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Not a Made Utah Politician Until Bagley Draws

To be recognized in Utah politics one needs to appear in a Pat Bagley cartoon. For a Utah politician, there might be no higher honor than being mocked in a Pat Bagley cartoon. “If you’re the subject of a Bagley cartoon, you must be doing something right,” said former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Nothing Is Revealed

I heard someone on NPR yesterday say, in the context of the upcoming televised hearings, that a major difference between this scandal and Watergate is that, in the case of Watergate, people watched because they wanted to see the evidence. In this case, people have decided who’s right and who’s wrong and will only be […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Caricatures vs. Generics vs. Symbols

I am always a wee bit disappointed when Paul Berge doesn’t spend Saturdays 100 years in the past, but today is a not-altogether-unusual exception. Paul’s blog this Saturday has an intriguing short essay on how and when he, as an editorial cartoonist, chooses to use caricatures or the standard elephant and donkey symbols when drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

In the tradition of George Cruikshank, Cal Alley, John Dirks, Barbara Brandon, and many others, Johannes Leak is following in the footsteps of his father Bill Leak. The void left at The Australian by cartoonist Bill Leak – who passed away in 2017, aged 61 – will be filled by his son, Johannes. “If anyone […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Plain Speaking

David Rowe is best loved in these parts for adding a level of vitriolic abuse most American editors would spike, though it’s a part of editorial cartooning tradition that lives on in Australia and Britain. Vitriol often comes at the expense of commentary, which is to say that an insulting portrait of a leader — […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Letters: Distasteful, Over the Line, Offensive

Newspaper editors get letters. Distasteful Jeff Stahler Monday’s editorial cartoon by Jeff Stahler was not only out of line, but also totally distasteful. If it was meant to be amusing, it certainly went over my head. There is nothing funny about wildfires, and the evacuation of 200,000 families personifies that fact. No, Stahler, I was […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University was built to study and analyze the life and legacy of the 26th President. The university recently hired a cartoon archivist who will add to Roosevelt’s legacy, and he says it’s a position you can’t find anywhere else. And that cartoon archivist? To continue making this digital […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, book, Caricature, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

The Cartoon World of Marshall Ramsey

The University of Tennessee is celebrating 225 years by profiling alumni. A week ago the UT’s Daily Beacon newspaper ran a piece on Marshall Ramsey. Now Marshall reminisces about his college days for Torchbearer magazine. Ramsey has stayed close with his alma mater over the years, too. In 2009, he did a cartoon celebrating the […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Pat Bagley – 40 Years Looking for That 1 Cartoon

Pat Bagley and The Salt Lake Tribune are celebrating 40 years together. Artists of Utah joins in the celebration by posting a profile from earlier this year. On the flip side, the theory of the great cartoon keeps him motivated: “There is the Platonic ideal of a cartoon out there and if I could just […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel

In today’s global political climate, which has been called a tumultuous time, the role of the political cartoonist has become muddled. At its very core, a political cartoonist is someone whose work plays a crucial role in the political discourse of a free society. Ann Telnaes, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel

CSotD: Waiting for Beitelbaum

Edison Lee satirizes our fascination with polls, but, silly as the gag is, he doesn’t exaggerate a great deal, which is what makes it work. Watching the polls is like watching the stock market, the difference being that stock prices are based on actual trades while the polls are subject to things like sample size […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Waiting for Beitelbaum

Matt Wuerker Cocktail Coasters

  Mike Rhode walks into a bar … and is pleased to discover new Matt Wuerker caricatures.  

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Wuerker Cocktail Coasters

Coila Davis – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Coila Davis has passed away. Coila Ann Davis (nee Brown) April 28, 1947 – November 4, 2019   Coila freelanced for the Rockford (Illinois) Register Star. From the Register Star obituary: Coila Davis, who over decades crafted dozens of quirky editorial cartoons for the Register Star, died Monday after a short illness. “I […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Coila Davis – RIP

CSotD: Time with so much truth to kill

Rob Rogers offers this play upon the question Ronald Reagan famously posed in 1980 to help him defeat Jimmy Carter: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” It was a great question, because it has more to do with mood than with reality. Few people were going to actually go back […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Salt Lake Tribune Goes 501(c)(3) Status Nonprofit

Nieman Lab reports: It was a “happy surprise,” Fraser Nelson said, when The Salt Lake Tribune received a letter from the IRS on Friday giving the 148-year-old news outlet nonprofit 501(c)(3) status — no questions asked. A final verdict on whether the Tribune could become the first legacy newspaper in the U.S. to go fully […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake Tribune Goes 501(c)(3) Status Nonprofit