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Happy holidays to my readers

May your holiday season be all the best it could be. I’m signing off until the New Year. Be safe.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

Chris Britt responds to cartoon criticism in Bucks County Courier Times

Editorial cartoonist Chris Britt has responded to criticism to one of his cartoons that ran in the Bucks County Courier Times. The cartoon depicted children asking Santa Claus to protect them from police. The cartoon drew ire from two police organizations and spurred a campaign to list and publicize businesses that advertise in the newspaper. […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 41 Comments

Jack Davis not retiring after all?

Last week Wired reported the the legendary cartoonist Jack Davis was retiring. Bleeding Cool now reports that people close to Davis say that isn’t so. From Bleeding Cool: Only problem is, according to sources close to Davis, it’s not true. He’s not retiring at all. He was called up and gave some quotes but apparently, […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Indonesian editor to be charged with blasphemy for running unfavorable ISIS cartoon

From the Cartoonists Rights Network International: Stephff (Stephane Peray), the artist behind an ISIS-skewering cartoon published in the Jakarta Post that?s put the paper?s chief editor in the crosshairs of Indonesia?s blasphemy laws, has made his first statement concerning that controversy ? by means of a cartoon. In his July 3rd cartoon for the Jakarta […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Adrian Raeside issues apology for offending the wrong people

Adrian Raeside has posted an apology for an interpretation of one of his recent cartoons that ran in The Times Colonist. The First Nations leaders felt they were put down by being compared or associated with bugs. The Huffington Post has a good article on the controversy. A snippet of Adrian’s apology is below. Visit […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Adrian Raeside issues apology for offending the wrong people

Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year to be no more

From Steve Artley: Pelican Publishing Company, which produced the annual collection of editorial cartoons, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, announced on November 18 that it has ceased production of the series, ending with the 2014 edition released last spring. The series, originally edited by editorial cartoonist Charles Brooks began in the early seventies and […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Bucks County Courier Times advertisers targeted in protest for Chris Britt cartoon

After the Bucks County Courier Times ran a Chris Britt cartoon, a couple police organizations have written letters or made statements of protest. Someone has gone one step further and created a Facebook page called Standing Up Against BCCT with the goal of creating a list of local advertisers that do business with the paper […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bucks County Courier Times advertisers targeted in protest for Chris Britt cartoon

Jack Davis announces he’s retiring. At age 90

From Wired magazine: It?s not that the iconic 90-year-old cartoonist can?t draw anymore?he just can?t meet his own standards. ?I?m not satisfied with the work,? Davis says by phone from his rural Georgia home. ?I can still draw, but I just can?t draw like I used to.? Fantastic career. H/T: Tom Richmond

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Chris Britt cartoon update: Philly Police org president wishes ill will on newspaper who ran cartoon

This is almost comical now. In response to the Chris Britt cartoon featured above that ran in the Bucks County Courier Times. The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby wrote a letter to the editor expressing that the paper is only “allegedly respectable”, it’s going to hell as a “miserable parasites in the […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Clay Bennett named 2014 Berryman Award recipient

Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett has been named as this year’s winner of the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning From the judges: The judges saw elegant simplicity in Clay Bennett?s work ? clear drawings, clear messages. Bennett?s style is disarming and charming with a strong bite underneath. […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Chris Britt cartoon causes police organization to demand full page apology

A recent Chris Britt cartoon has ticked off a police organization in Bucks County Pennsylvania. The cartoon (above) is yet another one on the theme of how police are perceived by some members The Bensalem Police has demanded a full-page apology and say they’ll organize their own protest of the paper in the coming weeks. […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Profiled: Peter Dunlap Shohl talks of his animations, Parkinson’s Disease

Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap Shohl was interviewed by the local tv station about the projects he’s working on such as his Frozen Grin blog animations as well as his cartoons on the ?Off & On, The Alaska Parkinson?s Rag.?

Posted on: Dec 12, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Pixar’s Inside Out teaser trailer released

We finally get a peek at Pixar’s Inside Out which is due out next June. Looks like a funny premise.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Exhibit on William Randolph Hearst and influence on comics opens this weekend

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will celebrate the centennial of King Features Syndicate with King of the Comics: William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features. This exhibit examines the role William Randolph Hearst played in the birth of newspaper comics and traces the […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Ed Stein’s webcomic to debut in January

Nice write up in the Waco Tribune about former Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Ed Stein who is launching a web comic in January called Sleeper Ave. From The Waco Tribune: Stein said the era ?Sleeper Ave.? is based on lends itself to storytelling because it was rife with major social change, often to the […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment