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Post-Gazette Cartoonist Accused of Sexism

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley is facing accusations of sexism after two cartoons in a row could be interpreted as portraying women as gold diggers. January 13, 2019 cartoon The Pittsburgh City Paper has taken the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steve Kelly to task for the cartoons: For the past two days, Pittsburgh readers […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Liberalest Cartoonist This Side o’ the Pecos

  Texas is the second largest state in terms of area and population, yet there are no Texas newspapers with staff editorial cartoonists. That is not to say there aren’t cartoonists plying their trade in the Lone Star State. Between El Paso and San Antonio and nearly a hundred miles south of the Pecos River, […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Too Much Success?

Creating good Trump cartoons is so hard it’s not even funny. The ironic thing is, drawing him is easy. The pursed lips, the puff of golden hair, the iconic hand gestures – they beckon the pencil. A cartoonist might chortle to himself, This is going to be huge! HUGE! We’re going to draw tremendous cartoons. […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartooning Awards with January Deadlines

  Here are just SOME of the cartooning awards and details on submissions and deadlines. After easy holiday days it is time to get frantic if planning to enter some of these.   The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 7, 2019 Only days left to enter this scholarship given […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

Gary Varvel Takes Indy Star/Gannett Buyout

  From the Indianapolis Star farewell column by Gary Varvel: After 24 years as IndyStar’s cartoonist, I’ve drawn nearly 8,000 cartoons, including those of Bill Clinton’s boxers, George W. Bush and Barack Obama’s ears and Donald Trump’s hair. Today’s will be my last. I have chosen to take Gannett’s early retirement offer. Though Gary will no […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Still More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

  The fourth and final collection of The Best Editorial Cartoons of 2018. The previous first, second, and third collections, if you missed them.     At Legal Insurrection you can vote for your favorite A. F. Branco cartoon.       Walt Handelsman of the New Orleans Advocate goes on WWL-TV to discuss his […]

Posted on: Jan 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Even More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

  The Syracuse Post-Standard picks various cartoons and cartoonists to look back at 2018. Cartoons were drawn by Bill Bramhall, Chan Lowe, Dan Wasserman, Dana Summers, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Phil Hands and Joel Pett of Tribune Content Agency; and Tim Campbell, Mike Lester, Signe Wilkinson, Lisa Benson, Nick Anderson, Clay Bennett, Jack […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Even More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

  Part Two of the Best of the 2018 Editorial Cartoons. Part One is here.   Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer An introduction by Taylor Batten, Kevin’s editor.       John Cole’s North Carolina Policy Watch cartoons John Cole’s political cartoons on North Carolina topics appear weekly for NC Policy Watch. He is […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

Year End Gleanings – Ed-Op Cartoon Division

  Taking the Cartoon Literally A reader is upset that an editorial cartoon took liberties with the pre-Nativity narrative. …the cartoonist completely twisted the biblical event of Joseph and Mary looking for a room in Bethlehem where Jesus would be born… He made them out to be unwelcome immigrants who should have been stopped by […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Year End Gleanings – Ed-Op Cartoon Division

2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

  Editorial Cartoonists get love from newspapers at the end of the year with the annual wrap up of events that made the cartoons during the past 12 months. Here’s a look back at 2018 events as seen by political cartoonists.     As usual, the [Cincinnati] Business Courier asked editorial cartoonist Joe Hoffecker to comb through […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

Cartoons Get It Wrong

  Adam Zyglis Is Confused From The Buffalo News: The editorial cartoon on Tuesday was misleading. The Democrats, liberals and leftists are the ones endorsed by the communists and socialists, not the National Rifle Association. The NRA is fighting to keep the Constitution so that our defense against tyranny is maintained.     …but you […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoons Get It Wrong

Thomas Nast, Saint and Sinner

  At the time of his death in the early 20th Century Thomas Nast became known as “The Father of the American Cartoon.” Well-known as creator of the Republican and Demoocratic party symbols, the elephant and the donkey. He was credited in helping to bring down the corrupt Boss Tweed. Further, at this time of […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Mac, “Britain’s Best Cartoonist,” Retires

  For 50 years, he has been at the heart of Britain’s morning conversation, as much a part of breakfast time as cornflakes and toast and marmalade. We are talking, of course, of Mac, the Daily Mail’s celebrated cartoonist whose laugh-out-loud drawings – sardonic but never cruel – have ensured readers up and down the […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mac, “Britain’s Best Cartoonist,” Retires

Frank Bernard – RIP

  Cartoonist/caricaturist Frankie Bernard has passed away. FRANCIS J. (FRANKIE) BERNARD, JR. April 30, 1967 – December 18, 2018   From the obituary: Frankie plied himself as a talented and professional cartoonist. He was a featured editorial cartoonist for the Chelsea Record and Journal Transcript Publications, he also worked several years as a caricature artist […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Frank Bernard – RIP