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Smith of The Sun (Mike of Las Vegas)

Mike Smith is the long-time editorial cartoonist for the Las Vegas Sun, a liberal-leaning paper inserted, due to a JOA, into a conservative-leaning paper. Which may explain: My voicemail message stating that threats will be archived is a reflection of the times. Reaction from readers has become more personal, threatening and angry in nature. I […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Ted Rall: The Times (NY & LA), Mom, and Apple Pie

Some Times Earlier this year the Portuguese cartoonist António Moreira Antunes drew one of the most controversial political cartoons in history. His cartoon about U.S.-Israeli relations sparked so much controversy that The New York Times, whose international edition published it in April, decided to fire its two staff cartoonists, neither of whom had anything to […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment

Poking at the Rich and Famous 500 Years Ago

Far from being admired as an extraordinary genius, Leonardo da Vinci was repeatedly lampooned and teased about his unusual red hair and his unconventional sexuality by other leading artists of his day. Although the work of the great Italian was popular in his time, an extensive new study of the artist to be published this […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Poking at the Rich and Famous 500 Years Ago

Walt Carr Cartoons for “Just Us”

“Just Us!” counts as one African American’s perspective on the condition of Blacks in America and the 193-page book spotlights Carr’s style of drawing and wit. The book is broken down into nine categories: Obama, GOP, Racism, Crime, Sports, Cops, Youth/Education, and Transition and Entertainment. “There’s a brief narrative before each category that helps define […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Walt Carr Cartoons for “Just Us”

Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

If you are headed to the AAEC Convention/CXC Festival be sure to pick up this limited edition, soon-to-be-collectors’-item book available only there this weekend. As the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists tweeted: Politico’s [Matt Wuerker] & a slew of guest cartoonists have put together a book that ties into “Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists & the […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, book, Cartoons, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

The New York Post reports: Cartoonist Stan Mack and his writer/editor wife Susan Champlin have just listed their West Village home for $1.72 million. Mack, who’s owned this unit for some 30 years, is best known for his “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies” series that appeared in the Village Voice for more than two decades. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Off topic, The Water Cooler, Comments: Comments Off on Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Mary Zins – RIP

  Artist and cartoonist Mary Zins has passed away. Mary Catherine (MC) Zins ?June 2, 1964? – August 22, 2019   From the obituary: …our sister will always be remembered as a gifted and talented artist that eventually blossoms into an outstanding, Internationalist Fine Art Cartoonist e.g., cartoonmovement. Whom mimicked her father, Chuck Zins, a […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Young Editors on The State of Ed-Op Cartooning

Editor and Publisher recently asked a couple of young editors for their thoughts on the recent firings of editorial cartoonists by a few newspapers. Firing editorial cartoonists for their controversial art not only violates their right to free speech, but it robs the public of the full story. What newspapers choose to publish, or not […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Young Editors on The State of Ed-Op Cartooning

Andy Capp Gets Political about Brexit

From The Daily Mirror in the United Kingdom: After today’s comic showed Andy Capp joining an anti-Brexit march, [The Daily Mirror] went straight to the man himself to clear up what he really thinks about the biggest issue in British politics. Andy Capp responds: When you live your life in a blissful boozy haze as […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Andy Capp Gets Political about Brexit

Washington Post Closes the Express Lane

above: the last edition Express, a free daily tabloid published by The Washington Post and meant for the young commuter crowd, has printed its last edition today. The Post says WiFi in the Metro has made it easier for riders to read on their phones instead, and falling ridership on Metro hasn’t helped matters. But […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Washington Post Closes the Express Lane

Dave Astor’s E&P Syndicate News Archives

  For 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, David Astor reported on the newspaper syndicates for Editor & Publisher. Alan Gardner, the creator of this Daily Cartoonist site, called David “the founding father of syndication reporting.” Every week David reported on comic strips and political cartooning and puzzles and columnists syndicated to newspapers, both upfront […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments

Newspaper Inc

SEC filings are typically dense bundles of legalese and boilerplate. The 384-page prospectus for the impending merger of GateHouse and Gannett, registered Aug. 29, is no exception. But the document also includes a remarkably detailed account of negotiations that spread over seven months and dozens of meetings before terms of the deal were made final […]

Posted on: Sep 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Magazines, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Newspaper Inc

NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Notice from the National Cartoonists Society: In case you’re not aware, the Great NCS Popeye Auction is underway on the Heritage Auctions website and closes this Sunday! Our NCS Popeye pieces are part of Heritage’s weekly Sunday Auction which includes many other comic art and animation pieces, but here’s a link to just the NCS Popeye pieces. […]

Posted on: Sep 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

CJR Looks at Editorial Cartooning Today

The fury cartoonists inspire is as old as the form. In many ways, the unmatched ability of cartoons to quickly and efficiently insult is ideally suited to our era of Donald Trump and outrage clicks—for better and for worse. “It’s immediate,” Eli Valley, a cartoonist, says of the rage inspired by his comics about United […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment