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I'm happy to announce two additions to the Daily Kos cartoon lineup.

Jen Sorensen is a cartoonist, illustrator, and writer best known for her weekly comic "Slowpoke" which appears in alternative newspapers around the nation. Her work has been published in the Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, LA Times, Nickelodeon, and NPR.org. In 2010, Jen received a Grambs Aronson "Cartoonist With a Conscience" award, part of the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism given out by Hunter College. She has also won several awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. More of her writing and art can be seen at Slowpoke Comics.

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Matt Bors is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist based in Portland, OR. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and Village Voice, among others. His first graphic novel, War Is Boring, a collaboration with journalist David Axe, was published last year by New American Library. He has reported from Afghanistan and is the Comics Journalism Editor for Cartoon Movement.

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Jen will be running on Wednesdays, Matt on Fridays.  And stay tuned -- we've got more surprises to come.


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Originally posted to Comics on Fri May 13, 2011 at 08:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by J Town and Daily Kos.

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