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Times-Tribune Editoonist John Cole Interviewed

John Cole has been the editorial cartoonist for the Scranton (Pa) Times-Tribune since 2005. He also moonlights once a week for NC Policy Watch (he had spent twenty years previous to The Times-Tribune as staff artist/cartoonist for the Durham Herald-Sun). John recently sat down with Ed Pikulski for a twenty minute interview. The topics ranged […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir by Edward Sorel

Usually any book missed in the monthly Hey Kids! Comics! checklist would wait to be noted in the following month’s entry, but this one is too important (and deserves separate documentation anyway). PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED A Memoir By Edward Sorel The book from Penguin Random House is now available! Alongside more than 172 of his drawings, […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Koterba Returns to Omaha Newspaper

The Reader is thrilled to announce that we are now carrying the work of award-winning cartoonist and South O. native Jeff Koterba online and in print. Last year Jeff Koterba was laid off from the Omaha World-Herald, now he returns to Omaha in the pages of the area’s alternative newspaper The Reader.   The Reader […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Black Cartoonists In These Times

Clockwise from top left: Jackie Ormes, Tom Floyd, Jay Jackson, panels from Tom Floyd’s book “Integration is a Bitch!,” “Southern Inconsistency” by Leslie Rogers, “Spotty” by Daniel Day. Leslie Rogers created the Bungleton Green comic in 1920, which ran into the 1960s—and still holds the record as the longest-running Black comic strip in U.S. history. […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Newly Revealed David Low Self-Caricatures

If you are unaware of the renowned British editorial cartoonist and caricaturist here is cartoonist Mel Calman on Sir David Low: “Low was undoubtedly the best political cartoonist of his time.” That would run from 1910 to 1960, starting in New Zealand and ending in Great Britain. His heydays were with the conservative Evening Standard […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

We’re Just Living in a Cartoonist’s World

Ashville, North Carolina has a claim on three editorial cartoonists as residents. David Cohen (Asheville Citizen Times), Randy Molton (Mountain Xpress), and Brent Brown (Mountain Xpress) talked to station WLOS about the challenges. From larger-than-life politicians to protests and a global pandemic, at times over the last two years, we’ve probably all taken a step […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on We’re Just Living in a Cartoonist’s World

Ann Telnaes Wins International EWK Award

This year’s EWK award goes to a seasoned veteran among political cartoonists. Swedish-born Ann Telnaes, who signs for The Washington Post, has for many years worked in the epicenter of American politics. The EWK selection jury noted (via Google Translate): In times when media houses all over the world are reducing their paper editions in […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Commonwealth Cartoon Communiqués

Canada © Lynn Johnston The Trudeau government used taxpayers’ dollars to fund a cartoon exhibition. The cartoonist behind “For Better or For Worse” (FBorFW) Lynn Johnston received more than $15,000 from the Mission Cultural Fund, according to a blog post issued by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) on Friday. The District of Columbia art installation, […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Commonwealth Cartoon Communiqués

Ruben Bolling Takes Berryman Award

Ruben Bolling, author of the “Tom the Dancing Bug” satirical weekly cartoon strip, has won the 2021 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons from the National Press Foundation. The judges cited Bolling’s mordant wit, superior artwork and inventive delivery. The cartoonist parodies well-known American cultural memes, from Charles M. Schultz’s Peanuts […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ruben Bolling Takes Berryman Award

Mike Smith, Dennis Draughon Win ’21 Eppy Awards

This year’s EPPY Awards received more than 400 entries across more than 40 diverse categories, including best use of sponsored/ branded content, best use of social media/crowdsourcing, best radio & TV Websites and more. Editor & Publisher announced the winners of their 26th Eppy Awards for 2021. Mike Smith and Dennis Draughon took the honors […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Smith, Dennis Draughon Win ’21 Eppy Awards

The Life of Brian’s Cartoon

A dozen years ago Brian Fairrington at Cagle Cartoons created a political cartoon with a religious scenario. Fittingly the cartoon has a habit of being resurrected, albeit in an altered state. Recently in a Devon Parish magazine. There are several transgressions with this, not the least of which is why a publication edited and produced […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Life of Brian’s Cartoon

Fuss Over Cartoon in School Social Studies Class

A nearly ten year old David Horsey cartoon about Republicans refusing to acknowledge global warming is causing a bit of a ruckus in Connecticut. TOLLAND — A political cartoon used in one of the questions on a seventh-grade social studies reading comprehension test at Tolland Middle School is at the center of a controversy on […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

A Bill Mauldin Centennial

“I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it.”  – – – – Bill Mauldin (October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) William Henry Mauldin, better known to the world as Bill Mauldin, was one of the most popular and influential cartoonists of the twentieth century. In 1975, Bill Mauldin […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Pat Byrnes’ Confessions

If you ask cartoonist Pat Byrnes, the best comeback in history is in the Bible and was brought to us by cartooning. The Pharisees tried setting a trap for Jesus, to which he responds by drawing in the sand. Born and raised in an Irish Catholic family in Detroit, Byrnes is now a renowned cartoonist […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Pat Byrnes’ Confessions

Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)

Not long after I posted this issue The AFRO posted an item about Hambone’s Meditations.I’m putting that notice up top for those who have already read this entry.       Readers of The Commercial Dispatch and dozens of other Southern newspapers in the early 20th Century were greeted often, sometimes daily, sometimes on the front […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)