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National Cartoonists Society NYC Holiday Party

above: a wonderful seasonal drawing by the wonderful Arnold Roth The NYC Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society will be hosting the 2019 Holiday Bash. When: Wed, Dec 11, 7-10pmWhere: Society of IllustratorsE 63rd between Park & Lex, NYC Details at the NCS site. Early registration pricing ends on December 4, so book now to […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Journalists in Revolt

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists, already on a voluntary byline strike, are said to be contemplating walking out and starting their own newspaper. From Jekko: According to a source, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette union members secretly plan to walk off their jobs and start their own paper. This news comes days after PG Newsroom voted “No Confidence“ in their […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

A collection of news stories and tributes on the death of Gahan Wilson. above: Michael Cavna-Warped News The Washington Post The New York Times The Associated Press (via The Los Angeles Times) 27East – The South Hampton Press CNN   Comics Sites The Comics Journal Multiversity Comics Comic Book Resources Four Realities Grand Comics Database […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, news, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

Jimmy Margulies Loses Gig

The American Association of Editorial Cartoonists notes: We got an email the other day from cartoonist Jimmy Margulies, who wanted everyone to know yet another paper has dropped editorial cartoons. Margulies writes, “My first day back at work upon returning from the convention in Columbus [in October], I was told that my newspaper amNEW YORK […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jimmy Margulies Loses Gig

Mike Lane 1949 – 2019

Editorial cartoonist Mike Lane has passed away. Mike Lane was a Baltimore Evening Sun/Sun editorial cartoonist from 1972 – 2004.   Mike was an early contributor to Cagle Cartoons from 2001 – 2009.   Mike’s cartoons were timely, and they reflected the gifts in his hand, his heart and his brain — his artistic talent, […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Gary Varvel: “I’ve adapted”

Like many editorial cartoonists these days Gary Varvel is no longer a salaried employee of a newspaper. But he still draws four cartoons a week that are syndicated around the nation by Creators Syndicate, and contributes local opinions to the Indianapolis Business Journal. But cartoonists have to do more: “You know, what I’ve found is […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Gary Varvel: “I’ve adapted”

Hey Kids! Comics! Giving Thanks for Comics

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Mac Raboy: Master of the Comics   The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1916-1918   Tales From the Trumpster Fire: […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Giving Thanks for Comics

Providence Journal Will Run Sunday Doonesbury, Here’s Why

Providence Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg felt the need to explain why the newspaper will be running G. B. Trudeau‘s November 17, 2019 Sunday Doonesbury comic strip. Says Rosenberg: I winced when I first read today’s “Doonesbury.” It’s a particularly tough strip, assailing Donald Trump’s children as well as the president’s stand on immigration, in […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Spurgeon Memorial at Billy Ireland Dec. 14

SAT, DEC 14 AT 5 PM EST Memorial for Tom Spurgeon The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum   The Spurgeon Family and the Billy Ireland are setting up a memorial service for Tom. From the Billy Ireland: Our community is grieving an incalculable loss today. Thomas Spurgeon, friend, donor, member of our National Advisory […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Gatherings, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Spurgeon Memorial at Billy Ireland Dec. 14

More Cartoon Controversy in Coeur d’Alene

Earlier this year a Daniel Brannan cartoon caused a bit of a fuss. Well, Daniel is not one to let the dust settle. From the Coeur d’Alene Press at the beginning of this month: Bigoted postcards arrived in Coeur d’Alene mailboxes Thursday, prompting outrage and solidarity from community leaders and candidates. The postcard, postmarked with […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: Comments Off on More Cartoon Controversy in Coeur d’Alene

Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

Ernie Poignant was born a few months after the end of World War 1, which made him of age to serve in World War 2. Today, a few months shy of his 101st birthday, Ernie was a guest of honor at Remembrance Day ceremonies. A legendary cartoonist and Second World War veteran came back to […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

Not a Made Utah Politician Until Bagley Draws

To be recognized in Utah politics one needs to appear in a Pat Bagley cartoon. For a Utah politician, there might be no higher honor than being mocked in a Pat Bagley cartoon. “If you’re the subject of a Bagley cartoon, you must be doing something right,” said former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Not a Made Utah Politician Until Bagley Draws

Caricatures vs. Generics vs. Symbols

I am always a wee bit disappointed when Paul Berge doesn’t spend Saturdays 100 years in the past, but today is a not-altogether-unusual exception. Paul’s blog this Saturday has an intriguing short essay on how and when he, as an editorial cartoonist, chooses to use caricatures or the standard elephant and donkey symbols when drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

In the tradition of George Cruikshank, Cal Alley, John Dirks, Barbara Brandon, and many others, Johannes Leak is following in the footsteps of his father Bill Leak. The void left at The Australian by cartoonist Bill Leak – who passed away in 2017, aged 61 – will be filled by his son, Johannes. “If anyone […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

Letters: Distasteful, Over the Line, Offensive

Newspaper editors get letters. Distasteful Jeff Stahler Monday’s editorial cartoon by Jeff Stahler was not only out of line, but also totally distasteful. If it was meant to be amusing, it certainly went over my head. There is nothing funny about wildfires, and the evacuation of 200,000 families personifies that fact. No, Stahler, I was […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment