Cartoonist Clay Bennett draws audio pictures for Mr. Media! INTERVIEW

Of the nine books I’ve written, it just occurred to me that the first and last have Pulitzer Prize connections—not for my work, unfortunately, but still…

The last was Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, a biography of the American master artist and writer, which featured an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon.

And my first book, Stadium For Rent, features dozens of editorial cartoons drawn by future Pulitzer Prize winning artist Clay Bennett.

Back then, Bennett was poking fun at local issues and political figures for the St. Petersburg Times. I’ve always regarded his style as sneaky—the clean lines and bold images let him club you over the head with his message while you’re still chuckling.

CLAY BENNETT podcast excerpt: “The virtue most of my editorial cartoons have is that they are exactly six inches wide by four inches deep. They’ll fit the hole perfectly… They will fit the space.” 

You can LISTEN to this interview with Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist CLAY BENNETT of the CHATTANOGA TIMES FREE PRESS, by clicking the audio player above!

Bennett left the Times for the Christian Science Monitor, where he ultimately won his Pulitzer. Today, he’s with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, of all places, and we’ll certainly talk about that, I’m sure.

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