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Disney Gets 3 Golden Globes Nominations, But…

Cartoon Brew is reporting the nominations for the Golden Globes Animation category. It’s a stellar result for Disney, which picked up nominations for its three animated releases of the year: Toy Story 4, The Lion King, and Frozen 2. For the first time since 2012, the House of Mouse accounts for a majority of the […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Controversies, Comments: 0 Comments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Journalists in Revolt

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists, already on a voluntary byline strike, are said to be contemplating walking out and starting their own newspaper. From Jekko: According to a source, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette union members secretly plan to walk off their jobs and start their own paper. This news comes days after PG Newsroom voted “No Confidence“ in their […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

A bit out of my wheelhouse, but… Though there was no intention to offend, DC Comics has decided that the better part of valor is submission to the vagaries of Mainland China’s whims. From Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post: A new Batman comic book series has landed the Caped Crusader in the middle of […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

CSotD: Back to Basics

I don’t know if Paul Berge considers this a cartoon or if he just posted it on his page to amuse himself and his regulars. Machs nix. When I used to do a presentation to high school students about political cartooning, I began by noting that they’ve usually got some wiseass who passes rude things […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Providence Journal Will Run Sunday Doonesbury, Here’s Why

Providence Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg felt the need to explain why the newspaper will be running G. B. Trudeau‘s November 17, 2019 Sunday Doonesbury comic strip. Says Rosenberg: I winced when I first read today’s “Doonesbury.” It’s a particularly tough strip, assailing Donald Trump’s children as well as the president’s stand on immigration, in […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 2 Comments

Political Cartoons That Got People Fired

Political cartoons are just the coolest. You get to make fun of people in power in a funny way, plus you get get big ups for your art if you do it right. Even people who don’t read the news might check out your comic. Who wouldn’t want that job? But the gig is also […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Political Cartoons That Got People Fired

Australian Cartoonist Michael Leunig Responds

So a cartoon by Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig again causes a stir. To be sure Leunig has his detractors: Oh no, Leunig is back, and he’s making cartoons again! Why won’t somebody stop him? If you’re not aware, Michael Leunig is a veteran cartoonist and Australia’s most whimsical anti-vaxxer — he also hates marriage equality! Honestly, it’s bad […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

9-Month-Old Andy Marlette Cartoon Has Big Revival

Andy Marlette cartoon from January 2019: I don’t remember a lot of fuss over this when it first appeared. But now, going out on Barbara Streisand’s Twitter feed yesterday – Boy Howdy!   Renowned entertainer Barbra Streisand tweeted a gruesome cartoon on Saturday in an apparent attempt to express her displeasure with President Trump during […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 9-Month-Old Andy Marlette Cartoon Has Big Revival

The Right and Left Join Forces to Condemn That Scott Adams and Jake Tapper Have Joined Forces

In a prime example of “no good deed goes unpunished,” fans of both cartoonist Scott Adams and newsman Jake Tapper have accused the men of near treasonous behavior. Scott and Jake have united to produce a week of daily comic strips for a worthy cause. But some, by no means all, view the joint mission […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on The Right and Left Join Forces to Condemn That Scott Adams and Jake Tapper Have Joined Forces

Two Congresswomen Share Anti-Zionist Cartoon

United States House of Representives Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shared a cartoon on their Instagram accounts that is being described as anti-semitic. above: Carlos Latuff cartoon and Israeli flag   As Forward reported: A couple of days into the social media storm that erupted following Israeli government’s decision not […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

For some reason, maybe the heavy Jewish influence on early comic books, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman was contracted to write the introduction to Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949, a high end reprinting of five early Marvel superhero comics. Says Art: so it all started innocently when i accepted a gig to write […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic history, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

Scott Adams Uses Shooting to Promote App

    Dilbert creator Scott Adams has sparked outrage by using yesterday’s Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting to promote his WhenHub app. The app allows regular citizens to become “video advisors” offering advice on any topic, for a fee, which will be paid in WHEN coins (currently valued at just over one cent). When anyone provides […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams Uses Shooting to Promote App

Clown World Cartoon Postcard Upsets Lawmakers

Several [Idaho] state lawmakers have received an anonymous postcard, which lampoons new Boise State University President Marlene Tromp and calls campus diversity and inclusion programs “clown world.” “Idaho taxpayer ticket price: $425,000 and sacrificial children,” the postcard reads, in an apparent reference to Tromp’s annual salary as president. The Idaho Ed News elaborates on the […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clown World Cartoon Postcard Upsets Lawmakers

Steve Bell Rejects Antisemitic Label, Confused as to The Guardian’s Motives

  In all email to all the paper’s journalists, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has attacked his editors’ refusal to run his latest cartoon, suggesting it is due to “some mysterious editorial line” about antisemitism. In the latest submission by Mr Bell, whose cartoons have appeared in the paper since 1981, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

$15,000 for Pepe the Frog Copyright Infringement

Alex Jones and Infowars have agreed to pay Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie $15,000 to settle a lawsuit concerning misuse of the cartoon character. Infowars included Pepe the Frog in a poster by Jon Allen featuring right-wing public figures in a campaign to earn money for the conspiracy-theory website.   Both sides claimed victory […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Controversies, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on $15,000 for Pepe the Frog Copyright Infringement