The bigger picture and the cartoonists

Following some recent evidence for the power of a very traditional visual art, PCOer Patrick Blower writes with details of his recent adventures with BBC News:

The news at ten called me up, knowing that a cartoon was the perfect medium to explain quantitative easing – the driest and most arcane of subjects. I knocked it out at speed, missed it on the 10 o’ clock news but learnt the next day that it formed part of the lead story. They also put it online and they told me it was the 7th most-viewed item on the BBC site that day. Needless to say, I wasn’t on a Jonathan Ross pay rate, but I’m not complaining, and nor are the BBC who got a lot of mileage out of my cartoons. A reminder that our chosen medium is often the perfect communication tool.

You can see Blower’s work for the BBC here.

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