We do need to learn our history, and there is much to be proud of. I'm grateful to be a part of a nation which has done and is doing some great things in the world. But let's not fool ourselves: we are not God's chosen nation, and our history is as agonizing and terrible as it is great.
When I first became aware of caricature, which was mostly from those wonderful Warner Brothers cartoons from the 1930s and '40s, I didn't always know who the caricature subjects were.
I was fascinated by the fact that real live humans were being shown as cartoons.
I'm happy President Obama came through during his inaugural address, saying "we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations." But let's make sure President Obama keeps his promise.
The power of art and creativity to illuminate the world for others is not simply a cultural benefit, but also a deeply important tool to help the authors themselves navigate their way through their own emotions, experiences and journeys.
Foghorn Leghorn was originally created by my father, Bob McKimson, to be a foil for the rarely used character Henery Hawk, a tiny chicken hawk who had been introduced by Chuck Jones in a 1942 release called "The Squawkin' Hawk."