* congratulations to Matt Davies and Clay Jones for each cartoonist's recognition within the Herblock Prize program. That is always a great place to find people working in respectable mainstream part of editorial cartoon making industry, which for me also gives it a nostalgic pull. It's such a nice tradition, and it's never stopped being one no matter what you might think of its power and influence within opinion-making and newspapering more generally. The world's certainly changed around it though, even within the lifetime of those of that still take note of these honors.
* count Carl Antonowicz amongst those working artist that is supplementing their income, if only in some extra for supplies, through a Patreon account. I know Carl's comics and theater work from my other job and figure that's the kind of cross-discipline work that may be best supported by efforts like crowdfunding.