Friday, October 31, 2008
Stoutonia: The guiding light of the UW-Stout campus
I've recently been doing editorial cartoons for the Stoutonia, the UW-Stout school newspaper. This would explain all the cartoon posts lately. In the last issue which hit the stands yesterday, I was asked to do illustrations of both Obama and McCain. It was really short notice, but I had some down time so I whipped these two drawings out. I was under the impression that they would be small little spot illustrations to accompany two lengthy articles about each candidate. Through some miscommunication it turns out that each drawing was printed about 7 or 8 inches tall. I was a little disappointed to see that as I would have done the original drawings much larger( the originals are about 4x6) and added a bit more detail. What's worse was that both articles were about 3 paragraphs of useless babbling. One of the writers came right out and said he didn't follow politics at all.- How do you expect to write a decent article when you've got your head up your ass one week before election day? But life goes on. I think the drawings turned out okay, and I've been getting positive feedback from fellow students who have actually picked up the paper and read it.
In addition, I had 4 cartoons published in this issue, all ones that I've posted here already. I thought that number seemed a bit excessive, but seeing as I get paid by the cartoon, I'm not going to be one to complain.
The paper and some of my cartoons/illustrations can be seen at the papers website www.stoutonia.com