First Look Media and Political Cartoonist Matt Bors Relaunch The Nib

The Relaunch of The Political Comic Platform and Daily Newsletter
Kicks-Off This Week and will continue with a Daily Take Over at the
Democratic National Convention

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First
Look Media
in conjunction Matt Bors, award winning cartoonist and
founder of The Nib, today announced the relaunch of The
Nib
with a new website and daily newsletter, just in time to
bring fans two cartoon-filled weeks of convention coverage. First Look
Media and Bors also announced that The Nib team and contributors will be
taking over Philadelphia’s historic Snyderman-Works Galleries to sketch
the Democratic National Convention and to invite readers to check out
their “campaign headquarters.” The space (303 Cherry Street) will be
open to the public while the cartoonists are working, Monday through
Thursday, July 25-28, from 12-6pm.


Created and edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Herblock Prize winner
Matt Bors, The Nib delivers engaging and provocative social commentary
in the form of political cartoons, comics journalism, and non-fiction
writing from a diverse team of contributors. First Look Media’s Product
and Tech teams worked with Bors to design a new mobile first image-based
website. The site was developed to provide the best possible experience
for reading and sharing comics.

Matt Bors said, “We’ve teamed up with First Look Media to do more of
what we’re good at: scathing satire, great journalism and non-fiction,
all in comics form, the best medium.” Matt added, “The Nib will be
available pretty much everywhere you are. There’s a daily newsletter to
read our comics in your inbox, plus, we’ll be publishing on every
platform and experimenting with ambitious long-form, gifs, animation and
even print products physically made IRL.”

Adam Pincus, Executive Vice President Programming & Content for First
Look Media, said, “We’re so glad to be working with Matt and to relaunch The
Nib. There’s seemingly no end to great material for political satire.
Matt and his cadre of cartoonists contribute an original take on the
issues our day, and they do it with creativity and humor – we need it.”
Adam
added, “We’re planning big things with Matt in terms of new formats and
new directions for The Nib.”

The Nib activation at Snyderman-Works Galleries was produced by Brooklyn
based creative agency, Doubleday & Cartwright, in partnership with Matt
Bors and First Look Media.

The Nib joins an array of exclusive First Look Media projects including:
Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondobalu, a new &
noteworthy political humor podcast, RISK, director Laura Poitras’ most
recent film, which debuted last month in Cannes; Field of Vision’s The
Journey, a six-part series published on The New Yorker website that
follows the migration of a Syrian refugee; and NomiNation, director AJ
Schnack’s docu-series on the Presidential campaign, published on
VanityFair.com. First Look Media co-financed Spotlight, the Academy
Award-winning Best Picture of 2016.

First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting
independent voices across all platforms, from investigative journalism
and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched
in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar with the
belief that independent perspectives are vital to a vibrant culture and
thriving democracy. First Look operates as both a studio and digital
media company.

Contacts

First Look Media
Carole Robinson, 917-860-5891
Carole.robinson@firstlookmedia.org