ABOUT Jared Wright
Passionate about the art form of cartooning and its unique and powerful form of expression since childhood, Jared Wright currently works as the editorial cartoonist for The Colorado Statesman. While he now is pleased to draw visually impactful and intellectually stimulating editorial cartoons as an outside observer, Jared is also quite experienced inside the career of politics. He started down the political track when he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Colorado Mesa University in 2006, and served as the elected student body president in his junior year at the institution. Out of college, he went on to work in politics at both the state and federal levels, serving on a U.S. Congressman's staff. Jared was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012 and served one term as member of Colorado's 69th General Assembly from 2013-2014. He now works full time as a professional cartoonist and part-time as a professional photographer. See Jared's photography galleryHERE.
Jared is happily married with a young child. He prefers to spend every spare moment he can with his family. He is also a seasoned outdoorsman and thoroughly enjoys the wonderful environment Colorado has to offer.
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About the CARTOONS
Jared's cartoons are created with a unique insider bent and draw greatly from his personal experiences in politics, political science education and, like most if not all artists, his life experiences in general. Jared draws political cartoons representing both his own perspectives and beliefs and those of the opposition. The cartoons range from Colorado political issues to issues on the international stage and sometimes just good-old-fun non-political topics.
An oldie, but a goodie...
Jared creates most of his cartoons in traditional archival ink using sable brushes, traditional dip pens, Micron technical pens, markers and watercolor on heavy bristol paper or illustration board. Some of his work is created completely digitally using a graphics tablet, tablet PC or sometimes even an iPad while others are inked traditionally and then colored with computer software. Each method is chosen to deliver the specific mood and message Jared is attempting to convey to the viewer with his work.