Moore Faculty Member Makes Headlines as Sports Cartoonist

For Immediate Release
May 9, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) Richard Harrington, assistant professor of Illustration at Moore, has joined SportsWeek, the Philadelphia Daily News’  weekly sports publication, as a “Sportoonist,” or cartoonist.

The publication, which prints on Sundays, seeks to cover “this town’s shared passion in a way that goes beyond the field of play.” Harrington’s debut illustration, published on May 6, 2012 (above), chronicles the Philadelphia Phillies and their current batting problems.

“I love sports. I was always better at drawing sports than playing them,” Harrington said. “This is really fun.”

From Newtown, Bucks County, Harrington is a graduate of Syracuse University and was a cartoonist for The Post-Standard in Syracuse. He is currently an illustrator for magazines and childrens’ books.

Read more about Richard Harrington here


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

Published on May 9th, 2012