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Dustin Harbin, the NY Times, & Long Form Comics

I fell off a bike into an outpouring of charity. But Americans shouldn’t have to seek out strangers to pay health bills. Dustin Harbin was involved in a mishap. I was recently in a bicycle accident which resulted in me landing–by all evidence, directly on the mouth–face first on the asphalt. I’m not sure what […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 0 Comments

Democracy – A Graphic Guide to Governance

  Only one quarter of grown-ass adults can correctly name all three branches of the U.S. government, according to a 2017 study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. This bad. This very bad. But a new project by Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies offers a glimmer of hope that the […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Publications, Comments: 0 Comments

Pia Guerra Shot to the Top of Ed-Op Cartooning

  Pia Guerra is one of the most poignant political cartoonists working today, yet she wasn’t even creating such art full time before President Donald Trump. Now, when human tragedy makes international news, Guerra is a go-to visual commentator for many readers. Partly because she comes out of the world of comic books, Guerra composes […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Pedro X. Molina Gets Ithica (NY) Asylum Residency

Pedro X. Molina, who was presented with the 2018 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award from the Cartoonists Rights Network International at last year’s AAEC Convention in Sacramento, and earlier this year was honored as a recipient of a 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas from the Columbia Journalism School, has […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

“I am canceling my subscription” (letters)

Some newspapers readers, and their letters to the editors.   I want to thank Jeff Darcy for finally giving me the courage to say enough is enough… Jeff Darcy …with “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” emblazoned on the the back of President Donald Trump’s jacket, in regards to the recent shootings. The Plain Dealer […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

THE NIB: The Website-The Magazine-The Fundraiser

By now you know The Nib got cut loose from its publisher earlier this summer — rather than fold, Matt Bors and his crew decided to go independent. The Nib runs political cartoons, journalism, essays and memoir about what is going down in the world, all in comics form — the best medium. The Comics […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: 0 Comments

Two Congresswomen Share Anti-Zionist Cartoon

United States House of Representives Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shared a cartoon on their Instagram accounts that is being described as anti-semitic. above: Carlos Latuff cartoon and Israeli flag   As Forward reported: A couple of days into the social media storm that erupted following Israeli government’s decision not […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Andy and Dahlia Marlette Take Home a Big Prize

  Noe we know why Andy Marlette had gone missing for a few weeks. Congratulations to Andrew and Dahlonega on Waylon!  

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

For some reason, maybe the heavy Jewish influence on early comic books, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman was contracted to write the introduction to Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949, a high end reprinting of five early Marvel superhero comics. Says Art: so it all started innocently when i accepted a gig to write […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic history, Controversies, Comments: 0 Comments

Ed Hall Cartoon Not Welcome on Facebook

Ed Hall says For the 1st time on FB I’ve had a cartoon taken down because they said it violated their “community standards” on hate speech. I suspect someone objected who didn’t understand that the cartoon is actually “anti-hate speech” describing a Muslim ban into Israel. After Israel banned two U. S. Congresswomen from their […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

A Conspiracy of Cartoonists

Mike Thompson – from early this year. Let’s play the game…   Clay Jones   Gary McCoy   Clay Bennett   A. F. Branco   Michael de Adder   There were no recordings. The guards weren’t watching. Someone wanted Epstein dead, or at least removed and disappeared. The photo of the body at the hospital […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Nemo Magazine Return is “Imminent”

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! The always interesting and educational Yesterday’s Papers site, whether it’s a John Adcock or a Richard Marschall post, is a must read every morning. But this morning it gave me a real thrill. To quote Richard: Searching for illustrations for the imminent revival of Nemo Magazine, I have been ransacking my bookshelves. […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Publications, sports cartoons, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Edmonton Journal Sorry for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

  On Aug. 1, the [Edmonton] Journal ran an editorial cartoon by veteran contributor Malcolm Mayes, which criticized the recent Capital One hack, in which the data of six million Canadians was potentially compromised, including social insurance numbers and bank account information. “It has since been pointed out that the image of the person bears […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Piggybacking Off Peterson and Other Things

Earlier today Mike Peterson mentioned some events happening in non-Upstate New York. Well, if you are headed to Upstate New York sometime in the next two months you may want stop by the Ellenville Public Library and Museum for R. Robert Pollak‘s “A Cavalcade of American Newspaper Comic Strip Art” exhibit. It features Pollak’s collection […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment