You've seen Michael de Adder's viral cartoon by now. It features Donald Trump callously playing golf past the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria—the migrant and his daughter who drowned trying to reach America. The drawing caught fire everywhere it was seen, whipped social media into a frenzy and allegedly cost de Adder a freelance gig at an East Coast publishing house.
Why do editorial cartoons still feel so vital in the age of memes? If they are, why are the numbers of employed editorial cartoonists dwindling? What makes a cartoon like de Adder's so wrenching and ruthless? And how do massive media conglomerates with delicate political sensibilities weigh them when considering what to publish...and what to hold back?
GUEST: Sue Dewar, editorial cartoonist, Postmedia