By now, everyone knows the story of “balloon boy“, 6-year-old Falcon Henne, who had supposedly taken a ride in his father’s experimental helium balloon. TV news outlets reported on this event for hours, speculating on ever possible angle, until it was revealed that Falcon was in his parent’s attic all along. How will cartoonists react to this latest story of media sensationalism and fame seeking that seems to define our generation? Check back throughout the day to find out. UPDATED Oct. 21 at 9:05 p.m.UPDATED 9:05 p.m. UPDATED 7:20 p.m. UPDATED 2:32 p.m. UPDATED 10:15 a.m.
Rob Tornoe is the owner/editor of Punchline Magazine and a cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City and WHYY. He writes about the media and the cartoon industry for Editor & Publisher.