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September 26-29, 2019
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  • Rob Rogers: "There is no better time than right now."

    It's been a year since cartoonist Rob Rogers was canned from his paper for refusing to go easy on Trump. This week, in the wake of the epic New York Times blunder, he looks at the industry & says "there is no better time than right now to be a political cartoonist." https://www.pittsburghcurrent.com/rob-rogers-cartoons/  read more
    Published: Sat, Jun 15, 2019 10:51 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Want political cartoons? "Counterpoint" is here

    A hardy band of liberal and conservative cartoonists have joined together to launch COUNTERPOINT, a free weekly email newsletter with original content from some of the best cartoonists working today. The creators behind the project -- including Kal Kallaugher, Rob Rogers, and Nick Anderson -- quietly began rolling Counterpoint out a few weeks ago. They got a boost this week in the wake of the New York Times blunder when CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted he had signed up for the free pub. Here is their press release: We are pleased to announce the publication of Counterpoint, a revolutionary new approach...  read more
    Published: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 01:08 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Your complete (fish) wrap up for the New York Times debacle

    On Monday, June 10, cartoonist Patrick Chappatte announced that he was being dropped by the International New York Times--and that the Times was forgoing political cartoons permanently. It kicked off a whirlwind of outrage, anger and subscription cancellations. Here are all the links that are fit to print. [UPDATED: Now with more umbrage!] 1) Patrick Chappatte breaks the news in an impassioned plea that the decision hurts all of journalism: https://www.chappatte.com/en/the-end-of-political-cartoons-at-the-new-york-times/ 2) The New York Times makes it official: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/business/international-new-york-times-political-cartoons.html 3) President Kevin Siers and the AAEC Board of Directors quickly denounced the move: http://news.editorialcartoonists.com/aaec/2019/06/this-time-the-failing-new-york-times-really-is-failing-big-time.html 4) The Hill looks at...  read more
    Published: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 11:57 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • This time the "failing New York Times" really is failing, big time

    Editorial cartoonists across America and the world have consistently, uniformly and vigorously defended the ideal of a free press from the attacks of tyrants, dictators and twittering demagogues. But now cartoonists are united in their outrage as it has become apparent this week that The New York Times has indeed sadly failed. Monday, the Times announced it would no longer publish in-house editorial cartoons in its editions, ending their regular publication of the work of internationally acclaimed cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. This decision comes weeks after the Times was burned by their own editorial negligence in running a syndicated cartoon that...  read more
    Published: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 11:07 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • BloodBath at GateHouse

    GateHouse Media, a chain that owns some 156 newspapers, continued its apparent quest to run them all into the ground. Just before Memorial Day weekend, GateHouse announced the purging of reporters and personnel at two dozen or more papers across the country, including laying off what may be the last three staff cartoonists on their payroll: Nate Beeler at the Columbus Dispatch, Rick McKee at the Augusta Chronicle, and Mark Streeter at the Savannah Morning News. Beeler and McKee posted the news on social media Thursday evening, with word of Streeter's dismissal surfacing later. This was the second round of...  read more
    Published: Tue, May 28, 2019 10:47 AM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • Marian Del Vecchio – RIP

      Cartoonist and community activist Marian Del Vecchio has passed away.   Marian Del Vecchio February 24, 1935 – June 15, 2019   From the obituary: Her memoir, “Hunger,” traces her family’s 1938 escape from Hitler, the excitement of New York, and the Freudian labyrinth of the 1960s. In 1964 Marian married former fighter pilot, […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 17, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Not Letting a Sleeping New York Times Lie

      Cartoonists and Columnists continue to take the New York Times to task for banning political cartoons from both their domestic and International editions.   Yesterday morning Mike Lynch produced a roundup of some of the cartoonists responses to the abhorrent action taken by “the paper of record”. Mike shows Ann Telnaes complete response (in […]  read more
    Published: Sun, Jun 16, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Mr. Postman, Look and See, Is There a Letter…

      Hats off to cartoonist This is just a quick opinion from a regular reader that the cartoon by Joe Heller in this week’s Herald-Independent about Bart Starr entering heaven is the best cartoon I have seen anywhere in a decade. Maybe two decades. Huzza Heller.     Cartoon of Mother Goose poem sad example […]  read more
    Published: Sat, Jun 15, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • $15,000 for Pepe the Frog Copyright Infringement

    Alex Jones and Infowars have agreed to pay Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie $15,000 to settle a lawsuit concerning misuse of the cartoon character. Infowars included Pepe the Frog in a poster by Jon Allen featuring right-wing public figures in a campaign to earn money for the conspiracy-theory website.   Both sides claimed victory […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg
  • Cartoonists React to New York Times Cartoon Ban

      As expected political cartoonists are registering their disgust with the New York Times’ response to a New York Times International editor picking a cartoon that produced some blowback. Above Clay Jones draws his reaction, but also uses his column to explain the good editorial cartoons do for newspapers and society.     Below Joep […]  read more
    Published: Wed, Jun 12, 2019   |  Author: D. D. Degg

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