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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

Follow up on fall out over Holbert’s watermelon toothpaste Obama cartoon

Last week’s cartoon by Jerry Holbert placed the cartoonist in an awkward position of either admitting he created a cartoon with an historically racist reference OR plead ignorance of the connection between watermelon and African-Americans such as President Obama. Jerry went with ignorance. But that wasn’t credible to a lot of people. Here’s the cartoon […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

The legal fight between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con took another step forward – and hints at a possible settlement. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Salt Lake Comic Con filed their official response to San Diego’s lawsuit asserting that “comic con” (no dash) is generic term and used by several […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Controversies, Conventions, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

San Deigo Comic-Con sends cease-and-desist letter to Salt Lake Comic Con

From the Washington Post: Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names. A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah’s Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to drop “Comic Con” from the name. “Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Controversies, Conventions, Comments: 4 Comments

German cartoonist apologizes for Zuckerberg cartoon

German cartoonist Burkhard Mohr has apologized for drawing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a hooked-nose octopus in a cartoon related to the recent Facebook acquisition of Whatsapp. The cartoon generated controversy because it was viewed as a anti-Semitic and bore a close likeness to 1930 Nazi anti-Jew propaganda. According to Silicon Republic, the apology said, […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014,  Section: Controversies, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Mark Fiore: Chevron claims they were ‘injured’ by cartoon

Mark Fiore writes: I’m hearing this morning that Chevron filed court documents saying they were “injured” by this cartoon I did in conjunction with Amazon Watch. (I’ll post more info as soon as I get the court docs or other documentation.) Watch the cartoon for the more entertaining version, but the nutshell version is this: […]

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Cartoonists, illustrators protest SodaStream sponsorship of Angouleme comic festival

And speaking of the Angoulême comic festival, over 70 artists and illustrators have joined to protest one of the festival’s sponsors, SodaStream. SodaStream is a maker of a home carbonation product that makes soda, but the artists object to its “factory built in Israeli illegally occupied land in Maale Adumim” and alleged exploitation of Palestinian […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014,  Section: Controversies, Gatherings, Comments: 10 Comments

Benson casts GOP in same vein as Ohio kidnappers; Conservatives not amused

Tim Cavanaugh, of The Daily Caller gives a good summary of the controversy surrounding a recent Steve Benson that casts the GOP in the same light as the Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. The cartoon (above) depicts the GOP has holding three women hostage. Each of the women are labeled “No Abortion Rights,” “No Reproductive Coverage” […]

Posted on: May 15, 2013,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments