Through October 21, 2012, GoComics editorial cartoonist Tony Auth is displaying more than 100 original cartoons, drawings, paintings, sketches and newspaper pages, as well as a selection from his award-winning children’s book illustrations, at the Fred Beans Gallery in the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County, Pa., just north of Philadelphia.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning artist has influenced the political landscape for more than 40 years. His witty left-leaning cartoons often display a sharp commentary of today’s headlines.
Fellow Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer has described Tony Auth best: "His perspective is that of a bemused and often angry comic historian. Irony, never a favorite form with Americans, is his meat and potatoes. He is not smug, and though he can be mean, he is never mean-spirited. Auth is a moralist and an optimist. He insists, even in this day and age, that hope is more than the name of a right-wing comedian or the shtick of a reactionary president."
Auth’s work helps to explain complex issues and bring to light the humor behind an oftentimes serious subject matter. With the current political climate reaching a boiling point with the upcoming elections, the work of editorial creators like Auth is becoming more and more central to our country’s leadership discussions.
According to an interview for the art exhibit, "Our job is not to amuse our readers," said Auth. "Our mission is to stir them, inform and inflame them."
If you live in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York or Delaware, we recommend making the trip to Doylestown, Pa. to view Auth’s art exhibit – his work will not disappoint. For more information about the exhibit and Auth, visit http://www.michenermuseum.org/exhibits/auth.php
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To view Auth’s latest editorial commentary, visit his page on the GoComics website.