One of my best friends is a cartoonist who supplements her income by designing ads. I can’t imagine how hard it is for her to sit listening to advertisers who want 1,000 words in a 3 by 7 ad. I’m sure it is daunting.
Cartoonists are paying attention to the newspaper crisis in this country. Yes, I did call it a crisis. I’ve said before, and I will say it again, that I don’t think newspapers are dead but they are going to have to reinvent how they do things.
I offer you Brewster Rockit from yesterday’s edition. Do we still call them editions? I must ponder this.
Tim Rickard is the cartoonist here and his current arc is on the news industry which is biting, and quite funny, about what is happening right now.
Read an interview with Rickard here.
- On The Narrative
- Digital Media And Advertising
- Five Stages Of Grief Over The Newspaper Industry
- Cancelling The Newspaper
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