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  • Jack Chick has passed away

    10/24/2016 12:45:41 PM PDT · by Borges · 230 replies | 10/24/2016
    He was 92.
  • Q&A with Michael Ramirez (political cartoonist)

    06/02/2016 10:42:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael Ramirez and Brian Lamb
    Michael Ramirez talked about his career as an editorial cartoonist and his book, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare.
  • A Letter From Michael: (Michael Ramirez cartoons no longer posted at Investor's Business Daily)

    05/16/2016 1:16:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael P. Ramirez
    A Letter From Michael: It's with great sadness that I announce the end of the Investor's Business Daily daily print edition and the end of a great editorial page, as you know it. I am proud of the work that we've accomplished over the last ten years that I have been co-managing the page and the many years before that. Wes Mann & company have constituted the finest editorial team- one that delivered real news and real issues without the filter of political correctness. It was a beacon for the truth. I was proud to work with them and our...
  • Ted Cruz GOES OFF On Washington Post After Cartoonist Depicts His Kids As Monkeys

    12/22/2015 4:55:20 PM PST · by VinL · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/22/15 | Chuck Ross
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed The Washington Post on Tuesday after the paper depicted his two young daughters as monkeys in an editorial cartoon. In an article accompanying her drawing, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes wrote that while it is an "unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician’s children are off-limits," she felt that Cruz's daughters, Caroline and Catherine, were "fair game" because the Republican presidential candidate used them in a Christmas parody video Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props — Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) December 22, 2015 Cruz responded, urging Telnaes to attack him...

    07/28/2015 6:03:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    Ted Rall, a noxious left-wing political cartoonist who has advocated violence against conservatives and on more than one occasion revealed himself as a racist, finally went too far, even for the same LA Times that champions those who threaten Jews with curb-stomping. According to the Times, in a May 11 article, Rall outright lied about a 2001 experience he had with the LAPD. Ted Rall a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Times described an incident in which he was stopped for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001. Rall said he was thrown up against a...
  • RIP, Jim Berry: For 40 years, 'Berry's World' cartoonist dispensed relatable laughs

    03/23/2015 12:35:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michael Cavna
    ... In so many ways, to read Jim Berry was to meet Jim Berry. "Berry's World," the syndicated single-panel feature that he drew for 40 years, beginning in 1963, was a remarkably steady stream of thoughtful observational humor that like the unfussy art itself rarely seemed to strain for the laugh. Each gag, as steady as a top golfer's approach shots, just "landed." Precision meets concision ... Mr. Berry died last Friday in Boynton Beach, Fla., at age 83 ...
  • Legendary Cartoonist Robert Crumb on the (Charlie Hebdo) Massacre in Paris (ex-pat in France 25 yrs)

    01/13/2015 5:33:26 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 102 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 01/10/15 6:11pm | Celia Farber
    Legendary Cartoonist Robert Crumb on the Massacre in ParisThe ex-pat artist, who has lived in France for 25 years, talks to the Observer about his new cartoon of Muhammed Robert Crumb is considered by many to be the single best cartoonist America has ever produced. The creator of counter culture icons like Fritz the Cat, the Keep On Truckin guy and Mr Natural, Mr. Crumb was inducted into the comic book Hall of Fame in 1991, the same year he moved his family to France, where he has resided ever since. Writer Celia Farber reached him at his home on...
  • Tony Auth, 72, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, died Sunday

    09/15/2014 9:58:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 14, 2014 | Bonnie L. Cook
    Tony Auth, 72, of Wynnewood, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and mainstay of The Inquirer's editorial page for four decades before resigning in 2012 to become a digital artist, has died. Mr. Auth had been under treatment for metastatic brain cancer. David Leopold, his friend and curator, said he died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sept. 14, four days after his supporters announced a fundraising effort for an archive devoted to his work at Temple University. Mr. Auth's remarkable career began in 1971 when the fledgling artist from California flew in to Philadelphia to interview for...
  • Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell cant spot the difference between Russia and Israel

