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Caricature and The Right of Publicity

Can a caricaturist sell copies of his caricature of Jack Nicholson or any celebrity on T-shirts at some store or over the internet? How about all those caricature prints selling daily on eBay and Etsy? Each case has its own individual facts and facets, but the underlying law that allows public figures to protect the value of their […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Caricature and The Right of Publicity

Eric Allie and Mike Beckom Join Counterpoint Media

Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication (aka Counterpoint Media) has expanded their roster of editorial cartoonists with the recent addition of Eric Allie and Mike Beckom. Their profiles and cartoon galleries join the original five (scroll down). Counterpoint Syndication now has seven – The Magnificent Seven?

Posted on: Aug 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Eric Allie and Mike Beckom Join Counterpoint Media

Preliminary 2022 AAEC Convention Schedule

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has released an early look at the line-up of their 2022 AAEC Convention. The AAEC has been working closely with CXC on this fall’s gathering in Ohio, and we now have a preliminary schedule for our convention. A few highlights: Thursday, Oct. 6: Later, we’ll be gathering at a […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Preliminary 2022 AAEC Convention Schedule

Chappatte Cartoon and Religious Restlessness

“Ignorant, wrong, and racist, you Christian fascist enabler” Following up on that Marcel Boudreaux cartoon from earlier today, is Patrick Chappatte describing his Muslim maelstrom over a cartoon. For a few days last June, I was abundantly called a racist, or islamophobic, or both on Twitter. The culprit: a cartoon on the anti-abortion decision of […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Denigrates Muslim Men and Women

From Blacklantic: On August 16th, L’Acadie Nouvelle, described on Wikipedia as an independent French newspaper published in Caraquet, New Brunswick released this cartoon to the public….. Ha ha, right? Violence against women. Rape. Ownership of people through force. Classic comedy. Love it <- (this is sarcasm). Needless to say, the outrage is growing among communities, […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Randy Wicks Papers Donated to Historical Society

The complete works of nationally recognized editorial cartoonist Randy Wicks, who drew pointed and poignant illustrations of local and worldwide life for The Signal, have been donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. The cartoons [504 local and 3,182 national] donated range in size from the standard 8×10 to much larger formats and include […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Kevin Kallaugher & the Art of Editorial Cartooning

Grotesquerie is Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher’s bread and butter. For fifty years the cartoonist has rendered newsmakers in a fleshy museum of knobbly noses, splayed teeth, dewlaps, wattles, and vast foreheads. He’s produced some 10,000 cartoons for the Baltimore Sun and The Economist—in 1978 he became the first cartoonist hired by the latter—and his work is […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Kallaugher & the Art of Editorial Cartooning

Miscellaneous Monday: Editoons and Comic Strips

I won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights journalism award for cartooning last May… The check for winning arrived a couple of weeks ago and last night, or sometime during the day (I’m not sure when), the trophy arrived. A couple days ago Clay Jones received his RFK Award trophy.   © Kevin Fagan Kevin […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Miscellaneous Monday: Editoons and Comic Strips

New Book – America’s Most Influential Journalist: The Life, Times and Legacy of Thomas Nast

This 830-page biography contains 1,000 Nast cartoons, illustrations, sketches, and paintings. 800 from Harper’s Weekly, the balance from other rare publications including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (25), New-York Illustrated News (47), Phunny Phellow (19), a comic paper that Nast contributed to from 1859-1873 100 cartoons on related topics by 20 other artists like Joseph Keppler […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Taos News Editorial Cartoonist Bill Baron Retires

Bill Baron, who has contributed editorial cartoons and comic strips to The Taos News for more than 20 years, has decided to retire from being a regular part of the newspaper. Bill Baron drew his first cartoons for the Taos News more than 20 years ago, and this week we publish his last (regularly scheduled) […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Taos News Editorial Cartoonist Bill Baron Retires

Posted Political Cartoon on Facebook, Got Fired

Posting an Aislin (Terry Mosher) political cartoon to her personal Facebook page cost a flight attendant her job. A former Delta Air Lines flight attendant is suing the Atlanta-based carrier after she was sacked for posting a cartoon of then President Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood on her Facebook profile. Taylor was […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Posted Political Cartoon on Facebook, Got Fired

Upcoming Events

Wednesday August 10, 2022 Memes, Editorial Cartoons, and Visual Journalism: Lessons for Your Classroom Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT Editorial cartooning is a powerful form of opinion journalism with a long history of effecting change and holding powerful individuals accountable. While the craft has evolved—even shaping contemporary forms of […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Upcoming Events

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: Comments Off on Chinese Cartoonists’ Take on Nancy Pelosi

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: Comments Off on Pat Cross Forsakes Cartoons For Higher Calling