As Brian Miller mentioned in the Weekly Wire, editorial cartoonists from around the country are convening tonight at Town Hall for a public pow-wow and fundraiser. Among those attending and showing/selling their work will be pi.com's David Horsey, Ted Rall, and Portland-based Matt Bors, whose image of the indie-rockin eggplant (above) graces Jonathan Kauffman's feature story this week. Tix for tonight's event are $25.
Editorial cartoonists have been victims of budget cuts and space constraints, including in the alt-weekly world, which was among their most welcoming showcases. Our paper is one of many that no longer runs This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow, for example.
Of course, with fewer editorial cartoonists working it'll be that much easier to win the Pulitzer Prize, right? OK, maybe that's not a huge consolation.