Sam Day has contributed cartoons to Real Change for six years several times each month. He came to this work as he befriended the people who lived outside on Seattle’s concrete. We’re highlighting a few of our Day favorites as he is now retiring.
Day began his career in sixth grade, illustrating his father’s articles and columns in the Tri-City Herald. His political cartoons were also featured in the Lewiston Tribune; the Daily News of Moscow, Idaho; and The Daily Evergreen, all while still in high school, atop a weekly strip for his school paper.
Over the years, he worked more in fine art to make a living, but the mass shooting at a Parisian alternative weekly in 2015 made him realize his passion for journalistic art.
Day never shied away from highlighting the disparities in Seattle or the absurdity of former President Donald Trump or local officials. Sam Day’s work reminds us all that political issues are near at hand and funny to boot.
Read more of the Mar. 31 - Apr. 6, 2021 issue.