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Political Cartoons are Relics, Replace with Memes

  As a scholar who studies social media and memetics, I wonder if political cartoons are the best way to connect with today’s diverse readership. Many crave searing, cutting political commentary – and they’re finding it in internet memes. What if internet memes were elevated – not only as a serious art form but also […]

Posted on: May 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

A Brief History of Recent Antisemitic Cartoons

  Foreign media outlets that frequently incite against Israel are much more likely than others to slip into antisemitism. The recent cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu published by The New York Times is a case in point. Yet this daily was only one example among many. Manfred Gerstenfeld, for The Algemeiner, examines recent […]

Posted on: May 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

New York Times Deletes Offensive Image – update

  The New York Times International published a political cartoon that many are claiming is anti-Semitic. The cartoon itself was drawn by political cartoonist António Moreira Antunes of the Lisbon, Portugal-based newspaper Expresso. The New York Times admitted the image was offensive and pulled it from its syndication service, but did not quite apologize for […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Tuesday This Week

I could use a nice, non-political fun day today. Not that fun can’t be thought-provoking, of course, which makes Joy of Tech ironically named. Stupid pop-ups have taken a lot of the joy out of tech, or, at least, out of the Internet part. I’ve long resisted pop-up blockers because I understand that content needs […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

NY Times and Critics Double Down on Cartoons

  With critics of the New York Times continuing to call for action against the Times and the editors responsible for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon, the New York Times International again published a cartoon critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hours after the Times apologized for the first cartoon.     Some are saying […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Trouble Painting Cartoonist as Anti-Semitic -updated

  Widespread condemnation of the New York Times International continues as people react to the cartoon it published earlier this week. Some of the disapproval is honest, heartfelt, and personal; some is just blatantly political using it as an opportunity to blast “the other side.” The Jerusalem Post and Townhall report on reactions, mostly avoiding […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Not Your Ordinary Political Cartoon

From Denverite: It’s a stretch to call the cartoon mailed to Denver voters this month a comic strip because it’s not exactly funny and it’s also sort of confusing. The clip-arty mailer paints a world in which feline lobbyists — fat cats — get cozy with a human mayor in Colorado. Presumably the cartoon politician […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: Comments Off on Not Your Ordinary Political Cartoon

Eli Valley: Self-Hating Jewish Cartoonist?

  Eli Valley is a Jewish political cartoonist based in New York City. He doesn’t shy away from controversy; in fact, he makes a living off it. Valley has a particular knack for creating dark and disturbing satirical drawings of public figures who claim to fight anti-semitism, but in his opinion, do the opposite. Vice […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Eli Valley: Self-Hating Jewish Cartoonist?

WASP Accuses Jewish Cartoonist of Anti-Semitism

  Following the foofaraw of Ilhan Omar’s remarks about a “push for allegiance to a foreign country,” and Meghan McCain’s protest to that statement because, in part, she “verge[‘s] on being a Zionist as well,” cartoonist Eli Valley, who is not a fan of the current leadership in the U. S. or in Israel, drew […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on WASP Accuses Jewish Cartoonist of Anti-Semitism

Ted Rall Petition Backed by CBLDF, AAEC, CRNI

    Cartoonist Ted Rall has petitioned the California Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that found in favor of the L. A. Times anti-SLAPP suit against Ted. SLAPP and anti-SLAPP from Forbes: For my non-attorney readers, a strategic lawsuit against public participation — aka SLAPP — is a lawsuit that may potentially […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Controversies, Graphic Journalism, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Violence, Women, and Editorial Cartooning

  In a weekend roundup of editorial cartoonists I linked to an article about Halifax political cartoonist Michael de Adder catching grief about a recent cartoon. The reaction to the cartoon was immediate and strong: …what had people most upset was the depiction of Wilson-Raybould tied and gagged — with some saying it draws an […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Rival Salesman Trolls Non Sequitur Syndicate

When the unfortunate error in judgment in the Sunday Non Sequitur was revealed to the public earlier this week reaction from newspapers was swift. Also, unexpectedly, was the quick response from a salesperson competing with Andrews McMeel Syndication for real estate on The Funny Pages. Sent to newspaper editors on Monday was this message from […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Opinion, Syndicates, Comments: 11 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

Comic Strip of the Day: Blame It On My Youth

This Maddie Dai cartoon from the New Yorker struck me at an opportune time, which is to say, just after CXC, which featured a large collection of young cartoonists hawking their books, many, many of which fall into that third category. I remarked to someone closer to my demographic that it made me once more […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip of the Day: Blame It On My Youth

update: Stan Lee Granted Restraining Order Against Business Manager, Claims of Elder Abuse

Some (better sounding) details about the chaos now surrounding Stan Lee from Rob Liefeld via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat. My friend told me Sunday afternoon that the latest episode with Stan would soon be resolved. He has contacted me today, visited with Stan personally, twice, in the last 48 hours and shared that among the […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2018,  Section: Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on update: Stan Lee Granted Restraining Order Against Business Manager, Claims of Elder Abuse