Editorial cartoonists are dropping like flies, in concert with the declining health of the newspaper industry. The Internet is the most likely culprit. As people increasingly turn to to their computers for news, some cartoonists, like Mark Fiore, are adapting as well — becoming animators. This year’s Pulitzer winning editorial cartoonist won partially for his body of animated work, and members of the AAEC are asking themselves: If it’s animated, is it still an editorial cartoon?
Check out this animation by Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle. What do you think?