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Ricardo Caté Receives 2021 Governor Award for Excellence in Arts Ricardo Caté, whose cartoons have offered a laugh and penetrating insight to readers of The New Mexican for 15 years, was one of seven recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.   Ricardo Caté: The only Native American cartoonist in a […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

By This Axe I Rule

“Beginning: A pulse-pounding new chapter in the startling saga of the publisher called Tribune.”   From Patch: BOWIE, MD — The Bowie Blade-News’ publication has come to an end after 41 years of business. The call to cut the newspaper was made just two months after Tribune Publishing, the parent company of The Baltimore Sun […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Jason Chatfield on 15 Years of Social Media: Meh

I joined Twitter about 9 months after it started. It was 2006, and I was working out of my Perth studio when I got an email invite to join the new app from a friend working at a startup in San Francisco. It all sounded very exciting. Fast forward 14 years: Twitter is now one […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Fighting the Q Fight – Ben Garrison Profiled

When the Pulitzer Prize Board announced in June that no one would receive its annual award for excellence in editorial cartooning, many political artists were outraged. The decision seemingly made no sense, especially since so many cartoonists thought they produced great work throughout a hectic year. The finalists themselves felt insulted. But elsewhere, there were […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Conservative Views on View: Ramirez and Stantis

In the new CounterCast conservative cartoonist Scott Stantis (admitted Never-Trumper) interviews conservative cartoonist Michael P. Ramirez (admitted anti-stupid). Michael opines on conservatism (rational realism), liberalism (emotions), Free trade (good), socialism (bad), Trump (lifting regulations, yeah; tariffs, boo), among other topics –  for instance: the cult of personality, vs. conservative principles. Watch the half hour interview […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, podcast, Comments: 2 Comments

Rob Pubim Gets Another Notch on His Ed-Op Pencil

The Durango (Colorado) Telegraph has hired Rob Pudim to supply editorial/opinion cartoons to the free weekly newspaper. From the July 29, 2021 edition of The Durango Telegraph: The Durango Telegraph this week welcomes new cartoonist Rob Pudim, whose quirky and clever caricature cartoons have appeared in the newspapers and entertained readers of mountain towns in […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Ernie Poignant – RIP

Cartoonist Ernie Poignant has passed away at age 102. Ernest Donald (Ernie) Poignant February 4, 1919 – July 15, 2021 From the obituary: At the age of four, Ernie discovered his love of doodling after drawing a stickman at his grandmother’s urging.Cartooning became his hobby growing up and once he enlisted in the army he […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ernie Poignant – RIP

Buffalo News Stops Running Adam Zyglis Cartoons (for now)

From WBFO (npr): You might have noticed something missing from your copy of The Buffalo News Friday: the names of the reporters and photographers who make the paper possible. The Buffalo Newspaper Guild is going on an indefinite byline strike, withholding their names from their stories and photos, in protest of changes proposed by the […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Buffalo News Stops Running Adam Zyglis Cartoons (for now)

Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Editorial cartoonist Clay Jones has written an in-depth review and comparison (“it’s long. I wrote it over three days”) of Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Apple’s iPad. To be specific, my review is of a Surface Pro 6 (16 GB) and an iPad Pro 12.9 (1 TB) as for how they apply for drawing political cartoons […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Art Supplies, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Kurt Westergaard – RIP

Danish artist Kurt Westergaard, famed for drawing a caricature the Prophet Mohammed which sparked outrage around the Muslim world, has died at the age 86, his family told Danish media on Sunday. Kurt WestergaardJuly 13, 1935 – July 14, 2021 From The Citizen: Westergaard passed away in his sleep after a long period of ill […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Westergaard – RIP

When A Quixotic Analogy Is Wrong But Still Right

John Backderf and Mike Peterson weren’t the only ones to notice Trump Cult cartoonist Ben Garrison‘s recent cartoon heralding the former president’s heroic crusade against social media titans. Liberal site Raw Story called out the cartoonist: Conservative columnist Ben Garrison this week drew a cartoon depicting former President Donald Trump as the heroic knight Don […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Don’t Know Much About History? Bob’ll Learn Ya

Robert C. Harvey is a well-known and well-learned comics historian and cartoonist.  Bob has been a long-time contributor to The Comics Journal (contributing an essay today) and he contributes a monthly column to Humor Times (usually in the first half of the month, so a new one should be just around the corner). R. C. […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Don’t Know Much About History? Bob’ll Learn Ya

Call For Entries: The 2021 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is now open for entries published between June 2020 and June 2021 for The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local political cartooning. The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Call For Entries: The 2021 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning

Jen Sorenson, Sage Stassel, Alexandra Bowman Are 2021 Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) Winners

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) has announced the annual best-of-the-best, the winners of its 2021 Column-writing Contest. “We took a chance, expanded the categories, and it paid off with some incredibly rich and insightful columns and content. I’m forever grateful to the judges for helping us navigate all the amazing work.” One of […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jen Sorenson, Sage Stassel, Alexandra Bowman Are 2021 Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) Winners

The Pummeling of The Pulitzers Proceeds Apace

All three 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalists in the Editorial Cartooning category were in the news recently which means the Pulitzer No-Prize was a topic. Boing Boing takes the Pulitzer Board to task in a short item castigating them for not picking a winner, especially Ruben Bolling whose Tom the Dancing Bug they publish weekly.  © […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on The Pummeling of The Pulitzers Proceeds Apace