Plead the First is the personal blog of Anthony Piraino, an artist and designer living in High Point, NC. Here you’ll find articles on local and national topics, as well as Anthony’s political cartoons which regularly ran in the Greensboro News and Record from 2006 – 2008.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Delaware, Anthony moved to North Carolina in 2003 to take a job as an icon designer at The Iconfactory. He also runs One-Button Mouse, his online portfolio and sketchbook.

The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and are not necessarily representative of the opinions of his family, friends, employers, clients, associates, or neighbors.