Today, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced for 2017. Awarded since 1917, the awards honor both journalistic and artistic achievements. Of note to fans of cartooning, an award for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1924. This year’s recipient, Jim Morin, won it before, in 1996. Torsten Adair I’ve been writing for The Beat since July […]
Jen Sorenson illustrates a troubling story from a friend that has a little bit of pay back at the end. But not nearly enough. Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard […]
More thoughts on the future of comics, the intersection of media, conventions and just sitting at a table drawing, by folks ranging from publishers to creators to journalists. What will 2015 bring? Surprises, like yesterday IDW/Top Shelf deal, which no one saw coming.
Jen Sorenson has become the first woman to win the Herblock Prize, awarded each year to an editorial cartoonist “to encourage editorial cartooning as an essential tool for preserving the rights of the American people through freedom of speech and the right of expression.” Along with the praise, it offers a $15,000 prize. Sorenson’s Slowpoke […]