Conference on Clinton features editorial cartoonists

Newsday is covering the The ‘New Democrat’ From Hope” conference at Hofstra University. Featured at the conference are editorial cartoonist talking about their cartooning of the Clinton presidency.

Making fun of Clinton required little heavy lifting. In fact, says Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and a cartoonist himself, on the spectrum of presidential targets, Clinton “was pretty easy. He was human, even all too human.” For one thing, compared to dealing with a leak about a CIA agent, as President George W. Bush is doing now, Clinton’s sex scandal connected more readily to most people’s lives, he says: “Everyone has had sexual relations and can understand these types of experiences.”

Other cartoonists mentioned in attendance, Walt Handelsman, Mike Peters, and Mike Luckovich.