Planet Thorburn is a blog operated by Alexander Thorburn Hoffman. Planet Thorburn features cartoons, comics and artistic political satire.

Alex Hoffman has a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, where he worked as a political cartoonist for UCLA's award winning student newspaper, The Daily Bruin. While on staff, he won several statewide awards for his cartoons. He received a J.D. from Southwestern Law School. At Southwestern, he continued cartooning for the monthly law magazine, The Commentator as well as designed the covers for each issue. He is also the creator of the webcomics, Libertarian Rabbits From Outer Space and Tales Of Absurdity.

Presently he is a contributor and political cartoonist for the blog When Falls The Coliseum, a freelance cartoonist for Cartoon Movement and a graphic artist for Townhall's Freedom Cards.

He currently lives in North Hollywood, California.

All writing and artwork © 2009-2014 Alexander Hoffman. All Rights Reserved.

"This is what democracy looks like!" By Matt Mitchell

Check out Mercatus Center senior research fellow, Matt Mitchell’s terrific blog post on the irony of Occupy Wall Street’s chant for “democracy” as well as the benefits of a constitutional republic over at the blog, Neighborhood Effects. He also featured a cartoon I did on OWS’s call for more government.

"Why Libertarianism Is the Best Philosophy, as Demonstrated by a Cartoon" By Dan Mitchell

One of my favorite blogs I read is economist Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute’s International Liberty blog. In his most recent post he mentions some differences between libertarians and conservatives on restricting private behavior that does no harm to others and features my most recent cartoon on the Left vs. Right regarding birth control policy. If you like daily posts on the benefits of liberty and supply side economics, I highly recommend you subscribe to his blog.

"How Many Bureaucrats Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?" by Dan Mitchell

This is a blog post by Cato Institute economist Dan Mitchell featuring my latest cartoon on Philips receiving a $10 million affordability prize from the federal government for creating a $50 light bulb. Dan makes a great point that I couldn’t illustrate in the cartoon, which is according to Philips the light bulb may be more efficient than incandescent light bulbs, but that’s no reason to let government dictate what consumers buy or pick winners and losers in the market place by give any company a tax payer funded handout (see Chevy Volt). Neither energy efficiency, nor green energy justifies crony capitalism.