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11/15/2013 01:01 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

The Typhoon and Global Warming

Drawing editorial cartoons about natural disasters and human tragedies are the hardest ideas to formulate and execute. The task is to create a clear and concise point that won't be misinterpreted as offensive while avoiding the clichés and shopworn images that we often see in cartoons about unfortunate events. When considering ideas for a cartoon about the suffering in the Philippines, I wanted to steer clear of images of piles of debris, tears or cries for help. These images tell us what we already know: The human toll is incredible. So instead, I chose to focus on the possible cause of this terrible destruction.

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See more cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun.