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Opinionated Cartoonists of the Editorial Kind

New Award Contest from The National Society for Newspaper Columnists The NSNC has added new categories for their contest this year, editorial cartooning is a new one. The NSNC notes that This category is for entries from all printed periodicals, including weeklies, magazines and specialty publications, regardless of circulation as well as all online publications […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Opinionated Cartoonists of the Editorial Kind

Editorial Cartoonist De Adder Joins Wash. Post

The Washington Post this morning announced Michael de Adder will be joining the newspaper as part of its editorial cartooning team. Washington Post Opinions today announced Michael de Adder will join Ann Telnaes as a political cartoonist. Beginning March 31, de Adder will draw three cartoons a week for The Washington Post in print and […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

AAEC Has a New Website Face

The redesigned homepage of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists website looks good. Clicked on it this morning and was pleasantly surprised. The site is a regular stop, along with their Twitter feed.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC Has a New Website Face

NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape

National Cartoonists Society members are being asked to vote their favorites in five Reuben Award divisions for work that appeared in 2020. There are five divisions to vote on, the top three nominees in each division are what you’ll be deciding. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and the results were […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape

The Trouble With AI is It Ain’t That Smart

Friday The New York Times dropped a story about satire and Facebook’s bots inability to recognize it: Since 2013, Matt Bors has made a living as a left-leaning cartoonist on the internet. His site, The Nib, runs cartoons from him and other contributors that regularly skewer right-wing movements and conservatives with political commentary steeped in […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Editorial Whatnots and Whatevers

Goofus and Gallant Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss uses the characters Goofus and Gallant, from the comic strip of the same name first created in the 1940s, to seemingly compare Trump and Biden. Goofus and Gallant © Highlights for Children, Inc.   The Chief at the Toh-Atin Gallery A few weeks ago, Telegraph opinion […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Whatnots and Whatevers

Ed Hall Cartoon Perverted, Attribution Remained

Editorial cartoonist Ed Hall has seen an anti-racism cartoon of his changed in Photoshop to one that downplays racism, but then keeps Ed’s signature on the perversion. Yesterday, someone on Reddit, decided to take one of my cartoons, change the text in Photoshop, and turn it into a racist cartoon. Then they did something even […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Crime, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

2020 National Newspaper Award Finalists

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association has announced the finalists for the 2020 National Newspaper Awards.   Editorial Cartooning / Caricature Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle Herald/Toronto Star   Graeme MacKay, Hamilton Spectator   Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle Herald   hat tip to Bado for the heads-up

Posted on: Mar 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 National Newspaper Award Finalists

Cartoonists At Work – A Report

Graphic Storytellers at Work: Cross-industry opportunities for cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers, [is] a new report which explores how the skills of cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers are being applied. This happens across a diverse range of industries such as health and education. The Australia Council for the Arts commissioned research to look at workplace opportunities for […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Illustration, news, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Th. Nast Should Follow Dr. Seuss to the Dustbin

[T]he banishment of Dr. Seuss raises the question as to why another, and far more deliberate, the proponent of racist imagery, is habitually given a pass: Thomas Nast. Thomas Nast is frequently credited as “The Father of the Political Cartoon.” Nast is credited with creating the popular image of Santa Clause, the use of the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Ann Telnaes is Adored by All of Us Not Just Jason

Her style is this beautiful marriage of fierce, incisive political commentary with slick, purposeful linework that always reminded me of the Warner Bros house style (Jones, Clampett, Avery) and Al Hirschfeld. Sure enough, she had studied animation at CalArts… Not only was Ann’s work so unique as to stand out against the slew of MacNelly […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ann Telnaes is Adored by All of Us Not Just Jason

Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

A front page Charlie Hebdo cartoon by Juin on the recent House of Windsor/Mehgan Markle kerfuffle has outraged fans of the monarchy, and foes of racism for a disturbing riff on George Floyd’s death. Reactions as collected by OyeYeah: “This is nothing but racist bigotry and inciting hate” “Charlie Hebdo is a racist rag” “Appalling […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

Rob Rogers is 2021 Herblock Prize Winner

Rob Rogers has been awarded the 2021 Herblock Prize. © Rob Rogers From The Herb Block Foundation: “In a historically tumultuous and heartbreaking year where so many political cartoonists created outstanding work to both comfort and eviscerate a suffering and divided nation, Rob Rogers cartoons on racial justice, pandemic hypocrisy & America’s political devolution shone […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

40 Years of Bill Suddick & the Beach Metro News

The Beach Metro News (originally Ward 9 News) is celebrating its golden anniversary. As part of that they interviewed cartoonist Bill Suddick who has been with the paper for most of that time. “I started to realize that I might be able to make a living doing art. I didn’t listen to well-meaning adults who […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 40 Years of Bill Suddick & the Beach Metro News

Cartoonists: Call to Support the Creative Arts

From Counterpoint via the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: The AAEC has been asked by Counterpoint to spread the word about Be An Arts Hero, a push by the arts & cultures sector for direct government support of creatives during the time of coronavirus. (Think a WPA for COVID-19). Details are below. If you’re interested, […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists: Call to Support the Creative Arts