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JD Crowe wins Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning “For decades, JD Crowe has been drawing fresh, original, pungent, brutal, and thought-provoking local cartoons. He is universally respected by his peers for his work.” The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists announced the awarding and profiles the “moderately disturbed dorky cartoonist” (The profile does not […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Crossing Continents and Borders to Reach America (and the AAEC Convention)

Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder will be traveling from east to west and from north to south to enter a country whose leader considers him to be an enemy of the people. Michael de Adder, a prize-winning freelancer who sells his stuff to The Chronicle Herald and other newspapers and whose editorial cartoons are […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Icons of Political Art – And Varvel Makes Three

We have mentioned the Advancing American Democracy Award to three Icons of Political Art, and we have linked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about Mike Luckovich being honored and The Daily Signal’s recognizing Michael Ramirez as a recipient. And now Heeeere’s Gary!   The Indianapolis Star is Gary Varvel’s home paper and they haven’t over […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The Death of Editorial Cartooning

The cartoonist’s choice: Navigate a minefield of heightened sensitivities or produce pandering dreck for an audience of ideologues. Following the recent ruckus over a Serena Williams cartoon… What the backlash does remind us, however, is that there is not much public appetite for editorial cartooning these days. The medium simply does not fulfill the expectations […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Michael Ramirez – Advancing American Democracy

Michael Ramirez and the Advancing American Democracy Award Ten days ago we latched on to the Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series and the Icons of Political Art from the perspective of Mike Luckovich’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A few days ago we mentioned Michael Ramirez and his new staff position with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Now we […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

David Fitzsimmons Reports from The Line Of Fire

Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons spent part of last week in Mexico City attending The Line of Fire international conference. La Línea de Fuego was hosted by the Cartooning For Peace organization. As this Google translation explains: 18 press cartoonists from 14 countries meet for several days at the Memoria y Tolerancia Museum in Mexico City to […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Michael Ramirez Joins Review-Journal Staff

Updated with today’s (September 16) Las Vegas Review-Journal introductory article, but mostly because I couldn’t resist the above fantastic cartoon of Ramirez arriving in Las Vegas. “It’s good that, naturally, I’m an evil, demented individual,” Ramirez jokes. We think. “That helps — having a twisted sense of humor.” As such, Ramirez tends to provoke laughter […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Luckovich, Ramirez and Varvel Win 2018 Advancing American Democracy Award

Editorial cartoonists Mike Luckovich, Mike Ramirez and Gary Varvel will all be recipients of the 2018 Advancing American Democracy Award. The award is given by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and past winners have included author Ron Chernow and Senator Richard Luger. The three cartoonists will receive the award at an event at The Conrad Indianapolis hotel […]

Posted on: Sep 13, 2018,  Section: AAEC, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

R. J. Matson 9-11/Vote Cartoon Brings Outrage

A Roll Call editorial cartoon by R. J. Matson equating the 9-11 Al Qaeda attacks of 2001 with the current Russian attacks on the United States’ voting sovereignty has some taking umbrage. From a Conservative Review news item headlined “Sick:” A tasteless political cartoon disgraced Roll Call’s cartoon page Tuesday morning, on the 17th anniversary […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Comic Riffs Covers Controversial Serena Williams Cartoon

Michael Cavna covers the fallout from Australian cartoonist Mark Knight’s work on the Serena Williams/Umpire U.S. Open flap. From the piece: In doing so, Knight draws facial features reflecting the dehumanizing Jim Crow caricatures so common in the 19th and 20th centuries. Knight’s cartoon conjures up a range of such caricatures that were branded on […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Northwestern Arkansas Newspaper Reminisces About ‘Dogpatch U.S.A.’

The Northwest (Fayetteville) Arkansas Democrat Gazette had a recent editorial summoning up some memories of a Lil Abner-based theme park called “Dogpatch USA.” From the editorial: Truth be told, Dogpatch USA was never the grandest amusement park to ever open its gates. Its developers had big visions when the park near Harrison, themed after the […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Luckovich, Ramirez, Varvel – Icons

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site‘s Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series…annually welcomes 300 prestigious guests to enjoy a dinner, nationally recognized speaker, and the presentation of the Advancing American Democracy Award. The Advancing American Democracy Award is bestowed annually by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site upon an individual who, in an exemplary way, advances the values […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich, Ramirez, Varvel – Icons

Dream Job: Political Cartoonist

Nashville’s NewsChannel5 has a Dream Jobs segment, this week they spent some time with cartoonist Matt Wuerker. Matt Wuerker first started drawing cartoons when Jimmy Carter was President. He freelanced for a long time before landing a more permanent spot at Politico when he was 50. Matt calls himself old-fashioned, and says adding visual humor […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dream Job: Political Cartoonist

Luckovich Speaks (at the Decatur Book Festival)

While Mike Luckovich may have been bumped from CNN, but he won’t have that problem this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival where he will appear. Speaking at the AJC Decatur Book Festival this weekend, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist will discuss his new collection, which covers President Donald Trump from his campaign’s infancy — […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich Speaks (at the Decatur Book Festival)

Phil Jackson – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Phil Jackson has passed away. …the former Ludington Daily News cartoonist left the accompanying cartoon at Cornerstone Baptist Church, where he long had been an active member. He left instructions that it was for publication in the Daily News when he died. Phillip (Phil) Jackson August 14, 1922 – August 24, 2018 Newport […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Jackson – RIP