Westport Public Library to host talk with two cartoonists
Published 3:56 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2012
Westport Public Library will host a talk with liberal cartoonist Matt Davies and conservative cartoonist Scott Stantis about the process of drawing political cartoons and covering the upcoming election on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. in the McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road. Stantis will join the talk via Skype from Chicago.
Davies, of Wilton, was born in London and moved to the United States in 1983, according to a release. He graduated from Staples High School and attended the Savannah Collage of Art & Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
His cartoons are syndicated by more than 100 publications and have appeared regularly in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. His work has also been featured in Newsweek, Time magazine, U.S. News and World Report and on CNN.
He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2004 and the inaugural Herblock Prize that same year. In 2011, he was again a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and, in spring 2013, his first children's book, "Ben Rides On," which he both wrote and illustrated, will be published.
Davies' works are on exhibit through Thursday, Nov. 8, in the library's lower-level Riverwalk display case.
Stantis is the editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune and USA Today. He was previously a staff cartoonist for the Birmingham News, the Orange County Register, the Commercial Appeal, the Arizona Republic and the Grand Rapids Press.
His editorial cartoons are also syndicated to more than 400 newspapers. He has also created several comic strips, including "Syndey," "The Buckets" and "Prickly City."
The program is free.
For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit www.westportlibrary.org.