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October 27, 2005

Mike Luckovich’s “Why” Draws Attention


With the bulk of media flowing through TV now, and the cutting edge soldily working the on-line frontier, some feel the editorial cartoon's last remaining weapon is the Moment of Indelible Memory -- a summary statement on an issue that makes the issue and the cartoon memorable. Although I suspect the perpetual news cycle may help thwart the effectiveness of that strategy as well, Mike Luckovich's cartoon with 2000 dead soldiers' names certainly puts the principle on display. Here's an Editor & Publisher piece, the original discussion on the cartoonist's site, and a follow-up including the cartoonist's statement.
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