    09/03/2014 7:02:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    cif watch ^ | 9/2/14
    Within the growing body of work in the field of Comically Erroneous Political Comparisons, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell just distinguished himself as a rising star.Heres a Sept. 1stcartoonby Bell, an artist who clearly doesnt want his creative expression to be fenced in by stubborn political and geographic realities.Well take a wild stab, and work under the assumption that Bells cartoon is inspired by the recent row concerning Israels announcement that its taking control of 1000 acres of landnear Gvaot in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank.Now, heres a size comparison between Israel and Russia. This of course doesnt...
  • Stan Lynde, creator of syndicated Rick OShay comic strip, dies of cancer at age 81

    08/07/2013 5:24:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Western cartoonist and author Stan Lynde, creator of the nationally syndicated Rick OShay comic strip, has died of cancer in Montana. He was 81. His Rick OShay comic strip began in 1958 and ran for 20 years with an average daily readership of about 15 million people. In 1979, he launched another comic strip, Latigo, which ran through 1983. Lynde died Tuesday in Helena, where he lived with his wife.
  • Take a look at the Google main page for today - tribute to Little Nemo

    10/15/2012 5:04:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Google ^ | October 15, 2012
    It's a tribute to Winsor McCay and Little Nemo. It's animated. There's a tab on the right side of the screen that points downward. Click on it and keep clicking on it each time it changes.
  • Daily Beast Cartoonist Depicts Israeli PM Eating Obama's Limbs

    05/14/2012 1:08:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/14/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Eli Valley, artist in residence at the far-left, Obama-supporting Jewish Daily Forward has created one of the most anti-Semitic cartoons ever published. Placed at, the radical website dedicated to anti-Israel rhetoric, the cartoon depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eating Barack Obamas limbs, then forcing him to give him oral sex, all in the name of Israeli defense. But Valleys art is hardly confined to radical websites. Its been published in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast,
  • Tucson Newspaper Political Cartoonist Fantasized About Obama Sending SEALs to Assassinate Tea

    08/01/2011 9:24:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/1/11 | Ken Shepherd
    Today Tucson congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) cast her first vote since she was critically injured in a January shooting. You'll recall that in the weeks that followed, the media bemoaned the incivility -- supposedly predominantly conservative in nature -- of the political debate which had allegedly created a climate of hate. But there appears to to be no firestorm over how, just last week, Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons fantasized about President Obama sending a SEAL team to assassinate Tea Party-friendly House Republicans.
  • Bill Gallo, legendary Daily News cartoonist and columnist, dies at 88 after lengthy illness

    05/12/2011 10:35:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 11, 2011 | Filip Bondy
    The prolific, playful hand that brought to life cartoon characters Basement Bertha, Yuchie and General Von Steingrabber has been stilled. Bill Gallo, sports cartoonist at the Daily News for more than half a century and whose career at the paper spanned 70 years, died of complications from pneumonia at 88 in White Plains Hospital late Tuesday night.
  • 'Draw Muhammad' Cartoonist Goes Into Hiding at FBI's Insistence After Assassination Threat

    09/17/2010 2:20:23 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 28 replies ^ | September 16, 2010 |
    The Seattle cartoonist whose artwork sparked the controversial "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!" has gone into hiding at the advice of the FBI after being targeted by a radical Muslim cleric, according to the newspaper that published her comics. Molly Norris has moved and changed her name, the Seattle Weekly said Wednesday, after U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki placed her on an execution hit list.
  • Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Paul Conrad dies at 86

    09/04/2010 2:15:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | September 4, 2010 | Andrew Dalton
    Paul Conrad, the political cartoonist who won three Pulitzer Prizes and used his pencil to poke at politicians for more than 50 years, has died. He was 86.
  • Don't Open That File, Memet!

