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Picture Worth A Few Hundred Words On Page Two

Embattled illustrator speaks!

You know, with all the lunatic cartoonists from the Baggs/Layton school the ODE has employed down the years, it’s weird that this is the one defending himself on the Commentary page. Not even Bret Furtwangler’s overtly Republican (and very well-drawn, by the way) pieces drew much of an outcry, which always disappointed me.

Anyway, the only real point of interest in DuChateau’s column is the bit where he takes a shot at his predecessor:

…repetitive, cryptic and had virtually no relevance to campus life and the everyday activities of the majority of Emerald readers…

If he’s referring to Furtwangler there, I’m not sure what to say. Those cartoons were many things, but – assuming the majority’s everyday activities include “reading a newspaper” – “cryptic” is not one of them.

  1. Olly says:

    It’s a logical extension of having to label the “humor” section of college publications with “SATIRE” in big letters – only applied to the people producing the SATIRE.

    Come to think, that’s quite a fitting punishment for most editorial cartoonists.

  2. Danimal says:

    As “an agent of satire,” does he get to carry a badge? I would like to have such a badge.

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