These editorial cartoons are all about the Aurora, Colorado shootings from a couple months back. Usually when something like this happens there are at least a few editorial cartoons that use the state in which it occurred as an element in the art (case in point, the Gabby Giffords shooting). While there were certainly a whole lot of editorial cartoons about the Aurora shooting, I couldn't find even one that used a map of Colorado. I'm sure a lot of the reason for that is because the Batman imagery was far more artistically compelling (and there was certainly plenty of that). But I can't help but wonder whether Colorado's utterly mundane shape might have had something to do with it. In our contest to see which state will be the last to be specifically mentioned/represented in this blog, Wyoming has already made it... with a very quirky New Yorker cartoon. Is Colordao's shape just too boring for cartoonists?
Talk about a non sequitur. Here's how some cartoonists did use national maps for their Aurora-shooting-themed comics:
This one was interesting because this orientation of the contiguous 48 states kinda looks like a profile of Uncle Sam. I'd never looked at it this way before.