I was working yesterday morning when my cell phone rang around 10:00. I didn’t recognize the area code and debated whether to answer but did using my best “are you a telemarketer?” voice. Turns out it was a reporter from CNN who was writing a story on a cartooning issue. Luckily I had been following the story on a cartoonist blog site, so I was able to give a semi-informed opinion and point her toward further information. Here are some links.
- The actual story: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/19/chimp.cartoon.react/index.html
- The original thread on DailyCartoonist.com (my comment #65): http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2009/02/18/delonas-cartoon-proves-racially-questionable/
- A follow up thread on DailyCartoonist.com (my comment # 4): http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2009/02/19/delanos-chimp-cartoon-goes-viral/
Interesting (and scary) how interconnected the world is so that (1) my name would come up as a reasonable person to talk with about a national issue, (2) that the flames of the blogosphere can burn so many so quickly, and (3) that this is already very old news.