American Tool, 1996


All I can say in defense of this cartoon is that it was bought by the publication in 1996 — over 25 years ago. My, how things have changed . . . and I think that the caption was a tired, hackneyed cliche even then.

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Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).