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Cartoon Yahtzee – Why Does One Go Viral?

The past month has seen a number of editorial cartoons showing Lady Justice being assaulted by The Ruling Party.               But one from Canada “went viral.” Bruce MacKinnon’s cartoon shows a blindfolded Lady Justice being held down on a bed by Republican hands with her mouth covered.   The […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

MAD’s ABCs of a School Shooting

A New York Times article features the latest MAD magazine. Mad Magazine, the 66-year-old humor publication, has been in free fall for years — in terms of both circulation and cultural relevance. This month, however, people as varied as the comedians John Hodgman and Patton Oswalt, as well as Lee Unkrich, a co-director of “Coco,” […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Comments: 0 Comments

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies – new comic strip

Jules Feiffer has signed on to do a regular monthly comic strip for Tablet Magazine. Well, maybe not just a comic strip, maybe essays or a play or… It is my pleasure to announce, on behalf of the editors, a new feature at Tablet magazine, which will consist, beginning today, of regular contributions by Jules Feiffer. […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Bruce Quast Retires From the Routine

For 24 years, Bruce Quast scoured the latest goings-ons in and around Rockford for opportunities to make people laugh — or think. The political cartoons he produced for the Register Star picked apart the news under four Rockford mayors and five Illinois governors. Bruce Quast‘s editorial cartoon has appeared weekly on the opinion page of […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Baby Boomers: The Nib Death Issue (#1) is Here

Since Mike reminded some of us how old we are, let’s prepare ourselves with the recently released first print issue of The Nib, which deemed it apropos to debut with a Death Issue. The Nib has previewed a bit of the premiere issue’s contents at its site. For the younger generations, who plan to stick […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Baby Boomers: The Nib Death Issue (#1) is Here

Chris Britt: *Big Name* Criticism, Death Threats

Chris Britt‘s former newspaper, the Springfield (Illinois) State Journal-Register, reports that the editorial cartoonist… has received multiple death threats in connection with his recent cartoon depicting the praying 10-year-old daughter of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In an interview Chris told the State Journal-Register: “The reaction is unbelievable,” Chris Britt told the SJ-R in […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Britt: *Big Name* Criticism, Death Threats

Fox News Slams “Far-Left” Chris Britt Cartoon

Fox News reports: A left-wing editorial cartoonist faced backlash over the weekend for drawing a cartoon that critics say mocked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh‘s 10-year-old daughter, Liza. A right-wing “anonymous Twitter user” was upset over a recent Chris Britt cartoon reworking a portion of Brett Kavanaugh’s opening statement before the September 27 Senate Judicial […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

The AAEC Convention and Other Quick Hits

I was hoping to post a bunch of cartoonists recapping their attendance at the 2018 AAEC Convention in Sacramento, but there seems to be a dearth of such retrospectives. I guess they had to rush to this week’s CXC festival where Mike Peterson is detailing the AAEC’s participation even as we type. However there are […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Robert Ariail’s #MeToo Cartoon Draws Anger

A recent editorial cartoon by Robert Ariail has provoked letters of scorn to the Champaign News-Gazette. Among the number of letters received the paper showcased a few of them: I was sickened by your cartoon “Teen Angst in the Era of #MeToo.” It expressed concern for teenage boys. These poor men, poor boys, are now […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

New Outrage: Gary Varvel’s Christine Ford Cartoon – updated

An editorial cartoon by Gary Varvel for the Indianapolis Star, about the demands set before Christine Ford would appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, has brought outrage via the social media. “… you should be ashamed for allowing this to run.” “Absolutely disgusting. Who thought this was appropriate to run?” The Daily Dot highlights a […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Editoons – Quick Hits

JD Crowe wins Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning “For decades, JD Crowe has been drawing fresh, original, pungent, brutal, and thought-provoking local cartoons. He is universally respected by his peers for his work.” The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists announced the awarding and profiles the “moderately disturbed dorky cartoonist” (The profile does not […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editoons – Quick Hits

Crossing Continents and Borders to Reach America (and the AAEC Convention)

Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder will be traveling from east to west and from north to south to enter a country whose leader considers him to be an enemy of the people. Michael de Adder, a prize-winning freelancer who sells his stuff to The Chronicle Herald and other newspapers and whose editorial cartoons are […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Crossing Continents and Borders to Reach America (and the AAEC Convention)

Icons of Political Art – And Varvel Makes Three

We have mentioned the Advancing American Democracy Award to three Icons of Political Art, and we have linked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about Mike Luckovich being honored and The Daily Signal’s recognizing Michael Ramirez as a recipient. And now Heeeere’s Gary!   The Indianapolis Star is Gary Varvel’s home paper and they haven’t over […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Icons of Political Art – And Varvel Makes Three

The Death of Editorial Cartooning

The cartoonist’s choice: Navigate a minefield of heightened sensitivities or produce pandering dreck for an audience of ideologues. Following the recent ruckus over a Serena Williams cartoon… What the backlash does remind us, however, is that there is not much public appetite for editorial cartooning these days. The medium simply does not fulfill the expectations […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Michael Ramirez – Advancing American Democracy

Michael Ramirez and the Advancing American Democracy Award Ten days ago we latched on to the Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series and the Icons of Political Art from the perspective of Mike Luckovich’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A few days ago we mentioned Michael Ramirez and his new staff position with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Now we […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Ramirez – Advancing American Democracy