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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: 0 Comments

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

Cartoonists come the defense of Ann Telnaes (UPDATED)

Yesterday was a social (and main stream) media slug fest on editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes after the Washington Post pulled a cartoon of hers calling out presidential candidate Ted Cruz for using his daughters as props in a political commercial. The main accusation (which ranged from racist to child abuser) was that it was unfair […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 37 Comments

Washington Post pulls Ann Telnaes cartoon

The Washington Post has made an unusual move of pulling a cartoon by their Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes after criticism that the cartoon depictedpresidential candidate Ted Cruz’s children (see cartoon above) as organ grinder’s monkeys. Cruz featured his kids in a campaign commercial (see below) where he read parody book titles such […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 23 Comments

Some Duke University Christians refuse to read Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ (UPDATED)

From The Duke Chronicle: For some members of the Class of 2019, the choice of ?Fun Home? as a summer reading book was anything but fun. Several incoming freshmen decided not to read ?Fun Home? because its sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs. Freshman Brian Grasso posted in the Class […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Graphic Novels, Comments: 21 Comments

After three weeks of silence the LA Times responds back to Ted Rall

Three weeks ago the Los Angeles Times posted a notice to readers that called into question allegations freelance editorial cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall made in a column describing an “ugly scene” experience with the LAPD during a 2001 Jaywalking citation. After the article ran, the LAPD provided the paper with audio and other evidence […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ted Rall releases enhanced audio, proclaims himself vindicated in LA Times firing

Over the weekend, cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall released what he describes as “enhanced” audio of the recording provided to the LA Times by the LAPD refuting claims Ted made in an online column he wrote on May 11 describing an “ugly scene” created by police while giving him a jaywalking ticket in 2001. Ted […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Charlie Hebdo editor: we’re done drawing Muhammad

From the Washington Post: “We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever one wants,” said Laurent Sourisseau, in an interview this week with Stern, a German magazine. But Sourisseau, who goes by the cartoonist nickname “Riss,” said that it was not Charlie Hebdo’s intent to be “possessed” by its critique […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 26 Comments

Keith Knight pulls anti-vax cartoon after DailyKos readers leave threats

K Chronicles creator Keith Knight hinted that the reaction to the cartoon above that was posted on DailyKos was so bad, he felt he needed to take it down. The Raw Story has more on the reaction both by Keith and DailyKos readers. But Knight assured us that he himself made the decision to pull […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 2 Comments

Tuesday’s “Love is” comic panel seen as contributing to rape culture

The long running Love Is comic panel featuring a naked, prepubescence man and woman expounding on what love is has created a stir when Tuesday’s caption read, “Love is… knowing that ‘no’ means ‘maybe’ and ‘maybe’ means ‘yes’”. Many interpreted the caption as supporting rape culture and violence against women and according to the Huffington […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 1 Comment