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Oliphant: “Being a Cartoonist is a Great Privilege”

In 2018 the great editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant donated a great deal of his papers to the University of Virginia. Last Fall the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library had sorted through enough of the material to set up a very good exhibit of the master cartoonist. Oliphant: Unpacking the Archive […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Je Suis Charlie – Cinq Ans Après

The current issue of Charlie Hebdo is a special about The New Censors. (Google translation)   AlterNet looks at French humor on the fifth anniversary of the horrible terror attack: Before 2015, about 40,000 people read Charlie Hebdo each week. Given that many hundreds of thousands declared “je suis Charlie”, most were clearly not regular […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Caricature, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Je Suis Charlie – Cinq Ans Après

MAD Magazine Lives (in MADison Magazine)

THE spoof magazine, MAD itself, got spoofed by Madison Magazine. From Madison Magazine: We’ve gone MAD! Don’t think we haven’t heard the whispering behind our backs from people who don’t take our monthly publication as seriously as we do: “Madison Magazine? More like MAD magazine!” Well, to those folks we say: Your wish has been […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on MAD Magazine Lives (in MADison Magazine)

Do You Recognize This Caricature of a Man?

From ABC7: It’s not your average suspect sketch, but Riverside police are hoping a drawing will help them find a man who is suspected of robbing a caricature artist. Police say the suspect approached the victim at the Festival of Lights event in downtown Riverside on Dec. 5 and asked him for a portrait of […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartoonist, Crime, Comments: Comments Off on Do You Recognize This Caricature of a Man?

Caricatures vs. Generics vs. Symbols

I am always a wee bit disappointed when Paul Berge doesn’t spend Saturdays 100 years in the past, but today is a not-altogether-unusual exception. Paul’s blog this Saturday has an intriguing short essay on how and when he, as an editorial cartoonist, chooses to use caricatures or the standard elephant and donkey symbols when drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University was built to study and analyze the life and legacy of the 26th President. The university recently hired a cartoon archivist who will add to Roosevelt’s legacy, and he says it’s a position you can’t find anywhere else. And that cartoon archivist? To continue making this digital […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, book, Caricature, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

Matt Wuerker Cocktail Coasters

  Mike Rhode walks into a bar … and is pleased to discover new Matt Wuerker caricatures.  

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Wuerker Cocktail Coasters

Steve DuQuette – RIP

  Cartoonist Steve DuQuette has passed away. Steven Aldrich (Steve) DuQuette May 13, 1927 – October 26, 2019   Saying Steve was a cartoonist seems a bit of understating. He was a gag/magazine cartoonist, a caricaturist, an editorial cartoonist, a spot illustrator, he did comic features, and on and on. From Mike Lynch: He was […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve DuQuette – RIP

MAD: To Be or Not To Be

Above is the last issue of MAD. (Or not.) #9 is dated October 2019 and on the shelves of bookstores, grocery stores, and newsstands now. Somehow I find it fitting that the latest issue of MAD has a television satire of a fake series. This is the big Tarantino issue with my cover and a […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on MAD: To Be or Not To Be

Once Upon a Time … in MAD … with Tom Richmond

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood takes place in 1969 and it is filled with meticulously researched and re-created period detail. Leonardo DiCaprio plays television star Rick Dalton, whose western series was once a big hit but whose career has faded. How bad is it for Rick? He’s relegated to doing guest shots on […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, How-to, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Character as Presidential Nominee?

  Pogo, Howard the Duck, Snoopy, Bill the Cat, and other comic characters have had runs at being the President of the United States. Yes, even Alfred E. Neuman.   Now Alfred E. Neuman has been introduced into the 2020 race by President Trump. “Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” Trump […]

Posted on: May 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Character as Presidential Nominee?

Charity Auctions – Buy Original Cartoon Art

Only a week to go for two charity events highlighted by auctioning of cartoons. Editorial and magazine cartoonists have made contributions to benefit two good causes. above: Steve Kelley, Rob Rogers   First up, with an auction ending May 7, is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The RCFP provides pro boon legal […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

An UnPresidented Deck of Cards

The crowd funding effort for “the UnPresidented deck” has reached almost, as of this writing, 300% of its stated goal, and still has three days until the project’s call for pledges ends. As the Digital Journal explains: The UNPRESIDENTED deck, like an ancient deck, each suit has unique symbolism as Spades represents the Trump Administration […]

Posted on: Apr 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on An UnPresidented Deck of Cards

Happy 90th Mort Drucker

Born March 22, 1929 is one of the greatest caricaturists of all time. Mort Drucker becomes a Senior Stripper on the occasion of his 90th birthday.     World famous for his decades for satirizing movie and tv stars’ shows for MAD magazine, he was much more that that. For example he is an amazing […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

  The National Newspaper Awards is the trade name of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation, a not-for-profit body which governs the awards program.   Finalists for Editorial Cartooning: • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News/Toronto Star.       • Brian Gable, Globe and Mail. • Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.   […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on 70th National Newspaper Award Finalists