A wild (card) time in the 216!
Special section, October 2, 2013
Chris Morris, Illustrator; Emmet Smith, designer
[Emmet] called this morning and said he needed me on the truck. It would accompany a great player-by-player breakdown by staff writer Dennis Manoloff. I didn’t draw everyone he profiled but set out at 10 am to get as many as I could. I delivered the truck illo shortly before 10 pm …Per Manoloff, valuable utility player Mike Aviles has “enormous calves”. I made sure to draw said hams.
If you’re any kind of Tribe fan, Dennis Manoloff’s must-read mini-profiles are here. See the aforementioned Mike Aviles’ hams above.
Win! In! Indians
make the playoffs
September 30, 2013
Emmet Smith, designer; Chuck Crow, photographer
After an improbable 10-straight wins to close the regular season, the Cleveland Indians return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. An amazing streak by an amazingly fun team to watch.
Our view: Not sure who’s had a better baseball season — the Indians or PD photographer Chuck Crow!
We the beast
Forum, September 22, 2013
Andrea Levy, photographer/illustrator
For some time Andrea tried hard to avoid two polar-opposite YouTube phenomena that had been making major headlines …
But when she finally did watch the videos of Miley Cyrus twerking and the Syrian gas attacks, Andrea — as usual — connected dots in weird and wonderful ways. She writes:
Unfortunately, these two videos drew an unwanted and nauseating parallel in my mind: Two bodies, one twisted from pain, the other from pleasure. Flesh gone bad.
Everyone now knows that our mouse clicks are observed and counted. Clicks equal revenue. It is we who set the hierarchy of the information we’re fed. So since we are all now editors, I’m thinking it’s imperative that we maintain the muscle to distinguish between titillation and genocide… (that’s a low bar, right??!!) Then even if it’s just mechanical at first, every time we look at junk, shouldn’t we look at something socially pertinent? It could become a discipline, like drinking a glass of water with every beer. We cannot allow the real monsters to slip from view. And with journalism endangered, this is an increasing possibility.
This work is part of a regularly occurring feature that we call OpinionArt. For other OpinionArt pieces, follow Andrea’s blog here.
Yet another rampage
Forum, September 20, 2013
David Kordalski, designer
Would that we never have to do editorials or Forum pages on this topic again, but as the nation stubbornly refuses to address the two fundamental issues that contribute to mass shootings — stigma over mental illness and easy access to weapons — we fear it’s lather, rinse, repeat.
Go here to link to the editorial.
Or simply wait to read one the next time. If history is any gauge, it won’t be long.