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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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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

Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

Editorial and sports cartoonist Jim Thompson has a new gig at the conservative website RedState with a (mostly) daily cartoon called Code Red Comics. Red State welcomed Jim and a few other contributors today: As our readers are undoubtedly aware, we’ve had a lot of exciting changes at RedState this year and have added some […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Journalism and beer. Beer and journalism. Philosophically, the two pair just about as good as anything. To that end, Fisher is excited to announce that ‘Transparency’ American pale ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with the @sltrib, is on tap and for sale in cans. Legendary Tribune cartoonist, @bagleycartoons, designed the label. Pat Bagley tweeted.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Graphic Journalism, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Ward Sutton and Two-Facedbook

After getting it to The Boston Globe Ward Sutton posted his latest ‘toon to social media. Twitter had no problem, Facebook however… Facebook informed Ward that the comic went against their ‘Community Standards” and took it down,while simultaneously informing Ward that if he paid extra they would boost his audience for the post. Ward in […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ward Sutton and Two-Facedbook

Gary and Mike are Paid Their Dues

Excerpts of remarks of Saul Schniderman, Chair, Labor Heritage Foundation upon the presentation of The Joe Hill Award to cartoonists Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki: This evening the Labor Heritage Foundation presents the Joe Hill Award to the most famous labor cartoonists in the United States — Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki. This is a […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Gary and Mike are Paid Their Dues

Ed-Op Cartoonist Judy Dixon Retires at 94

Jefferson County Leader editorial cartoonist Judy Dixon has retired from the paper to move closer to her family. Today, the Leader says goodbye to editorial cartoonist Judy Dixon, who is leaving Jefferson County to live closer to extended family. Since joining the Leader staff on Jan. 15, 1998, Dixon has won numerous state and national […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ed-Op Cartoonist Judy Dixon Retires at 94

Ron Rice – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Ron Rice has passed away.      Ronald Maburn (Ron) Rice January 31, 1933 – March 15, 2021 newspaper illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, cartoonist From the obituary: By profession Ron Rice was an artist for almost sixty years until the onset of Alzheimer’s prevented him from creating his art. He worked […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ron Rice – RIP