Barstow to Do Cartoon for Revamped ‘LA Times’ Magazine

By: Dave Astor

When the Los Angeles Times launches a revamped Sunday magazine Feb. 5, it will have a new name: “West.” The magazine will also have a new weekly cartoon — “Fault Lines” — created specifically for “West.”

“Fault Lines” is by Donna Barstow, whose self-syndicated “Daily Special” restaurant/food comic formerly appeared in the Times.

Barstow told E&P that “Fault Lines” will discuss the movie industry, staying in shape, and various other topics of interest to readers in Los Angeles and southern California. The cartoonist, who said the single-panel feature is slated to run on the “West” letters page, has lived in the L.A. area for more than a decade.

Her weekly “Daily Special” feature began nine years ago, and now appears in alternative papers as well as The Philadelphia Daily News, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of Little Rock, and the Aspen (Colo.) Daily News.

Barstow ( has also done cartoons for magazines such as The New Yorker and Glamour, and edited the just-published “Love Me or Go to Hell” collection (E&P, Jan. 3), which has already gone into a second printing.

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