While traditionally op/ed cartoons have accompanied print newspapers' hard news and opinion columns, there's something rewarding about being able to access a larger body of work of op/ed cartoonists like Matt Bors on GoComics. Taken on their own, they are good for a laugh, a quick appreciation of art, and perhaps some discussion or internal debate. In clusters, however, they become time capsules of what issues are up for debate in that particular week/month/year. Bors' August output, which I've excerpted from below, is a great example of this.
The side-panel face off of Barack/USA and Putin/Russia in this Matt Bors op/ed from last week is nothing short of brilliant. As is today's devastating panel on Egypt:
While our sales materials place him solidly in the left, Bors' satirical edge is sharp enough to cut through partisan labels right to the absurd core of any situation. He can make you laugh hysterically while slyly delivering a message.
The magnetic poetry, french press and blackberry really sell this scene.
Read new Matt Bors cartoons twice a week at GoComics.