Yet another reason why Tom Tomorrow is the coolest cartoonist there is
Big props to Tom Tomorrow (of This Modern World fame) for mentioning me and NYU cartoonist August J. Pollak in his masterpiece of a weblog recently. Extreme gratitude also goes to all the nice people who have sent me encouraging letters or visited my site today because of that mention. You have made some struggling college cartoonists very very very happy, Mr. Tomorrow.
And just to clarify how things work with the paper I cartoon for, The Harvard Crimson (since both Tom Tomorrow and August have mentioned this in their blogs): the Crimson allows news writers to print their email addresses with their articles in the print version; they do not allow cartoonists (or columnists, it turns out) to print their web site or email addresses. This is very frustrating because it's not easy to get information about yourself out there when you're a beginning writer or cartoonist, and you'd think a student-run publication would be a bit more sympathetic.
But the Crimson is more than a student publication—it's also a 129-year-old multi-million dollar business (which doesn't mean I get paid, because I don't). My editor has been nice enough to argue with the Powers That Be who run the paper about it, but they stand firm: only paid advertisers (and non-opinion writers) are allowed to include their email addresses with articles, and no contributors can include their web sites. They tell me news writers are an exception because there's a possibility that they might receive news tips. Sigh...