By Jack Georgis
Professional cartoonist Joe Dator will share insight about his work during a discussion and presentation on March 29. His works have appeared in prints including the “New Yorker,” “Mad Magazine” and “Esquire Magazine.”
“I’m going to show a selection of my cartoons from the ‘New Yorker’ and talk about their inspiration, and why some were published and others were not,” Dator said. He will also delve into the humour process and what goes on behind the scenes of a gag cartoon. “It’s going to be funny,” he said. With 12 years of experience, Dator’s event will provide a glance into what a successful cartoonist does and the work that goes into the job.
This event will be a unique and humorous experience as students learn what is involved in creating a cartoon. Many of Dator’s cartoons contain satirical political messages. His presentation may appeal to student artists interested in visual and graphic arts as a potential career path. Journalism students may also find relevance in cartooning since illustrations are largely prevalent in newspapers and online news sites.
The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Life Science building, room 242. One merit credit is available for students attending from the honors college, and free pizza will be served.