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Bill Sanders – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders has passed away. William Willard (Bill) Sanders October 14, 1930 – February 27, 2021   From The Milwaukee Journal: Milwaukee Journal political cartoonist William (Bill) Sanders was remembered Sunday as a dynamic artist who wasn’t afraid to challenge those in power. Sanders died Saturday at the age of 90. Sanders began […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

“Daily Papers Waste Resources on Cartoons”

A week after Michael Cavna’s Washington Post article advocating more diversity among editorial cartoonists, conservative outlets are not letting go. The main complaint seems to be that we have too much to be concerned about without adding more. From The Federalist: One would think in an America still suffering the social and economic devastation stemming […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Mike Marland Retires From Editorial Cartooning

Mike Marland has informed the people of New Hampshire: The time has come to start a slow slide into retirement. It’s going to take me a few years to actually get there, but I’m going to begin by retiring from drawing editorial cartoons. Mike has two reasons for the decision. I’ve been drawing them for […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Tom Richmond – A MADman Gives a Recent MAD Timeline and a Copyright Tutorial

Earlier this month Tom Richmond gave a timeline of MAD magazine’s past eight years – from New York-based original material to Burbank-produced (mostly) reprint issues. October 2013– DC Comics announces they are closing their New York offices… Feb 2018– MAD #550 drops on news stands. This is the final New York produced issue… February 2021- […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 0 Comments

Jim Carrey Retires from Political Cartooning

The Wrap is reporting that Jim Carrey will put away his slings and arrows as a political cartoonist. “For the past 4 yrs, among other commitments, I put considerable effort into this collection of political protest cartoons. It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together…but something tells me […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Comical Reactions – Rebuttals

© The Ashville Citizen, 1928   Reactions to cartoons about Rush Limbaugh’s death are starting to come in,including this Power Line take on the comparatively mild Steve Sack obitoon. © Star Tribune/Steve Sack The Star Tribune observed the death of Rush Limbaugh with an editorial cartoon … By editorial cartoonist Steve Sack — I think […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Newsroom Cartoonists – Cartoonist Chronicles

Cartooning the Mid-20th Century Newsroom Cartoonists and other artists, working in newsrooms, captured and caricatured their working lives, including their colleagues, in these places. What follows is a small sample of the images I have gathered in my research for my new book on the history of the American newsroom from the 1920s through the […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment

Incitement to Riot 1898 – Cartoonist Chronicles

Racist Cartoons Help Incite an 1898 North Carolina Massacre>> Warning: historically racist caricature and content << When a mob bent on insurrection stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, some onlookers labeled the event “unprecedented.” But the United States has witnessed coups d’etat before—both attempted and successful—within its borders. In 1898, white supremacists in […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Alan King – RIP

Canadian artist and cartoonist Alan King has passed away. Alan Howard King1947 – February 8, 2021   Guy Badeaux is reporting the sad news and providing a profile: It is with great shock and sadness that I learned of the passing last night, at St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto, of Alan King, former editorial cartoonist at The […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Alan King – RIP

Introductory Letter from the New AAEC President

Jen Sorenson,  new President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, introduces herself to the membership. Dear colleagues, I’m not sure how it happened, but it seems I am now somehow president of this organization. Between the pandemic, a tough economy, the ongoing collapse of the newspaper industry, a violent insurrection, and a war on […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Introductory Letter from the New AAEC President

The Right Sees No Humor in Doonesbury, Anywhere

The Right Wing Media Research Center was apoplectic over a recent NBC Today show where Left Wing hosts praised Garry Trudeau and his Doonesbury comic strip. After [Al Roker] noted some newspapers placed Doonesbury on the editorial page, [Harry] Smith added: “And sometimes when the subject was particularly volatile, these papers would just black out […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Dick Wright Joins The Cagle Gang

Last year Dick Wright returned to editorial cartooning after a 15 year break.Now he has got a much wider audience by joining the Cagletoons syndicate. From Daryl Cagle’s introduction: Conservative cartoonists are rare, and great conservative cartoonists are extremely rare; we’re delighted to have Dick join our cartoonists and we look forward to seeing him […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Rewriting History: R. L. Crabb and Alley Oop

In 1939 V. T Hamlin brought Neanderthal Man into the Present. Now cartoonist R. L. Crabb is rescripting some of those Alley Oop comic strips to focus on the efforts of the Republican Party to find their next Leader. The satire started on February 1, 2021 and has continued through at least today: Below – […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Rewriting History: R. L. Crabb and Alley Oop

New Knight Nomination and Neighborhood

Cartoonist (and now multimedia creator) Keith Knight has been nominated! The complete list of NAACP Image Award nominees.   In other Keef news, he has a new address on the internet. © Keith Knight Support a cartoonist  

Posted on: Feb 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Politicians and Political Cartoons Too

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has his hands full on both coasts. His Washington D.C. troubles are lead stories on national networks, at home a faux pas is front page news – headlined above the fold. From the Bakersfield Californian: In a cartoon posted on Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s blog last week, a woman lounges under a […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Politicians and Political Cartoons Too