The Year's Best Gawker IllustrationsS

Those of us who write words for Gawker, Jezebel and Deadspin have an unbelievable safety net: The work of art director Jim Cooke and staff artist Sam Woolley, whose disturbingly good and quickly assembled images turn bad ideas and half-baked concepts into classic posts. Here are some of our favorites from 2013.

By Jim Cooke except where noted. For image sources click through to the original post.

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Thatz Not Okay: Cream Puff Savagery; A Spam Artist's Friend's Sister

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

The Child That Wouldn't Be Born, and the One That Was

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Jeff Bezos Is Buying the Washington Post

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'Cunt' Should Not Be a Bad Word

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Sex Robots and Love-Score Apps: This Is the Future of Dating

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

On Smarm

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Confessions Of A Masturbating Video Gamer

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Our Kind of Ridiculous: Yous, Me and Blackness as Probable Cause

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I Invented a Girlfriend for Myself Because I'm Gay and Wanted to Play Football in College

The Year's Best Gawker IllustrationsS

Understanding the Toughest Anti-Abortion Law in the Country, the 'Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act'

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Why Are Dogs Racist? Canine Experts Speak

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Here Is a List of All the Assholes Who Own Guns in New York City

The Year's Best Gawker IllustrationsS

Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks: Max & Ruby

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Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks: Dora The Explorer

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

You're Fucked, But You're Free: A Message To The Class Of 2013

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

The 2013 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

What If The President Were A Cokehead?

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The Greatest Rumor Of All Time [image by Sam Woolley]

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Pearl-Clutching Alert: Ambitious College Sluts Taking Over Campuses

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Bottoms Up! Here's to the End of Sean Delonas

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Cheap Bourbons, Ranked [image by Sam Woolley]

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Own a Piece of Disgusting Internet History With Your Very Own Goatse Email Address

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Twenty-Six Signs You Are Me

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Feral, Thieving Mountain Men Keep Emerging from America's Woods, Unwillingly

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Bottom Line: How Sports Leagues Crack The Whip On ESPN

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What The Hell Do I Do With These Frightening Ghost Peppers? [image by Sam Woolley]

The Year's Best Gawker IllustrationsS

How to Have Sex at Yale

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My Life With the Thrill-Clit Cult

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Things I Learned at the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant [NSFW]

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

A 'Dear John' Letter From My Boobs

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

How To Make Thanksgiving For One When You're Stranded by the Storm

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Remembering 9/11: An Educational Pageant

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Giants Have Too Many Questions For Teddy Bridgewater To Be The Answer [image by Sam Woolley]

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

Answering a Question No One Asked: 13 Years of Williamsburg in the NYT

The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations

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