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But despite that, we all have a mutual respect for each other’s work, intelligence and humor.
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Ted Rall is the cartoonist for The Los Angeles Times.
Scott Stantis is the editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune.
Stephanie McMillan is the creator of Minimum Security.
Stephen Notley is the creator of Bob the Angry Flower.
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