Jack Ohman

April 21, 2013

Cartoon Corner: Artists aim for catharsis after week of anguish

With the truly horrific bomb attack at the Boston Marathon came heartfelt responses from America's editorial cartoonists. I can tell you, if poorly handled, your work becomes self-parodying and trite. Done well, strong cartoons can help create a small moment of catharsis for readers.

Jack Ohman

Editorial cartoonist, writer and Joe King’s alter ego

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Jack Ohman joined The Sacramento Bee in 2013. He previously worked at the Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and the Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jack has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Foundation Award and the national SPJ Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013. Contact Jack at johman@sacbee.com. Twitter: @JACKOHMAN.

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