4 a.m., March 4
3 trends most likely to impact cartoons
There is no shortage of cartoonists and editors speaking and journaling these days to predict the future of cartoons. All three finalists for the most recent Pulitzer had animated web cartoons in their portfolio, leading many to believe that, as cartoonists continue to be cut back from major daily papers, the future lies in web animations. But web animations have yet to make anyone any money, which leads others to believe that maybe there's more to that future landscape.
Daily Cartoonist's Alan Gardner elaborates:
"While we all sit around trying to think of what the newspaper based cartooning industry is going to look like in the next 5-10 years, I’ve found three stories that I believe indicate factors and trends that will have a big impact on print cartooning..."
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