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Shorter WaPo: Are newspaper editors cowards? | Post

June 23, 2020- Michael Cavna sums up a rough fortnight for political cartoonists and newspaper editors, and asks an important question: What if publishers decide it’s too much trouble to do their damn job?   https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/06/23/political-cartoons-racist-small-newspapers/ “In my mind, editorial cartoons are expendable. None of them are produced by our staff, and rarely...


Remembering Charlie Hebdo 5 years later | Post

January 10, 2020- This week saw the 5th anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack on the Parisian weekly satirical Charlie Hebdo. France and cartoonists worldwide remember. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/france-remembers-charlie-hebdo-victims-anniversary-200107164754227.html ~ The cartoonists and satirists of #CharlieHebdo never wanted to be martyrs for #freespeech. This Washington Post piece from 2018 looks at the uneasy fit. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/a-terrorist-attack-turned-charlie-hebdo-into-a-revered-institution-it-never-sought-to-be/2018/05/25/c5a392d8-4e11-11e8-85c1-9326c4511033_story.html ~...


Remembering Tom Spurgeon | Post

December 15, 2019- For those who couldn’t make Tom Spurgeon’s memorial service yesterday, here’s a lovely remembrance of @comicsreporter by the local paper. We love that his ashes will be interred at the Billy Ireland @CartoonLibrary, meaning Tom will still be at every show & museum exhibit going forward. https://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20191212/final-dispatch-from-comics-reporter-tom-spurgeon-1968-2019...


Remembering Tom Spurgeon | Post

November 22, 2019- Friends of Tom Spurgeon collect their memories of the influential comics reporter and critic, who died suddenly this month at age 50: http://www.tcj.com/memories-of-tom-spurgeon/. Spurgeon was a unique and ubiquitous presence in the industry, and his website The Comics Reporter was required daily reading. His friend Douglas Wolk recently posted the last...


Sunday reading | Post

July 8, 2018- Sometime you just gotta take a break from politics — especially if you're a political cartoonist. So kick back and enjoy this wide-ranging interview with award-winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman about his one true love — fly fishing. A river runs through it starting here.  Then head over to The New...


On obit cartoons & obstructions | Post

April 20, 2018- Michael Peterson delivers another thoughtful look at editorial cartooning in the time of Trump, focusing on the love/hate relationship cartoonists have with the obligatory obituary cartoon. Peterson also announces he'll be reporting from this weekend's "The State of Satire" symposium in Minneapolis. Check back here for updates http://www.weeklystorybook.com/comic_strip_of_the_daycom/2018/04/pearls-metaphorical-and-otherwise.html...


When an obit cartoon transcends the form | Post

April 22, 2018-  The obit cartoon is not held in high regard by many, including many cartoonists. Often treacly, overtly sentimental, and frequently mocked, they are just as quickly forgotten. Then there's this cartoon by Marshall Ramsey — which quickly went viral after being shared by the Bush family — and touched millions.https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/04/19/barbara-bush-cartoon-marshall-ramsey-column/532844002/...


Cartoonist Pat Bagley lambasts Gannett for short-sighted and cruel staff cut  | Post

January 24, 2019- by Pat Bagley, Immediate Past President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists   Bullet, meet metatarsal.  The Gannett newspaper chain just shot itself in the foot. Steve Benson, a 37-year veteran of The Arizona Republic and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for cartooning, was let go yesterday. He was...


Hey everybody — editorial cartooning is dead! AGAIN! | Post

September 20, 2018- Or so says the National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/editorial-cartooning-decline-serena-williams-controversy/ This is, what, the 11th or 12th time since 1954 that editorial cartooning has been declared dead? We're like the Doctor Who of cartooning or something.   So… if we're dead — LET'S HAVE A WAKE!!!   Tonight the 62nd Annual Convention of...


Farewell, Tony Auth | Post

September 15, 2014- Tony Auth’s colleagues and friends in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists are profoundly saddened by his death. Tony was one of a small handful of that magnificent generation of 1960s and 1970s cartoonists who re-created what we do today. A brilliant, original editorial cartooning voice is gone. Tony’s drawing...


The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists remembers Etta Hulme | Post

July 1, 2014- Etta Hulme, cartoonist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, died June 25th at the age of 90.  A longtime member and former president, Etta was a widely respected and beloved member of the AAEC.  Although her drawing style has been described as soft, the messages behind the images were powerful and clear.  Etta...


 
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