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Archives for May, 2021

Wuerker: “The Cartoon is Totally Within Bounds”

Politico interviewed Matt Wuerker about the Bill Bramhall cartoon commotion.   Suggesting that people are overreacting to the cartoon and taking it out of context (it’s about being a New Yorker, not an Asian), Matt Wuerker discusses the undeniable racism in the history of political cartoons but sees the Bramhall cartoon as being misinterpreted. “The […]

Posted on: May 26, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Wuerker: “The Cartoon is Totally Within Bounds”

CSotD: National Juxtaposition Day

Before we get into the Juxtapositions, a couple of cartoons that pinged me on a personal level. Macanudo (KFS) hits on a particular favorite, because we read “Great Expectations” in junior high and I didn’t get it, except, wow, a surprise ending. But, yes, I can put a peg in the ground to mark who […]

Posted on: May 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Bill Bramhall Slammed for Racist Cartoon – update

Bill Bramhall, editorial cartoonist for the New York Daily News, is being called out for a racist cartoon about New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang. Chief among those decrying the cartoon are Evelyn Yang, wife of the candidate, and the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Victory Alliance. From Evelyn Yang’s Twitter account: From the […]

Posted on: May 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

John Furlow – RIP

Sports cartoonist John Furlow has passed away.    John Allen Furlow July 23, 1921 – May 8, 2021   A month and a half shy of his 100th birthday artist, illustrator, and cartoonist John Furlow has died. From the obituary: Following his passion and extraordinary talent as an artist, John applied and was accepted to […]

Posted on: May 25, 2021,  Section: Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Focusing on Dystopia

Being ADD is either a disability or a great advantage, depending on severity and other talents. A lot of ADD people pop up in emergency services, because they do their best work, as someone put it, “when the world is moving at my pace.” It’s also a potential benefit for newspaper reporters because the combination […]

Posted on: May 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

175 Years of Associated Press

The news agency Associated Press was founded 175 years ago in May 1846. According to Wikipedia, which takes the date from New York Natives, the prime date is May 22, 1846, so we missed the anniversary by a couple days. More from Wikipedia: The Associated Press (AP) is an American non-profit news agency headquartered in […]

Posted on: May 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on 175 Years of Associated Press

Dog Eat Doug Running on Webtoons

Brian Anderson is now running his Dog Eat Doug comic strip on the Webtoons site. So far the strips seem to be reruns but there is the chance of new strips appearing: Thrilled to announce Dog eat Doug will run on Webtoons with new comics every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Best part, Webtoons is free! […]

Posted on: May 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Cartoonist in the mud

  Rising to a point of personal privilege, I’m dealing today with Jeff Danziger’s memoir of his time in Vietnam despite the one disappointment, that it is only minimally illustrated by one of my favorite political cartoonists. I have been spoiled by the in-depth WWII artwork featured in “Yank, the Army Weekly,” but those illustrators […]

Posted on: May 24, 2021,  Section: Books, Comments: 4 Comments

Tim Campbell on Kids and Covid

Cartoonist, editorial and otherwise, Tim Campbell created a tutorial of sorts to help middle school students and their teachers and parents understand the effects the Covid pandemic has had on Junior High School kids and their education, both in person and distance learning. Current Publishing cartoonist Tim Campbell seeks … to help readers understand how […]

Posted on: May 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Tim Campbell on Kids and Covid

Everybody Gagging

The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest is certainly the most famous and popular of the current You-Write-the-Gag exercises. So popular it has birthed a book, a game, and winners become news stories for their local newspapers. Cartoon Collections runs the similar idea. So similar it uses New Yorker cartoonists to supply the drawings. This is […]

Posted on: May 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Petitions, and repetitions

Ward Sutton admits he drew this some time ago and it languished in the files at the NYTimes Review of Books until this week, but even if the concept is evergreen, I’d call the application of it now timely. Not that I look to the NYTimes for intelligent analysis of graphic commentary. I don’t boycott […]

Posted on: May 23, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

The Return of the Prodigal Cartoonist

The Metter (Georgia) Advertiser welcomed back editorial cartoonist Gary Jarrell after Gary was wandering the world outside the newspaper for nearly 40 years. Well, not really wandering. This week, we welcome back former editorial cartoonist Gary Jarrell, who served The Metter Advertiser in this capacity from 1979 to 1984. Jarrell worked for Piggly Wiggly in […]

Posted on: May 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Return of the Prodigal Cartoonist

Comic Strips – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  © Rick McKee and Kent Sligh GoComics has been running the Mt. Pleasant comic strip for at least a month. Recently they ran an introductory post on their blog by interviewing the creators. How did the two of you meet and hatch the idea for Mt. Pleasant?  Kent [Sligh]: In May 2019 I received […]

Posted on: May 22, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Weekend Wrap-up

We’ll end the week with a bit of politics, as Gary Clement (Cartoon Arts) hits with one of the first cartoons to shift from war to cease-fire in the Middle East. I found it particularly interesting because I stumbled onto the press conference the White House scheduled with the President Biden and South Korean President […]

Posted on: May 22, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Rending of Garments and Gnashing of Teeth – Alden Global Buy of Tribune Publishing OK’d

From Poynter: May 21, 2021 Tribune Publishing said that hedge fund Alden Global Capital’s bid for the company, valued at $630 million, was approved Friday at a virtual shareholders meeting, as had been expected. The merger of Tribune’s nine metros with Alden’s MediaNews Group and its roughly 60 dailies, to be completed by June 30, […]

Posted on: May 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Rending of Garments and Gnashing of Teeth – Alden Global Buy of Tribune Publishing OK’d