THE PANDEMIC THREATENS POLITICAL CARTOONISTS
Update 5/20/20: I’d like to thank all of the generous Heroes contributors again for their generosity. I warms my heart to see that our fans care! I’d also like to apologize to those of you who have sent paper checks by postal mail; I haven’t done a very good job of postal-mailing “thank you” notes on paper. I’m organized to do things online; I keep our list of Heroes as email addresses and send out special emails with content that is only for the Heroes contributors. I’m still a bit confused about how to handle Heroes who have no email address and who don’t get our emails –I write them down on a piece of paper. With a pencil. Really. If you sent a paper check by postal mail, and you don’t have an email address, and you didn’t get a “thank you” note on paper from me, please accept my apology and know that I am overwhelmed, confused and grateful for your support. –Daryl
Update 4/25/20: I wanted to write about how much I appreciate your messages of support since we started our crowd-funding effort to support Cagle.com. Usually our email consists of complaints from readers who disagree with cartoons –often demanding apologies or demanding that I punish or fire cartoonists, or that I remove the cartoons that readers find offensive, disagreeable or wrong. I guess it is the negative nature of the internet.
But with our fund raising campaign I’m getting charming, kind words from lots of readers about how much they enjoy the cartoons and how they look forward to getting their Cagle.com newsletter in their email box every day. It is a Bizarro world that has flipped my email box from nasty to lovely, as I’m hearing from our normally silent fans. It warms my heart!
We still need much more support to keep the cartoons coming as so many of our troubled newspaper clients have fallen behind in paying their bills. We’re also facing a big increase in hacker attacks now. (If the site goes down, you know what’s up.) Your contribution is much needed and appreciated! –Daryl
As businesses have been shuttered by the coronavirus, newspapers have lost their advertisers and are facing the threat of a quick, mass extinction. We’ve seen our newspaper clients getting farther behind in paying their bills, and now we see newspapers suddenly sinking faster, dragging the editorial cartooning profession down with them.
Our free, Cagle.com site is supported by our readers –we run no advertising. Our loyal fans have covered about half of the cost of operating the site, our income from newspapers has supported the rest, but that can’t go on. Cagle.com will continue to be available now, and in the future, only with your renewed support!
If you love our art form – if you appreciate images that can make you laugh or cry, that can speak truth to power, and can bring crowds to protest in the streets around the world – NOW is the time to support Cagle.com –be a HERO!
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