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Missourian Owners “Disgusted” by Political Cartoon

The co-owners of The Missourian have apologized for a Tom Stiglich editorial cartoon that appeared in the June 10, 2020 edition. The apology, titled “We Are Sorry,” was posted on the paper’s website: A message from Susan Miller Warden and Jeanne Miller Wood, co-owners of The Missourian:  On behalf of all of our employees at […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Witch Puts Curse on Cartoonist Phil Hands’ Pen…, uh no, not pencil

Phil Hands‘ treatment of Black activists has placed him in penile peril. *caution: adult language below* Editorial cartoonist Phil Hands, the Wisconsin State Journal‘s purveyor of meaningfully crooked fingers and Leprechaun Paul Ryans, stuck himself into the debate over abolishing the police with a June 5 cartoon. It suggests Madison non-profit Freedom Inc.’s demands for […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Editooning in the News

Let’s start with a fast approaching deadline. Details at Locheraward.org From the AAEC: CARTOON CONTEST UPDATE: The deadline for the John Locher Award has been extended to July 15th, 2020. Due to cancellations of this year’s convention season, the winner will be invited to attend the next available conference. Click here for complete details: http://locheraward.org […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editooning in the News

Remembering Jeff MacNelly

As Ron McGeary reminds us, it was 20 years ago today that the great Jeff MacNelly left us.   Jeff is acclaimed as one of the finest editorial cartoonists of all time. Praise proven by his winning three Pulitzer Prizes in the years from 1972 to 1985; and winning two Reuben Awards during those years. […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Jeff Koterba Goes All In For The 21st Century

Jeff Koterba trades his pencil and ink for pad and apple. For three years, artist Jeff Koterba’s new iPad and Apple pencil sat unused and unloved. “My son encouraged me to use it and I tried to, in fits and starts. I just could not get the hang of it,” said Koterba, who has been […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Koterba Goes All In For The 21st Century

Greg Kearney Joins People’s World, Gets Profiled

It takes courage to speak out against racism, bigotry in all its ugliness, especially if you live in regions dominated by Trump extremism. Take Greg Kearney. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas, a town he describes as “a little dot of blue in a sea of red.” Yet Kearney, a political cartoonist, uses his pen to […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Greg Kearney Joins People’s World, Gets Profiled

JD Crowe Wins 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Award

The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. The 2020 RFK Award for Cartooning is presented to JD Crowe of the Alabama Media Group “for his use of […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on JD Crowe Wins 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Award

Cartoonists Look at Police Brutality

above: “We could say he threatened us with a knife… If we had a knife!” The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has posted a blog entry featuring original art of cartoonists looking at police brutality. Mostly from the 1980s and 1990s with a couple recent ones and a couple from The Sixties.   That […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Look at Police Brutality

Australian Newspaper Accused of Continuing Racist Cartoon Tradition

From Junkee: The Australian has a long and storied history of just appallingly racist cartoons. There’s something about cartoons being racist that just hits differently — they feel like they should be a more cheery medium, and they are being misused somehow. Anyway, since The Australian’s resident cartoonist Bill Leak went died in 2017, the paper […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Australian Newspaper Accused of Continuing Racist Cartoon Tradition

Coping with Crisis through Humour, Art, and Performance with Michael de Adder

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre and Gallery has been presenting a series of webinars (online seminars) about the Covid-19 pandemic. Their latest is the Thursday, June 4, 2020  MLC WEBINAR # 6: Coping with Crisis through Humour, Art, and Performance. What remedies can art and performance offer during COVID-19? What is the role […]

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

Joe Yeninas – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Joe Yeninas has passed away. Joseph John (Joe) YeninasMay 10, 1934 – May 29, 2020 newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic editor   From the Joseph J. Yeninas Creative Arts Fund: In 1953 Joe Yeninas joined the Marine Corps, deciding to pass up an opportunity to play Minor League baseball. Shortly after […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Yeninas – RIP

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

The administrators of the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival have decided that for 2020 the show will be online instead of a physical grouping. Following is the CXC statement: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has decided that all CXC 2020 events cannot continue in their regular format, due to uncertainty about how to best protect the health […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

Sandy Huffaker – RIP

Illustrator and editorial cartoonist Sandy Huffaker has passed away. Calvin Sanford (Sandy) Huffaker, Sr. September 23, 1943 – May 23, 2020 From the obituary: Huffaker was a highly acclaimed political cartoonist who started his career with The Birmingham News and the Raleigh News and Observer. He later moved to New York City and illustrated covers […]

Posted on: May 25, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Daryl Cagle Writes To His Congressman

Congressman Salud CarbajalDistrict OfficeSanta Barbara, CA Dear Congressman Carbajal, … I run a constituent small business in Montecito, Cagle Cartoons, Inc., that syndicates editorial cartoons and columnists. About half of America’s daily, paid-circulation newspapers subscribe to our service that you can see at CagleCartoons.com. Journalism has been in decline for years, but the newspaper industry […]

Posted on: May 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Daryl Cagle Writes To His Congressman

Phil Hands on Gannett Furlough; Bruce Plante Too?

Phil Hands and the Wisconsin State Journal have announced that Phil is on furlough this week. From the Wisconsin State Journal: Phil Hands will be on furlough this week, but you can get caught up with his recent editorial cartoons in this gallery. From Phil’s Twitter feed: I’m taking a week of furlough and won’t […]

Posted on: May 18, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment