In 2014, Kim-Mai Cutler published her groundbreaking article, How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained). We still think it is one of the most important pieces of prose written about the ongoing housing crisis in San Francisco and the Bay area. Last year, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) honored Cutler at their Housing Heroes Awards for inspiring legions of grassroots activists.
A wonkish article like this, no matter how funny, or well written, is inherently limited to a smaller audience. Political cartoons, on the other hand, often reach a much wider audience. Cutler’s incisive analysis deserves to reach as many readers as possible, given that our housing crisis is not limited to just this fair city. The SF Bay Area Metropolitan Observer (SF BAMO) worked with local cartoonist Kelsey Westphal to bring this project to life – and now it’s available!