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Cartooning with Compassion: A Conversation with Megan Herbert

Priego, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-4418-369X (2022). Cartooning with Compassion: A Conversation with Megan Herbert. The Comics Grid : Journal of Comics Scholarship, 12(1), pp. 1-17. doi: 10.16995/cg.8705


This article presents the outcome of a semi-structured interview with Australian writer and illustrator Megan Herbert. Conducted online, the conversation revolved around Herbert's cartooning work published online during 2020 and 2021. The annotated transcription offers insights into process, personal and professional issues in freelance cartooning, and the challenges and opportunities of cartoon publishing on social media. This article offers qualitative data that can be useful for researchers interested in the history, techniques, and current developments of cartooning, and for cartoonists interested in the experience of fellow professionals during pandemic times.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0) International licence. All the figures included in this article have been reproduced with permission from the author and under a Non-Commercial Web/Publication license purchased from CartoonStock Ltd. All the figures included here are All Rights Reserved Megan Herbert and have been reproduced under educational fair use for the purpose of criticism and review and full attribution and copyright information has been provided in the captions.
Publisher Keywords: gag cartoons; editorial cartooning; Instagram comics; graphic journalism
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
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