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Archives for July, 2019

CSotD: Help with the Homework

Lalo Alcaraz pretty well sums up the response to Mueller’s testimony the other day, though I might like it better if he’d set it in an elementary school, with the audience as the press. Which is to say that he came close to a cartoon I’d have drawn, in which a kid asks for help […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Michael Ramirez Goal? Draw Blood

[Las Vegas] Review-Journal editorial cartoonist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Ramirez shared his illustration process and stressed the importance of a free press during a talk to kick off FreedomFest, an annual gathering for conservatives held at Paris Las Vegas. Ramirez explained to a crowd of a few dozen that most of his work […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Ramirez Goal? Draw Blood

What the Heller!? (Letters to Editors)

Newspaper readers look at America from different Vista Points than cartoonists.   Joe Heller cynicism is a bit too much: I know the Sun has a contract with syndicated cartoonist, Joe Heller, but sometimes the cynicism is a bit too much. Like this past week, when millions of Americans were inspired by the 50th anniversary […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on What the Heller!? (Letters to Editors)

csotd friday funnies because wotthehell

This isn’t a political cartoon. We don’t do political cartoons on Friday. It’s a New Yorker cartoon, a wry observation by David Sipress on life in the city and its more comfortable suburbs. And it cracked me up just as if it were a regular cartoon and not political at all, because my social networks […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

It’s A Milholland Popeye Cartoon Club Extra!

Last Sunday’s (July 21, 2019) Popeye’s Cartoon Club was by cartoonist Randy Milholland. It seems Randy worked up and offered King Features Syndicate a number of submissions, and now he is posting the “rejects” on Twitter. They all show Randy having a knowledge of Popeye’s 90 year history from the comic strips to the animated […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Clown World Cartoon Postcard Upsets Lawmakers

Several [Idaho] state lawmakers have received an anonymous postcard, which lampoons new Boise State University President Marlene Tromp and calls campus diversity and inclusion programs “clown world.” “Idaho taxpayer ticket price: $425,000 and sacrificial children,” the postcard reads, in an apparent reference to Tromp’s annual salary as president. The Idaho Ed News elaborates on the […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clown World Cartoon Postcard Upsets Lawmakers

CSotD: Great Expectations

A word about today’s headline: “Great Expectations” is one of my favorite novels. It’s about how easily a decent young boy can be turned into a snobbish, ungrateful little shit.   David Rowe comments on the disappointment from those who, like young Philip Pirrup, had more exalted thoughts about themselves and their fortunes than reality […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

A month after the staff of Esquire was let go, Bob Mankoff has bounced back as the cartoon editor of Air Mail, a new digital weekly magazine. Welcome to the world of Air Mail—the perfect addition to your weekend reading. Every Saturday at 6:00 A.M. E.S.T., a new issue will arrive in your in-box. We […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

  The 2019 Locher Memorial Award winner is Chelsea Saunders! The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

CSotD: Prophecy or Pratfalls

About the time I hit “Publish” this morning, Robert Mueller will be taking his oath and beginning to testify, and a lot of pundits and cartoonists will either look like prophets or nitwits, depending on what happens next. I would add that most cartoonists facing a seventh game of the World Series or an election […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Prophecy or Pratfalls

Kyoto Animation Horror

Over the weekend, more information emerged about the fire that devastated Kyoto Animation’s studio last Thursday. Since Cartoon Brew first reported on the incident, the official death toll has risen to 34, and the first details of the suspect and victims have come to light. Cartoon Brew updates on the horrorific Kyoto Animation tragedy.   […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Kyoto Animation Horror

CSotD: Where’s Ted Patrick when we need him?

(RJ Matson) (Rob Rogers) We’ll start with an optimistic Juxtaposition that is at the heart of Liberal/Progressive thinking, which is that, if you do a good job of explaining things to people, they will make good choices. I say that only as an observation, not a condemnation, because, as a writer, I devote all my […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS – and the brand new website.   With permission, here is Jason’s letter to the members:   Hello, NCS! Well, here we are. Just another American job outsourced to […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

When Bill Watterson Met Mark Twain

  Before Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson was a freelancing cartoonist.     Around 1983 one of his clients was the Mark Twain Journal.     Recently Kirk H shared some of Watterson’s Mark Twain art on the GCD-Chat Google Group.     A personal subscription to the Mark Twain Journal in 2019 includes a […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Potpourri

Start with an old man’s correction to a lot of Moon Landing cartoons. It was not the Moon landing that made people aware of the need to preserve the Earth. It was Apollo 8, seven months earlier, from which this iconic photo of the Big Blue Marble was taken. Seeing the Earth rise over the […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment