3.18.2009

doing editorial cartoons

For a number of years I have really enjoyed opening the newspaper and going to the opinion section to look at the editorial cartoon(s). However, I never thought of doing one myself, but upon reflection I have figured out that this is a really interesting venue that I should consider. I've now sent a few editorial cartoons to the Willamette Collegian and have had a couple printed in there now.



The one above is the first that was printed. I was told that I needed to do more college specific ones in the future which is disappointing because national politics or even local politics has so much more to offer and I think is much more interesting.





One in the statesman journal:
http://statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=J0&Date=20090312&Category=OPINION&ArtNo=312001&Ref=PH&Profile=1048&Params=Itemnr=12

I hope to continue to do these cartoons. I think there are some great opportunities that this provides in making statements and that editorial cartoons can play a part in keeping people of power and privilege in check.