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CSotD: Home News From Abroad

We’ll start our look at cartoons from overseas with one from over the river: Bruce MacKinnon (Halifax Chronicle-Herald) cracked me up with this reversal, in which, rather than Trump exploiting racists, it’s the racists taking advantage of his accommodating-one-might-almost-say-submissive nature. Which is to say, if he were any more delighted with praise, he’d pee on […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Support your local cartoonist

A fellow named Rickey Scott got in touch with me at CSotD and offered to compile a list of Patreon and other support sites. If you are a cartoonist with a support site not listed here (or you spot a typo in yours), put it in the comments and drop me an email. And if […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The Post Debate Debate Debate

Thank you for coming. Don’t forget to tip your waitress. Drive safely! No, wait — though Hamill said it all, there was a bit more more reaction, including a fundraising appeal that the Trump/Pence campaign sent out on Facebook, boasting of the President’s convincing victory over Biden. Which might have been more convincing if someone […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Learning as we go, or not

I’m going to wait another day for a few more Trump/Tax cartoons to hit, but Morten Morland (London Times) lays out the administration’s response, which is, of course, denial. Trump’s constant refrain about fake news brings up the line from Princess Bride: “You keep using that word. I am not sure it means what you […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: How stupid do they think we are?

That’s the $750 question, but, while we wait for those cartoons to come in, let’s examine the rest of the evidence: Tom Toles (AMS) plays with a well-known Franklin anecdote, opening a difficult question. The original was “A lady asked Franklin (at the close of the Constitutional Convention): “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Is there a voter dismayed?

I like Christopher Weyant’s (Boston Globe) cartoon as much as I’ve liked anything in a very long time. There is a flood of cartoons in response to the Breonna Taylor decision that spring from what we want rather than from what is. As noted here the other day, the problem in that case was not […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: The caller is inside the house!

Start with this rueful chuckle from Clay Bennett, which is as close to a laugh as you’ll get these days, even if you have an appetite for gallows humor. Policy proposals and political leanings aside, if you watched any part of the two townhalls this past week, you saw one candidate handle himself smoothly and […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Forecasting a hard rain

I wasn’t expecting to run more “hypocrisy” cartoons — the issue is out there, everyone knows it, there’s little more to be said. And then Matt Davies made me giggle. As noted before, it’s not hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is when you say “Nobody should do this” and then do it yourself. There’s nothing hypocritical in McConnell […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Herd Impunity

I haven’t been too blown away by very many of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute cartoons or by very many of the cartoons about replacing her. I discussed obituary cartoons the other day; they’re rarely worth including in your Pulitzer entry, but they’re a necessary reader service. But if pointing out that a beloved figure […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Papers Apologize For Jewish Stereotype Cartoon

Mike Bloomberg is investing #100 million in Florida on behalf of Joe Biden: There’s not much you can’t buy for $100 million. A private jet. Your own island. The 2020 payrolls of both the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, with enough left over for Derek Jeter’s Davis Islands home. What about a swing state? […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Ron Cobb – RIP

Designer and editorial cartoonist Ron Cobb has passed away. Ronald Ray (Ron) CobbSeptember 21, 1937 – September 21, 2020   From the Hollywood Reporter: Cobb died Monday — his birthday — of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, his wife of 48 years, Robin Love, reported. Cobb brought to life several cantina creatures for Star Wars (1977) and […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Trademarking Truth

Rick McKee starts off the discussion with a simple, time-tested fact, which is that people believe what — but mostly who — they want to believe. Some of it is trivial. Most kids become suspicious about Santa Claus early on, and figure it out for themselves, sometimes with a friend bursting a bubble that was […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Lewiston Tribune Adding Cartoonist to Rotation

A common newspaper tactic is to “tryout” a few comic strips to get the reaction of its readers. That strategy is being used by The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune to add an editorial cartoonist to their roster: You’re noticing some changes on these pages. Rather than the Lewiston Tribune’s traditional political cartoonists — Mike Luckovich of […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Crossing the Barr

The giant shadow cast by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as Michael de Adder puts it, hangs over political commentary at the moment and seems likely to be a major factor in the upcoming elections, both at the Presidential and Senate levels, to which I would add that, while the House doesn’t have a role in selecting […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Pat Byrnes Joins Cagle’s Cartoon Club

Cartoonist Pat Byrnes has joined the cast of CagleCartoons. Says Daryl: I’m happy to write that we have just added a great new cartoonist to our newspaper syndication package! Pat Byrnes is best known as a regular for The New Yorker – he’s drawn gag panels for all the major magazines and is an […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments