Cartoon: A Foul Source!

foulWith this cartoon, I really wanted to visually communicate the idea that even though some people might be really good at selling you on whatever it is they want from you (like a politician, a salesperson or even someone you might be in a relationship with), sometimes they themselves aren’t so great. butthead, cartoon, libertarian, poisonous relationship, Narcissistic, political, windbag, presidential election, editorial cartoon, illustration, gif, animatedMaybe even a foul source! So that’s why this individual has a harp (which represents pretty sounds) sticking out of their…uh…”face”. Hmm…maybe that’s what they mean by butthead? Note: Animated version at left! Do you have any thoughts regarding poisonous relationships, corrupt politicians (regardless of party affiliation), political windbags, the presidential election, nonpartisan establishment media or even narcissistic movie stars? Let us know!

Want to get in on the fun? Be sure to check out our libertarian artists page for our artist interviews and artwork from a variety of different artists in our community! You can also check out Libertopia’s own artwork page here, or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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Expressions of Liberty: Street Artist BINES

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Note: The above is my attempt – from one artist to another – to pay a little respect to the work of BINES (a liberty-minded Philadelphia Street Artist). In this piece, I drew the iconic Bines character and Lewis Liberman giving each other a thumbs up, along with the message “Peace and Liberty!”. The text of “Libertopia and Bines” is also on the sticker.

Bines, street art, libertyI recently contacted the street artist known as BINES in regards to the extremely timely “Commentary on Political Atmosphere” (at left – click to enlarge), which they shared on Instagram recently. After receiving permission from this talented artist to post about their work, I found it pretty tough to pick just a handful of examples – as there’s a vast array of Bines art pieces that can be seen throughout Philadelphia. Some of them utilize a strong message of liberty and incorporate such personalities as Adam Kokesh, Rand Paul, Vermin Supreme or Bob Ross, while others are simply designed to add a little bit of individual artistry to a blank wall or abandoned space. Either way, as a fellow artist, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by someone using their talent to not only share something positive with their community – but also sometimes speak a very thoughtful message about some of the crucial issues facing people today.

Bines49, liberty IndependenceAnother piece of art that I thought really stood out is the commissioned work, “Independence Vs. Present” (at left – click to enlarge). I think it really leaves the viewer with a lot of important things to consider. In regards to this work, Bines  writes that, “It is really important to appreciate the founding fathers who had such revolutionary visions and bold action in the creation of our area! However we must remember the true roots of American history…those of civil disobedience against unjust regimes. And even though the current republic of this land might think otherwise…it still remains the duty of Americans to follow Moral Law even if it conflicts with arbitrary things ‘politicians’ write down on paper.”

bines3Lastly, I thought this was another great piece of Bines street art that communicates a relevant taxation is theft message that a lot of people are sure to appreciate (at left – click to enlarge). Employing the eye-catching character designs that Bines is known for, the piece states that, “Well, what happens when you don’t pay taxes? You get a fine? Okay, and if you don’t pay the fine? Men with guns come and take you away, even though you are acting peacefully and not hurting anyone. Basically using force against people who are acting peacefully does not seem just does it? Wouldn’t it be better to only pay your community voluntary without threat of force for services?”

To see more of Bines and their impressive array of amazing work, check out the Instagram page @bines49. Also don’t miss this great interview, Philly Street Art Interview: Bines.

Curious to learn more? Want to get in on the fun? Let us know if you’re an artist or creative who would like to be featured in an interview, or have your artwork displayed on our site! Also, be sure to check out our libertarian artists page for our artist interviews and artwork from a variety of different artists in our diverse community! You can also check out Libertopia’s own artwork page here, or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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Color Sheets: Libertarian Word Search & The Monster!

It’s party time with yet another two awesome color sheets to set your creative juices on fire! The first is a fun little libertarian word search, which features some of the most used libertarian words (like voluntaryist, statist and free market) – along with some of the greats of libertarian thought (like Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Leonard Read and Lysander Spooner). The second features a line art illustration (for you to color) of a libertarian facing off against a two headed monster! Again, both of these are designed for you to have fun or share something cool with your kids, friends, neighbors or family members who may be wondering how to respond with the election front-and-center in their minds.

Simply save each color sheet to your desktop and print on your printer, or open in a new tab and print off. If you have any trouble, or would like to leave a comment in regards to libertarian crafts or kids coloring pages – let me know! Also, don’t forget to snap a picture of your masterpiece, and send it our way via facebook, instagram, twitter or google+ (Look for Lewis Liberman or Julie Wilder). And if you’d like more great libertarian color pages, check out all our designs right here (go to the bottom of the page and look for Libertopia Color Sheets). As always, have FUN here at one of the most awesome libertarian art sites in the WORLD! (Note: the Lewis, Paul and Julie color pages are also available in our 60+ page Libertarian Art book available HERE!)

