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CSotD: Back to Basics

I don’t know if Paul Berge considers this a cartoon or if he just posted it on his page to amuse himself and his regulars. Machs nix. When I used to do a presentation to high school students about political cartooning, I began by noting that they’ve usually got some wiseass who passes rude things […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Providence Journal Will Run Sunday Doonesbury, Here’s Why

Providence Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg felt the need to explain why the newspaper will be running G. B. Trudeau‘s November 17, 2019 Sunday Doonesbury comic strip. Says Rosenberg: I winced when I first read today’s “Doonesbury.” It’s a particularly tough strip, assailing Donald Trump’s children as well as the president’s stand on immigration, in […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 2 Comments

Political Cartoons That Got People Fired

Political cartoons are just the coolest. You get to make fun of people in power in a funny way, plus you get get big ups for your art if you do it right. Even people who don’t read the news might check out your comic. Who wouldn’t want that job? But the gig is also […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Political Cartoons That Got People Fired

Australian Cartoonist Michael Leunig Responds

So a cartoon by Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig again causes a stir. To be sure Leunig has his detractors: Oh no, Leunig is back, and he’s making cartoons again! Why won’t somebody stop him? If you’re not aware, Michael Leunig is a veteran cartoonist and Australia’s most whimsical anti-vaxxer — he also hates marriage equality! Honestly, it’s bad […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

9-Month-Old Andy Marlette Cartoon Has Big Revival

Andy Marlette cartoon from January 2019: I don’t remember a lot of fuss over this when it first appeared. But now, going out on Barbara Streisand’s Twitter feed yesterday – Boy Howdy!   Renowned entertainer Barbra Streisand tweeted a gruesome cartoon on Saturday in an apparent attempt to express her displeasure with President Trump during […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 9-Month-Old Andy Marlette Cartoon Has Big Revival

The Right and Left Join Forces to Condemn That Scott Adams and Jake Tapper Have Joined Forces

In a prime example of “no good deed goes unpunished,” fans of both cartoonist Scott Adams and newsman Jake Tapper have accused the men of near treasonous behavior. Scott and Jake have united to produce a week of daily comic strips for a worthy cause. But some, by no means all, view the joint mission […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on The Right and Left Join Forces to Condemn That Scott Adams and Jake Tapper Have Joined Forces

Two Congresswomen Share Anti-Zionist Cartoon

United States House of Representives Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shared a cartoon on their Instagram accounts that is being described as anti-semitic. above: Carlos Latuff cartoon and Israeli flag   As Forward reported: A couple of days into the social media storm that erupted following Israeli government’s decision not […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

For some reason, maybe the heavy Jewish influence on early comic books, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman was contracted to write the introduction to Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949, a high end reprinting of five early Marvel superhero comics. Says Art: so it all started innocently when i accepted a gig to write […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic history, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

Scott Adams Uses Shooting to Promote App

    Dilbert creator Scott Adams has sparked outrage by using yesterday’s Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting to promote his WhenHub app. The app allows regular citizens to become “video advisors” offering advice on any topic, for a fee, which will be paid in WHEN coins (currently valued at just over one cent). When anyone provides […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams Uses Shooting to Promote App

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

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

$15,000 for Pepe the Frog Copyright Infringement

Alex Jones and Infowars have agreed to pay Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie $15,000 to settle a lawsuit concerning misuse of the cartoon character. Infowars included Pepe the Frog in a poster by Jon Allen featuring right-wing public figures in a campaign to earn money for the conspiracy-theory website.   Both sides claimed victory […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Controversies, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on $15,000 for Pepe the Frog Copyright Infringement

How Anti-Semitic Soviet Propaganda Informs Contemporary Left Anti-Zionism in Cartoons

The April cartoon that appeared in the New York Times International Edition continues to elicit response and conversation. What makes more sense is the possibility that the cartoon made it into print because the paper’s staff—whether singular or plural—saw it as “a political issue and not religious,”… Yet the conventional wisdom on the left that […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Opinion, Politics, Comments: Comments Off on How Anti-Semitic Soviet Propaganda Informs Contemporary Left Anti-Zionism in Cartoons

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: Comments Off on A Brief History of Recent Antisemitic Cartoons