Here's today's Sean Delonas cartoon from the Post. It depicts a beleaguered President Bush (the character with the "W" button on) in the moments before voter anger (the character in the "voting booth") over Iraq (note the "Iraq" map and tank the president is playing with) causes the final domino (the crescent of dominoes) to fall on his presidency. Gripping, incisive stuff.
It seems a little familiar, though.
Here's a Jim Borgman cartoon from 1990, when the Communist regime began to fall in the Soviet Union and its satellite states. Now we're not trying to imply that Delonas plagiarized the idea - as we've seen before, all cartoonists are hacks. And, you know, 1990 was a long time ago - there's no reason Delonas would remember that cartoon. (Except maybe that it won the Pulitzer Prize.) We're just gonna chalk this one up to coincidence, right? But if it proves nothing else, it pretty much proves that Sean Delonas is a shitty artist. The shading on those dominoes sucks.