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Clown World Cartoon Postcard Upsets Lawmakers

Several [Idaho] state lawmakers have received an anonymous postcard, which lampoons new Boise State University President Marlene Tromp and calls campus diversity and inclusion programs “clown world.” “Idaho taxpayer ticket price: $425,000 and sacrificial children,” the postcard reads, in an apparent reference to Tromp’s annual salary as president. The Idaho Ed News elaborates on the […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clown World Cartoon Postcard Upsets Lawmakers

Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

  The 2019 Locher Memorial Award winner is Chelsea Saunders! The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS – and the brand new website.   With permission, here is Jason’s letter to the members:   Hello, NCS! Well, here we are. Just another American job outsourced to […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Paul Krassner: Yippie Realist, Cartoon Supporter – RIP

It is being reported that Paul Krassner has passed away. From Politico: Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.   Paul James Krassner April 9, […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Morning News Hails, Says Farewell to Mark Streeter

Mark Streeter, a Savannah Georgia cartoonist for 45 year with over 25 of those on staff with The Morning News, is bid a fond farewell by the newspaper. Today marks the end of an era at the Savannah Morning News as Mark Streeter’s editorial cartoon is his last as a staffer. Streeter has been a […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The New York Times Ban on Drawn Opinions (continued)

  Continuing the coverage of the New York Times cartoon ban.   Swaha     By now, even many who don’t normally pay attention to inside-journalism stories, have taken notice of the recent decision by The New York Times to cut all editorial cartoons from their international edition. In recent weeks, friends and strangers have […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The New York Times Ban on Drawn Opinions (continued)

Steve Bell Rejects Antisemitic Label, Confused as to The Guardian’s Motives

  In all email to all the paper’s journalists, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has attacked his editors’ refusal to run his latest cartoon, suggesting it is due to “some mysterious editorial line” about antisemitism. In the latest submission by Mr Bell, whose cartoons have appeared in the paper since 1981, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Shoot for the Moon

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for July 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 3     Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Volume 26     American Comic […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Perilous Times for Political Cartoonists

  Clay Jones’ cartoon yesterday was about the Social Media Summit and political cartoonists. Clay expanded on his thoughts, about the Executive Branch’s desire for what amounts to a state run media, in his column following the cartoon: Donald Trump is hosting a “social media summit” today at the White House. This morning, he tweeted, […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Perilous Times for Political Cartoonists

Editorial Cartoonist Dis-Invited to White House – updated

  Editorial cartoonist Ben Garrison’s invitation to a White House Social Media Summit has been withdrawn. After news of the White House inviting Ben Garrison was made public, a backlash from all sides of the political spectrum erupted over the Administration asking an accused Anti-Semitic cartoonist to meet with the President. When news of the […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonist Dis-Invited to White House – updated

She Wrote Me a Letter, Said…

More letters to editors ’bout comics and cartoons.   God is just. KAL is not. KAL has sunk to a new low with his Sunday cartoon. Not only does he continually disrespect President Donald Trump, but now he disrespects Almighty God himself. Diane of Freeland accuses KAL of blasphemy.     100% off base Prejudging […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

de Adder Does It Again

  The Toronto Star and a Halifax artist are being criticized over the publication of an editorial cartoon depicting Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Lisa MacLeod. The drawing comes after MacLeod was in the news due to vulgar language she reportedly directed towards Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk at a Rolling Stones concert near Barrie […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: To the cartoonists who appear here

I have a number of links where I find cartoons and I tend to link back to those places, my intention being to help my readers find cartoonists to follow and to build traffic for those cartoonists. But if linking you back to your syndicate or your Facebook or Twitter page isn’t helpful — particularly […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Scott Stantis Goes Freelance with Chicago Tribune

  After 10 years as full-time editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, Scott Stantis is taking a step back from the drawing board by shifting to freelance status. From Chicago media reporter Robert Feder: Under the new arrangement, his work will continue to appear in the Tribune but less frequently than it does now. Stantis […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Trump Invites Editorial Cartoonist to White House

above: the invitation President Trump has invited editorial cartoonist Ben Garrison to the White House. From Fortune: President Donald Trump is hosting conservative social media personalities at a White House summit on July 11 to air their grievances about Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The guest list includes a who’s who of conservative groups. PragerU, an […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments