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Mike Lane 1949 – 2019

Editorial cartoonist Mike Lane has passed away. Mike Lane was a Baltimore Sun editorial cartoonist from 1972 – 2004.   Mike was an early contributor to Cagle Cartoons from 2001 – 2009.   Mike’s cartoons were timely, and they reflected the gifts in his hand, his heart and his brain — his artistic talent, his […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Gary Varvel: “I’ve adapted”

Like many editorial cartoonists these days Gary Varvel is no longer a salaried employee of a newspaper. But he still draws four cartoons a week that are syndicated around the nation by Creators Syndicate, and contributes local opinions to the Indianapolis Business Journal. But cartoonists have to do more: “You know, what I’ve found is […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Giving Thanks for Comics

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Mac Raboy: Master of the Comics   The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1916-1918   Tales From the Trumpster Fire: […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Providence Journal Will Run Sunday Doonesbury, Here’s Why

Providence Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg felt the need to explain why the newspaper will be running G. B. Trudeau‘s November 17, 2019 Sunday Doonesbury comic strip. Says Rosenberg: I winced when I first read today’s “Doonesbury.” It’s a particularly tough strip, assailing Donald Trump’s children as well as the president’s stand on immigration, in […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Spurgeon Memorial at Billy Ireland Dec. 14

SAT, DEC 14 AT 5 PM EST Memorial for Tom Spurgeon The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum   The Spurgeon Family and the Billy Ireland are setting up a memorial service for Tom. From the Billy Ireland: Our community is grieving an incalculable loss today. Thomas Spurgeon, friend, donor, member of our National Advisory […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Gatherings, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

More Cartoon Controversy in Coeur d’Alene

Earlier this year a Daniel Brannan cartoon caused a bit of a fuss. Well, Daniel is not one to let the dust settle. From the Coeur d’Alene Press at the beginning of this month: Bigoted postcards arrived in Coeur d’Alene mailboxes Thursday, prompting outrage and solidarity from community leaders and candidates. The postcard, postmarked with […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: 0 Comments

Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

Ernie Poignant was born a few months after the end of World War 1, which made him of age to serve in World War 2. Today, a few months shy of his 101st birthday, Ernie was a guest of honor at Remembrance Day ceremonies. A legendary cartoonist and Second World War veteran came back to […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Not a Made Utah Politician Until Bagley Draws

To be recognized in Utah politics one needs to appear in a Pat Bagley cartoon. For a Utah politician, there might be no higher honor than being mocked in a Pat Bagley cartoon. “If you’re the subject of a Bagley cartoon, you must be doing something right,” said former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Caricatures vs. Generics vs. Symbols

I am always a wee bit disappointed when Paul Berge doesn’t spend Saturdays 100 years in the past, but today is a not-altogether-unusual exception. Paul’s blog this Saturday has an intriguing short essay on how and when he, as an editorial cartoonist, chooses to use caricatures or the standard elephant and donkey symbols when drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

In the tradition of George Cruikshank, Cal Alley, John Dirks, Barbara Brandon, and many others, Johannes Leak is following in the footsteps of his father Bill Leak. The void left at The Australian by cartoonist Bill Leak – who passed away in 2017, aged 61 – will be filled by his son, Johannes. “If anyone […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Letters: Distasteful, Over the Line, Offensive

Newspaper editors get letters. Distasteful Jeff Stahler Monday’s editorial cartoon by Jeff Stahler was not only out of line, but also totally distasteful. If it was meant to be amusing, it certainly went over my head. There is nothing funny about wildfires, and the evacuation of 200,000 families personifies that fact. No, Stahler, I was […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University was built to study and analyze the life and legacy of the 26th President. The university recently hired a cartoon archivist who will add to Roosevelt’s legacy, and he says it’s a position you can’t find anywhere else. And that cartoon archivist? To continue making this digital […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, book, Caricature, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

The Cartoon World of Marshall Ramsey

The University of Tennessee is celebrating 225 years by profiling alumni. A week ago the UT’s Daily Beacon newspaper ran a piece on Marshall Ramsey. Now Marshall reminisces about his college days for Torchbearer magazine. Ramsey has stayed close with his alma mater over the years, too. In 2009, he did a cartoon celebrating the […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Pat Bagley – 40 Years Looking for That 1 Cartoon

Pat Bagley and The Salt Lake Tribune are celebrating 40 years together. Artists of Utah joins in the celebration by posting a profile from earlier this year. On the flip side, the theory of the great cartoon keeps him motivated: “There is the Platonic ideal of a cartoon out there and if I could just […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel

In today’s global political climate, which has been called a tumultuous time, the role of the political cartoonist has become muddled. At its very core, a political cartoonist is someone whose work plays a crucial role in the political discourse of a free society. Ann Telnaes, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel