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74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Paper Ousts Ed-Op Cartoons For Mallard Fillmore

The Scottsbluff, Nebraska Star-Herald newspaper has decided that its experiment to replace opinion page editorial cartoons with the Mallard Fillmore comic strip is a success. I want to thank everyone for their input over the last few weeks in regard to the Star-Herald’s opinion page. There were all kinds of different thoughts and ideas shared. […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Newspaper Eliminates Editorial Cartoons After Readers Object to Mike Luckovich Commentary

From an upset newspaper reader: To The Daily Sun, I am appalled at the cartoon depicting an active shooter drill, and cannot believe your publication would publish it. This type of message is stereotyping our black youth, and most definitely is NOT furthering the cause of any organization or entity working against racism. Further, the […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

An Eighth Grade Social Studies Assignment

An eighth grade social studies assignment has riled some parents. We’ve covered the initial commotion and the cartoonist’s reaction. Here’s the (distant-learning) assignment that is causing all the hubbub.       Cartoonist credits (from top)David FitzsimmonsKallol MajumderElena Steier

Posted on: Aug 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Fitzsimmons Reacts to Texas Furor Over Cartoon

As reported here a Texas school district came under fire from parents, police organizations, and, eventually, the state’s governor for including a David Fitzsimmons cartoon that didn’t show law enforcement in the best light as part of an eighth grade project. As Fitz put it: The good folks of Wylie, Texas, a very white suburb […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Oyez! Oyez!

Getting to this late, hopefully they got it on a loop so we can watch it after the fact. Check at The Deadline Club.     Also very late, but you might be able to catch it. August 25, 7pm Pacific time. I think this will be available on NEWSFROMme.TV via youtube during and after. […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Oyez! Oyez!

School Project Pulled Due To Fitzsimmons Cartoon

From The Texan: A cartoon depiction of a police officer which tacitly compared him to a member of the Ku Klux Klan and slave owners was distributed as part of an assignment given by 8th grade social studies teachers in Wylie ISD, a school district primarily in Collin County northeast of Dallas. The school district […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Real Toons by Davian Chester Goes Print – updated

Young cartoonist Davian Chester is getting his Real Toons comic into print. The weekly Miami Times newspaper is taking on the comic beginning August 19, 2020 (I think). From the Miami Times introduction: A rising cartoonist making a splash on the internet and on social media will now be a regular contributor to the pages […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Real Toons by Davian Chester Goes Print – updated

Missouri Paper Called on “Racist” Cartoon -updated

A political cartoonist put [his] spin on Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech. It was published in the Southeast Missourian and some readers are not too pleased with the paper for publishing it. “Satire is meant for humor, but they’re making light of something that’s not meant to be made light about,” […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Australian Cartoon Called Racist and Misogynist

Once again The Australian has published a controversial cartoon. From Huffington Post Australia: The illustration was printed in The Australian, one of the country’s only two nationally distributed daily newspapers. The cartoon, which imagines Biden giving a missive to heal America’s racial divisions, depicts him deferring to Harris and saying, “I’ll hand you over to […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 4 Comments

A Crazy Quilt of Comic Quickies

Pittsburgh Yinzer Greetings, creator of Yinzer Cards and Yinzer Bars, has created a special chocolate candy bar to salute Pittsburgh’s essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the sales of the “Thank You” Yinzer Bar will benefit Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation’s Pandemic Grant Program. Yinzer Bar was founded by Pittsburgh comedian Jim Krenn, KDKA […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

How About Never- Revised(Adam) & Revisited(Bob)

Editorial cartoonists often take universally recognizable images and twist them into a useful satirical drawing for sarcastic and humorous purposes. So it was that Adam Zyglis appropriated a very famous Bob Mankoff cartoon for an effective lampoon of current events. Said Adam: I believe Trump’s desire to postpone the election was really his way of […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Matt Bors’ Move to Canada Not Driven By Politics

Political cartoonist and The Nib mastermind Matt Bors is moving to Canada. No it’s not a political statement, it’s a financial and emotional statement. Matt Bors has had a bad year. Yeah, so has everyone. And sure, his year has included getting a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Editorial Cartooning—his second—and, in January, the birth of his […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Matt Davies – Local Cartoonist Making Good

By some counts, the number of editorial cartoonists remaining on staff at news organizations in the country is down to 20 or 30 pen dippers. But if you take a slightly closer look, you’ll notice the remaining cartoonists on staff overwhelmingly work for locally-owned newspapers: Pat Bagley at the Salt Lake Tribune, Steve Sack at […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Editors Shun Trump Cartoons, Prefer Milquetoast

In his column today Daryl Cagle notes that newspaper editors are, on the whole, no longer picking cartoons that feature President Trump to run on their opinion pages. Trump appears in editorial cartoons more than any other president, or anything else, has ever appeared in cartoons before. Just as Trump dominates the news on TV […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments