A Star Is Born
Mike Luckovich, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, is on vacation. Before he left for his much deserved r’n’r, he solicited cartoons from readers. Randy, my dear friend since junior high and an avid reader of the Cup, submitted this cartoon:
Can I just say that I like Mike Luckovich’s weekly planner? The man has his priorities straight. I need to get one of those planners.
Mr. Luckovich was also impressed with Randy’s entry.
Of the more than 200 cartoons I saw, some were very good and some of them stunk. Here are two of my favorites. The first, by Mike Phillips of Cumming, caught my eye because the artwork is so good. This person can draw. I also liked Randy [surname deleted for privacy’s sake, in case he’s headed toward fame and forture]'s offering. Even though it isn't technically a cartoon, it was funny, pointed and communicated his message clearly. Thanks to everyone for participating, and next summer when I'm on vacation, we'll do it again.
Randy's cartoon is in today’s edition, in case you want to clip it and save it in your “I knew him when” folder. I did. And I’m going to have mine autographed.