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TVPigs creator Carter MacDowell has been sending us his cartoon commentaries for quite a while, so we were pretty excited to see the porky pundits show up on Comics.com -- the online home of Dilbert and the Peanuts gang. He got a syndication deal with United Media earlier this year.
MacDowell's funny and occasionally foul-mouthed pigs poke fun at Congress, the auto industry, American Idol contestants and of course, President Barack Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. He says it only takes about six hours to get from an idea to a finished cartoon, so he can react quickly to the news.
"My thing is to get the gag out there," MacDowell said.
He sent in his first clip in response to a question from HLN's Robin Meade and took off from there. "This year there was just so much in the news, I just thought, 'Screw it, I'm going to go straight on to iReport and just start posting stuff in reaction to all the stuff that's going on in the news,'" MacDowell said.
MacDowell is hoping the cartoon will be successful enough that he can give up his advertising business and focus on his new career. United Media Vice President Rob Fassino said he's excited about TVPigs and that it's gotten a good response in its first few weeks on comics.com.
"We believe that Carter represents a new type of short form entertainment for the Web," Fassino said.
Congratulations Carter, and keep bringing the laughs.
great idea thanks David W
David W since I started here on February 2008 I placed a lot of this kind of photos for the elections wow so long time ago thanks again David W
thank for new info for me, i will try this.