The Editor's Back Fence
The results of the Daily Planet’s Measure R cartoon contest have been tabulated.
Gar Smith is the winner by a nose, followed closely by Justin DeFreitas, with J.Epstein a very respectable third and Matt Breault and Joseph Young not far behind.
The announced prize was $500. But Gar, an active Free Speech Movement veteran and frequent Planet contributor, made what he called a “collectivist suggestion” instead: give a $100 prize to each of the five contestants.
We thought all the cartoons were great, and represented a lot of work by each artist, so we’re delighted to follow his suggestion.