Author Jeff Bacon

Each week we’ll publish a Broadside of the Week and Greenside of the Week for your viewing pleasure. If you miss a week, feel free to check out the archives for the old cartoons (this is our first week, so the archives will be a little sparse). If one of these sparks a memory, go ahead and share it with the rest of us! Because if I’ve learned anything in two decades’ worth of cartooning, it is that art does a poor job of imitating life – and that real life is usually a heck of a lot funnier than…

Today’s topic for Broadside Moments…Seasickness Lesson learned: It’s important to know where you stand. 1976, aboard USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDG 16) in the South China Sea. I was living in deck berthing, a couple of decks below the main deck. It was my first time at sea, and I wasn’t feeling well. Anyone who has been on a DDG knows that the smell of oil seemed to be everywhere, and the temperature never seemed to be “just right” – add to that the cigarette smoke that permeated the space and some semi-rough seas, and you have all the ingredients for…

Welcome to the Broadside Blog! You might want to buckle up, because this blog will be a little different than others you have seen. For one thing, I’m a cartoonist and I tend to look at the shiny side of the coin. So if you’re looking for political, economic or policy discussions, you’re probably looking in the wrong place. What you’ll see here is the fun part of wearing the uniform. What you’ll see each week: Broadside Moments (sea stories) Broadside and Greenside Cartoons Hero of the Week Caption Contest. Every Thursday, I draw the cartoon and you fill in…

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