Jason Lutes is the guest this week. Jason’s graphic novels include Jar of Fools, Houdini: The Handcuff King (drawn by Nick Bertozzi), and The Fall (written by Ed Brubaker), as well as, of course, his epic depiction of life in 1930s Germany, Berlin. Jason also teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies. We discuss his interest in gaming, particularly role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, and the ways in which such things influence storytelling and world-building.
The Problem with Editorial Cartooning Today
This 1988 panel about the viability of satire in editorial cartooning features Jules Feiffer, Chuck Freund, Brad Holland, David Levine, and Peter Steiner. They question what’s left to satirize in a culture that satirizes itself, and ponder if humor helps or hurts the political aims of editorial cartoonists. Continue reading →