    06/30/2010 3:42:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 62 replies · 2+ views ^ | 30 June 2010 | n/a
    NOTE: The following SNIPPET is a quote: DON'T OPEN THAT FILE, MEMET! With much fanfare, al-Malahim, the media arm of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, announced the imminent release of and then subsequently did release what they claimed was the first official English-language al-Qaida magazine. It's called "Inspire" as in "Inspire the Believers" (as opposed to the Quranic edict to Incite the Believers. They did this with the full cooperation of the administrators of the al-Faloja forum in particular. Interestingly, the first couple of pages of the document appear perfectly normal. Then things get weird...

    05/17/2010 7:29:54 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 3 replies · 387+ views
  • Swedish Cartoonist Bullied By Muslims

    05/15/2010 6:25:10 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 5 replies · 278+ views ^ | 05/15/2010 | Scott Factor
    Most of you have seen the video clip of the vicious attack by those peaceful Muslims on the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. Shown below is the complete video, not just a clip of the attack. It shows the whole story and what happened after the attack. The presentation was stopped because of the disruption by these peaceful Muslims. Apparently, they were upset because they believed Vilks called their beloved terrorist Mohammed a homosexual. Well, I dont know if Mohammed was gay or not. I dont care about the beliefs of this religion. What I do care about is that these...
  • Mohammad Cartoonist Lars Vilks Headbutted During Lecture

    05/11/2010 11:45:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 27 replies · 1,693+ views
    Reason ^ | May 11, 2010 | Michael C. Moynihan
    Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew Mohammed as a dog, was recently told that a scheduled lecture on free speech, to be held at Jnkping Hgskolan, would be canceled due to "security concerns." This, of course, is a common evasion, intended to protect the brittle sensibilities of Muslim students while supposedly standing four square behind the right of free speech. Alas, the administrators in Jnkping had a point. During a lecture in Uppsala today Vilks was attacked by a pack of feral fundamentalists, one of whom managed to headbutt the artist and break his glasses. Police intervened and waged...
  • Muhammad cartoonist 'head-butted' during lecture

    05/11/2010 4:04:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 534+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/10
    STOCKHOLM A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was assaulted Tuesday as furious protesters interrupted his university lecture about the limits of free speech. Lars Vilks told The Associated Press a man leaped from the front row and head-butted him as he was delivering his lecture at Uppsala University, breaking Vilks' glasses but leaving him uninjured. Police later said the attacker was stopped before he could reach Vilks and that the artist may have bumped into plain-clothes officers who briskly evacuated him from the room. Three people were detained, but it wasn't...
  • Irish police foil plot to kill Swedish cartoonist

    03/09/2010 3:59:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 238+ views
    Seven Muslims were arrested by Irish police on Tuesday on suspicions of conspiracy to murder a Swedish cartoonist who drew the prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.
  • Seven Muslims arrested over plot to kill Swedish cartoonist

    03/09/2010 10:35:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 96+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/9/10 | staff
    Seven Muslims were arrested in the Irish Republic today over an alleged plot to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog, police said. Al Qaida put a 100,000-dollar bounty on the head of cartoonist Lars Vilks after a newspaper published his cartoon. The four men and three women were detained after an investigation involving European security agencies and the United States' CIA and FBI.
  • Danish cartoonist attacker suspected of al Qaeda ties

    01/02/2010 2:00:44 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 733+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2010 | John Acher
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A Somali man armed with an axe and suspected of links with al Qaeda broke into the home of a Danish cartoonist whose drawings of the Prophet Mohammad caused global Muslim outrage and was shot and wounded by police. Hours later, the 28-year-old was stretchered into court on Saturday and denied charges of trying to kill Kurt Westergaard. The Somali also denied trying to murder a police officer at Westergaard's home in the town of Aarhus late on Friday after he broke into the house armed with a knife and an axe, police said.Danish police intelligence said...
  • Intruder Shot At Danish Cartoonist's Home

