By Steve Outing
I’ve long been a fan of animated editorial cartoons — but there are so few of them. The great Mark Fiore stands out as the best still, in my view. But there are indications that a new wave of animated editorial cartoons is coming.
A new entrant is Mike Shelton of the Orange County Register in California. He just started doing animated cartoons and has posted a few.
I can’t say that they do much for me. Shelton’s still editorial cartoons seem wittier and more powerful than his first animated attempts (though I’m no fan of his punch lines, which take a right-wing stance). I suspect that’s an indication that animated cartoons are not easy to pull off well.