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33 Pulitzer Cartoonists Sign Protest Letter to Pulitzer Prize Board

Ten days after the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes were announced, 33 cartoonists who have won or been finalists for the award signed an unprecedented open letter to the Pulitzer Board about recent changes to the prize. After quietly expanding the parameters of the Editorial Cartoonist category in 2020 to include illustrators and graphic reporters, the Board […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a side of politics

The Cosmic Timing Award goes to Wallace The Brave (AMS), where this strip dropped the morning after I got a long-delayed haircut and even got a compliment on it from a dog-walking friend. Fortunately, only our dogs ended up in the water and they did it mostly on purpose. As for how long it had […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Most of the People Most of the Time

There were a boatload of primaries the other day and now it’s on to November, and, as Dave Granlund says, we’ll be anxiously covering the mud slinging as part of what in media parlance is called “Horserace Coverage.” We won’t talk about policies or plans, because that’s boring. Besides, nobody cares. They just want to […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CRT Hits The Herblock Prize (Lalo Alzcaraz Won)

The Caucasian Replacement Theory is making its way into American Awards*. Like many prestigious awards that recognize great accomplishment in this country, the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, created in 2004 to commemorate the legacy of the late Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, had never been offered to a nonwhite person—until this year. While accepting […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Paralysed Force, Gesture Without Motion

It was a bit of a coin flip, deciding whether to start the day with Jen Sorensen or T.S. Eliot, and they don’t really qualify as a Juxtaposition because they’re nearly the same. Sorensen wins because this is a cartoon feature and not a poetry corner, but we’ll add the rest of Tom’s commentary at […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Register for RFK and OPC Cartoon Award Events

The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), who announced their Cartoon Award for 2021 efforts this past March, is featuring a Zoom event with past award winners. Join this “How I Did It” program with Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, who has won many of the OPC’s Best Cartoon Awards over the years, as he discusses his work […]

Posted on: May 17, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: We are who we thought we were

  There aren’t a lot of good cartoons about the Buffalo shootings, and I’m not sure it’s worth waiting, because what can anyone say that hasn’t been said? Yesterday, so many cartoonists reposted work from years past on social media that I had trouble sorting reactions to these murders from reactions to all those other […]

Posted on: May 16, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection    Popular Comics: Giant-Size Volume 1 Black & White Edition    Remarkably […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: No, We Have No Sense of Decency

   “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. … Have you no sense of decency?” — Joseph Welch I’m not quite old enough to remember when Joseph Welch brought a halt to Sen. Joe McCarthy’s reign of terror in 1954, but I’m old enough to remember the […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: What did we not know, and how did we not know it?

Mike Smith (KFS) suggests that MAGA supporters are either stupid or hypocritical for ignoring the outrageous flaws of our previous president while blaming the current one for things beyond his capacity to control. It is, unfortunately, a view of the world as it should be rather than the world as it is. There’s a lot […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: The Serious Business of Journalism

American/Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed yesterday while covering an Israeli Defense Force raid on a Palestinian neighborhood with a significant militant presence. Moroccan cartoonist Derkaoui Abdellah (Cartoon Movement) offers a simple commentary, with her blood symbolizing the cutting off of reporting from the troubled area. Libyan cartoonist Alajili Elabidi is more direct […]

Posted on: May 12, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ruben Bolling Wins 2021 Berryman Award

Ruben Bolling, author of the “Tom the Dancing Bug” satirical weekly cartoon strip, has won the 2021 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons from the National Press Foundation. He accepted the award at the National Press Foundation’s May 4, 2022 awards dinner in Washington, D.C. The judges cited Bolling’s mordant wit, […]

Posted on: May 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Avoiding the Unavoidable

Existential Comics strikes my mood perfectly. We didn’t read a lot of 20th Century anything back in the 60s when I was in college, so de Beauvoir wasn’t on the docket, but there were other philosophers who offered a bit of comfort in what we then thought were dark days. Yes, little did we know, […]

Posted on: May 11, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

AAEC Writes Open Letter to The Pulitzer Board

  The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has presented a proposal to the Board of The Pulitzer Prizes making the case for a return of the traditional Editorial Cartooning category. This year The Pulitzer Prize Board replaced the (now-defunct) Editorial Cartooning category with the category called Illustrated Reporting and Commentary the definitions of which, […]

Posted on: May 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

Passed the Past – Comic Chronicles

National Cartoonists’ Day was last week so this is late, but how can it be late when we’re talking about the past? Every year, May 5 is observed as National Cartoonist Day. Why May 5 is considered as National Cartoonist Day? On May 5, 1895, the New York World carried a single-strip, full-color drawing of […]

Posted on: May 10, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments