Thursday, July 5, 2007

previous entry | main | next entry | TrackBack (0)

Earn yourself a high-profile acknowledgement!!!

The hard-working staff here at is calling on its readers for help.

Your humble blogger has a forthcoming article in Perspectives on Politics that, in draft form, used the following editorial cartoon to explain a particular theory of public opinion formation:


In order to publish the cartoon in the article, I need to locate a cleaner version of this caroon, plus copyright permission from the syndicate that distributes it.

The thing is, I have no idea who drew this editorial cartoon, or which syndicate distributed it. As the cartoon probably suggests, I clipped it out of a newspaper more than a decade ago because I thought it was funny. I had no idea I'd be using it for a scholarly article.

So, whoever can identify the artist and syndicate that distributed this sucker will get added to the acknowledgments in the paper itself. {Wow, a real acknowledgment!! Are employees eligible?--ed. Eligibility restricted to individuals not directly related to the blogger.]

Go to it!!

UPDATE: Thanks to the many readers who responded with the correct answer -- the Akron Beacon Journal's Chip Bok. Alas, only the first responder gets the acknowledgement.

posted by Dan on 07.05.07 at 06:52 PM


Quickly googling the unique signature at the top (BOK), the author seems to be Chip Bok, syndicated through Creators Syndicate.

posted by: Chris on 07.05.07 at 06:52 PM [permalink]

Just do your thing, publish it, and they'll get in touch with you. Give me the letter and Paul, Della, Gerty and I can take care of everything from there.

posted by: Perry Mason on 07.05.07 at 06:52 PM [permalink]

Yeup, Chip Bok. Its pre 2002 I think, as there is an online site for such things going back at least that far.

You can probably get in contact by

posted by: Nicholas Weaver on 07.05.07 at 06:52 PM [permalink]

Chip Bok, who also contributes to Reason, is at the Akron Beacon Journal:

posted by: Virginia Postrel on 07.05.07 at 06:52 PM [permalink]

Post a Comment:


Email Address:



Remember your info?