Friday, January 14, 2011

 In college, I was an editorial cartoonist for a newspaper called The Southern Illinoisan, and also for my college newspaper, The Daily Egyptian. My response to King's murder was to publish in my college newspaper an editorial cartoon using the Statue of Liberty to express my grief, as Bill Mauldin had used the statue of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial for his famous editorial cartoon published when JFK was murdered. I've only done one other drawing using King, entitled, "King in Hell," which was published in The Seattle Times on January 18, 2004, along with three other cartoons, and an article I wrote about King's importance in the post-civil rights era.

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