The Art of Political Cartoons

SUN, OCT 24, 2004 (1:27:21)

Cartoonists Mike Peters of The Dayton Daily News, Mike Luckovitch of The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Dan Wasserman of The Boston Globe, present a show-and-tell about their craft. Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, moderates.

+ BIO: Mike Peters

Mike Peters is a cartoon artist. He draws the popular comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm, as well as syndicated editorial cartoons that appear in papers all over the United States. He won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His home paper is the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, Ohio.

+ BIO: Dan Wasserman

Wasserman joined the Globe in 1985. He is syndicated in 40 papers in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, and is the author of two books, We’ve Been Framed and Paper Cuts (1995). Wasserman has a BA from Swarthmore College and studied at The Arts Students League of New York.

+ BIO: Scott Simon

Scott Simon is the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. He has reported stories from all fifty states and every continent, and has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody, the Emmy, the Columbia-DuPont, the Ohio State Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the Sidney Hillman Award. He also hosts shows for PBS and appears on BBC TV. He is the author of the novels Pretty Birds and Windy City, the memoir Home and Away, and the history Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball. Image courtesy of Will O’Leary.

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