Here’s an artistic challenge: Create a cartoon about the hurricane tragedy in New Orleans. That’s the assignment if you make your living as an editorial cartoonist. Yet many have risen to the challenge. Daryle Cagle’s Professional Cartoonist Index is probably the largest collection of editorial cartoons on the internet. You can view today’s cartoons, or past cartoons arranged by topic (i.e. Hurricane Katrina), or a daily archive of your favorite artist. Every once in a while I visit this site and I always marvel at the variety of creative ways these cartoonists address the serious issues of the day (even if I strongly disagree with their point of view). So take a gander.
And then, if you are so moved, please give a few bucks to the Salvation Army relief effort for the victims of hurricane Katrina.