Cartooning Gentrification

Photo by Lydia Chávez

Photo by Lydia Chávez

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Cartoonist Jen Sorensen won the Herblock Prize for Political Cartooning, and her series on gentrification was noted.

As Exhibit A, step into the world within her editorial cartoon titled “The Gentrification Cycle.” Want a vivid sense that hipsters are infiltrating this working-class neighborhood? Just look to the sign next to the shuttered bodega, gleaming in a frosted-pink tint, that says: “Artisanal Cupcake and Hookah Bar.”  READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Here is a link to the cartoons on her website. 

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