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Cartoon Classic: One Hundred Cartoons by Cesare

Oscar Edward Cesare – Cartoonist, Advocate for Humanity. From Prabook: After moving to New York, Cesare–he pronounced his name “See-sare”– served in succession on the staffs of the World, the Sun, and the Evening Post. He was influenced by Gustave Dore and Honore Daumier and, in the United States, by Boardman Robinson. During the Theodore […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Texas: Pro-Choice Cartoons v. Pro-Life Cartoons

Dick Wright/Columbus Dispatch (2000) Michael Cavna, at the Washington Post, asked some cartoonists about the recently passed TX Senate Bill 8 in an article titled “How cartoonists are taking on the Texas abortion bill.” I have included some cartoons not included in Michael’s overview, weighing this representation pro-life as the WaPo article was heavier on […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Sam Nakahira – 2021 John Locher Award Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 AAEC John Locher Memorial Award, Sam Nakahira! The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has announced the Winner Sam Nakahira, the Runner-Up Katie Vuong, and Finalists Reilly Branson, Tom Coute, and Izzy Boyce-Blanchard for the 2021 John Locher Memorial Award. Sam Nakahira is a Japanese American comic artist. Her comics […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 0 Comments

Cancel Culture, Death Threats, and Editooning

Last week The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) held their 2021 convention and among the panels was one devoted to editorial cartooning. Four of America’s top political cartoonists gathered in a virtual room during the 2021 Society of Professional Journalists online conference. The topic? The perils of working in visual satire in the age of […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, webinar, Comments: 0 Comments

Scrawls is the Cartoonist, Not the Art Style

  [I]f you were looking for a name for a cartoonist, you couldn’t do much better than Scrawls. And that’s exactly how Sam C. Rawls signed his editorial cartoons and his comic strip—he was one of those rara avis who does both— and every syllable is exactly the truth, no fictional make-believe in sight. But […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Scrawls is the Cartoonist, Not the Art Style

Conservative Press Excoriates Liberal Cartoonist

A Florida editorial cartoonist was ripped as sexist and misogynistic on Wednesday for publishing a political cartoon that depicted Gov. Ron DeSantis’s press secretary Christina Pushaw as a Covergirl and a Twitter troll. From Fox News: Andy Marlette of the Pensacola News Journal produced an exaggerated drawing of Pushaw as a “COVID-19 Covergirl and taxpayer-funded […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Barry McWilliams – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Barry McWilliams has passed away.    Barry Wayne McWilliamsFebruary 2, 1942 – August 14, 2021 From the obituary: America’s ‘best known, least famous’ cartoonist Barry Wayne McWilliams passed away on August 14, 2021, at his home outside Whitehall, Montana. He was 79 years old. Barry began drawing his weekly editorial cartoon, J.P. Doodles, […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Barry McWilliams – RIP

2021 AAEC Convention Set for October 8 & 9

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have set the dates for their 2021 Convention.         October 8 & 9, 2021 will be the dates for the convention. Like last year it will be virtual. From the AAEC: Join the editorial cartoonists of the AAEC for our virtual convention Oct. 8-9, 2021. Like […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 AAEC Convention Set for October 8 & 9

APC Says Cartoon Breached General Principle 6

The [Australian] Press Council considered whether its Standards of Practice were breached by the publication of a cartoon in The Australian on 14 August 2020. The cartoon depicts a scene of the then United States Presidential candidate Joe Biden giving a speech congratulating Kamala Harris on being the Vice-Presidential candidate. © The Australian/Johannes Leak The […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 4 Comments

Facebook Suspends Clay Jones Over Taliban Toon

Clay Jones yesterday: Side note: This cartoon has already got me banned on Facebook for three days.                   Yes, the appeal is in.   From Clay Jones Twitter feed… where he also admits to his crimes: Clay Jones Facebook page, where others are posting the cartoon over and over.  

Posted on: Aug 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Jen Sorensen Autobiographical Profile

In college I started reading underground comics by Robert Crumb and Peter Bagge, and I was exposed to Matt Groening’s Life in Hell and Roz Chast and Tom Tomorrow for the first time. I actually wrote my senior thesis about a womens’ underground comics collective called the Twisted Sisters. One of my favorite cartoonists from […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Roast Cartoonist – Fitz on a Spit

From Blog for Arizona: David Fitzsimmons is the cartoonist for the Arizona Daily Star. He will be roasted by former politicians Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and District 2 Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom. I also know personally stand up comic attorney Nancy Stanley and former Tucson Citizen videographer Daniel Buckley who are evidently involved. Fundraiser […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Roast Cartoonist – Fitz on a Spit

A Cartoonist’s Life: Sunshine, Rainbows, Lollipops?

  Self portrait © by Stephan Donche Comics journalist and author Chris Arrrant asked Comic industry people: What’s something about your job that you wish more people understood? Chris got quite a response from cartoonists in various genres. A sampling: Making comics is HARD work. Just how labor intensive it is. (drawing, penciling/inking) Or how […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Adam Zyglis is Back in the News, The Buffalo News

Did we mention that the Buffalo Newspaper Guild contract negotiations have been settled and with the byline strike now over The Buffalo News blacklisted editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis has returned to the pages and website of the paper? You may remember that the newspaper and the union were having differences related to a new contract. […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Adam Zyglis is Back in the News, The Buffalo News

Friday Free-For-All

Bill Ruehlmann‘s column about Cathy Guisewite‘s last book is the only excuse needed to let all know that Cathy Guisewite’s next book is on the schedule. Previews at GoComics. © Cathy Guisewite   © Oconee Enterprise/Chuck Cunningham The Georgia Press Association honored the winners of the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest on Friday, July 30 at […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Friday Free-For-All