A Virgin Islands Commentary
In Leo Carty’s own words…
All my art training was in fine art and illustration. Editorial cartooning was just something that came naturally. Since 1960, when I came did editorials for the New York Age, a Black weekly newspaper, I’ve been doing them off and on in addition to making a living in the field of art.
From 1973 to 1975, I did an award-winning syndicated series for “Black Media” which serviced 93 Black newspapers around the country. Prior to moving to the Virgin Islands, I had no intention of doing editorial cartoons here. When everyday events just cried out for amplification, I took my first one down to the Avis office. The ball’s been rolling ever since. When I laugh at events here, it’s not “just for laughs,” but a way of pointing out food for thought. So enjoy this selection, but give it some thought, too.
Leo Carty did the weekly editorial cartoons for the St. Croix Avis from 1976 – 1989.
Midway through his tenure as editorial cartoonist for the St. Croix Avis newspaper; Carty published a collection of his cartoons from his catalog titled, “Sometimes Humorous… Always Penetrating A Virgin Islands Commentary” in 1988.