Moore Faculty Member Makes Headlines as Sports Cartoonist

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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