Thumb Injury Forces Cartoonist to Temporarily Drop Color

By: E&P Staff Nick Anderson isn't coloring his editorial cartoons while he recovers from a fractured right thumb, which is in a cast that's scheduled to be removed in about two weeks.

The 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner temporarily dropped color -- which he adds in a labor-intensive process using Corel Painter software -- because it takes him twice as long to draw with the cast.

Anderson discussed his injury in a video that can be seen on his blog. The video was mentioned today on

The Houston Chronicle staffer is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. Anderson is also president-elect of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.


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