Blaming it on the February blahs, Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jim Borgman asks a series of questions regarding the state of editorial cartooning. He asks:
Isn’t this profession due for a makeover? The last Renaissance was more than forty years ago when Oliphant came to the states (with Rigby, Low and Searle in his suitcase) and reinvented the artform here. Everything’s been incremental since. Why hasn’t a new messiah come along?
Does color improve an editorial cartoon? Is black-and-white drawing viable on a computer screen?
Is an original still an original if it’s significantly manipulated after scanning? Would you still want to hang a drawing on your wall if you know that the artist digitally edited it before publishing it?