The website Truthout published an article this week by Adam Bessie discussing comics journalism, with input from a number of our contributors, namely Sarah Glidden and Dan Archer.
Thirty-something Brooklynite, self-professed news-junkie and author Sarah Glidden laments that Iraq has become "yesterday's news," which editors now treat like yesterday's bread - a stale subject. While the troops' boots remain on the ground, foreign media bureaus - what's left of them - are in exodus and, thus, the continuing occupation of Iraq has steadily retreated from the headlines and into the backwaters of the paper, lost to microscopic print somewhere near a full page Macy's spread, the final destination before disappearing entirely. Glidden couldn't stand to be an idle bystander, watching from the safe distance of Internet Explorer as the story of the Iraqi occupation slowly died, the stories of refugees fleeing the war-torn nation consigned to footnotes in a future history text to be ignored by future college students. [Keep Reading]