Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:07 pm

Tears of a clown

Filed under: Salute! — Lex @ 11:07 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Doug Marlette has been a favorite of mine ever since he joined The Charlotte Observer in 1973. Normally, he’s not subtle — an Easter cartoon he once drew, which the Observer declined to publish, depicted Christ carrying an electric chair on his back up the hill to Golgotha. But his 1986 cartoon on the space-shuttle Challenger explosion, drawn just hours after the disaster, was magnificent, and his recent cartoon on the Columbia disaster is almost as good.


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