EdSteinInk.com

RSS
CLASS DUMMY
I just got a new iPhone. I miss my old dumb phone. It made phone calls and sent texts. What else do you need a phone to do? I’m posting this on my new website, CosmicLimit.com, a place devoted to my love of cartoons about technology, science, science fiction and fantasy. I hope you’ll go there and sign up. 

CLASS DUMMY

I just got a new iPhone. I miss my old dumb phone. It made phone calls and sent texts. What else do you need a phone to do? I’m posting this on my new website, CosmicLimit.com, a place devoted to my love of cartoons about technology, science, science fiction and fantasy. I hope you’ll go there and sign up. 

Oct 2
The latest cartoon posted on my Cosmic Limit website. Have them sent directly to your inbox by signing up at CosmicLimit.com.

The latest cartoon posted on my Cosmic Limit website. Have them sent directly to your inbox by signing up at CosmicLimit.com.

I’ve just posted a new cartoon to CosmicLimit.com. To have the new work emailed to you directly, go to the website and join up. It’s simple and it’s free!

I’ve just posted a new cartoon to CosmicLimit.com. To have the new work emailed to you directly, go to the website and join up. It’s simple and it’s free!

RIDE THE ROVER
I’ve posted another cartoon to my new project, Cosmic Limit. I’m indulging my long-supressed love of science fiction and fantasy with my own cartoon take on the genres. Sign up to receive the new drawings as I post them at cosmiclimit.com.

RIDE THE ROVER

I’ve posted another cartoon to my new project, Cosmic Limit. I’m indulging my long-supressed love of science fiction and fantasy with my own cartoon take on the genres. Sign up to receive the new drawings as I post them at cosmiclimit.com.

Wondering if I may use a cartoon in a prestentation to a school class on public library?

With my blessings.

It’s been raining almost nonstop for two days here in arid Colorado, which averages a scant 15 inches of rainfall a year. Boulder has already received 7 inches, with more to come, in the last 48 hours. The whole northern part of the state is drowning. Where else do schools close for heat and for flooding in the same week? I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my old “Denver Square” cartoons about Colorado’s insane weather.

A Death in the Family

My son Gabe, who had the misfortune of growing up in a newspaper family, just posted this piece—part reminiscing about the life and death of the Rocky Mountain News and part musing on the future of newspaper journalism—on a new website called Medium. It’s worth reading.

https://medium.com/on-the-news-media/34bbfabea4ae

Sep 8

Aging Sun

I’ve just posted a new cartoon for my new project, Cosmic Limit. Here’s a sneak look at it. You can have the cartoons sent to you every time I post one at CosmicLimit.com. Click on the link and sign up today.

The Dream and the Shame

America was a different nation 50 years ago, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King made his ringing “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Legal apartheid is a despised thing of our disreputable past. Minorities have made inroads into employment, housing and other realms unimaginable just half a century ago, and enjoy an increased share of our nation’s wealth.

You will hear many people repeat what has become a comfortable bromide that yes, despite these impressive gains, much still needs to be done, yadda yadda, etc.

That’s way too easy. Every American who was cheered by Dr. King’s words, and for whom they still resonate, should be deeply and profoundly ashamed of this country today for how far we have regressed in recent years, and how far away from that dream we remain.

The Roberts Court, in throwing out key elements of the Voting Rights Act, willfully ignored the overwhelming evidence that in a number of states (controlled by Republican governors and legislatures) an aggressive campaign is underway to roll back voting rights for minorities and the poor. In North Carolina and Texas, especially, voter ID laws and other restrictions will make it much more difficult for minorities, students and the poor to exercise their fundamental right to vote. 

The war on Obamacare shows no end, and no mercy for the millions of Americans who are still denied access to decent health care.

Wages for the middle class have been stagnant for a decade, and the poorest working Americans have seen their buying power diminish, as the wealthiest Americans, abetted by a political establishment that has turned its back on all but the richest, have helped themselves to an obscene share of the nation’s bounty.

Fifty years later, we’ve not simply failed to live up to the dream. As a nation we’ve abandoned it.

Shame on us.

Science and Sci-Fi

I’m not making the shift to sci-fi and fantasy just because it’s a lot more fun than political cartooning in this age of furious hyper-partisanship (although it is). One of the reasons is a reaction to what this story documents: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/opinion/welcome-to-the-age-of-denial.html?src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB

Speculative fiction has always been an antidote to the constricted imagination of the flat earth religious zealots and science deniers. Give me the humanistic optimism of Star Trek over the sclerotic pessimism of the reactionary right any day. So, even though I won’t be drawing editorial cartoons per se, I’m guessing some political commentary will inevitably creep into my work. You’ll be able to see it at CosmicLimit.com.

And I hope you enjoy what I come up with.