These are frightening times for editorial cartoonists in America and around the world. If you love Cagle.com, if you love political cartoons, please support us!
Editorial cartoonists are an endangered species. Cartoonists on Cagle.com have been threatened, imprisoned and have been sued by their nations’ leaders. Cartoonists are now in jail in Turkey, while others have been murdered by terrorists in France. Some countries, such as Iran or Pakistan, block Cagle.com. Our site is faced with unrelenting cyber-attacks that are costly for us and we believe are state sponsored.
As newspapers decline and the future of journalism is in doubt, cartoonists are losing their jobs at a faster rate than ever. President Trump tells us he is at “war with the press” and he promises changes to the libel laws that protect cartoonists’ voices at a time when they have never been more important. Soon there may be no editorial cartooning jobs left. We’ll all be freelancers, looking to people like you, our readers for support.
Thanks to YOUR contributions in 2015, we redesigned Cagle.com with new programming, new servers and new, stronger defenses against the hackers who persist in attacking us. We’ve redesigned the site to be mobile device friendly. Our generous readers saved us before – we’re hoping for your continuing support!
Special thanks to those of you have supported us monthly since our 2015 fundraising – you folks are true heroes! Cagle.com is small and independent. There are no corporate deep pockets to sustain us. We depend on YOU.
Political cartoons are an important part of journalism. Cagle.com is the face of American editorial cartooning to the world and has been since it’s founding in 2001. It is vital that cartoonists continue to speak truth to power.
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