Clay Bennett tells how he comes up with his unique cartoons

The Science Christian Monitor is running a two part story on the two types of cartoons that run in their paper. First up is an interview with their editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett.

The serious issues Bennett deals with, and the thoughtfulness with which he treats them, are in direct contrast to the way he begins his work: When he’s thinking about ideas for cartoons, he doodles. His desk and the floor of his office are littered with dozens of pieces of paper covered with doodles.

“It sounds so mindless, and editorial cartooning is so mindful,” he says, but “I doodle all the time.”

Clay has been with the Science Christian Monitor since 1998.

Part two is an interview with Mark Parisi, creator of “Off the Mark.” I’ll link that up when it’s posted.

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