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Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Chicago illustrator/cartoonist Kurt Mitchell has passed away. Kurt Davis Mitchell July 24, 1952 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: A freelance artist and writer, his work graced the pages of the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times among others. He also worked in video game development. In later years he self-published over a […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Last Week Today – Comic News Roundup

A new weekly comic “Informal Drawings” by Peter Slemen IPWatchdog.com, which focuses on intellectual property issues, now features a new weekly comic: IPWatchdog is pleased to announce the launch of our weekly comic series, brought to you by Wei & Sleman founding partner, Peter Sleman. Peter’s Comic Strip, appropriately named “Informal Drawings”, is a weekly […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Marty Riskin – RIP

Cartoonist Marty Riskin has passed away. Martin S. (Marty) Riskin November 26, 1936 – July 9, 2020   From the newspaper notice: When the computer came along setting the graphic art’s world into a tailspin, Marty was left behind, [son] Gregg said. “It turned him into a prehistoric relic … he did not adapt,” he […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Fred Purucker – RIP

Cartoonist Fred Purucker has passed away. Frederick J. (Fred) Purucker, Jr.May 28, 1931 – June 30, 2020 Malibu Times editorial cartoonist 1999-2016(?),art school teacher, Disney animator From the Malibu Times notice: Purucker, TMT cartoonist for more than two decades, died last week at the age of 89. Although his face may not be known to […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz Partners With The Republicans

The Lincoln Project is hitting Donald Trump again—this time partnering with a well-known Latino cartoonist from Los Angeles who never thought he would work with Republicans. The group made up of veteran Republican strategists, who have endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, partnered on a political cartoon with pioneering artist Lalo Alcaraz, who created La […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Republican Newspaper Facebook Cartoon Likens Democrat Governor Mask Order to Holocaust

A Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening an order from the state’s [Democratic] governor requiring people to wear masks in public to the round-up and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust. From the Anderson County Review Facebook page: The Guardian carries the […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Editorial Cartoony Stuff

The Green Eyeshades have recognize the very best journalism in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia). 2020 Winners for Editorial Cartoon / Newspapers First Place: Freelance – Robert Ariail, 2019 cartoons Second Place: Aiken Standard – Al Goodwyn, Al Goodwyn Collection Third Place: Chattanooga Times […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Matt Bors Goes Self-Syndication Route

After 13 years Matt Bors has decided to part from his syndicate. From Matt’s Twitter feed: Matt continues: Matt’s page at Tinyview. At Daily Kos. And no worries about him abandoning The Nib: Don’t know if Matt’s 13 year archive will remain at GoComics.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter Win National Sigma Delta Chi Editorial Cartoonist Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced that Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter are the recipients of the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism in the Editorial Cartooning category.   Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Circulation 100,001+, Affiliated Website, National Magazine) Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press View online: Link 1 • Link 2 […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter Win National Sigma Delta Chi Editorial Cartoonist Awards

Charlie Daniel: The Gentle Eviscerator

Drawing cartoons on dicey political topics without being ugly just comes naturally, says Daniel, who was born in Richmond, Virginia. But he’s uncomfortable attributing it to piety, as some others do. “Faith is my foundation, but I never went into drawing a cartoon saying, ‘how’s that going to balance with my belief in Jesus?’ and […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Daniel: The Gentle Eviscerator

Carl Granath – RIP

Cartoonist Carl Granath has passed away. Carl Robert GranathSeptember 30, 1930 – May 28, 2020   From the obituary: He was in demand as a writer, art director and voice talent during his long career with major advertising agencies in Chicago but hated watching commercials. He was an animator and cartoonist who grew up idolizing […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Carl Granath – RIP

Cartoonist and Newspaper Publisher Defend Political Cartoon Against Reader Backlash

The weekly Islander News, on June 18, 2020, got some negative feedback over a political cartoon they had published on June 11, 2020:   In the same edition as those letters to the editor The Islander News Publisher, Tom Clifford, defended the newspaper publishing the cartoon and the cartoonist’s position: Then the June 25, 2020 […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ralph Dunagin – RIP

Editorial and comic strip cartoonist Ralph Dunagin has passed away. Raymond Ralph Dunagin, Jr.June 19, 1937 – June 24, 2020 newspaper illustrator, art director, cartoonist From the Orlando Sentinel notice: Ralph Dunagin, an editorial cartoonist for the Sentinel and its predecessor, the Orlando Evening Star, from 1961 to 2001, died Wednesday. He was 83. Meeting […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

What’s Lost If Political Cartoons Are Sacrificed?

[W]hat is lost when political cartoons are sacrificed completely to avoid conflict? To be sure, these are challenging times for the publications. Cartoonists and other journalists contacted by The Washington Post paint the picture: Smaller papers generally have thinner staffs and fewer resources, which means they rely largely on relatively inexpensive syndicated cartoons, which are […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Diving Into Mark Fiore’s Brain

Where do you get your ideas?How does the idea become a cartoon? It often begins with a headline or a quote from a news story — like recently, when a protester said that marching for human rights is “just as essential as going to the grocery store.” That quote became the spark for one of […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Diving Into Mark Fiore’s Brain