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New Outrage: Gary Varvel’s Christine Ford Cartoon – updated

An editorial cartoon by Gary Varvel for the Indianapolis Star, about the demands set before Christine Ford would appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, has brought outrage via the social media. “… you should be ashamed for allowing this to run.” “Absolutely disgusting. Who thought this was appropriate to run?” The Daily Dot highlights a […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Editoons – Quick Hits

JD Crowe wins Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning “For decades, JD Crowe has been drawing fresh, original, pungent, brutal, and thought-provoking local cartoons. He is universally respected by his peers for his work.” The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists announced the awarding and profiles the “moderately disturbed dorky cartoonist” (The profile does not […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Icons of Political Art – And Varvel Makes Three

We have mentioned the Advancing American Democracy Award to three Icons of Political Art, and we have linked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about Mike Luckovich being honored and The Daily Signal’s recognizing Michael Ramirez as a recipient. And now Heeeere’s Gary!   The Indianapolis Star is Gary Varvel’s home paper and they haven’t over […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Strip of the Day: Last generation’s blues

Kal Kallaugher shared this 1991 cartoon on social media yesterday, and it was comforting in that it brought back the fury and anger of the way Anita Hill was treated, particularly by Arlen Specter, Alan Simpson and Orrin Hatch. Even those of us who remember the hearings have, I think, let the memories soften a […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The Death of Editorial Cartooning

The cartoonist’s choice: Navigate a minefield of heightened sensitivities or produce pandering dreck for an audience of ideologues. Following the recent ruckus over a Serena Williams cartoon… What the backlash does remind us, however, is that there is not much public appetite for editorial cartooning these days. The medium simply does not fulfill the expectations […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Michael Ramirez – Advancing American Democracy

Michael Ramirez and the Advancing American Democracy Award Ten days ago we latched on to the Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series and the Icons of Political Art from the perspective of Mike Luckovich’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A few days ago we mentioned Michael Ramirez and his new staff position with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Now we […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Strip of the Day: Reality 101

Let’s ease into the topic with Edison Lee and the perfect political speech. If you envision Orville and Edison in that final panel as a bar graph instead of as a pair of characters, you may have some sense of how such tautological, meaningless focus-group-tested drivel impacts elections. However, while little Edison is not yet […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

David Fitzsimmons Reports from The Line Of Fire

Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons spent part of last week in Mexico City attending The Line of Fire international conference. La Línea de Fuego was hosted by the Cartooning For Peace organization. As this Google translation explains: 18 press cartoonists from 14 countries meet for several days at the Memoria y Tolerancia Museum in Mexico City to […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Michael Ramirez Joins Review-Journal Staff

Updated with today’s (September 16) Las Vegas Review-Journal introductory article, but mostly because I couldn’t resist the above fantastic cartoon of Ramirez arriving in Las Vegas. “It’s good that, naturally, I’m an evil, demented individual,” Ramirez jokes. We think. “That helps — having a twisted sense of humor.” As such, Ramirez tends to provoke laughter […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Luckovich, Ramirez and Varvel Win 2018 Advancing American Democracy Award

Editorial cartoonists Mike Luckovich, Mike Ramirez and Gary Varvel will all be recipients of the 2018 Advancing American Democracy Award. The award is given by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and past winners have included author Ron Chernow and Senator Richard Luger. The three cartoonists will receive the award at an event at The Conrad Indianapolis hotel […]

Posted on: Sep 13, 2018,  Section: AAEC, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

R. J. Matson 9-11/Vote Cartoon Brings Outrage

A Roll Call editorial cartoon by R. J. Matson equating the 9-11 Al Qaeda attacks of 2001 with the current Russian attacks on the United States’ voting sovereignty has some taking umbrage. From a Conservative Review news item headlined “Sick:” A tasteless political cartoon disgraced Roll Call’s cartoon page Tuesday morning, on the 17th anniversary […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Luckovich, Ramirez, Varvel – Icons

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site‘s Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series…annually welcomes 300 prestigious guests to enjoy a dinner, nationally recognized speaker, and the presentation of the Advancing American Democracy Award. The Advancing American Democracy Award is bestowed annually by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site upon an individual who, in an exemplary way, advances the values […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich, Ramirez, Varvel – Icons

Dream Job: Political Cartoonist

Nashville’s NewsChannel5 has a Dream Jobs segment, this week they spent some time with cartoonist Matt Wuerker. Matt Wuerker first started drawing cartoons when Jimmy Carter was President. He freelanced for a long time before landing a more permanent spot at Politico when he was 50. Matt calls himself old-fashioned, and says adding visual humor […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dream Job: Political Cartoonist

Comics Kingdom to Run Darrin Bell’s Editorial Cartoons

Comics Kingdom has announced that Darrin Bell’s editorial cartoons will start running on their site starting next week. The obvious next question is: does this mean Bell is leaving The Washington Post News Service and Syndicate for King Features? Will Bell’s work continue on GoComics? The only KFS feature that currently runs on both Comics […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2018,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD — Squirrels and Strawberries

There has been a boatload of editorial cartoons on Trump’s threat to start yet another unwinnable land war in Asia, but Matt Wuerker‘s raises the issue of whether it’s a classic blunder, an attempt to distract, or, perhaps, a blundering attempt to distract. Wuerker is going for (C) a blundering attempt to distract. (BTW, for those […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2018,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment