Saturday, April 03, 2010
"Eye On the Media"
This is a special cartoon that I did for Seattle paper Eat the State!, done in the tradition of the Onion or the Yes Men (see their classic spoof of an issue of the New York Times). ETS! has been a wonderful supporter of my cartoons for years, and it looked last week like this was going to have to be their last print issue. A bit of good news, though: they secured some last-minute funding, and will be around for at least three more issues, hopefully more.
And, I committed a bit of a cartoonist faux pas in this cartoon. When I was writing and drawing it, I had a cartoon image in my head of Glenn Beck as a blubbering mess, with tears streaming down his cheeks. Turns out there was a reason I had this image in my head... Matt did it a couple weeks ago. I guess this is kinda like unintentionally ripping off a "Ziggy," but not quite as embarrassing because I'm stealing from a much more talented cartoonist...
Posted by Abell Smith at 2:41 PM