Lucy Knisley Comic on Alternative Cartoonists' Panel
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on November 18, 2009 - 11:21
This Lucy Knisley comic "Downloading Optimism (Pessimism Virus Detected)" is a great bit of commentary on the transition between an all paper world to the multimedia, digital world Lucy is already a native in. There are generational issues as well as the massive discomfort anyone feels when they are in effect "losing their job" (what else to call the dying models of the daily big city and alternative weekly newpapers and the diminishing number of cartoonists who can make a living from their checks?). You have to hope that cartoonists recognize that losing a "job" (i.e. a business model) is not the same as losing your talent and that as old opportunities go away there are new opportunities to create and exploit.