Thursday, October 23, 2008

Political Cartooning in an Election Year, Saturday, Oct. 25 7:30p.m.

This Saturday, The WC is hosting a great event. I'm really excited about it, and based on the number of early registrations it seems that many of you are as well. Here's a little bit of info in case you haven't heard. You should really check out the links of these artists. They're terrific, and definitely worth seeing:

With less than two weeks before the election, candidates in both major parties are laying down broad reasons why we, the American people, should step up and vote for them. Standing on the periphery observing are the political cartoonists, keen-eyed artists whose sharp and often witty reflections of the political scene render judgment in simple, stark images. The event will feature three of the nation's most distinguished cartoonists: Matt Wuerker (Politico), Richard Thompson (Washington Post), and Kevin Kallaugher (The Economist). This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation.

When: Saturday, October 25 (7:30 p.m.)
Where: The Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD 20815
This event is free and open to the public. Call 301.654.8664 for details or e-mail

You can register for the event here:

About the Artists:

Richard Thompson's cartoon "Richard's Poor Almanac" appears weekly in The Washington Post and his comic strip "Cul-de-Sac" appears weekly in the "The Washington Post Magazine." A book of his collected Almanac cartoons was published in 2005. His illustrations have appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The New Yorker, National Geographic and The Atlantic Monthly. He has received the National Cartoonist Society Magazine and Book Illustration Award for 1995, and their Newspaper Illustration Award for 1995. Visit him online at:

Matt Wuerker is the staff editorial cartoonist for The Politico. Mr. Wuerker's cartoons are syndicated by the Tribune Syndicate and Two collections of his cartoons have been published, Standing Tall in Deep Doo D A Cartoon Chronicle of The Bush Quayle Years, and Meanwhile in Other News: A Graphic Look at Politics in the Empire of Money, Sex and Scandal. His work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as Funny Times, The Nation, The American Prospect, and Z Magazine. Visit him online at:

Kevin Kallaugher is the editorial cartoonist for The Economist. In March 1978, Mr. Kallaugher became the first resident cartoonist at The Economist in its 145-year history. His work has been included in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Pravda, Krokodil, Daily Yomiuri, The Australian, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post. His cartoons are distributed worldwide by Cartoonarts International and the New York Times Syndicate. You can view his work online at:

Hope to see you there!


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