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Jake Tapper Weighs in on the Pulitzer Prize for Cartooning | Post

June 7, 2022- A few weeks after the AAEC and three dozen past Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists protested recent changes to the Editorial Cartooning category of journalism’s ‘biggest award’, aspiring cartoonist (and CNN anchor) Jake Tapper has written to the Pulitzer Prize Board encouraging them to rethink their decisions. Here is the...


Online chats in October | Post

October 13, 2020- Several additional cartoonist roundtables are on the schedule this month: 1) Super short notice but — Ann Telnaes just notified us that she’ll be on an online panel tonight, Oct. 13 at 6pm, with Barry Blitt and Pia Guerra as they explore the art of political cartooning with Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. If you’re able to...


Cartoonists Rights Network sounds alarm on threats facing cartoonists | Post

June 15, 2020- In the wake of the global pandemic, journalist and human rights groups are sounding the alarm and issuing the most dire warnings about cartoonists’ security and freedom since the Charlie Hebdo attack over five years ago. Cartoonists Rights Network International has joined with Cartooning for Peace, Cartoon Movement and other free...


Rights groups call for detained cartoonist to be released | Post

June 15, 2020- The Cartoonists Rights Network International has appealed to the Bangladeshi government to release a political cartoonist. Ahmed Kabir Kishore was arrested over a month ago as a critic of the country’s response to COVID-19, and is scheduled for a “hearing” sometime in June. CRNI’s Terry Anderson and other leaders of free...


International groups call on Trump to speak up for press freedom | Post

June 15, 2020- The Cartoonists Rights Network International has joined with 72 journalist and press freedom organizations calling on Donald Trump to “commend, rather than condemn, the media and ensure their protection from the unprecedented attacks they have faced while reporting on nation-wide protests demanding social and racial justice, particularly for Black communities.”...


Media Freedom Rapid Response: Cartoonists are being targeted for their work | Post

June 15, 2020- The Cartoonists Rights Network International has joined with the Media Freedom Rapid Response consortium to warn cartoonists that they are being targeted by governments looking to use the pandemic as an excuse to suppress free speech. The following rapid response report looks at things within the European Union and its...


Keith Knight webinar on race June 11 | Post

June 8, 2020- Cartoonist Keith Knight has been drawing about race & police brutality for over 25 years. His cartoon slideshow has been presented to police departments around the USA, and this Thursday, June 11 at 6pm, he goes live online with it. Sign up today for the Zoom webinar here: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hWr8P6uiSReL7k60TNfnTQ?fbclid=IwAR1NBZ_u4b29DnXnnG-ZzmqHwyf3-xrOr41ooGUhC0GLFg3DVgL_wWERn7U...


Trump Campaign forces removal of a cartoon from the internet in clear violation of the Constitution | Post

May 27, 2020- While Donald Trump complains about the “violation” of his free speech on Twitter, his campaign recently forced the removal of a political cartoon by Nick Anderson from the Redbubble website. Anderson is protesting the action with the help of the CBLDF. Redbubble, like Cafe Press and other swag sites, produces T-shirts, mugs,...


Furlough you go | Post

May 19, 2020- Filed under “Yeah, no” The Buffalo News took a rare stand (for editorial page editors that is) and told a reader in Letters to the Editor that No, they are NOT going to remove their editorial cartoonist just because the reader was offended by an opinion they didn’t agree with....


Cartoonist survives Covid; responds by drawing a cartoon about it | Post

April 23, 2020- Cartoonist Jason Chatfield reveals what it’s like to get the coronavirus. (Spoiler alert: it’s horrible). So what’s a cartoonist to do after surviving Covid19? Do a cartoon about it of course! His graphic (in more ways than one) tale of surviving the plague is must reading: https://www.jasonchatfield.com/coronavirus We here at...


Matt Bors thinks you should improve your bookshelf somewhat | Post

April 20, 2020- Cartoonist and publisher of The Nib, Matt Bors has announced a new collection of his political commentary. “We Should Improve Society Somewhat” drops in April 2020 and offers a survey of  “our current dystopian hellscape.” From the press release: “Working as a political cartoonist for more than a decade, Bors’...


