State of the Union
Fab Four, Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2012
Emily Steinberg, a painter and graphic novelist, draws thumbnail cartoons, and she's on to something. Her sketch They Told Us All We Had to Do Was Go Shopping, for example, goes after modern life's unending sales pitch. Not derivative, her commentaries take a single composite shape. They may not be earthshaking in their depth or inventiveness, but they display finesse and skill.