The second part of our interview with Michael Shaw is brought to our listeners LIVE from UW-Green Bay’s Common CAHSS 2019.
In Part 2 Kelli and Michael discuss the freedom of speech as it relates to artistic expression as a human right. One of Michael’s cartoons came to international prominence following the 2015 terrorist attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. They discuss this and several more of Michael’s cartoons, as well as what the role of the cartoonist is in today’s culture.
About Our Guests:
Much like a certain mythical bird, Michael Shaw describes his career as regenerative: A BFA in painting (Webster University) morphing into art education (teaching art in the St. Louis public schools) culminating in a graduate degree in journalism (University of Missouri, Columbia) leading to a successful copywriting career (Lands’ End, Frontgate, Kohl’s) then making a bit of u-turn back to education (Xavier University). Michael also doodles at night—his cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999.
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