political cartoons

Interview 99: Ben Garrison

3413634_origThis week political cartoonist Ben Garrison returns to the program to discuss the revival of his political commentary in the midst of the most tumultuous presidential campaign in recent history. Garrison also discusses his struggle with online trolls over the past several screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-11-17-44-pmyears, the broader war on free speech and political dissent, and how such phenomena are illustrated in the defamatory campaign against Canadian Professor Anthony Hall leading to the academic’s suspension from his university post earlier this month.

In a sea of homogeneity Ben Garrison’s trailblazing work offers a truly unique perspective on political and economic concerns. Presently a freelance graphic artist, his first cartoons appeared in The San Angelo Standard Times in the early 1980s. Garrison has since been a graphic artist at the The San Antonio Express News and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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Encore – Ben Garrison

garrison1James is joined by political cartoonist Ben Garrison in this encore broadcast from February 2015. In a sea of homogeneity Garrison’s work offers a truly unique perspective on political and economic concerns. Presently a freelance graphic artist, his first cartoons appeared in The San Angelo Standard Times in the early 1980s. Garrison has since been a graphic artist at the The San Antonio Express News and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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