Matt Bors is a cartoonist and editor based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and other respected publications all over the world and the Internet. Bors also is a two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his political cartoons (2012 and 2020).

He's one of those rare creators that have successfully intertwined their work and politics. In a time when many artists try to stay as neutral as possible so they won't alienate any of their audience and can appeal to as many people as they can (generate clicks), Bors continues to make bold statements, tackling some of the most difficult American social issues.

More info: mattbors.comthenib.com | Instagram

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Jaded Queen
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11 months ago

True. I don't want others to be happy cause nobody let me be happy

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Bors always wanted to be a comic artist, but it wasn't until after 9/11 (he was 17 at the time) that he became political and alarmed at the direction the US was headed in. "I started drawing political cartoons for my college newspaper in the run up to the Iraq War and never stopped," he told Bored Panda.

The artist loves the medium — he has a thought balloon and a pen tattooed on his inner forearms — and believes it's a good medium to talk about anything. "I think with comics you have the ability to expose the way political arguments don't hold up and reveal how situations are absurd in a way that you just can't accomplish in a column."

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Conrad Strucker
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11 months ago

i did nazi that coming

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But Bors doesn't just create comics. He also produces them. In 2013, he founded The Nib, an online magazine that shares strips on what is going down in the world. What's really interesting is The Nib is kind of owned by its readers — the independent project runs entirely on member subscriptions and donations.

"There was a hole in the publishing world that The Nib filled that is supportive of political and non-fiction cartoons and people want to support that," Bors said. "Editorial cartoons, in particular, used to be in most papers and provide hundreds of people with jobs, and now it's just a handful. So we're an outlet that makes sure this work has a home from established professionals to up-and-comers. We're fully independent, which means we can focus on comics and not the whims of a larger media company trying to grow infinitely or flip IP into movies—we just want to publish comics."

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Thomas Robb
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11 months ago

I'd love to see some data about party affiliation and covid rates. I suspect there might be a pattern.

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After all these years and accomplishments, however, Matt hasn't lost his passion for the craft. It's what keeps him going. "Awards are a nice boost sometimes, especially the ones that represent a blessing from colleagues, but they are ultimately meaningless if you're not happy doing the work without them."

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Lisa loves cats
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11 months ago

this makes me want to slap that guy in the sewers

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Jaded Queen
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11 months ago

If ur not rich or important nobody gives jack s**t. And why should they u r just another cog in the wheel. U r nothing a nobody

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tilly kate
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11 months ago

wait... does this actually happen??

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

Yes, a 22 year old white guy with an assaut rifle is a poor troubled boy. A 14 year old boy with a disassembled clock is a murdering terrorist. Just search Ahmed Mohamed Clock incident.

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Jaded Queen
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11 months ago

I wish before we reach the 2nd panel we will be wiped out. Earth used to be so beautiful. Clean water flowing everywhere. Fruits from trees ripe for picking. Chirping birds and fluttering butterflies. I will always hate humans on a existencial level

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Jaded Queen
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11 months ago

Non American. Can somebody explain?

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RATSMACKER
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11 months ago

compromise between equal rights and genocide is still murder.

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jk nbt
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11 months ago

protesters pulled down the statue of Frederick Douglass, prominent black anti-slavery activist and lobbyist from NY state... they pulled it down on the 168th anniversary of his most famous speech denouncing slavery... hmm... this is what sort of education you get when you pull down historical statues and erase history...

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Call Me Mars
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11 months ago

Did anyone else read Trump's speech bubble in his voice? I did LOL!

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Sasha Kuleshov
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11 months ago

I have encountered more than 20 people with guns in stores in the US, who are they afraid of?

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

To be honest: This is the exact impression that Europeans have about Americans and their healthcare insurance.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

He lives in the Trumplovers reality, where libtards and antifa are pushing a socialist agenda which will lead to corruption, abuse of powers and a total disrespect of the constitution.

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Anthony Goldstein (female)
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11 months ago

*sigh* does anyone know any canadians that will take me until biden gets sworn in?

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Leo Domitrix
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11 months ago

Who here has *not* met that guy? B/c wow, I envy you!

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Kanrry Kang
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11 months ago

For the love of God, teach the truth and stop teaching White-washed European s**t.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago

How the magahats twist facts to make right what's wrong.

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blugeagua
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11 months ago

Even if all of that did happen. Nope! There's still a LOT of work to do in the fight for equality.

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