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Updated: Ruben Bolling to Receive RFK Journalism Award Tonight

Subscription-list and nom de plume-trailblazer Ruben Bolling is to receive the 2018 RFK Journalism Award for his award-winning work on his award-winning “Tom the Dancing Bug” comic. The event is being held tonight at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. @RubenBolling @Newseum Update: Ruben Bolling’s RFK Journalism Award Photo © Bruce Guthrie and Ruben Bolling receiving his award […]

Posted on: May 23, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

What They’ve Done to Glenn McCoy is Despicable

As mentioned here last week Glenn McCoy announced on his Facebook page 10 days ago that the Belleville News-Democrat had let him go. Among the messages of well-wshes Glenn let it be known that, while it was the newspaper that made the decision, he wasn’t terribly upset. “I think I’m going to focus on my […]

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 4 Comments

“Mo” by Ann Telnaes

A tweet by Wiley Miller: New weekly feature by the great Ann Telnaes! Go there NOW!!’ Which led me to “Mo” by Ann Telnaes. Now you know as much as I do.

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 5 Comments

More Weekend Quick Hits

Joel Pett interviewed The Lexington Herald-Leader’s editorial cartoonist interviewed.   Shutting Down the Opposition – 100 Years Ago In 1918 Paul Berge finds the First Amendment under fire… from the press.   German Newspaper Fires Editorial Cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch fired after cartoon that passed editorial muster is printed.   Santa Rosa cartoonist’s Black Panther cartoon […]

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

Signe Wilkinson Reflects on Career

No, no, no – Signe Wilkinson is not retiring. But that was my first thought when I saw the headline Pulitzer Prize winner, ex-Hiller, reflects on career with a Signe self-caricature attached to the article. The lead didn’t ease my fears: Famed Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was the first […]

Posted on: May 18, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Glenn McCoy No Longer Working at the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat

According to Glenn’s Facebook his last day as editorial cartoonist at the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat was yesterday. We’ll update as we know more.  

Posted on: May 12, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

New Startup looking for Editorial Cartoonist

As the AAEC tells us, Fourth Estate, a startup dedicated to “fostering, supporting and incubating a sustainable and vibrant free press” is looking to add a freelance cartoonist to their team. Following the link at the AAEC we find the Fourth Estate mission: To contribute to a healthy society by fostering, supporting and incubating a […]

Posted on: May 11, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 0 Comments

Herblock Prize Ceremony and Reception in Photos

If you missed Ward Sutton getting the Herblock Prize last night, don’t worry. Bruce Guthrie was there with his camera and is sharing the pictures. The Prize and The Young Man who won it. photos © Bruce Guthrie Bruce Guthrie’s photo gallery of The Presentation is here. Bruce Guthrie’s photo gallery of The Reception is […]

Posted on: May 10, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

WaPo on Ward Sutton and the Emergence of Sequential Award Winners

Washington Post’s Michael Cavna profiles and interviews 2018 Herblock Prize winner Ward Sutton of The Boston Globe. “I’ve spent my entire professional career as a freelancer — it is a fun and liberating way to work, and I’ve come to take the insecurities that come with it in stride at this point,” Sutton says. “It […]

Posted on: May 9, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on WaPo on Ward Sutton and the Emergence of Sequential Award Winners

Herblock Prize Ceremony Tonight

The Boston Globe and The Nib cartoonist Ward Sutton will be honored by the Herb Block Foundation tonight as the 2018 winner of their eponymous prize. According to the Herb Block Foundation site:  “We were greatly impressed by the quality and breadth of submissions, with so much outstanding work being done in all types of political […]

Posted on: May 9, 2018,  Section: AAEC, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Herblock Prize Ceremony Tonight

AAEC statement on Musa Kart

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ statement on Musa Kart and the oppression of journalists in Turkey The oft-repeated statement “an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us” applies to political cartoonists worldwide after Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart was sentenced to prison. Why should Americans care about the fate of […]

Posted on: May 7, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC statement on Musa Kart

John Locher Award expanded to graphic journalists, web cartoonists

The John Locher Award has a new website and an expanded criteria for eligibility that includes graphic journalists and web cartoonists. Application for the award is now free.  For full eligibility details, visit the new site. Entry deadline is April 15.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2016,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Matt Bors’ The Nib lands at First Look Media

A nice development for Matt Bors’ The Nib. First Look Media today announced that they have partnered with award winning cartoonist Matt Bors on his irreverent comics publication, The Nib. Formerly part of the online platform Medium, The Nib will re-launch this summer through First Look Media as an independent daily publication and online newsletter. […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2016,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

From the New York Times: An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. The arrest of Islam Gaweesh appears to be part of an intensified clampdown on […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2016,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

Peter Dunlap-Shohl publishes graphic novel about living with Parkinson”s disease

Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl has published a new graphic novel entitled “My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s.” From the Anchorage Daily News: When Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the former editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News, received a diagnosis of Parkinson?s disease at age 43, he saw his whole world collapsing. Thirteen years later, […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments