A Dangerous Trip – Inside the Mind of Jack Ohman

WOUB/NPR talks with Pultizer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman.

Jack talks about the creative process of being a political cartoonist, some of the restrictions and some of the dangers of his profession.

He gives us a view of how he goes about formulating a cartoon from the germ of the idea that starts the process to the finished product. The subject is central to the success of a cartoon, along with the pithy way of satirizing the situation. The art is secondary to a cartoons success, according to Ohman.

Also: the path to being a cartoonist, social media, paper vs. computer drawing, self-censorship and other limits, more.

Jack’s editorial cartoons via The Sacramento Bee.