Round up: What the Bloghorn saw

July 8, 2011 in Comment, News

Rob Murray writes:

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has become the latest real-life subject of a ‘Where’s Wally?’-style puzzle book (others have included Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Osama Bin Laden). The new book, ‘Où est Sarko?’, takes a tongue-in-cheek view of Sarkozy’s presidency and apparent omnipresence, with the cartoon illustrations depicting memorable scenes from his time in office. You can read more at The Guardian.

The work of a local newspaper cartoonist may get a fresh airing, decades after they were first published. Frederick Terry Frampton’s 80-year-old son John has carefully compiled his father’s work for the Enfield Gazette from the 1930s and is considering publishing them as a book aimed at local history enthusiasts. Read more here.

Over in the US, The Salt Lake Tribune has shown it clearly recognises the popularity of cartoons with a newspaper’s readership. While continuing to publish a variety of comic strips in its print edition, it is also dramatically increasing the number of cartoons it carries online. In a piece announcing the changes, the SLT discusses the importance of cartoon content to a paper’s identity and sales. Bloghorn would like to see more of this sort of thinking from editors. 

5 responses to Round up: What the Bloghorn saw

  1. Interesting points all – esp. the local newspapers item. So many have become little more than big adverts and obituary notices. Advertising pays more than news [of the World].
    Hats off to SLT.

  2. You have to be a Mormon, though.

  3. Hmmm. They have to wear suits all the time, don’t they ? Not sure. Where’s Dorrie when you need her ?

  4. As someone who was best man at a Mormon wedding, I can confirm that they’re allowed to take the suit off. Name badge also optional.

  5. Thanks Rob. Only kidding. Name badges, or at least the swapping thereof can be fun though.

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