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Perilous Times for Political Cartoonists

  Clay Jones’ cartoon yesterday was about the Social Media Summit and political cartoonists. Clay expanded on his thoughts, about the Executive Branch’s desire for what amounts to a state run media, in his column following the cartoon: Donald Trump is hosting a “social media summit” today at the White House. This morning, he tweeted, […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Editorial Cartoonist Dis-Invited to White House – updated

  Editorial cartoonist Ben Garrison’s invitation to a White House Social Media Summit has been withdrawn. After news of the White House inviting Ben Garrison was made public, a backlash from all sides of the political spectrum erupted over the Administration asking an accused Anti-Semitic cartoonist to meet with the President. When news of the […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

She Wrote Me a Letter, Said…

More letters to editors ’bout comics and cartoons.   God is just. KAL is not. KAL has sunk to a new low with his Sunday cartoon. Not only does he continually disrespect President Donald Trump, but now he disrespects Almighty God himself. Diane of Freeland accuses KAL of blasphemy.     100% off base Prejudging […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

de Adder Does It Again

  The Toronto Star and a Halifax artist are being criticized over the publication of an editorial cartoon depicting Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Lisa MacLeod. The drawing comes after MacLeod was in the news due to vulgar language she reportedly directed towards Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk at a Rolling Stones concert near Barrie […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: To the cartoonists who appear here

I have a number of links where I find cartoons and I tend to link back to those places, my intention being to help my readers find cartoonists to follow and to build traffic for those cartoonists. But if linking you back to your syndicate or your Facebook or Twitter page isn’t helpful — particularly […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Scott Stantis Goes Freelance with Chicago Tribune

  After 10 years as full-time editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, Scott Stantis is taking a step back from the drawing board by shifting to freelance status. From Chicago media reporter Robert Feder: Under the new arrangement, his work will continue to appear in the Tribune but less frequently than it does now. Stantis […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Trump Invites Editorial Cartoonist to White House

above: the invitation President Trump has invited editorial cartoonist Ben Garrison to the White House. From Fortune: President Donald Trump is hosting conservative social media personalities at a White House summit on July 11 to air their grievances about Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The guest list includes a who’s who of conservative groups. PragerU, an […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists and Contributors on ArMADageddon

  Eulogies for MAD magazine.   Clay Bennett     [Peter Kuper has] been drawing the Spy vs Spy cartoons in the magazine for the past 23 years. [Shortly after the bad MAD news broke] he spoke with As It Happens guest host Susan Bonner about what Mad means to him. In one form or another, […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

AAEC/ACC and NCS – 2020 Convention Conflict?

  Bado posted the news about the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists joint convention for 2020. Per Bado: We are happy to announce that Ottawa will be hosting, next May 14-17, the 2020 conventions of both the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. I […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Lalo Alcaraz Wins Southern Calif Journalism Award

  Lalo Alcaraz was awarded the SoCal Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning from the Los Angeles Press Club on June 30, 2019. D7. EDITORIAL CARTOON Lalo Alcaraz, Andrews McMeel Syndication, “Prototypes Exhibit in Mexico” Judges’ comment: This was just funny. The best editorial cartoons are often the ones that make us laugh hardest, and […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The Federalist Papers in Action by Scott Stantis

What happens when you get Federalists Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (and John Jay?) together with anti-Federalists Patrick Henry and Sam Adams, and then choose Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis as the moderator? In this case the result is a seven and a half minute animated version of the birth of The Constitution. [Scott] […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Greg Perry Declines Michael de Adder Opening

  [Greg Perry] who was set to replace Michael de Adder at Brunswick News Inc. says he no longer wants to work for the company and asked that his cartoons be kept off the editorial pages of its newspapers. Greg Perry has told CBC that he has been attacked and maligned on social media after […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The MADness Ends

  It seems the unthinkable has happened, MAD magazine will shut down. Tom Spurgeon broke the news hearing of the demise but acknowledging it was unconfirmed. Now Evan Dorkin has confirmed the news.   MAD began in 1952 with Harvey Kurtzman in charge and a stellar cast of artists. It soon changed to a magazine […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! First Amendment Comics!

  Matt Wuerker and Ann Telnaes, in association with Jenny Robb and Lucy Caswell, are going to try put together a small book/bookazine/catalogue based on the current Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and The First Amendment exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. Matt is asking for some help in gathering material for the […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Twilight of The Editorial Cartoonists

The reaper came for another editorial cartoonist over the weekend. above: Karl Wimer, 2009   Essays marking the decline of editorial cartooning have been perennial since 1954, when the Saturday Review’s Henry Ladd Smith declared the form trite and exhausted. But we are now really entering the end times of the editorial cartoon. Politico joins […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments