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November 29, 2012

Go, Read: Rob Tornoe's Sports Cartoons As Newspaper Content


There are some cute Rob Tornoe Philadelphia Eagles cartoons in this article on one of the ESPN blogs, but the main value in reading it from a comics perspective is that it unpacks a model for using a cartoonist at a paper that I don't think I've seen explained before -- as a live-tweeter and chronicler of events. That makes a lot of sense, actually, and seems to me pretty loaded with potential. It's probably not for every talent, but that's part of the equation, too. As the old model of newspapers having a staffed cartoonist responsible for five cartoons a week has collapsed, one thing that must be examined is whether or not there are different models that are sustainable that bring with them a different expectation for production.
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