Newsweek looks at animated editorial cartoons

Newsweek magazine (at least its online edition) is looking at the evolution of editorial cartooning from print to animation. Interviewees include Walt Handelsman, Ted Rall, and of course the pioneering Mark Fiore.

Newsday’s Walt Handelsman isn’t as grim about print. But the Pulitzer Prize winner is online now, tooâ??a year ago he taught himself Flash software, and now he supplements his daily panels with animated features, like a musical ditty by NSA telephone eavesdroppers. “I haven’t been this excited about my career since I got my first job at a daily paper,” he says.