In what might be best described as Bad Cartoonist fodder, Sean Delonas, editorial cartoonists for the New York Post, is catching flack for drawing two near-identical cartoons that appear to be mirror images of each other. Politicker.com editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe was the first to call attention to the cartoon, and yesterday Matt Bors leveled strong words about the cartoon in on his blog.
Where are the Editors on this stuff? Do they find the fact that someone they pay to draw cartoons thinks he can mirror his own work and turn it in for the day? You see things like this, you look at the identical and predictable cartoons being drawn every day and editorial cartoonists wonder why we’re getting laid off.
I flipped the one around and made two images…
When overlaid, you can see he didn’t even eyeball it, but traced almost the entire cartoon.
The line art of the two cartoons are shown above in red and blue color.
The original cartoons can be seen by visiting the Delona’s archive and selecting the April 6, 2008 date and the June 10, 2008.
Requests for a response by Sean’s editor have not be answered.