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Meet the Man Behind the Cartoons

A.F. “Tony” Branco has been making America laugh at the Left for more than 8 years

By Catherine Mortensen

For the past eight years cartoonists A.F. Branco has been making America laugh at the Left. He’s been making cartoons for Americans for Limited Government. His cartoons are the most popular of all the social media content that we post. But like many of you, I have never seen Tony Branco and never met him. I just don’t know much about him. Today we want to introduce you to introduce you to A.F. “Tony” Branco. Sort of reveal the man behind the cartoons that we all love so much.

Catherine: Welcome, Tony! So tell us, how did you get started with this? Your cartons have been wildly successful for many years.

Tony: Thank you. What started me off was back in 2010, I was doing other things. I was working other places. But around 2010, I saw what Obama was doing with Obamacare. And I felt it was dangerous for our country. I felt it was a backdoor way into every aspect of our lives and control it. And I just felt like I had to. I had to do something, do my part. At the time I had some artistic ability, so I used that to try to get our message out at that time.

Catherine: What is it about your cartoons that resonates with people and our audience at Americans for Limited Government?

Tony: Well, I try to condense one issue into one point and put it into a square that will resonate that people are feeling. Because if I’m feeling it, chances are there are multiple people out there feeling the same.


Catherine: Right now with what’s happening in our country, I consider it to be a very dark time. How do you bring humor and how does that help us all?

Tony: Well, I think it’s important at this time especially to bring people to where they can lighten up a little bit. We need to focus on what we need to do and keep our heads in the game, because we have a lot of work to do. And it doesn’t hurt to laugh!

Catherine:  This is the book that you have just come out with, it’s your third volume of published cartoon. It’s called “Keep America laughing at the Left, Comically Incorrect Cartoons of A.F. Branco.” Where can people get a copy of this?

Tony: They can get it at Patriotdepot.com.

Catherine: And my last question for you, can you share with us anything about yourself, we might not know? For example, I discovered just in reading the introduction of your book that you have a band. You started out in your career in the military. Are there interesting stories that our readers and followers on social media might like to know about?

Tony: You got a couple hours? I was a musician. I am a musician. But I semi-retired from that about six years ago. My wife and I had a baby she’s now six years old, and. And I like to devote more time to the family thing and it’s hard to do that while you’re playing music. And cartooning is become a pretty much a full-time job also lately and I enjoy that. So, the more time I could spend on that and family time, the better.

Catherine: Any final thoughts that you have for all your fans here at Americans for Limited Government, about the state of the country and how we can move forward from here?

Tony: We need to keep sharing our work. We need to keep our heads in the game. There’s a lot of things. There are a lot of positive things out there. But I know it’s hard, right now.  Biden is on overtime with executive orders trying to overturn the “America First” program. But we have a lot of things to look forward to and you got to try to find those things and you got to accentuate the positive.

Catherine: Thank you so much Tony! It’s really a pleasure to meet you. Check out his book, “Keep America Laughing at the Left, the Comically Incorrect Cartoons of A.F. Branco.” You can get it at Patriotdepot.com.

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