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Gannett Rejects Digital First’s First Takeover Bid

Gannett rejected a takeover offer from Media News Group/Digital First this morning, and it did not do so politely. A letter from the Board of Directors expressed doubt that Digital First could come up with money to finance the offer. And Gannett added an unusual slam of the potential buyer. Based on Digital First’s cut-and-slash […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Gannett Rejects Digital First’s First Takeover Bid

Rosy’s Diner Closes

Charlie Daniel’s Sunday comic panel has ended. Rosy’s Diner by Charlie Daniel 2006(?) – February 3, 2019* weekly (Sunday) panel Knoxville News Sentinel *I’m not sure if the February 3, 2019 issue appeared in the print Knoxville News Sentinel or is web-only. Sussed from various articles it seems that the concept and characters of Rosy’s […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Glenn McCoy the early years: Right out of the gates of [Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville], Glenn was brought on as the Art Director at the Belleville News-Democrat. “I always secretly wanted to be a cartoonist, and when I saw the opportunity to start doing cartoons for the News-Democrat, that was sort of my entry […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Charlie Daniel Entered into Congressional Record

Senator Lamar Alexander (R – Tennessee) honored editorial cartoonist Charlie Daniel by reading a tribute to him into the Congressional Record today. As reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel: U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Knoxville, spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday about longtime News Sentinel cartoonist Charlie Daniel. … “For over six decades, Charlie’s drawings have been […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Daniel Entered into Congressional Record

Steve Kelley Replies to Charges of Misogyny

  Steve Kelley has responded to accusations that a number of his recent cartoons are misogynistic through NEXTpittsburgh and Andrew Conte: Last week, Kelley had agreed to sit down with me to talk about the three recent cartoons that have drawn objections. He then opted to cancel that interview and instead sent me a seven-page letter […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Kelley Replies to Charges of Misogyny

Elsewhere in the World of Editorial Cartooning

  While the firings of Steve Benson and Charlie Daniel and the hubbub over recent Steve Kelley cartoons have garnered the lion’s share of exposure, there is other news in the editorial cartooning profession.   Walt Handelsman visited the University of New Orleans. Handelsman visited the Earl K. Long Library to talk about his experiences […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Elsewhere in the World of Editorial Cartooning

More Claims of Misogyny Over Cartoons-updates

  The longstanding animus between the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh has now drug editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley into the conflict. The union has written a letter about what it calls are the “misogynistic editorial cartoons” of Steve Kelley’s that have recently appeared in the newspaper. Steve Kelley is not a member […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Gannett Cuts Steve Benson and Charlie Daniel – updated

Gannett, continuing its recent actions, has cut loose dozens of journalists today including editorial cartoonists Steve Benson and Charlie Daniel. From Poynter: Another brutal day for journalism. Gannett began slashing jobs all across the country Wednesday in a cost-cutting move that was anticipated even before the recent news that a hedge-fund company was planning to […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Appeals Court Tosses Ted Rall v. L.A. Times Lawsuit – update: Ted Rall’s Response

  I was wronged. All I wanted was a trial by jury, a right enshrined in Anglo-Saxon legal tradition in the Magna Carta 903 years ago. Is this still America? No. America is dead. For me personally the ruling necessarily means bankruptcy and/or being forced to leave the United States so I can continue to […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Appeals Court Tosses Ted Rall v. L.A. Times Lawsuit – update: Ted Rall’s Response

Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

  Why Trump is Cartoonist’s Target-in-Chief “You pick on Trump way more than you picked on Obama.” I started wondering if these people were on to something. Trump officially marks the middle of his term Sunday, so I decided to go back and count the cartoons I’ve done on him over the past two years […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

Cartooning News and Notes

  Cartoonist and artist Jeff Stahler is featured on the PBS show Broad & High. Equal parts about his cartooning career and his art career. It’s the first four and a half minute segment after the introduction.     Editorial cartoonist and illustrator Randall Enos remembers a “typical evening at the [National] Cartoonists Society” about […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning News and Notes

Post-Gazette Cartoonist Accused of Sexism

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley is facing accusations of sexism after two cartoons in a row could be interpreted as portraying women as gold diggers. January 13, 2019 cartoon The Pittsburgh City Paper has taken the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steve Kelly to task for the cartoons: For the past two days, Pittsburgh readers […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Liberalest Cartoonist This Side o’ the Pecos

  Texas is the second largest state in terms of area and population, yet there are no Texas newspapers with staff editorial cartoonists. That is not to say there aren’t cartoonists plying their trade in the Lone Star State. Between El Paso and San Antonio and nearly a hundred miles south of the Pecos River, […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Too Much Success?

Creating good Trump cartoons is so hard it’s not even funny. The ironic thing is, drawing him is easy. The pursed lips, the puff of golden hair, the iconic hand gestures – they beckon the pencil. A cartoonist might chortle to himself, This is going to be huge! HUGE! We’re going to draw tremendous cartoons. […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Too Much Success?