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Newspaper sends cartoonist to Foo Fighter concert due to restrictive photography rules

You heard it here first. Rock stars often have strict photography rules for journalists attending concerts they’re reporting on. A Quebec newspaper decided to send their cartoonist instead of a photographer.

PetaPixel reports:

The Washington City Paper recently decided to boycott the Foo Fighters? restrictive concert photo contract by buying photos from fans instead. Now a different paper is protesting that same contract in a much different way.

This past weekend, the Quebec newspaper Le Soleil decided to send a cartoon sketch artist to cover a Foo Fighters? concert instead of putting a photographer in the media area.

I post almost in jest, but maybe there’s a market for reporting/live-sketching a concert for a cartoonist.

Community Comments

#1 Clay Jones
@ 12:53 pm

I have done that before when I worked for The Free Lance-Star. I’d review a concert and draw a cartoon to run with the review.

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