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Avatar Mike Phantom’s Zim / Rocko 2016 Artwork!

invader zim, election 2016, avatar, yakko warner, fan art, illustration, sonic the hedgehog, danny phantom, max goof, rockos modern lifeAWESOME! This is what I thought when I discovered avatar_mike_phantom’s illustration recently on instagram. I mean, look at it! It’s got some of the greatest icons of animated television. And who wouldn’t vote for these amazing guys? So I promptly ask him if he’d mind if I shared here on libertopia, and he agreed. Thanks! He writes, “Tired of Trump and Clinton? Why not vote for Zim? He and Rocko will Invade Your Modern Lives in order to take over the government and leave you alone (to some extent).” avatar_mike_phantom (who you can find on instagram) describes himself as a Michigander, future architect, Governor, POTUS and Astronaut. And in case you couldn’t tell by the above fan art, he’s also really into Invader Zim, Avatar, Sonic the hedgehog, Danny Phantom, Max Goof, Gravity Falls and the 90s. In fact, he also runs the totally RAD Channel 90s facebook page (which can be found by clicking HERE).

paulpicCurious to learn more? Want to get in on the fun? Let us know if you’re an artist or creative who would like to be featured in an interview, or have your artwork displayed on our site! Also, be sure to check out our libertarian artists page for our artist interviews and artwork from a variety of different artists in our community! You can also check out Libertopia’s own artwork page here, or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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Government School Bureaucrats & Other People’s Money

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This cartoon came about after thinking about all the millions of tax dollars (other people’s money) that have been spent by government school bureaucrats on various frivolities over the years. But it’s for the kids, right? At least that’s what these public school officials keep telling us. Hmm…maybe there’s something to that whole taxation is theft thing after all.

Curious to learn more? Want to get in on the fun? Let us know if you’re an artist or creative who would like to be featured in an interview, or have your artwork displayed on our site! Also, be sure to check out our libertarian artists page for our artist interviews and artwork from a variety of different artists in our community! You can also check out Libertopia’s own artwork page here, or download our 60 page art ebook at Libertopia: Collection One!

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New Color Sheets: The Maze & Captain Libertarian!

Gather the kids, or get ready to sit down and do a little coloring in between your activism projects with two MORE great line art color pages! The first is “The Maze of Government Regulations” which illustrates in a fun way how red-tape makes things needlessly complex. The second features our very own “Captain Libertarian” for you to bring to life with a little artistic creativity!

Simply save each color sheet to your desktop and print on your printer, or open in a new tab and print off. If you have any trouble, or would like to leave a comment in regards to libertarian crafts or kids coloring pages – let me know! Also, don’t forget to snap a picture of your masterpiece, and send it our way via facebook, instagram, twitter or google+ (Look for Lewis Liberman or Julie Wilder). And if you’d like more great libertarian color pages, check out all our designs right here (go to the bottom of the page and look for Libertopia Color Sheets). As always, have FUN! (Note: the Lewis, Paul and Julie color pages are also available in our 60+ page Libertarian Art book available HERE!)

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10,000 Hits: Onwards and Upwards!

10000 hits, libertopia, libertarian, graphic arts, graphic design, illustration, fun 10,000 Hits! Onwards and Upwards! Since we started Libertopia Cartoons in December of 2014, we’ve seen a lot of growth over the past year and a half. For example, do you remember when we hit the “5,000 hits” mark just six months ago? Well, we just recently crossed the “10,000 hits” milestone! Wow! We’re excited at how we’ve been able to help spread a fun message of libertarianism through a number of creative ways, often through a visual medium that’s designed to reach out to a variety of audiences. So to celebrate this achievement, we thought we’d take a look at some of the great stuff we’ve been able to be a part of over the past six months!

libertarian, art, book, illustration, cartoons, libertopiaAs always, many of our cartoons and infographics have already been used to help convey a fun and unique liberty-themed message throughout the world (read more under our “About” section)! Plus, we’ve been hard at work creating artwork and designs for many different libertarian activists and organizations within our community (like the Jason Stapleton Program, Tony Stiles, Liberty Ninjas PAC, Austin Petersen, Contra Krugman Podcast and much more)! You can read all about it at Need An Artist? We’ve also recently had some great interviews with Artist Paqui Romero and Podcaster Jeremiah Mitchell. And in May of this year, we had an amazing art contest with a number of very cool artists who submitted work. You can check out the winners at 2016 Libertarian Art Contest! And last (but not least), we’re also really proud of our 60 page art ebook we released recently at Libertopia: Collection One!

A Call for Libertarian Creatives! Are you a libertarian creative who would like to be a part of our growing community? Just send us an e-mail at silverlake37 (at) outlook (dot) com, or leave a comment below! Please include a link to your portfolio or blog site, and any particular work you would like us to check out.

Thank YOU! A BIG thank you to our readers and those who have helped contribute awesome content to this site. We also would like to extend a special “thank you” to Julie Wilder (who helps us out on facebook). We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

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