Our newest editorial cartoonist, Donna Barstow, is a rarity. It's not just the fact that she's female - though that in and of itself is exceedingly rare in the field of editorial cartooning. But it's her background and her approach to cartooning that really set Barstow apart. Originally from the East Coast, the cartoonist crossed the country and landed in the Golden State, taking up residence in the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown. Barstow credits her familiarity with both coasts as one of the major reasons why her cartoons cover a broad mix of politics and pop culture, often putting a positive spin on things.
“I try to see more of the positive in the news,” says Barstow. “It’s important to have a point of view, but does it have to be fatalistic? I try and bring light to a subject even though I might loathe it.”
Look for new cartoons from Donna Barstow three times per week on GoComics.com.