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CSotD: Who’s Foolin’ Who?

Ran into a bit of a flashback this morning when I came upon Jeff Boyer‘s latest cartoon for the Albany Times-Union. I was out of the newsroom but living in the area back when General Electric was forced to pay to clean up the PCBs in the bottom of the Hudson River, a legacy of […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: The Most Dangerous Word

I’ll break the suspense: It’s “we.” It goes back to that thing about how most Indian tribes got their names from neighbors, while, in their own language, they basically called themselves “the people.” Which worked then, but, in a diverse community, a phrase like, “We, the people,” is more apt to mislead than to instruct. […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: A Season of Giving

Let’s set a bit of a holiday mood with Barney & Clyde, which has always had a bit of a Frank Capra tone. The difference is that the cartoon strip appears every day and Capra worked in an era in which most movies were self-contained and had finite endings. There was no “It’s Still A […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: A body beneath a crown

Here’s a cartoon from Mike Keefe and an explanation from me of today’s headline. We had a pair of brilliant musical wits working as counselors at summer camp who collaborated on a hilarious play in which the King was a tyrannical nitwit, and I wish I could remember all the lyrics to his grand processional, […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

  American (and other) Cartoonists in Paris Every year a big group of cartoonists from [the Cagle] syndicate meet up in France with cartoonists from around the world. This year 23 CagleCartoonists were there. Apparently Daryl Cagle is a modern day Bill Gaines, taking his usual gang of cartoonists on an annual tour. Daryl, with […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Drawing on values

I’ll confess to not having watched the funeral yesterday, but, from what I’ve seen of the commentary and photos and a few videos, Tim Eagan has grasped an aspect, if not the main thrust, of the event. I like funerals, because grief eliminates a lot of inhibitions, and so you have not only laughter, but […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Bush 41 in Ed-Op Cartooning (and other stuff)

  George H. W. Bush is the overwhelming topic.   In the Orlando Sentinel Dana Summers recalls a 1989 White House luncheon for editorial cartoonists hosted By Bush 41.       The internal White House weekly cartoon roundup called “Friday Follies.” Ronald Reagan started “Friday Follies” during his administration, and Bush had kept the […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

“White Supremacist Cartoonist” Accusations – updated

  In South Africa: The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) came under fire over the weekend for the use of an alleged right-wing cartoonist’s image as the feature image for one of their latest media releases. OUTA hired Jeremy Nell, aka ‘Jerm,’ to help in its fight against tax abuse and corruption in Cape Town. […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Things I get, things I don’t

Pros and Cons puts matters in a way I like: Whimsical on the surface, darker inside. It’s a good starting point for today’s post. The face you present to a jury and the face your friends and relations see might be an extreme example, but much in your life depends, I think, on the distance […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Potpourri & Popeye

Let’s get the political piece out of the way first: In today’s Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller comments on the new rules for press briefings at the White House. I’m okay with the new format, not because it’s a victory for press freedom, of course, except to the degree that it is. I don’t believe in […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

H.W. and Barbara Bush Bookend Tribute Cartoons

  Upon learning the news that George H. W. Bush had died editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey knew what to draw. This cartoon was going to be a bookend to the cartoon I created when Barbara Bush died. It was an idea I had thought of when he was so ill in April. But he was […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: News and Sports

George HW Bush has died and Bob Englehart offers my favorite obituary cartoon on the topic, which is pretty muted and not terribly specific, but then so was GHWB. Bush always struck me as a behind-the-throne type, not a Number One Leader sort of person, and that’s not a slight: Somebody needs to keep all […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Hawks and Owls and Crabs, oh my

  It’s no particular secret to Constant Readers that I’m a fan of Ann Telnaes, but when, quite some time ago, she began to simply add stacks to her “Nothingburger” cartoon base, I felt she was overplaying the concept. However, I may have missed the value of patience and of a sort of quiet relentlessness. […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD Special: Lest we forget

Jeff Danziger Ann Telnaes John Cole Graeme Mackay David Rowe J.D. Crowe

Posted on: Nov 30, 2018,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Playing Catch (Up)

  Too Much of a Good Thing? Letter to the Editor of the Arizona Daily Star: But only one thing really bothers us: the lack of civility of your editorial cartoonist. I expect cartoonists to skewer those needing it; I don’t think it requires eviscerating them, and eating them for lunch. For example, I didn’t […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment