April 9, 2012

New Work: Dialogues - Matt Bors, Editorial Cartoonist


Last May, Matt visited Chicago to speak at a conference called "Art in War," through Columbia College Chicago. We had already worked together on the poster for my short movie Forget Me Not, and I thought I'd seize the chance to get him on camera, in person, while he was here. We filmed the whole piece in my living room and kitchen.

Fast forward 11 months, and that conversation is finally edited and assembled. Weirdly, our meeting coincided with the day that Osama Bin Laden was killed, which meant seeing an editorial cartoonist process a major news event in real time. The comic we see him completing in the video is one that had already been slated for completion before Bin Laden's death, but it serves as a rare glimpse into the creative process of someone who typically works alone.

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