When you have friends in high places, big breaks just seem to come out of nowhere!

Congratulations, Branco!

Well deserved! It’s always good to see some famous person on Twitter or elsewhere sharing your cartoons. I think the last one I saw doing it was actor James Woods on Twitter.

Congrats from an old 31M20.

Yay! So happy for him!

Well deserved and overdue.




(runs through the thread with scissors)

Woo hoo!

That’s awesome, Tony. Well-deserved. We’ve been spoiled here at LI for too long, I guess!

Excellent news.

YAY!! Excellent news!! Always knew you were a star!!! Congratulations!!

AmericaBeautiful | September 4, 2018 at 6:27 am

The man’s got talent & sharp wit, and we’re only too happy to share. Your sense of humor and insights into our Political Wonderland are a blast, and we appreciate that you love our country enough to have served it. Keep up the Good Work, Tony!

Congratulations! To think we knew you when.

Char Char Binks | September 4, 2018 at 11:09 am

Good job! Keep up the good work!

Thank you for all the kudos and warm congrats. It means more than I have words the to say (That’s why I draw pictures). A special thank you to Professor Jacobson for this complimentary article. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of such an astute and insightful blog as Legal Insurrection. Now back to the drawing board.

I’ve been a fan for a long time. So glad to see you getting the recognition so well deserved. Keep up the good work. America needs more “voices” like yours. Congratulations and best wishes for your, sure to be brilliant, future!

What excellent news! Congratulations, Mr. Branco!

Wow! You deserve it!! Congratulations!!

Great news! Congrats, Tony. It’s great to see a conservative voice (or should that be “hand”?) getting a wider audience.

Congratulations Tony!

Congrats, Tony. You’re tops. Have been for some while now. Nice that Creators Syndicate finally got around to recognizing it.

My only question: What took them so long?