Asheville Archives: Billy Borne’s 1924 cartoons

Topics featured in Billy Borne’s 1924 collection include concerns about tourism, that year’s presidential campaign and election (which involved the emergence of Robert M. La Follette as a third-party candidate), lack of funding for local education and police, anxieties over real estate and the pressures on everyday citizens due to the high cost of living.

The Shallot (Like The Onion, but purple): ‘Hedgehogs in Business’ proposal creates in-office dispute

A rare in-office scuffle occurred as Xpress staff deadlines were looming this week. Apparently, the news team had misinterpreted an interoffice memo from the (moderately illiterate) sales team. In it, the sales reps proposed a new special issue theme for the Oct. 11 issue: “Hedgehogs in Business.” Somehow, Xpress reporters interpreted the pitch as a foregone […]