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Opinionated – The Not-So-Funny Pages

In 1843, the periodical Punch introduced the word cartoon to refer to comic drawings. By the mid-19th century, periodicals around the world were using cartoons to express publishers’ and cartoonists’ thoughts on politics. Ohio State University’s History Teaching Institute notes that editorial cartoons are based on current events and have an educational purpose as “[t]hey […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The Next Big Cartoonists Meet: CXC/AAEC

Cartoonists of all sorts and stripes – comic strip cartoonists, editorial cartoonists, comic book (mainstream, alternative, small press) cartoonists – of all ages, for all ages. Only a week away. (a week away, a week away)     Lee Marrs, Keith Knight, Bill Plympton, Ann Telnaes, Jim Mahfood, Steenz, Dan Parent, Trina Robbins, Kevin Necessary, […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: 0 Comments

Postmedia Canada Adopts Printless Mondays and other Pre-Mortem Newspaper News

Postmedia Network Inc. says nine of its urban daily newspapers will no longer be printed and delivered on Mondays effective Oct. 17. Postmedia spokesperson Phyllise Gelfand says the Vancouver Sun, The Province, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun and Montreal Gazette will all be affected.   The Canadian Broadcasting […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Salem Media Signs Todd Schowalter as Editoonist

   Editor & Publisher reports: Long time cartoonist Todd Schowalter has been named the political cartoonist for Salem Media Group. Salem Media produces and provides radio broadcasts and web content, along with magazines and books. Schowalter is a nationally distributed cartoonist. His work appears on television and in newspapers, magazines, books, advertisements and on greeting […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

David Boyd – RIP

Editorial cartoonist and illustrator David Boyd has passed away. Robert David Boyd (Sr.) October 1938 – September 20, 2022 From The Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald obituary: Legendary political cartoonist, artist and character David Boyd Sr., 83, passed away Tuesday after a long illness. Boyd published his first political cartoons in 1968, in The Newnan Times-Herald. The […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Of Pultizers and Things

For reasons unexplained, the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning was not awarded in 1923, 1936, 1960, 1965, 1973, and 2021. It may have been because all competitors in those years fell below the standard of excellence fixed by the Pulitzer Board, the governing body that meets twice annually, once to appoint nominating jurors in each […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Controversies, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

Jerry Holbert – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Jerry Holbert has passed away. Jerry W. Holbert November 9, 1958 – August 2, 2022   From the obituary: Jerry was a talented artist who got his start working for Disney as an animator before beginning his career of 32 years as the political cartoonist for The Boston Herald. He was the recipient […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

AAEC Convention Hotel Booking Reminder

Act Fast! Today is the last day to book your room at The Hotel LeVeque and get convention rates. DEADLINE TO BOOK YOUR LEVEQUE ROOM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SEPT. 16! Information at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists site.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC Convention Hotel Booking Reminder

And In The End – Andy Marlette & The News Journal

I’ve got great news for all you creeps, crooks and conmen of the Panhandle political class. Grab your champagne and pop your corks — the idiot cartoonist is officially leaving the Pensacola News Journal! Yes, editorial cartoonist Andy Marlette announced early this month that he was leaving the paper where he had been employed since […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on And In The End – Andy Marlette & The News Journal

Andy Marlette & Pensacola News Journal Part Ways

It appears Andy Marlette, the last staff editorial cartoonist for a Gannett newspaper, has left his position at The Pensacola News Journal. The Andy Marlette page at PNJ.com seems to indicate that thecartoonist no longer is on staff at The Pensacola News Journal. Andy’s farewell(?) column and cartoon is behind a paywall so we don’t […]

Posted on: Sep 3, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Masha Zhdanova Takes 2022 Locher Award

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonist announced today that Masha Zhdanova was named the winner of The 2022 John Locher Memorial Award. The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for emerging cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. The Judges statement: Masha’s appealing loose […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Masha Zhdanova Takes 2022 Locher Award

Szyk Show – Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A special exhibit examining the work of artist and political cartoonist Arthur Szyk will be on public display at The National WWII Museum starting Sept. 2. In Real Times. Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights will showcase more than 50 of Szyk’s original works, which focus on humanitarian issues that the world faced in […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Szyk Show – Arthur Szyk: Art & Human Rights

Montreal Gazette Editor Explains Why You Can’t Believe Your Lying Eyes with Boris Cartoon

From Bert Archer, Montreal Gazette Editor regarding the controversial Boris cartoon: There has been a good deal of outrage over the most recent Boris cartoon published online Monday afternoon and in print Tuesday morning. It depicted an elderly lady in Montreal not paying attention while her small dog pissed in the direction of a poster […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Nobody Told Me Nuttin’ – Molina at GoComics

I was this many years old when I found Pedro X. Molina on GoComics!   And he’s been there for three months, since Counterpoint Syndication debuted! Upon discovery I immediately added that page to the “Comics i Follow.” © Pedro X. Molina I guess we’ll soon see Eric Allie and Mike Beckom joining the GoComics […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nobody Told Me Nuttin’ – Molina at GoComics

Five Questions with Jerry King

Earlier this year The Canton Repository, like all Gannett newspapers, cut off any reliance on syndicated material (excepting from The USA Today bureau) and has gone with local content. Part of that process was hiring native son Jerry King as their weekly editorial cartoonist. Jerry King considers himself a cartoonist who does it all. He […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Five Questions with Jerry King