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A Seat-Of-The-Pants Cartoon Ripped From The Headlines

When it comes to wildlife conflict, John Potter asks, why do animals often get blamed for human misbehavior?

This John Potter cartoon grew out of a real incident (see below) involving a wildlife watcher getting too close to a bison in Custer State Park and he uses it also as an opportunity to call out sensationalistic reporting in journalism.  "It's All Relative," a nature cartoon by Potter—who is erstwhile a respected fine art painter of wildlife and Western landscapes—appears exclusively at Mountain Journal ( The cartoon is available for delayed syndicated reuse but only via express written consent and licensing from Mountain Journal. For more information, contact 

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About John Potter

MoJo cartoonist John Potter, creator of "It's All Relative," is, in his usual day job, a fine artist known for his paintings of western landscapes and wildlife. Raised on and off the Lac du Flambeau (Ojibwe) Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, Potter has art degrees from Utah State University and won awards for his illustration, including being a cartoonist for The Billings Gazette. To see more of Potter's paintings, go to John Potter Studio.
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