Philadelphia Daily News editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson draws about being mugged

“Today’s toon is my first clearly autobiographical editorial cartoon,” writes Philadelphia Daily News cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. “Held up at gunpoint on Sunday evening at 7 PM in my nice, safe neighborhood, the little perp made off with my ‘purse’ which was a canvas bag filled with pens, paper, and sketches for my comic strip, ‘Family Tree.’ It put my schedule back but warmed my heart that I’ve given him the tools that could change his life. Of course, learning to use the pens takes longer than learning to shoot a gun.”

-- Signe Wilkinson

— Signe Wilkinson

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