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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

How Anti-Semitic Soviet Propaganda Informs Contemporary Left Anti-Zionism in Cartoons

The April cartoon that appeared in the New York Times International Edition continues to elicit response and conversation. What makes more sense is the possibility that the cartoon made it into print because the paper’s staff—whether singular or plural—saw it as “a political issue and not religious,”… Yet the conventional wisdom on the left that […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Opinion, Politics, Comments: Comments Off on How Anti-Semitic Soviet Propaganda Informs Contemporary Left Anti-Zionism in Cartoons

Political Cartoons are Relics, Replace with Memes

  As a scholar who studies social media and memetics, I wonder if political cartoons are the best way to connect with today’s diverse readership. Many crave searing, cutting political commentary – and they’re finding it in internet memes. What if internet memes were elevated – not only as a serious art form but also […]

Posted on: May 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

A Brief History of Recent Antisemitic Cartoons

  Foreign media outlets that frequently incite against Israel are much more likely than others to slip into antisemitism. The recent cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu published by The New York Times is a case in point. Yet this daily was only one example among many. Manfred Gerstenfeld, for The Algemeiner, examines recent […]

Posted on: May 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on A Brief History of Recent Antisemitic Cartoons

New York Times Deletes Offensive Image – update

  The New York Times International published a political cartoon that many are claiming is anti-Semitic. The cartoon itself was drawn by political cartoonist António Moreira Antunes of the Lisbon, Portugal-based newspaper Expresso. The New York Times admitted the image was offensive and pulled it from its syndication service, but did not quite apologize for […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Tuesday This Week

I could use a nice, non-political fun day today. Not that fun can’t be thought-provoking, of course, which makes Joy of Tech ironically named. Stupid pop-ups have taken a lot of the joy out of tech, or, at least, out of the Internet part. I’ve long resisted pop-up blockers because I understand that content needs […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

NY Times and Critics Double Down on Cartoons

  With critics of the New York Times continuing to call for action against the Times and the editors responsible for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon, the New York Times International again published a cartoon critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hours after the Times apologized for the first cartoon.     Some are saying […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Trouble Painting Cartoonist as Anti-Semitic -updated

  Widespread condemnation of the New York Times International continues as people react to the cartoon it published earlier this week. Some of the disapproval is honest, heartfelt, and personal; some is just blatantly political using it as an opportunity to blast “the other side.” The Jerusalem Post and Townhall report on reactions, mostly avoiding […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Not Your Ordinary Political Cartoon

From Denverite: It’s a stretch to call the cartoon mailed to Denver voters this month a comic strip because it’s not exactly funny and it’s also sort of confusing. The clip-arty mailer paints a world in which feline lobbyists — fat cats — get cozy with a human mayor in Colorado. Presumably the cartoon politician […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: Comments Off on Not Your Ordinary Political Cartoon

Eli Valley: Self-Hating Jewish Cartoonist?

  Eli Valley is a Jewish political cartoonist based in New York City. He doesn’t shy away from controversy; in fact, he makes a living off it. Valley has a particular knack for creating dark and disturbing satirical drawings of public figures who claim to fight anti-semitism, but in his opinion, do the opposite. Vice […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Eli Valley: Self-Hating Jewish Cartoonist?

WASP Accuses Jewish Cartoonist of Anti-Semitism

  Following the foofaraw of Ilhan Omar’s remarks about a “push for allegiance to a foreign country,” and Meghan McCain’s protest to that statement because, in part, she “verge[‘s] on being a Zionist as well,” cartoonist Eli Valley, who is not a fan of the current leadership in the U. S. or in Israel, drew […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on WASP Accuses Jewish Cartoonist of Anti-Semitism

Ted Rall Petition Backed by CBLDF, AAEC, CRNI

    Cartoonist Ted Rall has petitioned the California Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that found in favor of the L. A. Times anti-SLAPP suit against Ted. SLAPP and anti-SLAPP from Forbes: For my non-attorney readers, a strategic lawsuit against public participation — aka SLAPP — is a lawsuit that may potentially […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Controversies, Graphic Journalism, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment