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CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

The 2020 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, like other events and gatherings this year, is online. The CXC is “an international showcase for the best of cartoon art in all its forms, including comics, animation, editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and beyond.” And this year’s roster of guests explores all those areas of cartooning. With Special Guest Appearances. […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Events, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, Comments: 0 Comments

Gary Larson, Editorial Cartoonist

While The Far Side cartoons have been repurposed by others for partisan ends, Gary Larson himself has never been political except in the most general terms (e.g., the government sucks). But now, in a new The Far Side cartoon, Gary gets specific as he takes us into a Museum of Relics where he shows a […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Pandemic Illustrated: “Totally Under Control”

200,000+ U. S. deaths attributed to Covid-19. Presidents — both Republican and Democratic — worked to ensure that if a pandemic came, there would be an effective plan to respond. Yet while other countries used that playbook and succeeded in doing what was necessary to get the coronavirus under control, the Trump administration threw out […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 0 Comments

Papers Apologize For Jewish Stereotype Cartoon

Mike Bloomberg is investing #100 million in Florida on behalf of Joe Biden: There’s not much you can’t buy for $100 million. A private jet. Your own island. The 2020 payrolls of both the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, with enough left over for Derek Jeter’s Davis Islands home. What about a swing state? […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Ron Cobb – RIP

Designer and editorial cartoonist Ron Cobb has passed away. Ronald Ray (Ron) CobbSeptember 21, 1937 – September 21, 2020   From the Hollywood Reporter: Cobb died Monday — his birthday — of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, his wife of 48 years, Robin Love, reported. Cobb brought to life several cantina creatures for Star Wars (1977) and […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Lewiston Tribune Adding Cartoonist to Rotation

A common newspaper tactic is to “tryout” a few comic strips to get the reaction of its readers. That strategy is being used by The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune to add an editorial cartoonist to their roster: You’re noticing some changes on these pages. Rather than the Lewiston Tribune’s traditional political cartoonists — Mike Luckovich of […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Pat Byrnes Joins Cagle’s Cartoon Club

Cartoonist Pat Byrnes has joined the cast of CagleCartoons. Says Daryl: I’m happy to write that we have just added a great new cartoonist to our CagleCartoons.com newspaper syndication package! Pat Byrnes is best known as a regular for The New Yorker – he’s drawn gag panels for all the major magazines and is an […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Op-Ed Cartoonists Reminder – The Berryman Award

Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons Reminder that there are only 10 days left to enter into the running forThe National Press Foundation’s Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award. The Berryman Award is open to U.S.-based editorial cartoonists for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Omaha World-Herald Drops Jeff Koterba

Editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba has been laid off by The Omaha World-Herald.Jeff let us know today via his Twitter feed: It is with deep and profound sadness that I must tell you that today, after over 31 years of drawing daily cartoons for my beloved hometown newspaper, The Omaha-World-Herald, my job was eliminated due to […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Chris Britt Cartoon Prompts Protest

A Chris Britt cartoon has angered a Blue Lives Matter group. A resident of Tacoma, Washington, Chris Britt is a firebrand editorial cartoonist who regularly lampoons President Donald Trump and others he doesn’t agree with. He’s merciless. He was only a little more tame when I hired him in the late 1980s to draw editorial […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Britt Cartoon Prompts Protest

Right Wing, Russia Media Assail Fitzsimmons Toon

If you thought the pearl clutching over last month’s David Fitzsimmons cartoon being used in a classroom setting was over, not so. On Sunday, September 13, the New York Post reported: A Westchester County high-school teacher kicked off his first day of classes by handing out an image on the Black Lives Matter movement — […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Right Wing, Russia Media Assail Fitzsimmons Toon

Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winner for editorial cartooning, Welcome to the New World by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, is now a graphic novel. The authors have expanded the original 20 part series into a 192 page graphic novel. When it came to illustrating the book, Michael approached his drawing style differently. The project “put me […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel

Saturday’s NCSFest/Reuben Awards Hours Away

   Saturday September 12 is fast approaching. The day will be filled with cartooning goodness as the National Cartoonists Society‘s 74th Annual Reuben Awards will go out to the whole wide world over the web. The NCS has set up a FAQ page on Facebook about this first ever festival. Q: Do I need any […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Saturday’s NCSFest/Reuben Awards Hours Away

Robert Arial’s “Lowcountry” Comic Strip Debuts

The Charleston City Paper is introducing its readers to a new comic strip. Longtime South Carolina editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail will now contribute a comic strip to the alternative weekly. Nationally syndicated cartoonist Robert Ariail will begin appear in the City Paper this week with a new cartoon series he’s calling, “Lowcountry.” Ariail, who lives […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Catherine Gong, 2020 Locher Award Winner

Catherine Gong has won the 2020 Locher Award. The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Read the 2020 announcement. Thomas Coute is Runner Up

Posted on: Sep 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Catherine Gong, 2020 Locher Award Winner