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John Callahan
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Artist
    (1951-July 24, 2010)
    Born in Portland, Oregon
    Quadriplegic cartoonist
    Wrote cartoon collections ‘Digesting the Child Within’ (1991),’ ‘Freaks of Nature’ (1995) and ‘Levels of Insanity’ (2004)
    Wrote ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot: The Autobiography of a Dangerous Man’ (1990)
    Recorded CD ‘Purple Winos in the Rain’ (2006)
    He has received hate mail from feminists, Asians, Catholics, death penalty opponents and chiropractors.
    He began abusing alcohol at age 12 and drugs at 14.
    He also smoked heavily, even in the shower.
    He was paralyzed at 21 after drinking all night when a drunk friend drove into a utility pole.
    He continued drinking after his accident.
    He once resented his birth mother for giving him up for adoption.
    The first magazine to publish his cartoons was Hustler.
    He draws by holding a pen between both hands.
    His twisted sense of humor saved him from suicide after he was paralyzed.
    His politically incorrect cartoons spare no one, including himself.
    He said of the Moral Majority, ‘The more I offend them, the happier I am.’
    He stopped drinking at 27 after he dropped a whiskey bottle and couldn’t pick it up.
    During the O.J. Simpson trial, Judge Lance Ito asked, ‘Why is it that I feel as if I’m in the middle of a John Callahan cartoon?’
    Robin Williams purchased the rights to his life story.
    He received a Free Expression award from the American Civil Liberties Union (1991).

Credit: Georgina


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    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
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    In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
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    In 2010, Out of 130 Votes: 66.15% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 44.12% Annoying
 
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