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Hundreds of copies of a Malaysian cartoon magazine on current issues edited by prominent cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque (better known as Zunar) have been confiscated by the Malaysian government, according to a report from The Straits Times. Officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs seized over 400 copies of the inaugural issues of “Gedung Kartun” […]

Woody Guthrie, the popular singer/songwriter of such greats as “This Land Is Your Land,” “Red Wine,” “Jesus Christ” and “Pastures of Plenty,” turns our to be more than a performer. In addition to being a journalist, activist, entertainer, poet and an all-around folk hero, Guthrie was an artist. And the Okfuskee County Historical Society Museum […]

It amuses me to reuse old cartoons; I don’t find much opportunity to do it, but when I do, I chuckle to myself and take an extra hour for lunch.  Today’s deja-toon is the stinky White House fish, which is “Crazy Spending” taking attention away from the Obama Administration’s health care planning. Back in January […]

“The profession of editorial cartooning isn’t so much dying as it is simply entering a new phase in the the circle of life — the phase where the corpse is eaten by maggots and turned into dirt,” writes Kirk Anderson, a former staffer for the Pioneer Press, in a commentary for Minnesota Public Radio about […]

I’m delighted to announce a new addition to our site, cartoonist Mike Scott.  Mike used to illustrate as a staffer for the Newark Star Ledger, now he works for the start-up web site  See Mike’s cartoon archive here.

Readers seem to like it when I post my rough sketches, so here we go again, with my sketches for my last couple of cartoons.  The first one is the Obama Healthcare Caduceus.  I do the rough sketch in hard pencil on slick paper, so I’m not tempted to do details and render. Then I […]

Bucking the trend of recent newspapers who have cut ties with their once prominent cartoonists, the Chicago Tribune has hired Scott Stantis, currently the staff cartoonist for The Birmingham News, as its new staff editorial cartoonist. This fills the vacancy left by the death of Pulitzer-Prize winner Jeff MacNelly in 2000. “The Chicago Tribune is […]

Editorial cartoonist Milt Prigree (view Milt’s cartoons here) forwarded me a video from this year’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ (AAEC) Convention. The video features Halifax Chronicle-Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon singing “Better Days,” a song he wrote about the plight of editorial cartoonists amid cutbacks and job eliminations. For those of you into the popular […]

  Matt Davies, the long-time Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist for the Journal News, is the latest victim of cutbacks that have plagued parent corporation Gannett. Davies’ staff cartoonist position has been selected as one of 50 newsroom jobs eliminated at the Westchester newspaper. “As of August 28th, the position of editorial cartoonist at The Journal News […]

It wasn’t long ago that I was writing about Bill Schorr retiring from editorial cartooning.  I’m pleased to announce that Bill is coming back and will be drawing political cartoons that we will syndicate here at Cagle Cartoons, Inc. Bill worked as a staff cartoonist for the New York Daily News, The Kansas City Star and The Los […]