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Sports cartoonists

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PhilaYank36, May 27, 2007.

  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    We are always going back and forth about writers/reporters that we like & don't like, etc, etc... Here's a change-of-pace: who do you think are some of the better sports cartoonists in the biz? My vote goes to Mike Scott of the Star Ledger. The guy comes up with some great ideas and does some pretty funny caricatures of the NY/NJ athletes, who are never in short supply.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Drew Litton is the best sports cartoonist I've ever seen...
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The late Willard Mullin.

    End of thread.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for that. No, I'm not him, but his desk is 20 feet from mine. Great guy and does some great work.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Drew hits some home runs, but he also whiffs badly some of the time. He also (at least he used to, when I was working at papers that used him) beat the same dead horses way too much of the time.

    Sports cartoonists seem to be a dying breed -- for that matter, so are edit-page cartoonists. In the olden days, almost every paper bigger than a midsize daily had one, now everybody uses syndicated stuff.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think Litton is one of the few who actually does about 3-4 a week... It seems like a lot of places just do it on Sundays...
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This was non-sports related, but after Charles Schultz died, one of Litton's cartoons came across the wire showing the Peanuts characters crying. I'm sure the cartoon wouldn't have the same impact today, but on that day it was enough to put a lump in your throat...
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yes, the star-ledger's mike scott is one of the greats. does political 'toons, too. ;D 8) ;D
  9. spwritenj

    spwritenj New Member

    are we discussing mike scott?


    because no discussion of mike scott is complete ...


    without bracket boy!

  10. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Brilliant pull. Definitely Scott's defining creation.
  11. Way back in the day, these guys were the most powerful guys in the section.
    The guy in my local paper growing up literally named almost every high school team in the area.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Not only is Scotty a great artist, he's a damn good guy too.
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