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Cartoonists Quit in Protest of Cartoonist’s Firing

Four cartoonists, whose works appear in the Cavalier Daily, have quit in protest over the firing of Grant Woolard who’s cartoon depicting nine naked black men fighting with chairs, sticks and boots with the caption of “Ethiopian Food Fight.” The departing cartoonists include Ellisha Marongelli, Joe Shaver, Chen Song and Laura Lin. Their departure leaves […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2007,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 3 Comments

Virginia Student Cartoonist Suspended Indefinitely (UPDATED)

Last week I reported that Grant Woolard, a student cartoonist at the University of Virginia, had erupted another firestorm by drawing a cartoon depicting “nine nearly naked black men fighting each other with sticks, stools, boots and a pillow” and ran with a caption, “Ethiopian Food Fight.” The paper has printed a near 1000 word […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2007,  Section: College cartoonists, Controversies, Comments: 17 Comments

Cartoonist Sparks Another Furor at University of Virginia

Last year, I reported about Grant Woolard, a student cartoonist at the University of Virginia, who created a national stir for two cartoons that were published in the Cavalier Daily. Both the editor and cartoonist later apologized for running the cartoons. Woolard has set off another controversy this week that resulted in about 200 students […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2007,  Section: College cartoonists, Controversies, Comments: 10 Comments

Cavalier Daily cartoonist apologizes for cartoon

I reported last week of a University of Virginia student who had two highly controversial cartoons published in the student paper – the Cavalier Daily.  The cartoonist has issued an apology and has asked that the cartoons be removed from the paper’s web site.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Comments: 2 Comments