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Glad Hand: The Bar

Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.



  • bobloblawbloblawblah

    There’s a great deal of truth in this cartoon. I’ve bumped into Rob Ford late at night downtown and witnessed people trip over each other trying to get their picture taken with him. It’s like they’ve met Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber and I imagine it’s even worse now after the notoriety he gained during the crack scandal. This is one of the reasons that Ford continues on — from his perspective he think’s he’s pretty popular. Why wouldn’t he when people act like that when he’s around.

    • Konstantine

      I ran into him once, called him a criminal to his face, and he gave me the finger. Truth hurts I guess.

      • bobloblawbloblawblah

        I’m more of the non-confrontational type. It would’ve been fun to do that though, makes for a better story.

      • Jacob

        Next time try to trick him into saying something stupid on camera. He only likes sycophants, so you’ve gotta pretend to kiss his ass.

  • Paul Kishimoto

    “The Nick Kouvalis,” ha! Put that on your gold-embossed-contrary-to-the-rules federal government business card.

  • VictorianShuter

    Is it just me or do many of these comics look more hastily drawn since Brett came back? C’mon Brett! Your ideas are still great; Apply yourself!

    • Brett Lamb

      A different style and voice for the times. The old ones felt like shouting at a wall.

      • VictorianShuter

        Fair enough. Thank you for responding!