    01/01/2010 4:17:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,092+ views
    NineMSNnews ^ | January 01st 2010
    Intruder Shot At Danish Cartoonist's Home Sat Jan 2 2010 Danish police shot and wounded a 27-year-old man trying to enter the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, who drew controversial cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed, Danish media reported.
  • Danish police shoot man trying to enter Mohammed cartoonist's home

    01/01/2010 3:54:36 PM PST · by marthemaria · 40 replies · 1,899+ views
    Danish police shot and wounded a 27-year-old man trying to enter the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, who drew controversial cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed, Danish media reported
  • Somali charged with attempted murder in Denmark (attack on Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard)

    01/02/2010 5:42:12 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 31 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | 1/2/2010 | JAN M. OLSEN
    Danish authorities say a Somali man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for an attack on an artist whose cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad ignited riots and outrage across the Muslim world. Jakob Scharf, head of Denmark's intelligence agency, said the 28-year-old Somali man with ties to al-Qaida broke into Kurt Westergaard's home in Aarhus on Friday night. The 75-year-old artist pressed an alarm and fled with his 5-year-old granddaughter to a special safe room. Police say they then shot the attacker in the hand and knee when he threatened them. The suspect was charged at a...
  • Danish police shoot intruder at cartoonist's home

    01/01/2010 8:32:12 PM PST · by Nextrush · 49 replies · 2,580+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1/2/10 | BBC
    Danish police have shot and wounded a man at the home of Kurt Westergaard, whose cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad sparked an international row. Mr. Westergaard was at home Aarhus when a man broke in and threatened him. He pressed a panic button and police entered the house and shot the man. Danish police said the intruder was a 28 year-old Somali linked to the radical Islamist al-Shabab militia.......
  • Shooting At Home Of Mohammed Cartoonist

    01/01/2010 5:03:34 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 918+ views
    Shooting At Home Of Mohammed Cartoonist 12:58am UK, Saturday January 02, 2010 Rob Cole, Sky News Online Danish police have shot a man trying to break into the home of a controversial cartoonist armed with an axe. Police attend scene of break-in at home of the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. Police attend scene of break-in at home of the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard A 27-year-old Somalian was wounded in the incident at the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, 74, who drew cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed. Guards stopped three men trying to break into the house, Danish media reported. The...
  • Danish police stop attack on cartoonist (Religion of Peace Alert)

    01/01/2010 5:55:34 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 13 replies · 904+ views
    AP ^ | 1-1-10
    COPENHAGEN Denmark's intelligence service says police have foiled an attempt to kill cartoonist Kurt Westergaard the artist who drew cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, causing outrage in the Muslim world. Jakob Scharf, who heads the PET intelligence service, says a 28-year-old Somalia man was armed with an axe and a knive when he entered Westergaard's home in Aarhus. The Somali man was shot by police in the knee and the shoulder during the Friday attack. Preben Nielsen of the police in Aarhus, where the attack took place, said the suspect was seriously injured but his life was not...
  • Man Tries To Kill Controversial Cartoonist (ROP Strikes Again!!!!)

    01/01/2010 6:36:25 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies · 968+ views ^ | 1/1/2010 | Staff
    Danish police say they have shot an al Qaeda-linked man armed with an axe who broke into the home of a controversial cartoonist. Police say the 28-year-old Somali man was trying to kill Kurt Westergaard, who triggered worldwide protests after drawing cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammed. The intruder was linked to Somali terror organisation al Shabaab and al Qaeda leaders in east Africa, police said. The intruder was shot twice and is being held in custody. Lotte Mejlhede, of TV2, told Sky News Mr Westergaard, 74, fled to a safe room at his Aarhus home after spotting the would-be attacker.
  • Official: Danish police stop attack on cartoonist

