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David Horsey: Drinking from a Fire Hose

Seattle Times interviews their editorial cartoonist David Horsey about the past four years of politics in the United States and new book “Drawing Apart: Political Cartoons from a Polarized America.” I think the biggest problem is that if you’re talking about Donald Trump, my job is to sort of exaggerate reality and create satire that […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

David Cohen Writes a Thank You Note

David Cohen feels honored to serve the citizens of Asheville, North Carolina as the editorial cartoonist for local issues. Today he took a few inches to thank them for their forbearance. In the early 80s I submitted some work to the then editorial page editor, Rick Gunter. He took a few, and for about a […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Chattanooga, B.C. (Before Clay)

Jerry Summers, a lifelong Chattanoogan and historian of the city, remembers the editorial cartoonists of The Chattanooga Times. Chattanooga over the past 59 years has been fortunate to have at least three editorial cartoonists who have entertained the public with humor, sarcasm, ridicule and suggestions of often ignored recommendations on politics, sports and other subjects […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! – Winter Reading

© Tom Gauld Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A Cockeyed Menagerie   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5   Ditko Shrugged   BB […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Twitter and Facebook Suspend Ben Garrison

Twitter and Facebook has taken down one of the most voracious supporters of President Trump – cartoonist Ben Garrison. And not long after that Twitter action came Facebook. The final straw seems to be his cartoon released after Wednesday’s attack on The Capitol: Ben protested on his Parler account that he had included the word […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Oliphant in the Room

Oliphant, 85, is calm and good-humored. Over the course of his career, he resisted making friends with politicians and his non-nonchalance is still evident. A resident of Santa Fe since 2004, Oliphant retired six years ago because of his deteriorating eyesight. In 1964, Oliphant accepted a job with The Denver Post. Within three years, he […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The Disappearing Craft of Political Cartooning

On the sixth anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy Jack Reilly takes a look at the state of editorial cartooning. But in truth, political cartooning is in decline—and not simply because of the dramatic (and very real) threats posed by religious fanatics. Many nominally democratic political regimes practice de facto censorship in regard to material […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Opinion Page Not Place for National Editoons

The weekly Alexandria Times, based just a few miles from Capitol Hill, has decided it will no longer print editorial cartoons about national issues: The start of a new year brings new beginnings. Individuals make resolutions. Companies plan ahead. Changes are made… There are exciting new beginnings at the Times as well. The most immediately […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

New for ’21: Nick Anderson Switches to TCA

Beginning the week of January 3, 2020 editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson will move the distribution of his syndicated work from the blowhard city’s Washington Post Writers Group to the windy city’s Tribune Content Agency. Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Anderson joins Tribune Content Agency’s Editorial Cartoon Service in January 2021. Anderson joins an esteemed collection of […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on New for ’21: Nick Anderson Switches to TCA

New for ’21: 1925 is Public Domain

As of January 1, 2021 most everything from 1925 entered public domain status. While that Duke University links focuses on some lesser works, we will turn our attention to more important literature that is now available after the Walt Disney Extension. Among the more well-known comics that started in 1925, and whose first year is […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Inquiring About Signe Wilkinson News

Billy Penn informs Philadelphians about area news, and the big news in Philadelphia these days is Signe Wilkinson‘s retirement. Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson is retiring from the Philadelphia Inquirer at the end of the year, where she spent three decades chronicling the city’s woes, lambasting its leaders, and celebrating its victories. The local […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Inquiring About Signe Wilkinson News

Yesterday’s Toons Today – More of 2020 in Review

Part Two of The Best Editorial Cartoons of 2020. Possibly the most famous cartoon of 2020 is by Mike Luckovich, who provides a brief commentary for each of the Atlanta Journal Constitution editorial cartoons he picks as his best.   From USA Today: This week, we are featuring 2020 retrospectives by editorial cartoonists from across […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  photos via Steve Milloy and Matt Wuerker For the second time in ten days The Washington Post gave Ann Telnaes a full page to express her opinion. A most excellent use of the acreage. If you don’t get the dead tree edition, the cartoons can be read in detail at Ann’s WaPo page, or […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

A Cartoon Review of 2020

Thought there would be a lot more “Our Cartoonist Looks Back on 2020” articles on this last Sunday of the year, but I guess with the dwindling number of editorial cartoonists on staff…   The Minneapolis Star Tribune present some of Steve Sack‘s 2020 cartoons.   A bit southeast the Wisconsin State Journal does the […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Year End Review, Comments: Comments Off on A Cartoon Review of 2020

Signe Wilkinson (Semi-) Retires

Signe Wilkinson and The Philadelphia Inquirer/The Philadelphia Daily News announced today that Signe will become an occasional contributor rather than a daily editorial cartoonist: Editor’s Note: Signe Wilkinson, the first woman win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and the cartoonist for The Inquirer and Daily News since 1985, is putting down her pencil at […]

Posted on: Dec 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment