Editorial cartoon comeback?

That’s what OJR’s Mark Glaser suggests in another excellent essay this morning.

The Internet has changed the way editorial cartoonists distribute their work and compete with others, while also allowing them to broaden their ideas into brief animations. Though the initial dot-com boom for animations (remember Mondo Media and Shockwave?) waned long ago, the current rebound in online advertising and political satire (think “The Daily Show” and JibJab) might bring another wave of interest to the old art form of political cartoons.
Glaser points out that making a living at this is very hard, but the article is full of examples of those who are.

We have an excellent political cartoon/blog here in Nashville, Cox and Forkum. The blog gives behind-the-scenes details about the cartoons posted, and it’s on my daily reading list.

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