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Koterba, Plante, Zyglis Traded to Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises has bought the Berkshire Hathaway (BH Media Group) newspapers. After managing the BH newspapers for 18 months Lee Enterprises now takes ownership of all the BH newspapers, including The Buffalo News. (The Berkshire Hathaway-owned The Buffalo News was not a part of the BH Media Group, but is part of the sale.) The […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Koterba, Plante, Zyglis Traded to Lee Enterprises

Editorial Cartooning in the News

Capitol Public Radio interviews Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee, touching on The Impeachment, the End Times of the Staff Editorial Cartoonist, new job as Deputy Opinion Editor and prose editorials, the State of the Newspaper, and more. Oh, Jack Ohman also talks about his latest cartoon about Mike Pompeo, which brings us to Gary […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartooning in the News

Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More

The Wisconsin State Journal proudly proclaims of Phil Hands: We’ve got a full-time editorial cartoonist. Of course a full time newspaper cartoonist does more than political cartoons. Phil, who also handles our letters to the editor, creates three to four editorial cartoons for us each week, and at least one of those is syndicated nationally […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More

Tip Sampliner – RIP

Cartoonist (and inventor) Arthur ‘Tip’ Sampliner has passed away. Arthur Tipling (Tip) Sampliner October 19, 1943 – January 21, 2020   industrial designer/inventor, professor Bayside Times political cartoonist   From Humanistic Robotics: Tip is an extraordinary inventor and designer: holding over 35 US patents; he has won several awards including the 1st Prize at the […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tip Sampliner – RIP

Cartoonist Jack Ohman Gets a Real Job

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman has been promoted to deputy opinion editor. In his expanded role, Ohman will write more editorials and columns focused on local and state issues. He will also help edit The Bee’s California Forum opinion section. “This is a wonderful moment for me at this point in my career,” said […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Jack Ohman Gets a Real Job

Schiff Hits the Fan – Animated Political Satire Toon

Riffing on the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons President Trump’s Assistant to the President and Director of Social Media at the White House, Dan Scavino, tweeted a 90-second “Politizoid” cartoon, produced in “Hollywood U.S.A., AKA Adam Schiff’s Back Yard.” pic.twitter.com/zl0F8Efmu7 — Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) January 22, 2020 Details at the Daily Caller.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Schiff Hits the Fan – Animated Political Satire Toon

Paw Print: The World of Peter Waldner

Peter Waldner usually keeps a sketch pad within arm’s reach: in his car, on a bedside table, for whenever inspiration strikes. “I’m still old school,” he explained during a recent interview at his Worthy Way studio. “In the middle of the night, I’d jot ideas down and the next morning I’d read it and have […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Paw Print: The World of Peter Waldner

Pulitzer Prize…Deadline Imminent! January 24!

Entry deadline: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Entry fee: $75 per entry – paid by credit card only (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover). Cartooning category: Cartoons should be uploaded as JPEGs. If they are animated, enter via URLs. For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pulitzer Prize…Deadline Imminent! January 24!

“Feiffer On Nixon” in the Trump Era

  “It’s déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra So Michael Tisserand took 1974’s Feiffer On Nixon down from the shelf… Recently, I re-read Feiffer on Nixon while, in the background, live impeachment proceedings played over my computer. It produced a feeling that, at least for a short time, mimicked a sense of calm. […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Marshall Ramsey, Drawing His Own Conclusions

Marshall Ramsey gets a nice two and a half minute segment on WJTV. Marshall Ramsey creates not only words but thoughts and ideas and opinions – mostly his – in our minds with the cartoons he creates. Some of the situations he draws are so obvious they fall right out of the sky – sort […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Marshall Ramsey, Drawing His Own Conclusions

Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Language experts have been studying the act of reading comics and its effect on the brain, and they have arrived to the conclusion that reading comic books makes you smarter. Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Ron Rogers – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Ron Rogers has passed away. Ronald L. (Ron) Rogers May 13, 1954 – January 7, 2020   Editorial cartoonist, newspaper illustrator, graphic artist and designer. From the Richmond Free Press notice: Ron Rogers, a longtime political cartoonist whose start began in 1980 for the former Richmond Afro-American and Planet, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ron Rogers – RIP

Robert Light – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Robert Light has passed away. Robert W. (Bob) Light [RWL] April 11, 1961 – October 18, 2019   From the Gibson Publishing obituary: Robert Light, famed Delta cartoonist, passed away on Oct. 18 after a long bout with an illness at 58. Light worked at the River News-Herald and Isleton Journal, the sister […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Robert Light – RIP

150 Years Ago: Thomas Nast & Democrat Donkey

On January 15, 1870 Thomas Nast drew his first Democratic Donkey cartoon. The repeated use of the image by the Dean of American Editorial Cartooning insured that the symbol would become lasting. By the 1880s it was understood by all that The Donkey equaled The Democrats. The above cartoon is often called the first use […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 150 Years Ago: Thomas Nast & Democrat Donkey

The End of Editorial Cartooning’s Golden Age?

above: David Lowe “Their power comes from their emotional punch. It gets in under the reason and the rationality and it speaks to the heart,” she tells RN’s Big Ideas. “It helps people articulate something that they’ve been feeling but perhaps haven’t been able to say and certainly not as succinctly and powerfully. So, it’s […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The End of Editorial Cartooning’s Golden Age?