I’m still here in Seattle at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) annual convention, and in this video, I speak with syndicated cartoonist Matt Bors.
Matt is in a tough position in the market, as he is a left-wing multiple-panel cartoonists in an environment where editors like to buy single-panel conservative cartoons.
Matt and I talk about the marketplace for his cartoons, why he chooses to continue down the path he’s chosen and what the future of the cartooning profession holds.
Here are some of Matt’s cartoons that we featured in the video (view more of Matt’s cartoons here):
Here’s part two of my lunch interview with Jeff Parker of Florida Today, Mike Peters of Mother Goose & Grimm and the Dayton Daily News, Monte Wolverton, brilliant weekly editorial cartoonistÂ andÂ Mad Magazine alumni and the Ottawa Citizen’s Cam Cardow. We’re all here in Seattle at the annual Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention talking shop about the future of editorial cartooning.
In this video, we speak about social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter aiding us as cartoonists. You’ll even see a glimpse of me peek in and speak about the night Michael Jackson died, and how I was able to shoot ideas by my Twitter followers (follow me on Twitter here), ending up with a cartoon that resulted from their suggestions.
Here’s the cartoon I ended up with (and note the thank you I added for all my twitter followers):
Check back for more videos from the convention.