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Archives for May, 2022

The Art of Jim Morin

For Jim Morin, all art is political. As the editorial cartoonist at the Miami Herald for 42 years, Morin created witty, often biting cartoons that are nationally and internationally syndicated, and he’s received the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for editorial cartooning twice over, once in 1996 and again in 2017. If you’ve opened a newspaper […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on The Art of Jim Morin

CSotD: Thank God It’s Friday Follies

This Man Overboard is as close to political as I plan to get today, but I’m willing to stand by it. I like the idea that the bigot doesn’t think he’s a bigot, because we’re seeing a lot of that as people nail down their opinions and solidify whatever confirms what they thought before anything […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

The Holocaust Comic Strip 35 Years before Maus

In early January 1945, just before the liberation of Auschwitz, a small group of journalists and artists, many of them European immigrants, published a roughly 50-page pamphlet titled The Bloody Record of Nazi Atrocities. Printed by Arco Publishing Company, a small imprint based in New York, it combined previously circulated photographs, drawings and text with […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Ed Koren – 60 Years at The New Yorker

Edward Koren first appeared as a New Yorker cartoonist in the issue of May 26, 1962, his latest for the magazine appeared in this week’s issue dated May 30, 2022. Ed Koren’s first New Yorker cartoon (left) and his latest (right) Michael Maslin interviews Ed Koren on the occasion of 60 years at The New […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Koren – 60 Years at The New Yorker

Stan Gomberg – RIP

Cartoonist and graphic designer Stan Gomberg has passed away. Stanley C. (Stan) Gomberg May 6, 1927 – May 18, 2022 From the obituary: Stan served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a medic as well as a cartoonist and editor of the army newspaper. As a freelance graphic designer with […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Gomberg – RIP

CSotD: Acceptable Losses

JD Crowe cuts to the chase and sets up our second day of Uvalde reactions. On his Facebook page, he cites a 2015 tweet as the inspiration: “In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.” — Dan Hodges (@DPJHodges on […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

2021 NCS Cartoonist of the Year (Reuben) Nominees – Griffith, Knight, Price, Sorel, Tatulli

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year 2021 – Bill Griffith, Keith Knight, Hilary B. Price, Edward Sorel, and Mark Tatulli. Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year’s outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The recipient […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Clay Jones On His RFK Award…and Uvalde

Clay Jones: What are the odds that on the same day I receive a journalism award from a human rights organization, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, for a cartoon on school shootings that’s there’s another school shooting? In this country where politicians refuse to do anything to stop mass shootings and end the […]

Posted on: May 25, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

On May 28, there will be a 4 p.m. screening of “Popeye,” the film, at the Sag Harbor Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Feiffer. A collection of Feiffer’s work will be shown during a one-night exhibit at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor after the film. Feiffer wrote a memoir, “Backing Into Forward,” reflecting […]

Posted on: May 25, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

CSotD: Where in God’s name is our backbone?

As often as I’ve complained about cartoonists sticking to their schedules despite compelling events, I have to say a good number jumped to their drawing boards last night. But I was still left with the task of looking for copyright dates, because some posted old work and why not? What has changed? What is there […]

Posted on: May 25, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Clay Jones Wins 2022 RFK Cartoon Award

Founded by the reporters who covered Robert F. Kennedy’s historic 1968 presidential campaign, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Clay Jones was presented with the 2022 […]

Posted on: May 24, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

35 Pulitzer Cartoonists Sign Protest Letter to Pulitzer Prize Board – update

May 24 edit: Since this letter was fired off last week, more Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists have signed on to the protest, including 2020 winner Barry Blitt, and Pat Bagley, the longest-employed staff cartoonist at a daily newspaper.] Original May 20 report: Ten days after the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes were announced, 33 35 cartoonists […]

Posted on: May 24, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 35 Pulitzer Cartoonists Sign Protest Letter to Pulitzer Prize Board – update

CSotD: Canceling the Cancelors

We’ll start off with a major hit from Pedro Molina (Counterpoint), who skips all the cleverness and simply portays Replacement Theory for what it is: A perverse way in which racism masquerades as patriotism. Sometimes you can be too clever. The first time I saw a cartoon pointing out that Europeans had replaced Indians on […]

Posted on: May 24, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Canceling the Cancelors

The Knight Life’s Little Victories

Keith Knight went home last week. Cartoonist and Malden native Keith Knight, whose semi-autobiographical series, “Woke,” is airing its second season on Hulu, has been tapped to deliver the graduation address at his alma mater, Salem State University on May 19. Knight has authored and illustrated 19 books and cut three albums with the hip-hop […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Attention Must Be Paid

I used to see bumperstickers that said “If you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.” Haven’t seen one in awhile; perhaps it’s too late. But Ann Telnaes has been paying attention enough to be concerned that CPAC held their latest conference in Budapest, where Hungarian autocrat Victor Orban — new hero of the far right […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments