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The Pummeling of The Pulitzers Proceeds Apace

All three 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalists in the Editorial Cartooning category were in the news recently which means the Pulitzer No-Prize was a topic. Boing Boing takes the Pulitzer Board to task in a short item castigating them for not picking a winner, especially Ruben Bolling whose Tom the Dancing Bug they publish weekly.  © […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on The Pummeling of The Pulitzers Proceeds Apace

Mary Schmich Takes Alden Buyout, Leaves ChiTrib

That didn’t take long.Less than a month after the Alden acquisition the Chicago Tribune exodus began. Mary Schmich is the latest to accept a buyout offer. With the wisdom, humility and grace that shined through every column she wrote, Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Schmich bowed out Saturday after 36 years with the Chicago Tribune. In […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 2 Comments

Syndicates Issue Statement re: Pulitzer Non-Award

The Big Three Comic Syndicates have released a joint statement on the Pulitzer Board’s  decision to not award a Prize for the Editorial Cartooning category in 2021.   June 16, 2021: Statement Regarding Pulitzer Committee’s Decision on 2020 Editorial Cartooning Award A joint statement from Andrews McMeel Syndication, King Features and Creators Syndicate:   Andrews […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Andrews McMeel Syndication, Creators, Editorial cartooning, King Features, Pulitzer Prize, Syndicates, Comments: 4 Comments

Will Washington Post Get the Last Word on the Pulitzer No-Prize? Probably Not

Ruben Bolling was at his daughter’s high school graduation ceremony in Manhattan when he got word. Out in Santa Fe, Marty Two Bulls Sr. was driving to get coffee when his Instagram alerts poured in. And in Southern California, Lalo Alcaraz was preparing for a Zoom meeting at his Hollywood job when he got a […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Will Washington Post Get the Last Word on the Pulitzer No-Prize? Probably Not

More on Pulitzer’s Editorial Cartooning No-Prize

Mike Peterson has weighed in with his and a few others opinions, but the outrage is large and justifiable. The major slight is to the nominated cartoonists of course, and we’ll return to them in a moment. But let’s not forget the affront shown to this year’s jury. Two Pulitzer Prize-winning Cartoonists, two Editorial Page […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 2 Comments

No One Takes 2021 Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer

When the Pulitzer Prize awards first happened in 1917 there was no category for Editorial Cartoons. That honor began in 1922, so this is the 99th year since the first Editorial Cartoon Prize was awarded to Rollin Kirby (though not every year since then saw a Prize awarded to a cartoonist). The original terms for […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 11 Comments

The Big Lie – Garry Trudeau and The Pulitzer

Yesterday The Beat with Ari Melber included a segment with cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau the creator of the Doonesbury comic strip. There were two problems with the piece: first, G.B was given less than half the four and a half minutes allotted; and second, Mr. Melber, in his long-winded introduction, repeated the false line about […]

Posted on: May 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 4 Comments

Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winner for editorial cartooning, Welcome to the New World by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, is now a graphic novel. The authors have expanded the original 20 part series into a 192 page graphic novel. When it came to illustrating the book, Michael approached his drawing style differently. The project “put me […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel

Barry Blitt Wins 2020 Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer

Barry Blitt of The New Yorker is the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner for Editorial Cartooning. Editorial Cartooning Barry Blitt, contributor, The New Yorker For work that skewers the personalities and policies emanating from the Trump White House with deceptively sweet watercolor style and seemingly gentle caricatures. (Moved into contention by the Board.)       […]

Posted on: May 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 6 Comments

Jape Handicaps The Pulitzers

The Pulitzer Prize winners, usually named the third Monday of April, will be announced this coming first Monday of May. J. P. Trostle has taken on the insane task of handicapping the editorial cartoonists’ chances of winning their category this year. Sez Jape: Based on the past performance of the judges doling out the award, […]

Posted on: May 2, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Jape Handicaps The Pulitzers

Pulitzer Prize Announcement Delayed

Announcement of the Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, traditionally released on the third Monday of April, has been delayed two weeks. The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided to postpone the 2020 award winners’ announcement. Originally scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020, the Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music now will be announced on Monday, […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Events, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Pulitzer Prize Announcement Delayed

Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More

The Wisconsin State Journal proudly proclaims of Phil Hands: We’ve got a full-time editorial cartoonist. Of course a full time newspaper cartoonist does more than political cartoons. Phil, who also handles our letters to the editor, creates three to four editorial cartoons for us each week, and at least one of those is syndicated nationally […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More