The Sorensen Monologues

Archive for May 20th, 2013

Blog Note + Pittsburgh Appearance

I haven’t been able to write much here lately because I’ve been busy moving into a new home, which has yet to be equipped with wifi. To give you some idea of what my life has been like, I had to send out this week’s cartoon from the parking lot of a local coffee shop at 1:45am last night. (I’m currently sitting inside said coffee shop as a paying customer.) Oh, how I miss the days when people were lazy and/or clueless about password-protecting their wireless networks.

In other news, I’ll be doing an event in Pittsburgh next Sunday, May 26, as part of the Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival. I am humbled to be appearing on a panel with several legendary comic strip artists: Lynn Johnston, Cathy Guisewite, Terri Libenson, and Hilary Price. Details here.

Gap’s Reputation Collapse

The Independent UK has a good rundown of the Gap controversy. The Savar factory collapse did not involve The Gap, but the company has been outspoken about its opposition to any legally-binding plan to improve conditions for workers in Bangladesh.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.