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They’re very tolerant until it disagrees with them

  What type of content seems to go over well in Madison? People really like it when I make fun of Donald Trump. It’s a pretty liberal community here in Madison, so people always really love that. People always loved it when I when I would make fun of Scott Walker, the old governor of […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

  An Unapologetic Political Cartoonist WELLS: I saw on Twitter, I mean I just saw a bit of it, but he apologized and then he sort of apologized for the apology. But people started giving a hard time for apologizing. MACKAY: I think the big difference there is that he’s a freelancer so he doesn’t […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 0 Comments

It’s the Editorial Cartoonist’s Life For Me

  The dust-up with Mehgan McCain has raised Eli Valley‘s visibility. In an interview at Popula Eli establishes his Jewish bona fides vis-a-vis Mehgan and dicusses the politics of Israel in the U.S. First of all, I had no idea that Meghan McCain is Jewish. What’s the story behind that? It’s been fascinating just from […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Ruisi – RIP

  Cartoonist Joe Ruisi has passed away. Joseph A. (Joe) Ruisi November 4, 1936 – March 10, 2019 Joe was a magazine, gag, and editorial cartoonist; a children’s book and greeting card illustrator. Life began for Joe Ruisi in beautiful downtown Buffalo, New York. At about the age of three, little Joey began to exhibit […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

WASP Accuses Jewish Cartoonist of Anti-Semitism

  Following the foofaraw of Ilhan Omar’s remarks about a “push for allegiance to a foreign country,” and Meghan McCain’s protest to that statement because, in part, she “verge[‘s] on being a Zionist as well,” cartoonist Eli Valley, who is not a fan of the current leadership in the U. S. or in Israel, drew […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Los Angeles Times Reinstates Non Sequitur

  It seems letter writing campaigns are effective. The Los Angeles Times announced today that Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur comic strip will be returning. TO OUR READERS: A month ago, The Times halted publication of the “Non Sequitur” cartoon by Wiley Miller after an illustration in the strip on a Sunday contained a vulgar message. […]

Posted on: Mar 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Matt Davies Awarded Herblock Prize (Again)

Matt Davies, editorial cartoonist for Newsday, has won all the big awards in his profession, so the only thing to do now is start repeating. Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize. In 2004 he was […]

Posted on: Mar 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

There’s Plenty On the Farm

A roundup of some recent editorial cartooning items.   Attention cartoonists — 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition is now open. The theme this year is “OPEN SEASON ON JOURNALISTS.” Deadline to enter is April 12, 2019. Rules and Regulations available at AAEC News and Bado’s Blog.     Recently cartoonist Daryl Cagle […]

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

Ted Rall Petition Backed by CBLDF, AAEC, CRNI

    Cartoonist Ted Rall has petitioned the California Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that found in favor of the L. A. Times anti-SLAPP suit against Ted. SLAPP and anti-SLAPP from Forbes: For my non-attorney readers, a strategic lawsuit against public participation — aka SLAPP — is a lawsuit that may potentially […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Controversies, Graphic Journalism, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Now is the Winter of Apologies

Apologies from cartoonists are coming so fast they’re stumbling over each other.   After already issuing a statement apologizing for a rude suggestion aimed at President Trump, papers, this past week, began receiving “a hard-copy letter of apology” from cartoonist Wiley Miller: “Dear Editors, “I greatly appreciate your allowing me the opportunity to explain and […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist’s Apology is Proper in This Case

  Toronto Star editorial cartoonist Theo Moudakis has taken down a cartoon and prevented it from being published as scheduled in the March 1, 2019 edition of the Star.     The offending cartoon:   Theo shared the cartoon Thursday night ahead of being printed in the Friday Star. And instantly came under fire for […]

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

AAEC Officers 2018 – 2019

Here is the new roster of Officers for the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. AAEC Officers 2018-2019 President: Kevin Siers Vice President: Mike Thompson Secretary-Treasurer: Monte Wolverton Board of Directors: Ed Hall Lisa Donnelly Ann Cleaves Immediate Past President: Pat Bagley Digital Editor: JP Trostle   The AAEC revealed the election results on their news […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC Officers 2018 – 2019

Lurking Danger for Editorial Cartoonists

  The Tucson Sentinel is reporting… A list of household names on the Arizona Daily Star staff must soon decide if they’ll stay on the job — the newspaper’s corporate owners have offered buyouts for older workers, with the veiled threat of potential layoffs pending if not enough staffers accept. At least a dozen journalists […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The New Brouhaha in Editorial Cartooning

  From KGTV San Diego: San Diego Union Tribune cartoonist Steve Breen created a picture of authors James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, and actor Jussie Smollett, with the title “Famous African American Story Tellers,” according to Harris’ email. The image was published Friday, Harris said. “It was egregious to us all,” Harris said at his […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Don Asmussen Health – Update

  Don Asmussen has updated his status. On Twitter: Update: I’ve got cancer. My S.F. Chronicle bosses have been great and very supportive as I work my way back. It has spread to my organs, including my brain (my very worst organ, as most of you know). I had brain surgery last November, and now […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments