I’m Chris OBrion, and I’ve drawn editorial cartoons for the Roanoke Times and roanoke.com since 2007. As roanoke.com prepares to be leveled by the tide and rebuilt as an entirely new digital sand castle, I’m wondering if you have any ideas for how editorial cartoons might be used in new ways. (And no, I’m sorry. I don’t know how to use them as digital birdcage liners for “Angry Birds.” But thank you.)
Right now I do a (usually) weekly color cartoon on a (usually) local or state topic. The cartoon appears in the print edition of the paper, on roanoke.com’s opinion page, on the Roanoke Times’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/roanoketimes) and more recently, on the RoundTable blog. (I also post it on my fridge and mail a copy to my mom.)
Are there other formats or platforms you’d like to see for the editorial cartoons, or additional features we’re missing?