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Mallard Fillmore Doesn’t Meet Gannett Standards

Gannett responded to The Washington Times article about Gannett cancelling Mallard Fillmore. Amalie Nash, senior vice president of local news at USA Today Network, the Gannett newspaper brand, said the decision to stop running the 27-year-old cartoon was based on a recent review. “We made a decision last month to discontinue the Mallard Fillmore comic […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: They know. They just don’t care.

Stuart Carlson (AMS) leads off today with a commentary on the Republicans who are dropping mask mandates around the country. The weakness in his examples being that it took a lot of effort on the part of liberals to get companies to stop dumping toxins in our water and to even recognize the dangers of […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Issues of Standing

    Matt Davies (AMS) cartoons for Newsday, which makes Andrew Cuomo his governor, which gives him standing to address the current issue. There are 23 Democratic governors and 27 Republican governors, by the way, which is relevant within their states and not all that relevant elsewhere. In the case of NY, it means that, […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Company Complains, Cartoonist Canned

The Worcester Business Journal published an editorial cartoon critical of the local Table Top Pies factories which drew a complaint from the company. Cartoonist Don Landgren shared the complaint that asserted the cartoon was racist: “We are deeply concerned about the recent editorial cartoon that was published on December 8, 2020 depicting an African American […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Diverse topics

(Matt Davies — AMS) Rick McKee (Counterpoint)  We’ll start the examination of the Great Dr. Seuss Crisis with a Juxtaposition that contains both the plaint and the answer. First of all, I am not the only one who suspects that the rightwing was desperate to distract us when they leapt upon the decision by Seuss […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Cancel Conservative Comics Culture

From the Stockton (Ca.) Record: Also, last week we made a change to the comics by dropping “Mallard Fillmore.” Years ago, The Record originally published “Doonesbury” and “Mallard Fillmore” as counterpoints in the Opinion pages and later, both were moved to the comics pages. When “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau stopped creating new daily strips in […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: A Brief Discursion into the Real World

Less is more, and John Deering (Creators) has, IMHO, the best take on Andrew Cuomo because he isn’t dancing on the political grave or even pushing Cuomo into it. Nor is he going on about the statistics on nursing home deaths, a scandal that wouldn’t have disappeared but would likely have been more of a […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Bill Sanders – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders has passed away. William Willard (Bill) Sanders October 14, 1930 – February 27, 2021   From The Milwaukee Journal: Milwaukee Journal political cartoonist William (Bill) Sanders was remembered Sunday as a dynamic artist who wasn’t afraid to challenge those in power. Sanders died Saturday at the age of 90. Sanders began […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Mostly for laughs

I hadn’t planned on doing politics today, but this topic won’t wait, because Biden has promised an announcement Monday on Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi murder, but cartoonists and editorialists have already said he hasn’t done enough. I like Patrick Chappatte‘s cartoon, then, because he’s not jumping the gun, but rather stating the facts, which […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Weekend Wrapup

Over in the Economist, Kal Kallaugher wonders if Europe will ever trust us again, given that she’s got reasons not to. I’m leading with it because yesterday I promised to look into the missile strike against a launch base in Syria, admitting that, given my feelings about our having abandoned our Kurdish allies, I had […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Looking For a Few Good Options

Ann Telnaes (WashPost) on GOP resistance to the hike in the minimum wage, now imperiled by a parliamentarian ruling that it can’t be shoved through in the form of a reconciliation proposal to skirt the so-called filibuster rule. I say so-called because I remember the days when, if you wanted to stall a vote, you […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

“Daily Papers Waste Resources on Cartoons”

A week after Michael Cavna’s Washington Post article advocating more diversity among editorial cartoonists, conservative outlets are not letting go. The main complaint seems to be that we have too much to be concerned about without adding more. From The Federalist: One would think in an America still suffering the social and economic devastation stemming […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Well-intentioned failures, plus those others

I’m often impatient with Gary Markstein (Creators). He keeps up his partnership with Tony Rubino at their daily strip, “Daddy’s Home” consistently, but posts his own political commentary so rarely that I’m sometimes tempted to drop him from my GoComics lineup. However, it’s paid off this time around, because he posted this one January 12, […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Dream on, Winslow. Prickly City (AMS) has been a voice in the wilderness, trying to put forth conservative views without falling into the mire that seems to have taken over things on that side of the aisle. Trump broke his silence the other day with a rant triggered by his loss at the Supreme Court, […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Mike Marland Retires From Editorial Cartooning

Mike Marland has informed the people of New Hampshire: The time has come to start a slow slide into retirement. It’s going to take me a few years to actually get there, but I’m going to begin by retiring from drawing editorial cartoons. Mike has two reasons for the decision. I’ve been drawing them for […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments