The Austin Chronicle | The Lost Art of Being Offensive — Swimming in satire with cartooning documentary Mr. Fish
The titular Mr. Fish, one of the last unrelenting and unapologetic editorial cartoonists, in Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End
A disturbing fact: No daily newspaper in Texas has a staff editorial cartoonist. For Pablo Bryant, that's not just a problem for newspapers, but a reflection of a broader issue. He said, "It's a failure of our culture to celebrate what a precious object satire is, and we're losing it."
That's why the seasoned documentary camera operator made Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End, a celebration of the brilliant, scathing work of Mr. Fish aka Dwayne Booth. Yet it's also a warning about the seemingly imminent extinction of a vital component of editorial commentary.Read More