Tony Auth, WHYY/NewsWorks digital artist in residence — a guy who had many encounters/clashes with erstwhile Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo back in Tony’s days at the Philadelphia Inquirer — was inspired by the news of the possible play about the iconic politician. He created this drawing of what he imagines the red carpet Philadelphia premiere might look like.
NewsWorks artist in residence Tony Auth asked readers for some help and suggestions when he hit the drawing board last week to illustrate some of the FAQs at our new blog Taxipedia. He asked: How would you illustrate bureaucracy in Philadelphia?
See his final drawings, based in part on the feedback he received.
From Tony Auth: Are the Republicans as aware of how dangerous the position they’re putting themselves in is, as I’ve imagined in this drawing?
China’s ‘Department of Cyber-Friendship’
Tony Auth is on a public list of people and organizations who have, as the NRA puts it, “assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights.”
A retrospective of the year that was, from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tony Auth:
It’s always a revelation to go through a year’s work. This year I was surprised by how many drawings I’d done on gun violence.
The year was also dominated by the election, of course. And, in retrospect, looking at the cartoons done during the surreal Republican primaries, the final result seems so fore-ordained — though it didn’t seem so at the time.
See more from Tony in his blog Behind the Lines.
Listen to “Certain Poor Shepherds,” a Christmas radio play
WHYY resumes a holiday tradition, the annual Christmas radio play by Chris Satullo and Tony Auth. This year’s story follows a young Philadelphia woman who befriends and tries to help an unusual old gentleman she meets on the street. (Audio produced by Elisabeth Perez Luna and Charlie Kaier)
A lot of skateboarders thought this would never happen. After more than a decade of planning and fundraising, ground finally has been broken for the future Paine’s Park, Center City Philadelphia’s only skate park.
Years ago, when the Love Park skateboarding controversy arose in Philadelphia, the Inquirer ediorial page astounded many when it sided with the skateboarders.
Tony Auth did a drawing of Ben Franklin on a skateboard as part of our argument that there was no doubt whom forever young Ben would have sided with. He revisits that drawing here.
So many questions. Why did President Obama tolerate the bullying, interrupting, repetitive assertions by Romney without responding with passion, strength and facts?
Why did Jim Lehrer allow Romney to take over and run the show, rigging it so he got the last word on almost every exchange?
Will Obama bother to show up for the second round?