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Nick Anderson: “I’m An Opinion Journalist”

“I have gotten more liberal over time, due to circumstances,” [Nick] said. “And the country has gotten more conservative as I have gotten more liberal. ” Now, he admittedly takes on the opposition and said any good cartoonist would do the same. “I am an opinion journalist,” he said. “Editorial cartooning is opinion journalism. I […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

The Incredible Mr. Fish

Shocking. Offensive. Truthful. These are all words that have been used to describe the work of controversial cartoonist Mr. Fish – aka Dwayne Booth. I think outrageous is also applicable, because Fish seems to be outraged at the state of our country. And he explains why in this July 19, 2018 Yahoo Unfiltered article and […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

July 18 Quick Hits – Editorial Cartoons

Earlier this month HBO’s Vice News did a segment with Rob Rogers. “I think there’s a bigger story in terms of the administration’s attacks on the media and how certain media outlets, including Fox News and Sinclair media, how they’ve sort of gotten in line,” Rogers told VICE News. “You know that’s what was happening […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Bill Bramhall on the Cover of the Daily News

Not often anymore, but today Bill Bramhall‘s editorial cartoon made the front page of his newspaper. Bill’s cartoon is gaining fame for it’s depiction of the Trump-Putin news conference. From The Hill: Tuesday’s cover of The New York Daily News depicts President Trump shooting Uncle Sam in the head after his jaw-dropping summit with Russian […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Bruce Montgomery – RIP

Block Island Times publisher and editorial cartoonist Bruce Montgomery has passed away. Royal Bruce Montgomery, publisher of The Block Island Times from1999 to 2006, and editorial cartoonist since 1998, died on Thursday, July 5, at the age of 78. His obituary appears on page 22. ROYAL BRUCE MONTGOMERY August 5, 1939 – July 5, 2018 [Bruce] […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Ted Rall Updates Lawsuit v. L. A. Times

This week Ted Rall updated the status of his two year old lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times: I sued the LA Times for wrongful termination and defamation in 2016. The Times responded with an anti-SLAPP motion asking the court to order me to pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars in their legal fees. […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Keith Knight on Pundits’ Responsibilities

Bumped up to the top as a reminder of Keith Knight’s current strips.   original July 10 post: Three days before the Capital Gazette shooting Milo Yiannopoulos texted that he “can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists.” Bill O’Reilly, after years of debasing George Tiller as “Tiller the Baby Killer,” disavowed any […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Mid-July Quick Hits – Editorial Cartoons

New Jersey Chiefs of Police Upset with Signe Wilkinson Last month The Asbury Park Press published a Signe Wilkinson cartoon and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police took exception to the portrayal. A conservative blogger picked up the story.     Against the Grain: Bombthrowing in the Fine American Tradition of Political […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Gary Varvel: “I Was Wrong About Trump”

Conservative editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel, like so many others, didn’t take Donald Trump seriously. In this braggadocios “I’m the greatest” culture, Trump became the Muhammad Ali of politicians. His claims of, “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” “I’m really rich,” “I’m very highly educated,” “I’m the best (fill in the […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Obsession of an Editorial Cartoonist: Fly Fishing

[Jack Ohman] grew up fishing for bluegills in Lake Johanna, slinging Texas rigs for bass on Mille Lacs and drifting for walleyes in his father’s 12-foot “car-topper,’’ a vintage boat he still keeps. High school friends coaxed him to the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls, Wis., and he evolved into a fly fishing junkie of […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Obsession of an Editorial Cartoonist: Fly Fishing

Editorial Cartooning as a Career in 2018

Editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey ponders his career choice in 2018. Editorial cartoonist positions were already disappearing because of the swing of accountants’ axes. Losing one because the cartoonist was too critical of a person in power is particularly chilling. I’ll be honest, it’s unnerving. Change is scary. There are days when I wake up with […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartooning as a Career in 2018

Rob Rogers Was Fired – The Last (?) Word

I was basically my own editor for 25 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. And then the publisher decided he didn’t like what he saw. Rob Rogers, in comic strip form, details his Post-Gazette story for us at The Nib.   Since Rob’s Brewed on Grant strip has seemingly ended, maybe we can get a different […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Rob Rogers Was Fired – The Last (?) Word

No Laughing Matter/Spiked: Rob Rogers

Journalist Jean Godden, writing for Westside Seattle, reveals that she has always had a secret love affair with editorial cartoonists and wish I’d had the talent and training to be one. It’s one thing to be an editorialist trying to right the world in 700 words or less. It’s far, far better to slay dragons […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on No Laughing Matter/Spiked: Rob Rogers

Paul Miller – RIP

Artist and cartoonist Paul Miller has passed away. Paul Rader Miller January 20, 1935 – June 18, 2018  From the Marin Independent Journal obituary: Paul was a Marine from 1954-56, and a 1958 graduate of UCLA, earning a B.A. and a Masters. His passion was being an artist of many media and styles, including caricatures. He […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Miller – RIP

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Regrets

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal today begs for pardon: The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal published an editorial cartoon this past Monday – a cartoon which deserves an apology. The editorial cartoon caused anger and hurt for many in the community, including the law enforcement community – and for that we are regretful. We apologize for publishing the editorial cartoon, […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Regrets