Matt Bors thinks you should improve your bookshelf somewhat | Post

February 28, 2020- Cartoonist and publisher of The Nib, Matt Bors has announced a new collection of his political commentary. “We Should Improve Society Somewhat” drops in April 2020 and offers a survey of  “our current dystopian hellscape.” From the press release: “Working as a political cartoonist for more than a decade, Bors’...


All the interviews that are fit to print | Post

January 31, 2020- While the newspaper industry continues to flee in terror from, umm, editorial cartoons, there is no shortage of media outlets that want to interview cartoonists. Here are all the links and articles that appeared online in January. First up WJTV on the prolific Marshall Ramsey: https://www.wjtv.com/news/focused-on-mississippi-marshall-ramsey-he-draws-his-own-conclusions/   Next, Cap Radio talks...


Another Turkish cartoonist is imprisoned | Post

January 23, 2020- It’s been reported that Turkey and its president Recep Erdogan have again targeted journalists and political cartoonists, jailing members of Yeni Asya Gazetesi under similar trumped up charges they’ve brought against other newspapers. ExpressionInterrupted @ExInt24 tweeted “Yeni Asya chief editor Kazım Güleçyüz @gulecyuzk and the newspaper’s cartoonist Halil İbrahim Özdabak were...


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 ~...


How Clay Jones powers through the Trump years | Post

December 19, 2019- Ready to dive back into the Impeachment whirlwind? Cartoonist Clay Jones is leading the charge, creating a couple cartoons and columns every day. Comics DC’s Mike Rhode has an interview with the prolific @claytoonz and discusses his work habits, food, and his new book of Trump cartoons.   http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2019/12/meet-local-cartoonist-chat-with-clay.html UPDATE: Here’s another interview with...


A cartoonist ask: Are there lines that shouldn’t be crossed? | Post

December 12, 2019- Five years after #CharlieHebdo, in a time of global anger & strife when social media mobs wander the land & editors are frightened of their own readers, New Zealander Rod Emmerson asks: Where do Editorial Cartoonists draw the line?   Listen to the whole podcast here:   https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-detail/story/2018726406/where-do-editorial-cartoonists-draw-the-line...


Ann Telnaes Live! See her brave shouting, sputtering pols! | Post

December 4, 2019- As she has since the beginning of @realDonaldTrump’s Impeachment, @AnnTelnaes has been live cartooning the hearings. Check out today’s excellent catch: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/04/sketches-house-judiciary-committees-first-impeachment-hearing/#click=https://t.co/8lDbNvgXN1...


Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina would like to remind Americans what migrants are running from | Post

June 25, 2018-      According to its bylaws, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists represents political cartoonists from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Over the years, though, we have had a few members from Cuba and Central America who worked for North American publications and syndicates. One such is Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro...


Positively Orwellian: Israeli cartoonist loses longtime gig for Animal Farm reference. | Post

July 26, 2018- Another cartoon controversy, another cartoonist fired from a steady gig. It's almost like people don't get literary references anymore… Long-time cartoonist for The Jerusalem Report, Avi Katz, lost his freelance job after posting a caricature of Benjamin Netanyahu and right-wing Knesset members as the ruling pigs from George Orwell's Animal...


“Here’s why 2018 is a huge moment in the history of political cartoons.” | Post

May 10, 2018- The Washington Post's Michael Cavna makes the case in Comic Riffs.    FOR MUCH of the history of American editorial cartooning, the standard format has held strong: a bold, single image carrying the entire metaphoric weight of the opinion being expressed. Major mainstream contests have reflected that primacy, including the...


On Banksy and cartoonists and memes | Post

October 10, 2018- The Washington Post looks at how Banksy's self-shredding art blew up into a world-wide meme over the weekend. Michael Cavna talks to political artist JP Trostle [full disclosure: that's me] about why "Girl with a Balloon" became an instant trope for cartoonists and the internet. https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2018/10/09/banksys-stunt-has-become-meme-everything-people-think-has-been-shredded-like-constitution/?utm_term=.f862afdd4359    ...


Cartoonist Zunar discusses attacks on journalists | Post

October 19, 2018- An in-depth interview with Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar. The outspoken critic was recently cleared of trumped-up charges from an oppressive regime that might've landed him in prison. Zunar, who was also a recent guest of the AAEC at their convention, talks about the attacks on journalists around the globe. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/17/one-on-one-with-zunar-artist-and-free-speech-advocate/...


