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Cartoon by Elena Steier - Secretary of Labor
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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  • When metaphors go wrong

    Canadian Michael de Adder has apologized for drawing a bound and gagged woman in a recent political cartoon. “Cartoonists sometimes have unanticipated secondary interpretations in cartoons that they don’t intend,” wrote the editorial cartoonist in a series of tweets over the weekend. https://globalnews.ca/news/4970311/halifax-artist-apologizes-cartoon-jody-wilson-raybould/ Several cartoonists had drawn the former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould with her hands tied behind her back and gagged, as a metaphor for her forced legal silence in a public battle with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "The cartoons show the PM using solicitor-client privilege — which the former minister has cited as the reason she can't speak...  read more
    Published: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 01:43 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Attention cartoonists Call for Art!

    The 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art invites artists to contribute their edgy takes on the concept of the public sphere. The call is for both a competition and a curated exhibition. "Dimensions of Publicness" will run from May 17 to September 30, 2019, in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. Click here for more information: https://biennial.humorhouse.bg/en/ + + + + 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art Dimensions of Publicness 17 May – 30 September 2019, Gabrovo The 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art invites artists to contribute their edgy takes on the concept of...  read more
    Published: Fri, Feb 15, 2019 10:04 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • What the hell has Lee Judge been up to?

    Editorial cartoonist and professional snark Lee Judge wants you to know what he's been up to since he "retired" -- spoiler alert, he didn't really retire. https://leejudgekc.wordpress.com/2019/02/10/so-what-the-hell-have-i-been-up-to/  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 14, 2019 06:43 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Non Sequitur takes a hit

    Wiley Miller scribbles a "shout out" to Donald Trump in the text of a cartoon -- and it costs him a paper. http://www.butlereagle.com/article/20190210/NEWS12/702119999 https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/trump-comic-strip-non-sequitur-pennsylvania-newspaper-butler-eagle-20190211.html UPDATE: Actually, a great many papers: http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/02/11/newspapers-are-dropping-non-sequitur-over-trump-transgression/ Also, Wiley Miller appears to have deleted his Twitter account in reaction to all the commenters piling on. UPDATE II: The backlash agains the backlash has begun: http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/02/17/dear-editor-bring-back-non-sequitur/  read more
    Published: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 12:11 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Cartoonist: Bored to death with cliche

    Editorial cartoonist Clay Jones takes editorial cartoonists to task. https://claytoonz.com/2019/01/31/just-another-weather-cartoon/  read more
    Published: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 12:17 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • A Campaign to Restore Non Sequitur – update

    While newspapers continue to drop Non Sequitur (though at a far slower rate), those who have dropped it continue to get letters about the action. With the pro-Wiley Miller faction far outweighing those who agree with the papers’ decision to drop Non Sequitur. Now there seems to be an organized push to return the comic […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Feb 20, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Violence, Women, and Editorial Cartooning

      In a weekend roundup of editorial cartoonists I linked to an article about Halifax political cartoonist Michael de Adder catching grief about a recent cartoon. The reaction to the cartoon was immediate and strong: …what had people most upset was the depiction of Wilson-Raybould tied and gagged — with some saying it draws an […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Feb 17, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • It’s Not All Doom for Political Cartoonists

      Heeeee’s Back! Mike Marland, who spent part of 2017 with InDepthNH, the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, has returned to that watchdog group as a regular contributor.     The State of the Art The header of this post comes from Rod Emmerson‘s essay on the state of editorial cartooning. So here […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Feb 16, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • More Reader Reactions to Contrary Cartoonists

      Point: While I have long thought “Mallard Fillmore” to be not funny and in poor taste, the Feb. 2 strip surpasses all previous ones: “Not ‘Congresspersons.’ It’s ‘Persons of Congress.'” Besides the fact that I have never heard of the new term for our representatives, it would be abbreviated POC, which is a term […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Feb 13, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Newspapers Are Dropping Non Sequitur Over Trump Transgression – (continually) updated

      The Butler Eagle dropping Non Sequitur over the F… Yourself Trump hidden message in the Sunday February 10 comics sections was only the tip of a growing iceberg. Other newspapers are also banishing the Wiley Miller’s comic. Among the papers ending their association with Non Sequitur are:   The aforementioned Butler Eagle “We apologize […]  read more
    Published: Tue, Feb 12, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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