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Rusins Kaufmanis – RIP

Editorial Cartoonist Rusins Kaufmanis has passed away. Rusins Kaufmanis March 27, 1925 – September 20, 2019 Globe and Mail cartoonist 1960 – ???? Ottawa Citizen editorial cartoonist 1963 – 1989 From the Ottawa Citizen obituary: He remained interested in politics, people, and especially humour to the very end. In his last week, when initially told […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

9-Month-Old Andy Marlette Cartoon Has Big Revival

Andy Marlette cartoon from January 2019: I don’t remember a lot of fuss over this when it first appeared. But now, going out on Barbara Streisand’s Twitter feed yesterday – Boy Howdy!   Renowned entertainer Barbra Streisand tweeted a gruesome cartoon on Saturday in an apparent attempt to express her displeasure with President Trump during […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Ted Rall’s Got A Brand New Gig

So how is it that a politically potent art form has collapsed in the past few years to the point where perhaps two dozen full-time cartoonists work for US papers, as against hundreds a century ago? Simple, says Ted Rall, the country’s best-known “alternative” cartoonist: It was murdered. We think Ted Rall is right, which […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Drawing the RIGHT Way

Gary Varvel was recently interviewed by a local radio station. He acknowledged the new world of editorial cartooning saying. “We’re going to have to adapt … You want to gain an audience, but you don’t just want to give stuff away.” Gary’s 15 minute WIBC radio interview with Tony Katz.   Yeah, as seen above, […]

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

L. A. Sentinel’s David G. Brown Profiled

The artistic abilities of David G. Brown are displayed each week in the L.A. Sentinel through his graphic commentary on current events. His political cartoons on the Opinion page reveal Brown’s incredible skill of transforming pressing issues into amusing presentations.   David also uses his talents in other areas: Brown has excelled in other aspects […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Philadelphia Inquirer Wants Your Ed/Op Cartoon

For an upcoming edition of the Inquirer’s Currents section, the paper’s Sunday opinion pages, we’re dedicating three full pages to editorial/political cartoons … … We’re interested in cartoons inspired by local Philadelphia news … Cartoons can be either multi-panel or single panel. Our only strict criteria is that your cartoon highlights an opinion on a […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News Image Maker

Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis talks. In 2015, Zyglist became the third editorial cartoonist for the Buffalo News to win a Pulitzer Prize following Toles (1990) and Bruce Shanks (1958). “I would draw a cartoon on something like the Charlie Hebdo or something on a global issue, and all of a sudden I’m getting […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments


– – Auction ends Monday October 14, 2019 – – A message from Signe Wilkinson: When he retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer after 41 brilliant years, I inherited the great Tony Auth‘s drawing board (with a built-in light table). The Inquirer is consolidating space and Tony Auth’s drawing board, which I have been using these […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 0 Comments

Political Party Steals deAdder’s Political Cartoon

Cartoonist Michael de Adder called out third-party political group Canada Strong and Proud for using his cartoon in an online advertisement without his permission. In a tweet, he wrote “my cartoon is being used for a political ad. WTF! That takes a lot of nerve.” He added “I want (it) taken down, and I want […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh’s Candy Man

In Western Pennsylvania, Yinzer and Jagoff are terms of endearment. Saying “dahntahn” is as much a beloved tradition as putting fries on your sammich or waving a yellow towel! That’s why Pittsburgh radio personalities Jim Krenn and Larry Richert have teamed up with cartoonist Rob Rogers to create Yinzer Cards as a way of celebrating […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Fund Raisers, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

Kevin Necessary Resigns as Staff Cartoonist

Kevin Necessary has resigned his staff position as WCPO-TV Cincinnati cartoonist. Kevin sez: Ok, no more vaguebook posts (and apologies in advance for the novel): Today was my last day at WCPO. I wasn’t fired or railroaded out. I left on my own terms, in good standing, and I’m honored to have spent so many […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The Cap Times Discontinues Editorial Cartoons

The (Madison, Wisconsin) Cap Times has informed its readers: We’ve received a number of questions from you over the past week, so we wanted to let you know that after much thought, we have decided to discontinue the weekly puzzles and editorial cartoons that had been features in the weekly print edition [emphasis added]. It’s […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Doug Dillard – RIP

Christian cartoonist Doug Dillard has passed away. Samuel Douglas (Doug) Dillard July 11, 1929 – October 5, 2019   Doug’s career, outside of cartooning, consisted of serving “churches as a pastor, youth evangelist and minister of education before launching a career in public relations.” From the Baptist Standard obituary: [Doug] Dillard was widely known as […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

A Fire Story – Two Years Later

Two years ago, in October 2017, Brian and Karen Fies’ home was among the thousands that burned to the ground in the infamous Tubbs Fire. In late March [2019], nearly 18 months after Fies and his wife Karen fled the wildfire that destroyed roughly 3,000 Santa Rosa homes and more than 5,300 countywide, they finally […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

“Shame On You” and Other Letters to the Editor

Newspaper readers are not happy with newspaper cartoonists.   “I was shocked and dismayed” Bruce Plante Our police department protects its citizens each and every day and night. Officers’ lives are on the line. They are dedicated to this service, or they would not be serving. By publishing this cartoon, you are making fun of […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on “Shame On You” and Other Letters to the Editor