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Ron Rice – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Ron Rice has passed away.      Ronald Maburn (Ron) Rice January 31, 1933 – March 15, 2021 newspaper illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, cartoonist From the obituary: By profession Ron Rice was an artist for almost sixty years until the onset of Alzheimer’s prevented him from creating his art. He worked […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Huck & Konopacki Honored with Joe Hill Award

Cartoonists Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki were honored by The Labor Heritage Foundation with the presentation of the “lifetime achievement” Joe Hill Award. The Joe Hill Award honors leaders and artists who have contributed to the successful integration of arts and culture in the labor movement. Every year at the Great Labor Arts Exchange, the […]

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

Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Scoop Scuttle and His Pals   Charlie Brown’s America  review   Squiggles by Sharon   Coping Skills by John Cuneo   […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Syndicates Issue Statement re: Pulitzer Non-Award

The Big Three Comic Syndicates have released a joint statement on the Pulitzer Board’s  decision to not award a Prize for the Editorial Cartooning category in 2021.   June 16, 2021: Statement Regarding Pulitzer Committee’s Decision on 2020 Editorial Cartooning Award A joint statement from Andrews McMeel Syndication, King Features and Creators Syndicate:   Andrews […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Andrews McMeel Syndication, Creators, Editorial cartooning, King Features, Pulitzer Prize, Syndicates, Comments: 4 Comments

Will Washington Post Get the Last Word on the Pulitzer No-Prize? Probably Not

Ruben Bolling was at his daughter’s high school graduation ceremony in Manhattan when he got word. Out in Santa Fe, Marty Two Bulls Sr. was driving to get coffee when his Instagram alerts poured in. And in Southern California, Lalo Alcaraz was preparing for a Zoom meeting at his Hollywood job when he got a […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 0 Comments

Davies, Ohanian, Bui Get Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of the 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism on Saturday, among them are awards for editorial cartoons created in 2020.   Matt Davies won for newspapers with a circulation of 100,000+ (Newsday). Judges statement: Davies makes his point with a whisper rather than a […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

More on Pulitzer’s Editorial Cartooning No-Prize

Mike Peterson has weighed in with his and a few others opinions, but the outrage is large and justifiable. The major slight is to the nominated cartoonists of course, and we’ll return to them in a moment. But let’s not forget the affront shown to this year’s jury. Two Pulitzer Prize-winning Cartoonists, two Editorial Page […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 2 Comments

No One Takes 2021 Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer

When the Pulitzer Prize awards first happened in 1917 there was no category for Editorial Cartoons. That honor began in 1922, so this is the 99th year since the first Editorial Cartoon Prize was awarded to Rollin Kirby (though not every year since then saw a Prize awarded to a cartoonist). The original terms for […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 11 Comments

Newspaper Quits Syndicated Political Cartoons

The Alpena News has taken a stand against divisive opinions. The people of America, Michigan, and Northeast Michigan represent a diverse collection of viewpoints and ideologies. We here at The News have strived to reflect that spectrum on our Commentary pages through use of local and syndicated columnists, local and syndicated editorial cartoonists, letters to […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

2021 Locher Award Call For Entries

Are you a young cartoonist who draws commentary on social topics? Do you know a cartoonist who’s doing work with a political tinge? Enter today! http://locheraward.org/ The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 Locher Award Call For Entries

Rick Kollinger – RIP

Editorial cartoonist and columnist Rick Kollinger has passed away.    Richard F. (Rick) Kollinger December 30, 1949 – May 31, 2021 From the obituary: Rick Kollinger passed away at his home in Easton on Monday, May 31, following a long illness. Rick was a proud Eastern Shore native and a nationally acclaimed, award-winning political cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Rick Kollinger – RIP

The Nib & Reveal Win 2021 RFK Journalism Award

In/Vulnerable: Inequity in the Time of Pandemic From the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Awards: In her @reveal series, cartoonist Thi Bui captured the devastation of COVID-19 and laid bare the stark disparities that shape our lives. Congrats to this year’s Cartoon winner for her riveting work “In/Vulnerable: Inequality in the Time of the […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Nib & Reveal Win 2021 RFK Journalism Award

Barry Blitt, Political Cover Artist and Illustrator

Canadian-born Barry Blitt came to New York in the 1990s to pursue a career as an illustrator. While he had been working in Canada, he felt the move to the big city would further his exposure. And indeed it did. In addition to countless prizes and accolades, in 2020 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize […]

Posted on: May 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Barry Blitt, Political Cover Artist and Illustrator

Beware the Jabberwock

“We’ve noticed over the years that editors have become more and more timid and rejecting printing cartoons that express opinions — because we collect stats on each of the cartoons and we can compare the usages between different cartoons,” Cagle explained during TheWrap’s “Conversations on Cancel Culture” series focusing on journalism. © Bruce Plante (2016) […]

Posted on: May 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Beware the Jabberwock

“More Content Now” Now No More

Gannett (previously Gatehouse) is shutting down their newspaper content offering More Content Now. More Content Now is closing operations on May 31, 2021. We have enjoyed working with you these past nine years and are so grateful you found our work of value. From 2013 is the introduction to the service: GateHouse Media, Inc., a […]

Posted on: May 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on “More Content Now” Now No More