JOHN SLADE, political cartoonist, is a New Orleans native. A graduate of New Orleans public schools as well as the University of New Orleans, Slade is also the host of his own TV show ” Political Cartoons.” “I’ve always had an irreverent sense of humor. It comes from my mother. She had a very good political sensibility,” says Slade. Slade has won many New Orleans Press Club Awards and is the author of the book “But I am too a black cartoonist! Really!” His political cartoon artwork hangs in the Neighborhood Gallery at 1410 O. C. Haley Blvd. Slade is co-host of “Showtime in the Afternoon” a talk radio show on WBOK 1230 AM.