Cartoons http://kcur.org en Kansas City Cartoonist Charles Barsotti Dies http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-cartoonist-charles-barsotti-dies <p>Kansas City-based cartoonist Charles Barsotti&nbsp;died Monday, according to The Kansas City Star.</p><p>Barsotti, 80, was <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/cartoonists/2014/06/the-great-cartoons-of-charles-barsotti.html#slide_ss_0=1">a regular contributor to The New Yorker</a>, The Atlantic and USA Today. He published more than 1,300 cartoons during his career.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:29:38 +0000 Elle Moxley 57490 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Cartoonist Charles Barsotti Dies 'Doonesbury' Creator Garry Trudeau http://kcur.org/post/doonesbury-creator-garry-trudeau <p></p><p>The comic strip <a href="http://doonesbury.com" target="_blank"><em>Doonesbury</em></a> has tackled some important social and political issues over the years. <strong>Garry Trudeau</strong> became the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, and was a finalist for the prize three subsequent times, including in 2004 and 2005, when his strip addressed the Iraq War. His storylines have centered around the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy, unfound weapons of mass destruction, and U.S. Presidents.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:35:42 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 32408 at http://kcur.org 'Doonesbury' Creator Garry Trudeau