Cartoonist who got paying job hired another cartoonist for job!

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caravan comic p1 Cartoonist who got paying job hired another cartoonist for job!Alert the media! Everyone was excited last year when Award-winning cartoonist Matt Bors got hired by the Medium to edit an actual comics page, The Nib, the cartooning world stood up and cheered at an editorial cartoonsits getting a paying job. And not he’s turned around and hired another cartoonist! Tasmanian transplant Eleri Mai Harris has just been hired as Associate Editor for The Nib and will help with finding contributors, editing comics as well as penning her her comics.

The Beat first met Harris at Career Day at CCS, where was was studying, and were immediately impressed by her background—print journalism—and how she had applied it to comics. Journalistic comics are a growing field, and it’s the smart people like Bors and HArris who are making it happen.

You can see Harris’s own comics at her site. I like this one about the history of the New Hampshire primary. Comics help us learn!

Comments

  1. I love The Beat, but the editing has become completely non-existent.

    -“cartoonsits”
    -“her her comics”
    -“where was was studying”
    -“HArris”

  2. Based on the headline, raise your hand if you thought Cartoonist A had outsourced his job to Cartoonist B for fractions of a penny on the dollar?

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  3. Spelling and grammatical errors galore and the title is really misleading. H

  4. ^ ohhh, the irony.

  5. I Think its cool thAt kidz are getting a change to right artickles for people these artickles dont not right them selfs;

  6. R.R. Werner says:

    “Based on the headline, raise your hand if you thought Cartoonist A had outsourced his job to Cartoonist B for fractions of a penny on the dollar?”

    Hand-raised!

    And I was all ready to make a “But I thought Bob Kane wad dead?” joke too. :)

  7. bryan says:

    Me again. I couldn’t let this article go… I clicked on Heidi’s name to see what else she’d written, and didn’t have to look far before seeing other similar evidence of a total lack of English syntax or prosaic finesse.

    Exhibit A: “Just one more little bad news for Denver Comic Con…”
    Exhibit B: “…Barsotti has passed away at age 80. He was 80.”
    Exhibit C: “Heidi is happy to let you pick her brains for wisdom … whatever you think Heidi’s brains were worth!”

    Uh-oh… Cumbersome grammar. Simple sentences. Mixed verb tenses!? I started thinking my derisive sarcasm was being heaped upon the head of some person who didn’t deserve it. Maybe she was, in fact, someone who was being given a shot at contributing to this publication apart from any writing merit. I’m all for giving people opportunities.

    Then, I saw that she is the Editor-in-Chief. She is driving this ship. I don’t expect anyone at the Beat to care that they’ve lost my readership (I’d only just found the site and subscribed via Feedly)—I’m probably just another condescending jerk-wad who doesn’t care about anyone or anything—but I do. And that’s why I’m taking the time to write this. I like to challenge myself and others to set high standards—especially when the thing one doing is something associated with strong feelings, dare I say “passion.”
    The robustness of this site is definitely evidence that there is a lot of support and passion for comics. I applaud this. But, at the very least, Heidi—set an example for your staff (or follow their examples) by holding yourself to a high standard: utilize spell checking tools, grammar tools, ask someone to proofread.
    Sorry to be such a wet blanket—just because you like what you’re doing doesn’t mean you’re naturally good at it. Signing off.

  8. bryan says:

    EDIT—taking my own medicine:
    “…especially when the thing one [IS] doing is something associated with strong feelings…”
    Didn’t proofread that properly.

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