Facebook deletes anti-hate group posts by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist | Post

March 30, 2019- On March 28, Facebook summarily deleted a week-old editorial cartoon by PulitzerPrize-winning political cartoonist Clay Bennett, and then warned him his complaint about the deletion had violated the site's community standards & deleted that. Bennett's cartoon—shared from Andrews McMeel Syndication's online site GoComics—was swept up in Facebook's hasty effort to remove...


The Locher Award is now accepting submissions for 2019 | Post

May 1, 2019- The AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award is accepting submission from young cartoonists beginning today, May 1st, 2019. Click here for complete details. The Locher Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated...


Like owning original art? Now you have two chances to add to your collection! | Post

May 1, 2019- There are two — count them, two! — auctions of original cartoon art going on this week, and in both cases the proceeds go to good causes. First up, an online auction benefiting the "Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press." The auction closes Tuesday, May 7. Click here for complete...


When metaphors go wrong | Post

February 18, 2019- 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...


“Bring back Non-Sequitur” says a growing chorus of fans | Post

February 20, 2019- Supporters of @TheWileyMiller's Non-Sequitur are fighting back at the strip's sudden cancellation in over 100 newspapers. Fans like comedian @ElayneBoosler feel editors overreacted to a recent "hidden message" that some found offensive. http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/02/20/a-campaign-to-restore-non-sequitur/ ...


All apologies — UPDATED | Post

March 1, 2019- Two newspapers apologized for cartoons that ran in their pages this week. In San Diego, the Union-Tribune quickly pulled and apologized for a Steve Breen cartoon about disgraced TV actor Jussie Smollett. As the Washington Post wrote, "A cartoonist added Jussie Smollett to the list of ‘Famous African-American Storytellers.’ The backlash was...


CALL TO ART: 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition | Post

March 4, 2019- Attention cartoonists — 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition is now open. The theme this year is "OPEN SEASON ON JOURNALISTS." Deadline to enter is April 12, 2019.   Here are the rules and regulations: 1. The theme for the 19th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: Open season...


Unified Front | Post

August 15, 2018- Tomorrow, August 16, 2018, hundreds of newspapers across the country will be uniting in confronting and denouncing Donald Trump's constant assault on the free press. Editorials cartoonists nationwide will be joining in defense of the First Amendment (cartoons have already begun to appear in the above feed.) Lead by the...


Another day, another controversy — now with death threats! [UPDATED] | Post

October 3, 2018- A cartoon by Chris Britt on the Kavanaugh hearing had generated outrage from conservatives, right-wing media personalities and numerous death threats — driving the cartoonist off of social media. The cartoon, which picked up on the Brett Kavanaugh's mention of his daughter praying for the nominee's attempted-rape accuser Christine Ford,...


An editorial cartoon goes viral for all the wrong reasons [UPDATED] | Post

September 11, 2018- In the fallout of the marred women's final of the U.S. Open between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, an Australian cartoonist has faced global backlash for a cartoon that has been called racist, sexist and inaccurate. Mark Knight, who draws for Melbourne's Herald Sun newspapers, faced immediate criticism on social media for his drawing of Williams as...


Social media during the 2017 AAEC Convention | Post

November 1, 2017- The 2017 gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is here! Follow all the events via the AAEC's feeds: https://www.facebook.com/editorialcartoon/ https://www.instagram.com/editorialcartoonists/ https://twitter.com/AAEC_Cartoonist http://editorialcartoonists.com/   Posting comments & photos yourself? Use #CartoonistsHofstra      ...


Comics journalists focus on oppressed cartoonist | Post

December 12, 2017- Who is the political cartoonist arrested and held without charges in Equatorial Guinea? The Nib highlights the plight of Ramón Esono Ebalé. Reporting by by Dante Besong and Andy Warner: https://thenib.com/ramon-esono-ebale-obi-s-nightmare?utm_campaign=web-share-links&utm_medium=social&utm_source=link Meanwhile, over at PBS,  there's more on the oppressed cartoonist, who was arrested for mocking the corrupt government of Equatorial...


 
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