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G.B.Trudeau Picks 10 Defining Doonesbury Strips

Trudeau: The legendary Mary McGrory told me that in all her years of writing columns, she wasn’t sure a single one of them had changed anything. That’s not a bar that cartoonists generally set for themselves, but in the case of my story arc about racist Palm Beach pass cards, the strip did have an […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartooning Down Under

It Ain’t The Stanley But… In a year in which horrible news has been replaced by more horrible news, the job of a political cartoonist is more important than ever. That’s according to the Museum of Australian Democracy, which has named The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Cathy Wilcox the political cartoonist of the […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonists in Conversation: The Power of Black Ink

Join cartoonists Robb Armstrong,Darrin Bell,Keith “Keef” Knight,Elizabeth Montague, and Bianca Xunise as they discuss the Black experience as told through graphic novels and comic stories. Robb Armstrong, who inspired the last name of the Peanuts character Franklin Armstrong, is the creator of the groundbreaking comic strip, Jump Start, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Darrin Bell […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Ted Rall on Progressives & the Biden Adminstration

Ted Rall prediction: Almost certainly the Democrats are not going to pick up either of these house run-off seats in Georgia. That’s a pipe dream. That leads off a five minute interview with KAAL (Minnesota) where Ted goes on to explain that Biden will have to run a center-right administration with a McConnell Senate. Among […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Television, Comments: 0 Comments

Colorado Creatives: Ward Sutton (interview)

Ward Sutton moved to Colorado a few years ago. Political cartoonist Ward Sutton, a relative newcomer to Colorado, might have come here to get away from it all, but his handiwork enjoys a national reach, appearing in such publications as the Boston Globe and the New Yorker and, as drawn by his alter-ego Kelly, The Onion. […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Colorado Creatives: Ward Sutton (interview)

How Is The American Voter Feeling Today?

In 2001 Jim Borgman published a popular book that evolved into other forms, such as playing/flash cards and a poster. © Jim Borgman Editorial cartoonist Kevin Necessary remembers that poster: I woke up from a nap today and immediately defaulted to my baseline state of anxiety. I then thought about Jim Borgman’s “How Are You […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

GoComics Adds Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

cartoons by Al Goodwyn; © Creators Syndicate This summer we noted that GoComics was cutting some comic strips and cartoons from the hundreds they carry, so let’s carry some good news that GoComics has recently added a feature. Conservative political cartoonist Al Goodwyn, distributed through Creators Syndicate, joined the GoComics roster in October. The GoComics […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics Adds Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

Tom Toles Tales

Let’s begin at the end. Mike Peterson has the Tom Toles farewell cartoon. While The Washington Post presents the last week of Tom’s Toons where he manages to get in a couple of remarks about the environment, a long-time concern of his.   It was toward the end of his high school education that Tom […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Matt Bors Comic Suppressed By Media

Cartoonist Matt Bors reports: Every outlet that runs my work* declined to publish my most recent comic, which is probably not surprising given the content, but it’s the first time that’s ever happened to me across the board. (*Every outlet except the one I edit, of course.) Apparently no print clients published it and the […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Turkey Trick or Treat

The treat is an opportunity to enter a cartoon competition. In the modern world where violence and discrimination pose a threat to universal and ethical norms, a sense of tolerance is more important than ever. Cartoons are the main pillars of a society based on tolerance and common sense, and open to different ideas and […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Turkey Trick or Treat

Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Geneva, October 27, 2020 – Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation “Cartooning for Peace“, whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists throughout the world. Under the registered name “Freedom Cartoonists Foundation“, it will pursue […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Go Weekly

The two big Utah newspapers, while remaining digital dailies, will transform their print editions into weekly papers. Poynter on the changes coming to Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News: The two newspapers serving Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah have announced that they will switch from daily to once-a-week print editions early in […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Go Weekly

These Days – Stan Mack’s New Comic Panel

The Santa Barbara Independent has announced that famed cartoonist Stan Mack is now contributing a “new occasional feature” called These Days to the alternative weekly: These Days, the new occasional feature that Mack has begun contributing to the Independent, pushes off from the overheard street scenes of Manhattan into the bewildering, often isolated, always borderline […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on These Days – Stan Mack’s New Comic Panel

The Nib Virtual Panel Discussion Today

Eleri Harris will moderate a panel of cartoonists including Matt Bors, Chelsea Saunders, Matt Lubchansky, and Niccolo Pizarro to explore the social relevance of comics and their relationship to politics in the run-up to the election. This event streams today at 5pm Eastern. You can watch it live here.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz, A Lifetime Fighting The Good Fight

Lalo Alcaraz Retains His Young Self’s Zeal A memorable video from a Telemundo show in 1994 features a man with his hair all poofed up, oversized sunglasses, a shabby coat and a big wide tie. The man identified as “Daniel De Portado” and supposedly represented a group called “Hispanics for Wilson” (referring to Pete Wilson, […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, video, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo Alcaraz, A Lifetime Fighting The Good Fight