Gordon Brown’s official Prime Ministerial inheritance campaign has rumbled into life this week. A book, Profiles in Courage has been published and friendly media outlets are indulging in a frenzied bout of the-man-we-don’t-know-itis. After the best part of two decades, I think most of us have a fair idea of what Gordon Brown is about. The more interesting question is how he will cope with what being Prime Minister involves.
My fellow blogger, Chicken Yogurt has a nice line on the Chancellor’s new seriousness – click this mini blog title to read it.
Another forward-thinking blogger, Devil’s Kitchen, has offered some thoughts on my faltering attempts to animate editorial cartoons. He asks why do it? And it’s a good question.
I’m doing it because increasingly the industry I knew, print journalism is in some sort of crisis of confidence. Readerships have been falling for years – and younger potential readers are taking their eyes to digital reading.
This means that a lot of traditional markets for people like me are contracting very fast – and that means change for us too.
This is why, I shall continue to try and animate the original image that I’m attaching below – with mixed results! And a thanks to Devils Kitchen for making me think about what I am doing and why.