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ABC7 looks at Sentinel plagiarism cartoons

ABC7, an ABC affiliate for the greater Washington DC area, recently looked into the cartoon plagiarism of the Montgomery Sentinel. The report was mostly reporting the paper’s position that they’ve taken corrective action and are moving past the issue and Councilman Tom Moore, who exposed the paper. Here’s the report: At this point, it’s clear […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Investigation called in Sentinel plagiarism; 81 of 84 cartoons found to be copies; paper owner: ‘meh’

My headline is wordy, but there are several updates to the The Montgomery Sentinel cartoon plagiarism case since it was first revealed three weeks ago. Tom Moore, the city councilman who brought attention to the issue, wrote the paper’s owner hoping that perhaps if he went high enough into the paper’s chain of command, that […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Bill Day responds to claims of plagiarism

Nearly four months after a claim of plagiarism and repurposing old cartoons were leveled at Bill Day, Bill has finally responded with his side of the story. This is first time I have spoken publicly and given my side. Most of you probably don’t even know it happened. I thank Daryl for this column he […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Plagiarism allegations hit Bill Day in closing days of fundraising campaign

Eleven days before the close of an Indiegogo campaign to raise $35,000 to support the continuation of editorial cartoonist Bill Day’s career, comes an allegation that Bill used an image from the website DeviantArt in one of his cartoons without citation. The cartoon, on the topic of gun control, features an assault rifle with a […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 38 Comments

Plagiarism cases raise ethics issues in cartooning

The recent cases of alleged plagiarism by Jeff Stahler (Post Dispatch) and David Simpson (Urban Tulsa) in the last couple of months has raised the question of journalism standards and cartooning. Editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe writing for Editor and Publisher writes reactions from AAEC President John Cole, a statement from Jeff MacNelly from 1990 and […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 17 Comments

Jeff Stahler resigns during investigation of plagiarism

Jeff Stahler has resigned from his staff postion at the Columbus Dispatch yesterday according to an email from his editor to Steve Myers at the Poynter Institute. Jeff’s work came under scrutinty this week after his Sunday cartoon was found to be strikingly close to a 2009 New Yorker cartoon by David Sipress. A couple […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 54 Comments

Coincidence or plagiarism for Jeff Stahler?

Yesterday’s editorial cartoon by Columbus Dispatch cartoonist Jeff Stahler has a striking similarity to a 2009 New Yorker cartoon by David Sipress (see both below). I asked Jeff for a response to which he’d only say, “my only explaination [sic] is that it’s a coincidence.” This is the second coincidence this year. Last March, one […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 29 Comments

Susie MacNelly responds to David Simpson’s plagiarism

Susie MacNelly, Jeff’s widow, has written the following which I’m sharing with her permission: Mike Peters so accurately described David Simpson as a cartoon kleptomaniac. Tulsa must be in a black hole with different journalistic ethics because neither Simpson nor his editor/publisher seem repentant. His editor wanted me to write the retraction….I declined. Mr. Simpson’s […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Follow up to the David Simpson plagiarism story (UPDATED)

I watched and waited all last week for any updates regarding the accusations that Urban Tulsa cartoonist David Simpson had blatantly plagiarized a Jeff MacNelly editorial cartoon. No emails were returned, no notices posted on their website or twitter account that they even acknowledged being aware of any “WTF?” from anyone from Poynter on down […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Jeff Stahler cartoon questioned as plagiarism? (UPDATED)

The accusation of plagiarism has raised it’s ugly head and is looking at Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist Jeff Stahler. According to Jim Romenesko, a headline by Andy Borowitz ran last Thursday stating, “New Study Finds iPad is Cure for Adultery; Owners ‘Stop Noticing Other People Altogether” is eerily similar to a cartoon Jeff ran three […]

Posted on: May 24, 2011,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 22 Comments

Freelancer loses gig after plagiarism claim

Jim Hope, who freelanced editorial cartoons for the Culpeper Star-Exponent, has reportedly lost his gig after someone questioned whether a recent cartoon was a bit too similar to a Nate Beeler cartoon. Clay Jones, cartoonist for the The Free Lance-Star, has posted the cartoons in question on his blog where he also talks about this […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

Tributes or Plagiarism at the New Yorker?

The New Yorker is changing a Harry Bliss cartoon’s attribute on its website after a professor in Wisconsin contacted the magazine and then New York newspapers alerting them that the Bliss cartoon looked like a 1962 “Tales to Astonish” comic book cover by Jack Kirby. A spokesman for the New Yorker says that Harry’s attempt […]

Posted on: May 27, 2008,  Section: Controversies, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 5 Comments

Utah editorial cartoonist resigns after plagiarism claims

Park Record editorial cartoonist John Kilbourn was asked to resign after a Mad Magazine collector faxed a Mort Druker cartoon to a local NPR station reporter and the Park Record publishers pointing out similarities between it and a recent Kilbourn cartoon. Kilbourn admits to basing his cartoon off of the Druker cartoon, but claims he […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Editorial Cartoonists talk about plagiarism within their ranks

E&P’s Dave Astor interviewed several editorial cartoonists about whether they believe the incidents of plagiarism has been on the increase with the rise of the internet. The response was that it hasn’t. Cartoonists also opine on why there seems to be so many common ideas generated by editorial cartoonists.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonists talk about plagiarism within their ranks

Another case of plagiarism?

Has editorial cartoon plagiarism raised it’s ugly head again? – “a daily Manhattan media news and gossip blog” (which also is part of the same publishing network as Wonkette, Defamer and Gizmodo) is questioning whether Sean Delonas, New York Post editorial cartoonist has “ripped off” a cartoon by Jim Borgman (one of Jim’s 1991 […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2006,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment