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CSotD: Pieces of the peninsula

No man is an island! No man is an island! (He’s a peninsula.)                   — Jefferson Airplane  John Donne was correct: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main,” but Jefferson Airplane was observant […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: I’ve been thrown out of classier joints

  Well, I stand by yesterday’s post, and I’m glad that it — and JP Trostle’s “epic rant” — got said before Columbia University and their Pulitzer Committee delivered that stunning mean-girl snub because otherwise it might sound like sour grapes. As I wrote then The Pulitzers do reward good work. But they’re still just […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2021,  Section: Awards, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Scott Adams Creates G- and PG-rated Dilbert NFTs

Cartoonist Scott Adams has created and is selling two NFT versions of a Dilbert comic strip – identical except for a curse word added to one of them. On his twitter feed Scott explains: For those who wonder, NFTs are digital art that is collectible because the original is registered on the blockchain. Yes, anyone […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Controversies, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

NFT! WTF?

PORTLAND, Ore., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The VC comic strip, a parody of the venture capital industry that was a huge hit with Silicon Valley insiders during the 1990’s dot-com era, has offered its very first comic for auction as an NFT (non-fungible token.) The sale of the property, titled The VC 1.0 combines a true […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Th. Nast Should Follow Dr. Seuss to the Dustbin

[T]he banishment of Dr. Seuss raises the question as to why another, and far more deliberate, the proponent of racist imagery, is habitually given a pass: Thomas Nast. Thomas Nast is frequently credited as “The Father of the Political Cartoon.” Nast is credited with creating the popular image of Santa Clause, the use of the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

A front page Charlie Hebdo cartoon by Juin on the recent House of Windsor/Mehgan Markle kerfuffle has outraged fans of the monarchy, and foes of racism for a disturbing riff on George Floyd’s death. Reactions as collected by OyeYeah: “This is nothing but racist bigotry and inciting hate” “Charlie Hebdo is a racist rag” “Appalling […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

That’s Mighty White of You Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) issued a statement: We are committed to action.  To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles:  And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Controversies, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Diverse topics

(Matt Davies — AMS) Rick McKee (Counterpoint)  We’ll start the examination of the Great Dr. Seuss Crisis with a Juxtaposition that contains both the plaint and the answer. First of all, I am not the only one who suspects that the rightwing was desperate to distract us when they leapt upon the decision by Seuss […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Social Media & Censorship, Liabilities & Protections

image © Dario Castillejos From Daryl Cagle: I run a newspaper syndicate for editorial cartoons and columns. Half of America’s daily, paid-circulation newspapers subscribe to my service, which features about 75 political cartoonists and ten columnists. Sometimes I choose to “kill” a cartoon or column that I think is inappropriate, which often leads to an […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Sizzling information

  The railroads did not stop growing because the need for passenger and freight transportation declined. That grew. The railroads are in trouble today not because that need was filled by others (cars, trucks, airplanes, and even telephones) but because it was not filled by the railroads themselves. They let others take customers away from them […]

Posted on: Jan 1, 2021,  Section: Controversies, Comments: 8 Comments

Clifford Controversy: Too Big, Wrong Red

Fans of Clifford The Big Red Dog are upset about the live-action movie since they saw CGI Clifford in the newly released movie teaser. Fans say Clifford is the size of a monster and the shade of red is all wrong. Clifford looks weird I don’t like it, why is it realistic clifford is already […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Controversies, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: First Thoughts

There’s a bit of a pissing match breaking out on social media over purported plagiarism, which I’m not going to be too specific about because it is inconsequential and it would be nice if it died out on its own, with both parties a little embarrassed by the whole thing. Instead, the above will serve […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Matt Bors Comic Suppressed By Media

Cartoonist Matt Bors reports: Every outlet that runs my work* declined to publish my most recent comic, which is probably not surprising given the content, but it’s the first time that’s ever happened to me across the board. (*Every outlet except the one I edit, of course.) Apparently no print clients published it and the […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Turkey Trick or Treat

The treat is an opportunity to enter a cartoon competition. In the modern world where violence and discrimination pose a threat to universal and ethical norms, a sense of tolerance is more important than ever. Cartoons are the main pillars of a society based on tolerance and common sense, and open to different ideas and […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Turkey Trick or Treat

An Eighth Grade Social Studies Assignment

An eighth grade social studies assignment has riled some parents. We’ve covered the initial commotion and the cartoonist’s reaction. Here’s the (distant-learning) assignment that is causing all the hubbub.       Cartoonist credits (from top)David FitzsimmonsKallol MajumderElena Steier

Posted on: Aug 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments