Political cartoonist, satirist and now daily radio host John Slade was born in 1957 in New Orleans. He always enjoyed animated cartoons and has been influenced by them. As he grew up, the editorial cartoons in the daily paper attracted him. John recalls a moment from his youth "I remember a Black Panther newspaper cartoon with the police as pigs running while saying Oink Oink no place to run, no place to hide! From a single panel cartoon I got the whole gist of the Black Panther view." From then on he was hooked on cartooning as well as television, film, and other media. His art talent took him to his high school paper the
Kennedy Courier and to an award winning professional career that has spaned over
thirty years. Right now he can be seen on Cox Cable Orleans Wednsdays at 6:30amand pm on Ch76 as the host of "Political Cartoons By John Slade", He has moved into making
his own comic book line entitled "Afro Brother Spacemen", and can be heard daily at three pm on "Showtime In The Afternoon" on WBOK1230am. Says
Slade, "It's all the most fun you can have with your clothes on!