Jimmy Margulies is an editorial cartoonist in the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York City. He is the past winner of both the National Headliner Award and The Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition.
With the death of Michael Jackson, cartoonists are confronted with a dilemma: focus on positive influence his music had on millions, or on the more darker aspects that plagued him until his death. Daryl Cagle had a great post about the thought process that goes into coming up with an idea that is both timely and funny, while at the same time tackling some of the tougher issues in Jackson’s life.
Mike Luckovich, the staff cartoonist for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, completed this challenging cartoon which appears in today’s paper. Thus far, 65% of people voting on the ajc.com website give the cartoon thumbs down.
“I find this cartoon offensive and hateful,” posted a reader on the CNN site. “Michael Jackson was a musical genius, philanthropist and set an example on how to use your celebrity to make the world better.
Mike will be on CNN today at 1p EST to talk about it, so tune in. I’ll post a video of it as soon as it appears on their website.
John Darkow has been a professional cartoonist for over 20 years, spending the last 10 as the staff cartoonist at the Columbia Daily Tribune. He is syndicated internationally by Cagle Cartoons.
Peter Broelman is an Australian cartoonist whose daily cartoons are seen in newspapers across the country. He's also a former President of the Australian Cartoonists' Association - the world's oldest cartoonist organization.