Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen's comics and illustrations have appeared in the Village Voice, LA Times, Daily Kos, The Progressive, NPR.org, Ms. Magazine, The American Prospect, MAD Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, Bitch Magazine, The Oregonian, the Dallas Observer, the Women's Review of Books, and dozens of altweeklies around the country.

DNC Postmortem: A week of eloquence and urban survivalism

DNC Postmortem: A week of eloquence and urban survivalism

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I came to Charlotte in search of rebuttals to the previous week’s nonsense in Tampa, as well as a bit of inspiration after four years of patience-testing political reality. This year’s convention lacked some of the drama and mystique of Denver ’08, which was to be expected. But […]

Live From the DNC: The Grand Finale

Live From the DNC: The Grand Finale

I’m going to save more in-depth analysis of the convention as a whole for a later post after I’ve had some sleep. But briefly, my impression of Obama’s speech is that he made a compelling case against the Romney-Ryan worldview. It had more substance than Romney’s soft-focus slice of apple pie, to say the least. […]

Live from the DNC: A chat with VA delegate Chris Dumler

Live from the DNC: A chat with VA delegate Chris Dumler

I caught up with local delegate and Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler today in the convention hall. This is the first national political convention for Dumler, a 2009 U.Va Law School grad who just turned 27. Dumler, who hails from Scottsville,  says the Virginia contingent has been treated very well at the convention. “They have […]

Live From the DNC: Making Arithmetic Swing

Live From the DNC: Making Arithmetic Swing

As you may have heard, Bill Clinton knocked the socks off the crowd in Time Warner Arena on Wednesday night. I thought I’d grown immune to  adrenaline rushes from political speeches, but by the end of that one, when Obama materialized and the entire audience rose screaming, I was feeling it. I will even admit […]

Live From the DNC: From the streets to the nosebleed seats

Live From the DNC: From the streets to the nosebleed seats

An eventful day here in Charlotte. For me, it started with a Planned Parenthood rally at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Yes, this is probably the first time in history that those two organizations were mentioned in the same sentence. A human pillpack led the proceedings: Rush Limbaugh’s favorite slut Sandra Fluke was on hand […]

Live From the DNC: Soggy Labor Day Slog

Live From the DNC: Soggy Labor Day Slog

Remember what I said yesterday about getting around easily? Forget it. The bus route I’d mastered practically ceased to exist, thunderstorms pounded the city, and the sidewalks were packed. At one point, I slipped in behind a guy pushing a cart full of ponchos just to get through the crowd. I wound up waiting out […]

Live from the DNC: Moseying Around

Live from the DNC: Moseying Around

I spent Sunday getting my press credentials and my bearings in uptown Charlotte, the convention epicenter. The city is festooned with cops and barricades, but I didn’t have any problem getting around. There was plenty of Obama swag for sale at the Convention Center, including some $65 hoodies: I wasn’t sure about the symbolism of […]

Live at the DNC: Houston, We Have Landed in Charlotte

Live at the DNC: Houston, We Have Landed in Charlotte

I arrived in Charlotte last night amidst hordes of bubbly convention-goers. Before I begin covering the week’s events in earnest, I’d like to say a few words about my own perspective. Those of you who are familiar with my comics know I have fairly strong political convictions, and I’m going to let ‘em rip as […]

Charlotte-bound: Going to the Democratic National Convention

Charlotte-bound: Going to the Democratic National Convention

Greetings! Cartoonist and occasional political blogger Jen Sorensen here. Some of you C-VILLE faithful may recall my coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Well, I had so much fun last time that I’m doing it again. On Saturday I leave for Charlotte, where I’ll spend the better part of next week immersing […]