Death of Newspapers #22: Jan Eliot's Stone Soup
In June, Stone Soup
cartoonist Jan Eliot and voiceover performer JoJo Jensen
experimented to create an audio comic strip
. To experience this, use control-click to enlarge the strip above in a new window and then read along while listening at the Stone Soup blog
Sarah Wagner interviewed Jan Eliot
in 2008 for viz
. Eliot objects to strip reruns and she discusses strip shrinkage: "The smaller the space, the less interesting the art, the less interested the reader, the less the newspaper cares, the smaller the space."
Below is an excellent Oregon Art Beat video of Jan Eliot and her teenage assistant Olivia White working on Stone Soup
. Watch full screen for close-ups of Eliot drawing. How come other cartoonists don't have informative videos with classy production values like this?
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