Jeff Danzinger has won the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. His most recent book, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, is a collection of his political cartoons following the 9/11 attack, using satire to scold and guide.
David Macaulay is an illustrator and writer, often explaining architecture, design, and engineering. In 1991, he won the Caldecott Medal for Black and White (1990), four separate stories told at the same time across spreads; and in 2006, he received the MacArthur Fellows Program award.
They discussed how it’s important to not be partisan, what makes a political cartoon work or not, how simplicity is the key. Sometimes you can convey a location or part of the world with just a store front or a specific building. The students were encouraged to get involved with their questions and opinions, leading to a lively discussion.
Photos courtesy Abe Olson.