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CSotD: This is not Watergate

It is unfortunate that the 50th anniversary of the Watergate scandal coincides with the current political crisis, but we’ve added “-gate” to every bump in the road for the past half century, and both scandals involve the White House, so the popular linkage was likely inevitable. But Matt Wuerker (Politico) demonstrates how different the world […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The State of The Syndicated Art

Rob Tornoe, for Editor & Publisher, takes a look at the current status of newspaper syndication as it involves comic strips and editorial cartoons (and puzzles). Rob starts the article with self-syndicated cartoonist Chad (Tundra) Carpenter. While “Tundra” has lost some papers that were forced to cut back or shutter during the pandemic, he did […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Escalating Events

It was seven years ago today that presidential candidate Donald Trump rode down an escalator to the cheers of a crowd it later turned out had been hired rather than simply assembled, which is hardly surprising, given that he was not a minor politician stepping up into a major campaign. He had plenty of fans, […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Wednesday (We’re All Over the Place) Roundup

© RL Crabb Let’s start with a cartoonist’s cartoon about cartooning.       © EC Publications I grew up in central Maine in the ’60s and ’70s, and while we weren’t exactly the Mayberry of the North — the fictional town of “The Andy Griffith Show” — if you were looking to find a […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Laughter, sometimes uncomfortable

I think we could use a few laughs at the moment, though they needn’t be completely frivolous. Man Overboard, as so often is the case, makes a point about our responsibilities and our debts that gets both a chuckle and a sigh. I’d add, too, that we often see things online about how gentle and […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Not just for Grads and Dads

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue! 136   Red and Rover: Fun’s Never Over    My Perfect Life    Dirty Pictures    You Know Exactly  […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, International, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: The $250 Million Elephant Drop

It was all a con. Matt Wuerker (Politico) extracts the most damning revelation from yesterday’s Jan 6 Committee Hearing: Trump knew he’d lost, he knew there was no chance of an effective appeal, but he pulled the old pigeon drop on his True Believers, conning them with the promise that he’d use their money to […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Stuart Carlson – RIP

Editorial Cartoonist Stuart Carlson has passed away. Stuart Scott Carlson September 1955 – June 10, 2022 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Stuart’s death: Stuart Carlson, the former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel political cartoonist, died Friday at age 66. Carlson, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease about seven years ago, was hospitalized over the Memorial Day […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Living in an Exceptional Nation

I’m writing this a few hours before the second of the Jan 6 Committee public hearings goes on the air, but there’s already plenty to be said, and Pearls Before Swine (AMS) sets things up nicely. The Watergate Hearings happened during the day but managed to gain a wide viewership in large part because, back […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic History – A Comic Chronicles Installment

History of the Comic Strip (in a nutshell) Through 1960  Rudolphe Töpffer – Primitive comic book creator. His books were known as “Graphic Literature”. He developed the concept of the cartoon face more than anyone previous. With a jump from Töpffer to Hearst/Pulitzer/Outcault and with short blurbs listing some of the more important comics up […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Editorial Cartoonist David Cohen Gets a Letter

Like most of us in the world of journalism, Citizen Times cartoonist David Cohen has developed a pretty thick skin over the years. More like a hide, you could call it. When you skewer politicians, public officials and other prominent folks in your editorial cartoons for 17 years, you’re going to ruffle some feathers, irritate some […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonist David Cohen Gets a Letter

NCS Letter to Pulitzer re: Editorial Cartooning

The National Cartoonists Society, whose first President was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, has, in solidarity with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, written a letter to the Pulitzer Prize Board seeking a return of Editorial Cartooning as its own, distinct, category.  As an organization representing cartoonists, we are deeply concerned about the decision to […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Letter to Pulitzer re: Editorial Cartooning

CSotD: Getting the Picture

My intention this morning was to hold off on last night’s hearing until cartoonists had a chance to comment, and I’m not sure how many of today’s featured pieces were done beforehand — clearly several were — and how many were done in the wake of the broadcast. Whatever the count, there’s plenty to consider. […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ranan Lurie – RIP

Editorial cartoonist and political caricaturist Ranan Lurie has passed away.                                                                                AP Photo/Richard Freeda Ranan Raymond Lurie May 26, 1932 – June 8, 2022       From The New York Times:  Ranan Lurie, an Israeli war hero and world peacemaker who set records as the world’s […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, International, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Here We Go!

Pat Byrnes sets the scene for tonight’s broadcast of the Jan 6 Committee hearing, and it does indeed promise to be a delightful, infuriating production, at least for those who (A) tune in and (B) tune in expecting to see what happened and hear why. Today’s headline comes from a fellow who worked at an […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments