Speaking of Cartoonists Doing Things: Steve Murray — the birth name of the cartoonist better known worldwide as Chip Zdarsky — has launched a campaign for mayor of Toronto, ON:
Steve’s beginnings were humble: born from a woman, fathered by a man, roughly the size and shape of a baby. But he soon rose past that lowly start, quickly gathering skills and knowledge from the world around him, like a cherubic sponge. Within two-and-a-half years he was able to form short sentences in English, and within 34 years he was able to write about himself in the third person.
Murray has a campaign video:
and a twitter account, and endorsements from the likes of Matt Fraction and Si Spurrier. Having already made videos about the economy, dressed as a woman, drawn several covers for Toronto publications, published a comic called Prison Funnies and posed nude on the internet, Murray is obviously well qualified to run for office, even if it is in Canada. His Murray 4 Mayor logo reads M4M, so you know he’s serious.
Much much more at the website, and we don’t want to spoil it for any of you. Suffice to say that if we were Canadian we’d be voting Murray.
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