Elsewhere in the World of Editorial Cartooning


While the firings of Steve Benson and Charlie Daniel and the hubbub over recent Steve Kelley cartoons have garnered the lion’s share of exposure, there is other news in the editorial cartooning profession.


Walt Handelsman visited the University of New Orleans.

Handelsman visited the Earl K. Long Library to talk about his experiences as a successful comic artist and introduce his new cartoon collection “I’m Drawing as Fast as I Can!”

The UNO Driftwood article is mostly a photo essay.



This week, Lee [Camp] sits down with Dwayne Booth. He is a political cartoonist who draws the illustrations that accompany the TruthDig articles of Chris Hedges, host of RT America’s On Contact. Booth and Lee discuss ‘Mr Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End,’ the new documentary about his career. He is known for producing political cartoons with an edgy style. In 2012, some of his cartoons cost him a job with Harper’s Magazine: Online. He skewers politicians and public officials with images that show the grotesque nature of the American war machine, our political system, and our culture. His work has been censored because it conveys uncomfortable truths about powerful and well-loved political figures. He has many drawings that present former president Barack Obama as a war-monger and a fake progressive – many Democrats still refuse to believe or condemn this portrayal of their president.

RT presents a 15 minute video interview with “Mr. Fish.”



The Norman Rockwell Museum presents The Art and Wit of Rube Goldberg, an exhibition exploring the humorous illustrations of the visionary artist, who has become famous for the creative inventions bearing his name. On view at the Museum from March 2 through June 9, 2019.

Highlights from the exhibition include a series of World War II-themed artworks.



It’s predictable that political cartoons, which often use hyperbole and satire to make a point, will offend readers from time to time. Still, I thought it might be helpful for you to know how these particular cartoons make their way into your paper. Here’s how.

The Sun and Messenger subscribe a syndication service from the artist Joe Heller, who is from Green Bay, Wisconsin Heller has been drawing editorial cartoons professionally for about 40 years.

Since this is a weekly publication, we have four cartoons to choose from for each issue. The cartoons are chosen during the layout process, with preference to topics relevant to each readership.

Country Messenger editor informs Minnesotans how, where, and why they pick the cartoons they run.



Cartoonist Roz Chast’s real life is in development as a scripted sitcom, according to Variety. Chast’s 2014 graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? has reportedly been optioned by Shivana Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures and Ken Kwapis’ In Cahoots.

Newsarama reports.



The “discrimination and harassment policy” of Southeastern Louisiana University lists “offensive jokes,” “posters,” “cartoons,” and “drawings” as “prohibited conduct” that can be considered “harassment.”

“This conduct need not have intent to harm; if severe enough, it does not have to
consist of repeated incidents; and it need not be directed against a specific individual/group of Individuals,” the school’s policy states.

What if your University muffled free speech?



via Whirled of Kelly