When I was growing up, going to North Carolina and catching fireflies was the highlight of every summer (I didn’t realize until later that you can’t capture magic, and that’s why the bugs always died in the jars I had lovingly trapped them in. Sorry bbs) This summer I went to North Carolina and saw a single firefly from the side mirror of my car as I sat parked in a motel parking lot. That’s adulthood. Oh well.
-John Brosio 2002
Castevet | Hiccups
"Close the door, lock the gate, we’ve got everything we need. A pattern of leaving and moving, you’re still empty-handed. What we have is a generator, all you’ve found is a magnet. Make something yourself.
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We got some very sad news yesterday. Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth died at the age of 72. He had metastatic brain cancer. He worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 41 years and was nationally syndicated. He also illustrated children’s books. For the last two years, he was our colleague here at WHYY, where he was our first Digital Artist-in-Residence, contributing cartoons, illustrations and animated videos for our Newsworks website. His position at WHYY worked out well for Fresh Air. Tony illustrated a talk that Terry gave with animations that accompanied the interview excerpts she played. Terry says, “It was a privilege to work with him and see a bit of his creative process.”
Today we played an excerpt of an interview we did with Tony back in 1988, after the publication of his collection of editorial cartoons called Lost in Space: The Reagan Years. He told us that in looking back on the Reagan era, he believed that Reagan’s attack on domestic social programs marked a turning point for many political cartoonists.
See a slideshow of some of Auth’s work here.