As in years past, we revisit cartoonist BillyBorne‘s work as part of our latest Humor Issue. For over two decades, starting in 1907, Borne offered commentary on local, national and international matters through his illustrations, published in The Asheville Citizen.
Our focus here, however, is exclusively on 1922. As readers will see, Borne’s cartoons from this period reveal a year of significant growth for Asheville, following the previous year’s recession-turned-depression. Also in the mix is local politics, taxes, environmental concerns and tourism.
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About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.
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