Monday, October 29, 2012

1,000 Words

What’s So Funny?

“Forget the conventions; forget the debates; and forget the $2 billion-plus being spent to caricature the candidates with negative TV ads. The things that truly cement the popular image of our presidential candidates are the cartoons. Nothing captures the candidate’s image — and I mean, not just physical features but also the character, the flaws and the foibles — more than the little graphic icons that are created by the country’s political cartoonists. . . . 

I know, hearing this from a cartoonist is like having Ben or Jerry tell you that there’s nothing sweeter than ice cream — but it’s true! There is nothing like ice cream, and there’s nothing like a well-drawn and sharply honed political caricature.” 

Matt Wuerker, 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, POLITICO, October 2012 URL 

• Editorial Comment: Laugh ’til ye weep.

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