Annette Balesteri is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). The California native has been a professional cartoonist for 20 years, drawing for local newspapers. She can be emailed at A1COLOR@aol.com. Visit her websites: www.wrestling-caricatures.com and www.balestericartoons.com.
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#3 Posted on 1.9.04 1218.29 Reposted on: 1.9.11 1222.36
Originally posted by AlessandroJeff MacNelly she ain't ...
I should hope not. MacNelly's been dead since 2000.
(I know, I know... cheap.)
Seriouly, though, while I have no problem with the artwork, I share Bulldog's verdict on the content. I guess it's just very very "editorial cartoon." That genre of cartooning seems to stress the obvious and easily intepreted over more abstract or more moving. I look at these cartoons and am never surprised by what I see. Wrestling is so absurd on its own that the opportunities for satire, parody and surreal images are pretty vast. It's a shame that she doesn't break out of the strictures of her regular job and exploit the opportunities that goofball wrestling provides.