The Sorensen Monologues

Archive for May, 2013

Prone Vacations

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.

Where Were You When Carbon Dioxide Passed 400 Parts Per Million?

Fly Air Air

Reference material for this cartoon: this piece about children growing up in the toxic clouds of Beijing. If ever there was a warning sign for humanity to change its ways, this would be it.

“Comic Strip of the Day” blogger Mike Peterson has written an eloquent post about this cartoon and the well-worn path of industrialists escaping the fallout from industrialization. I’m on the road right now, so I’ll pass the mic to Mike for further thoughts on the issue.

Jen Sorensen is a cartoonist for Daily Kos, The Nation, In These Times, Politico and other publications throughout the US. She received the 2023 Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning from the National Press Foundation, and is a recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. She is also a Pulitzer Finalist.



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