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In the News-David Horsey

Editorial Cartoonist David Horsey Holding a Cartooning Marathon for Election Day

Originally posted Nov. 2, 2010
In an attempt to keep up with fast-breaking Election Day news, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist David Horsey is holding a twelve-hour cartooning marathon, from noon until midnight, today, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. You can read more about it on Mr. Horsey's blog, on the website of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, here.

Mr. Horsey has weighed in on the controversy over depicting the prophet Mohammed in cartoons. Soon after Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris announced plans for an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day," she received word from the FBI that she should go into hiding to avoid reprisal. In response, Mr. Horsey wrote a brief essay which begins: "There is no sane or humane creed that would justify putting Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris on an execution list, but there is little that is sane or humane about radical Islam." You can read the entire essay and more about the controversy on the website of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Copyright 2010 Terence E. Hanley

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