So, just thought I would jump for joy because it turns out that political cartoons and political illustration isn't irrelevent.
This week Pat Oliphant caused a storm with his cartoon depicting a headless soldier wheeling a fanged Star of David toward a woman with the word Gaza emblazoned on her ( see Cartoon here ).
This isn't about that though. Illustration makes people think and talk about stuff, who knew?
In a time where people think that cutting back is the way to go, just think of the economy a good illustration provides. The Oliphant cartoon is only reproduced at about 3 x 4 inches. That seems pretty economical to me!