Jules Feiffer has described Tony Auth best, "His perspective
is that of a bemused and often angry comic historian.
Irony, never a favorite form with Americans, is his meat
and potatoes. He is not smug, and though he can be mean,
he is never mean-spirited. Auth is a moralist and an optimist.
He insists, even in this day and age, that hope is more
than the name of a right-wing comedian or the shtick of
a reactionary president."