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Humor, Comedy, and Laughter -- 2/28/19 Daypass -- Political Cartooning in the Era of Trump
Mike Thompson Mike Thompson has been editorial cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press since 1998. A four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Thompson is winner of the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for cartooning, Thompson is a two-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ national award for cartooning, the Overseas Press Club Award, the National Press Foundation Award, the National Headliner Award, the Scripps Howard Award and the national Women in Communications Clarion Award. As a college student, he received first-place honors in national collegiate contests sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He resides in suburban Detroit with his wife, daughter and neurotic dog. Speaker Synopsis: Political cartoons have been popular for hundreds of years. A blend of caricature and allusion, the political cartoon is a succinct medium to convey a message. What are the elements of a political cartoon? How are they created? What effect has the Trump presidency had on political cartoons? Join political cartoonist Mike Thompson for the answers.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 02/28/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED