John Cole

John Cole

John Cole's political cartoons on Tennessee topics appear in the Tennessee Lookout weekly. He is currently the staff cartoonist for the editorial pages of The Times-Tribune in Scranton, PA. Prior to this, he enjoyed a nearly 20-year run with The Herald-Sun in Durham, NC. His award-winning work is internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.

Editorial cartoonist John Cole illustrates how Tennessee's "trigger law" will ban abortion in the state upon the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Ready. Aim.

By: - May 11, 2022

Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, again made national news last week when he said he would burn library books deemed inappropriate.

Book bans in Tennessee

By: - May 4, 2022

An editorial cartoon by John Cole illustrates a bill passed by Tennessee lawmakers that criminalizes sleeping in public.

Home Sweet Home

By: - April 27, 2022

John Cole on Sen. Frank Niceley’s recent comparison of homeless people to Adolf Hitler as a favorable role model.

Springtime for Hitler!

By: - April 20, 2022

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Wreckless love

By: - April 13, 2022

A bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Leatherwood, R-Arlington, to create a new form of marriage in Tennessee was devised to skirt same-set marriage laws but hit a snag when opponents pointed out it gave no minimum age, allowing minors to marry.

Cartoon by John Cole depicts Ford Motor Co.'s slogan - "Quality is Job 1" - as compared to treatment of Mason, Tenn.

Inequality is Job 1

By: - April 6, 2022

Editorial cartoonist John Cole draws the Tennessee capitol with questions about subpoenas coming out of it. "Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the subpoenas is."

Spring is sprung in Tennessee

By: - March 30, 2022

Glass half full

Glass half full?

By: - March 23, 2022


Up from the ashes

By: - March 16, 2022