Pat Bagley, the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune, is hosting the national convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Salt Lake City this coming June. He’ll also be moderating a panel during the convention, called “Satire and the Sacred: From Mohammad to Mormon Underwear,” and I’m going to be on it. Also on the panel will be Victor Navasky, a former editor with The New York Times and the former editor of The Nation, a winner of the National Book Award and a professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, whose book The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power is due to appear next week.
Our panel will be on Saturday, 29 June. I actually don’t know whether the public will have any way of getting in. I’m just exuberant, because I think that this is going to be both interesting and fun.