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Editorial Cartooning in the News

Capitol Public Radio interviews Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee,
touching on The Impeachment, the End Times of the Staff Editorial Cartoonist, new job as Deputy Opinion Editor and prose editorials, the State of the Newspaper, and more.

Oh, Jack Ohman also talks about his latest cartoon about Mike Pompeo,
which brings us to Gary Huck.


Gary Huck & Mike Konopacki‘s latest (Pompeo) cartoon got some love on the internet.

So much so that it came to the attention of NPR.

As the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists tells it:

A cartoon Huck did over the weekend went viral on Facebook and was seen by [NPR journalist Mary Louise Kelly] and other National Public Radio producers — and after granting permission to reprint it, the cartoonist’s work is on its way to being printed on tote bags and t-shirts.

A deal was quickly cut. No word yet when the cartoon-festooned swag will be available to the public, but the public news organization no doubt has a fundraiser coming up soon.


Before we leave the AAEC … they got a book for you.

While supplies last:

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Published as a companion to the 2019 Billy Ireland Museum exhibit of the same name, FRONT LINES features lots of cartoons, and essays by Joel Pett, Lucy Caswell, Roslyn Mazer, Rob Rogers and Matt Wuerker.

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Speaking of the 1st Amendment (see Jack Ohman’s opening cartoon above and Matt Wuerker below).

I’m still upset that those Strict Constitutionalists, that gathered in Richmond to support an unfettered 2nd Amendment, didn’t march up The 95 to D.C. to protest McConnell’s restrictions on the 1st Amendment in covering The Impeachment.
(And that no cartoonists made that connection – or did I miss something?)

above: Bill Hennessy


Internationally. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports:

China demanded Monday that a major Danish newspaper, which angered Muslims worldwide by publishing drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005, apologizes for a cartoon on the new virus outbreak in China.

Jyllands-Posten’s chief editor, Jacob Nybroe, said the cartoon, which shows the Chinese flag with what resembles viruses instead of the normal stars, was not intended “to mock or ridicule China.”

But the newspaper is standing its ground, refusing to apologize:

Editor-in-chief Jacob Nybroe said the paper had not intended to make fun of the situation in China, where the new coronavirus has killed 106 people and infected thousands, but refused to apologise, local newswire Ritzau reported.

“We cannot apologise for something that we don’t believe is wrong,” Nybroe told Ritzau. “We have no intention of demeaning or mocking the situation in China and we don’t think the drawing does that.”


Began with audio, let’s end with video.

PBS member station WOSU in Ohio gets some fresh air with Jeff Stahler.


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