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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?

Bruce MacKinnon – Venting Via Editorial Cartoon

“Not everyone can vent the way an editorial cartoonist can.” Bruce MacKinnon portrayed Canada as an innocent victim of two Warmongers. The cartoon went viral and CBC Radio interviewed the cartoonist, who got on the topic of cartooning comedy versus tragedy.  

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce MacKinnon – Venting Via Editorial Cartoon

When Paul Conrad Forgot the Caption

Among the Giants of Editorial Cartooning in the last half of the 20th Century and into the 21st was Paul Conrad of The Los Angeles Times. While Pat Oliphant, another giant of the times, would ridicule his subjects Paul would pound them. Conrad seldom went for a laugh, his cartoons brought the realization, and anger, […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on When Paul Conrad Forgot the Caption

Oliphant: “Being a Cartoonist is a Great Privilege”

In 2018 the great editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant donated a great deal of his papers to the University of Virginia. Last Fall the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library had sorted through enough of the material to set up a very good exhibit of the master cartoonist. Oliphant: Unpacking the Archive […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Oliphant: “Being a Cartoonist is a Great Privilege”

Kevin Necessary – New Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Cartoonist

The Cincinnati Enquirer has hired Kevin Necessary as political cartoonist and illustrator. From The Enquirer: Kevin Necessary is an illustrator and editorial cartoonist. His editorial cartoons will appear Sundays in The Enquirer and online each Friday. Kevin explains his job to fellow Cincinnatians in words and pictures:   Who is Kevin? I am a comics […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment