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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: 1 Comment

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: 2 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: 0 Comments

CRT Hits The Herblock Prize (Lalo Alzcaraz Won)

The Caucasian Replacement Theory is making its way into American Awards*. Like many prestigious awards that recognize great accomplishment in this country, the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, created in 2004 to commemorate the legacy of the late Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, had never been offered to a nonwhite person—until this year. While accepting […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Register for RFK and OPC Cartoon Award Events

The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), who announced their Cartoon Award for 2021 efforts this past March, is featuring a Zoom event with past award winners. Join this “How I Did It” program with Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, who has won many of the OPC’s Best Cartoon Awards over the years, as he discusses his work […]

Posted on: May 17, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: 0 Comments

Ruben Bolling Wins 2021 Berryman Award

Ruben Bolling, author of the “Tom the Dancing Bug” satirical weekly cartoon strip, has won the 2021 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons from the National Press Foundation. He accepted the award at the National Press Foundation’s May 4, 2022 awards dinner in Washington, D.C. The judges cited Bolling’s mordant wit, […]

Posted on: May 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ruben Bolling Wins 2021 Berryman Award

AAEC Writes Open Letter to The Pulitzer Board

  The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has presented a proposal to the Board of The Pulitzer Prizes making the case for a return of the traditional Editorial Cartooning category. This year The Pulitzer Prize Board replaced the (now-defunct) Editorial Cartooning category with the category called Illustrated Reporting and Commentary the definitions of which, […]

Posted on: May 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

Eli Valley’s Visceral Political Cartoons

If you’ve been online, and especially on Twitter, then you probably know the name Eli Valley and his brushy drawings that use the grotesque and absurd to make larger points about life, culture, and politics. But it wasn’t until the Trump administration that the New York City-based cartoonist was propelled into the public spotlight. Valley […]

Posted on: May 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Eli Valley’s Visceral Political Cartoons

Azim, Del Col, Adams, and Hickey Awarded the Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Pulitzer

Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider for a comic on a Uyghur internment camp have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. From the announcement: Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider, New York, N.Y. Finalists: Ann […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Azim, Del Col, Adams, and Hickey Awarded the Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Pulitzer

Bruce MacKinnon Wins National Newspaper Award

The 2021 National Newspaper Awards were announced May 6, 2022 in Toronto.     Bruce MacKinnon of the Halifax Chronicle Herald, for the seventh time, won the National Newspaper Award for Editorial Cartooning for the year 2021.   Michael de Adder (Halifax Chronicle Herald/Toronto Star) and Graeme MacKay (Hamilton Spectator) were named finalists. All the […]

Posted on: May 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce MacKinnon Wins National Newspaper Award

Clay Jones – They Call Him The Streak

On May 6, 2017, editorial cartoonist Clay Jones began a journey he wasn’t aware he was starting. He posted his day’s cartoon on GoComics like usual, and then the next day posted another, followed by another, and another—until he looked up five years later and realized he hadn’t missed a single day. While many creators […]

Posted on: May 6, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones – They Call Him The Streak

Anderson Answers – A Counterpoint Debriefing

The news of Counterpoint Media creating a new syndication division brought some questions with it. Counterpoint founder Nick Anderson was kind enough to answer a few of the questions we had. Foremost among concerns was, with this added to Nick’s schedule, it would slow his cartoon output. Said Nick: I will absolutely continue cartooning. I’m […]

Posted on: May 5, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, WPWG, Comments: 1 Comment

Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Begins with Washington Post Writers Group Cartoonists

There’s a new syndicate in town! Counterpoint Media to Launch New Cartoon Syndication Platform The expansion into syndication will broaden Counterpoint’s mission to support independent political cartooning.   From Counterpoint Media Group comes news of a new syndicate – Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication. Counterpoint Media, an independent organization of political cartoonists of all perspectives, will […]

Posted on: May 5, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Begins with Washington Post Writers Group Cartoonists

Elon Musk Tweeted Cartoon Now For Sale as NFT

Colin Wright, evolutionary biologist, is the man who created the now famous cartoon Elon Musk tweeted last week. Colin has a piece on today’s Wall Street Journal opinion page. I was out for a walk last Thursday when Elon Musk tweeted a political cartoon that I created in August 2021. It received hundreds of thousands […]

Posted on: May 2, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Elon Musk Tweeted Cartoon Now For Sale as NFT

Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

Reading The Funnies as a Family There’s a secret to the comics page, though. The secret is, you don’t need to be a kid tor even have kids to enjoy them. Just as most comic characters don’t age, the audience age group doesn’t change. In fact, now and then, some jokes might just fly over […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Saturday Short Subjects