Name: Ed Gauthier
Location: California, United States

Welcome to the Toon Pro dot com.
My name is Gauthier. I'm a comics cop.
I bust the hustlers and rip-off bums, while defending the good guys.
Since I already have a couple of more traditional sites on which to toot my own horn
(Mr. Ed Weirdo and the Edmond Gauthier poetry archive),
this one is reserved for investigating everyone else's cartoon-related cases.
I doodle but I don't doddle. I engage in just the facts. The names have not been changed to protect the guilty.
They call me the Toon Pro!

Monday, March 21, 2011


(Click to enlarge.)
1934 OR 2014: Amazingly, it's also better
drawn than most newspaper cartoons today.

By Ed Gauthier
All Seeing
Nothing Doing

The above shockingly prophetic cartoon first appeared in the April 21, 1934 issue of The Chicago Tribune newspaper.

In recent weeks, I've noticed that it's been floating around the web. The guy who produced it was either the most brilliant political analyst of his time, or he was flat-out the best visionary of his time.

And you know what? Sadly he no doubt only got paid in chicken feed 1930s-level Depression dough.

Nobody appreciates us geniuses!