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Chinese Cartoonists’ Take on Nancy Pelosi

Chinese media outlets have mocked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan with a series of unflattering cartoons. Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island last week sparked a furor from China, with Beijing announcing on Monday that it was extending its military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. China has also cut off defense and […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Disgusting, Gut-Wrenching, Despicable, Callous…

Letters to the Editor: Eastern Kentuckians react to Joel Pett’s cartoon on flooding. From The Lexington Herald-Leader: Editor’s Note: A number of readers contacted the Herald-Leader and submitted letters about Joel Pett’s political cartoon on flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The Herald-Leader is running a sampling of those letters. “The intention of the drawing was to […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Pat Cross Forsakes Cartoons For Higher Calling

Cartoonist Pat Cross wrote to his followers: After much discernment and prayer, I have decided to enter St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County California to begin religious formation. For this reason I will be retiring from political cartooning. I have not yet determined when I will publish my last cartoon. I officially enter the Abbey […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Joel Pett: No Disrespect Intended in Cartoon

Such a large contingent of Kentucky readers misinterpreted an editorial cartoon in The Lexington Herald Leader that cartoonist Joel Pett felt the need to respond. © Lexington Herald Leader/Joel Pett Joel Pett: A number of upset readers have contacted us regarding Sunday’s piece about the flooding in Eastern Kentucky, accusing me of insensitivity toward the […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

UK Cartoonists on Losing Boris Johnson

Similar to U.S. editorial cartoonists when Trump was forced out of the spotlight, United Kingdom cartoonists have mixed feelings as Boris Johnson steps down. Rebecca Hendin, The Guardian … I’m not a fan of Boris, though, and that definitely makes it easier to think of funny material. Sunak is probably my preference for leader, in […]

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

It’s Just a Cartoon F’Gawd’s Ache

So much outrage. We published a political cartoon last week showing President Joe Biden looking at his Covid test and declaring, “Finally, some positive numbers.” The cartoonist was playing off the idea that Biden can’t catch a break, and even a positive result is a negative result. © New York Daily News/Tribune Content Agency/Bill Bramhall […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Stegelin Marks 18 Years at 25 Year Old City Paper

  Steve Stegelin’s illustrations have appeared in City Paper’s pages for 18 of its 25 years. You can see some of his best cartoons here. Each week, his award-winning editorial cartoon and Blotter drawings elicit laughs, prods and probably a few nods or head shakes, depending on whether you’re being lampooned by the city’s resident […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Crowe, Bennett, Hall Win Green Eyeshade Awards

       JD Crowe of the Alabama Media Group took First Place in the 2022 Editorial Cartooning category of The Green Eyeshade Awards handed out by the Southern Chapter of the SPJ. The award is based on: Outstanding visual commentary on news or issues. Judging emphasis will be on originality and effectiveness of message. […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Crowe, Bennett, Hall Win Green Eyeshade Awards

2022 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

On Friday July 22 the Association of Alternative Newsmedia announced the 2022 AAN awards at a reception held at the Medill School of Journalism in downtown Chicago. Held every year since 1996, the AAN Awards recognize the best in alternative journalism and graphic design and are a unique chance for members of the alternative newsmedia  […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on 2022 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

Jim Ivey – RIP

Political cartoonist and historian Jim Ivey has passed away.  James Burnett (Jim) Ivey April 15, 1925 – July 14, 2022     Friends of Jim are sharing the sad news. From Craig Zablo: Jim was born James (but preferred the much less formal, Jim) Burnett Ivey on April 15, 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jim attended […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Call for Entries: 2022 Rex Babin Memorial Award

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has long championed those cartoonists who work for small and local newspapers, and once again in 2022 the AAEC is looking for the best in political cartooning. Named after the late Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist, The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning focuses on state and local […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Call for Entries: 2022 Rex Babin Memorial Award

Judy Dixon – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Judy Dixon has passed away. Judith Grace (Judy) Dixon (neé McCormack) January 15, 1927 – July 7, 2022   From The Jefferson County (Mo.) Leader obituary: Hall of Fame cartoonist Judith “Judy” McCormack Dixon died July 7 in De Soto at age 95. Mrs. Dixon enjoyed a 70-plus-year career as an artist, the […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Judy Dixon – RIP

Cartoonists and the USA Gun Culture

Sandy Hook Elementary. San Bernardino. Stoneman Douglas High. Uvalde. AR-15-style weapons are so common in American mass shootings that graphics journalist Mike Thompson read up on the rifles and asked himself a question: © Mike Thompson/Counterpoint “The answer, unfortunately, is that it is mind-numbingly simple to obtain such a weapon,” says Thompson, a former Detroit […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists and the USA Gun Culture

Durango Herald Joins Pulitzer Cartoon Protest

By Jan. 25 of every year, about 1,100 journalism entries are submitted to the Pulitzer Prize board. The competition is beyond fierce. So we were disappointed in January when the Pulitzer team quietly replaced the Editorial Cartooning category, which dated back to 1922, with Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. This left cartoonists throwing up their hands […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Durango Herald Joins Pulitzer Cartoon Protest

Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place

A reminder that if you are, or know, a young cartoonist doing political cartoons or comics journalism, you have until July 15 to submit work for this year’s Locher Award!    The Sunday Heathcliff every which way. © Creators Syndicate Except for the title and the Kitty Korner companion panels Sean Kleefeld rearranges the Heathcliff […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place