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CSotD: Tegwar For Dummies

The most memorable legacy of Mark Harris’s classic baseball novel, “Bang the Drum Slowly” — which was made into a movie with Michael Moriarity and Robert De Niro — are the games of Tegwar, a ridiculous scam in which the object is to fleece some rookie or star-struck fan who doesn’t realize that “T.E.G.W.A.R.” stands […]

Posted on: May 11, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

The Late, Great Dwane Powell

  I have gotten way past the point of thinking anyone owes me anything. I’ve done OK with what I’ve been given and won’t bitch because I didn’t get a cherry on my free ice cream Sundae. But I can get pissed off on someone else’s behalf. The Pulitzer Prize is a subjective award; it’s […]

Posted on: May 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Salt Lake Tribune to Try New Business Model

  Nonprofit status has become a common business model for many news organizations just starting out. That magic “501(c)(3)” on an About page doesn’t solve all a publisher’s problems by any means — but it opens up new avenues of funding, communicates intent to audiences, and orients the organization toward a common cause. Now that […]

Posted on: May 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Don’t Act So Surprised

I saw Ann Telnaes‘ latest last night and wished she’d done it a day earlier, since it would have fit yesterday’s rant so well. And then I realized, this isn’t going out of style and it’s not like we’re not going to have this conversation over and over. The people who bet on Maximum Security […]

Posted on: May 9, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Too soon old, too late smart

Easy warm-up to start: Today’s Zits happens to come the day after 1A had a program about alternative school calendars, and also as I’m realizing my kid-reporters in Colorado will be out of school in about three weeks, a granddaughter will be graduating in four and some kids I work with in New York won’t […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Mark Fiore Wins Robert F. Kennedy Award

  The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization has announced the winners of its annual awards. Cartoon “Family Separation in Cartoons” KQED News and online news outlets Mark Fiore Mark Fiore won the cartoon category for his series of child separation animations.   Mark will receive the award at a ceremony on Thursday, May 23 […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Fiore Wins Robert F. Kennedy Award

CSotD: All Politics Are Local

Ann Telnaes puts a fun spin on the hoo-hah over the latest royal baby with a cartoon about a baby who is not only American but has a lot more authority than little Goober, who is, I guess, seventh in line to the British throne, ever will. Harry and Meghan haven’t announced the name, and […]

Posted on: May 7, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Editorial Cartoonist Chan Lowe Retires

  After more than forty years editorial cartoonist Chan Lowe has decided to retire. Chan has spent most of that time, 31 years, at the South Florida/Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, the past two years he has been contributing to the Berkshire Eagle. It was The Eagle that announced his retirement: A cartoon’s impact must happen in […]

Posted on: May 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonist Chan Lowe Retires

CSotD – Yahbut

My father used to get angry with my teenage self over “Yahbut,” which was how I too often responded to his corrections. “Yah, I hear what you’re saying, But here’s what I think.” At those moments, he hadn’t been intending to open a discussion, much less a debate. Well, there’s a lot of that going […]

Posted on: May 5, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Mister, we could use some men like Herblock again

Matt Davies was, for a second time, awarded the Herblock Prize, and much as I dislike awards in general, I like this one for two reasons: One is that it’s kind of an inside job that consistently honors people who live up to Herblock’s traditions and standards. I mean, they don’t require Nobel laureates to […]

Posted on: May 4, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

World Press Freedom Day 2019

The 26th celebration of World Press Freedom Day     Molina for Cartooning for Peace Foundation in Geneva     Cartoons for Freedom of Expression     Freedom of Press cartoons     #FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day More #FreeMusaKart at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Cartoonists Rights Network International      

Posted on: May 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

The John Locher Memorial Award for Young Political Cartoonists Accepting Submissions

  The Locher Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit.   The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize […]

Posted on: May 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The John Locher Memorial Award for Young Political Cartoonists Accepting Submissions

CSotD: Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief

In Candorville, Darrin Bell has been letting his alter ego, Lemont Brown, ponder the Pulitzer. It’s funny stuff, in part because I share Lemont’s previously expressed view that plaques are for haques, and also because Darrin most certainly has won his share of Lucite, including the RFK award. And if you’d like to know more […]

Posted on: May 2, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Charity Auctions – Buy Original Cartoon Art

Only a week to go for two charity events highlighted by auctioning of cartoons. Editorial and magazine cartoonists have made contributions to benefit two good causes. above: Steve Kelley, Rob Rogers   First up, with an auction ending May 7, is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The RCFP provides pro boon legal […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Everything Old is Old Again

Jimmy Margulies brings up the topic, and, yes, it’s notable that Joe Biden is older than Donald Trump, but mostly because not a lot of candidates are. I did a little poking around and here’s what I came up with: Bernie Sanders September 8, 1941 (age 77 years) Joe Biden November 20, 1942 (age 76 […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Everything Old is Old Again