    01/01/2010 6:50:43 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 915+ views
    COPENHAGEN Police foiled an attempt to kill an artist who drew cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage in the Muslim world, the head of Denmark's intelligence service said Saturday. Jakob Scharf, who heads the PET intelligence service, said a 28-year-old Somalia man was armed with an ax and a knife when he attempted to enter Kurt Westergaard's home in Aarhus shortly after 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Friday.
  • Female cartoonist's provocative work challenges Saudi society

    10/28/2009 8:02:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 978+ views
    cnn ^ | October 28, 2009 | Olivia Sterns,
    LONDON, England For Saudi Arabia's lone female cartoonist drawing is more than just satire, it's "a duty." "I think men have put women in an unfavorable position in this part of the world. They've put women in an oppressive situation," said Hana Hajjar, who works for the English-language newspaper Arab News. "I feel it is my duty towards women to speak out on their behalf, because I have the tools and venue to do so," she told CNN. Hajjar's drawings both challenge gender roles and critique political policy, often depicting inequality between the sexes and support for the Palestinian people,...
  • Why Islam Is Unfunny for a Cartoonist

    07/14/2008 3:43:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies · 212+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12 2008 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    The arrest of a controversial Dutch cartoonist has set off a wave of protests. The case is raising questions for a changing Europe about free speech, religion and art. Amsterdam On a sunny May morning, six plainclothes police officers, two uniformed policemen and a trio of functionaries from the state prosecutor's office closed in on a small apartment in Amsterdam. Their quarry: a skinny Dutch cartoonist with a rude sense of humor. Informed that he was suspected of sketching offensive drawings of Muslims and other minorities, the Dutchman surrendered without a struggle. "I never expected the Spanish Inquisition," recalls the...
  • Face of Defense: Cartoonist Drawn to Guantanamo

    06/13/2008 4:36:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 104+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Petty Officer 1st Class Gino Flores, USN
    U.S. NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, June 13, 2008 Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson, a syndicated editorial cartoonist, arrived here two months ago as one of 20 members from the Wisconsin Army National Guards 112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. Army Sgt. 1st Class Vaughn R. Larson is a syndicated editorial cartoonist serving with the Wisconsin Army National Guards 112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. U.S. Army photo(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Larson is the editor of The Wire, the official weekly publication for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, which handles detainee...
  • Emergency Debate on Arrest of Cartoonist

    05/20/2008 2:10:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 86+ views
    NIS News ^ | May 20 2008
    THE HAGUE, 21/05/08 - A broad Lower House majority yesterday requested an interlocutory debate on the arrest of cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot. Labour (PvdA), the Socialist Party (SP), the conservatives (VVD), Party for Freedom (PVV), leftwing Greens (GroenLinks) and independent MP Rita Verdonk all backed a request by centre-left D66 for a debate. As well as Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Education Minister Ronald Plasterk will be called to account. He is responsible for culture and media policy. The Christian democrats (CDA) and small Christian party ChristenUnie are much less critical than the Lower House majority, which considers that freedom of...
  • Furore over Cartoonist Arrested for Discrimination

    05/16/2008 1:43:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 309+ views
    NIS News ^ | May 16 2008
    AMSTERDAM, 17/05/08 - Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin has attracted sharp criticism from a large part of the Lower House following the surprise arrest of cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot. He is facing charges of discrimination. The arrest took place last Tuesday. The well-known stand-up comedian Hans Teeuwen, a friend of Nekschot, said on TV programme Pauw en Witteman that around 10 police dragged the cartoonist out of his home in Amsterdam in a brutal manner. His computer and telephone were seized, according to a furious Teeuwen. The Public Prosecutor's Office (OM) in Amsterdam confirmed that Nekschot ('Neck Shot') was arrested for...
  • Cartoonist Ted Key, creator of `Hazel' comic, dies at 95

    05/05/2008 7:13:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 123+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/08 | Bob Lentz - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - Cartoonist Ted Key, whose comic strip "Hazel" about a bossy maid went from magazine page to TV screen, has died. He was 95. He died Saturday at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Tredyffrin Township after a 1 1/2-year battle with cancer, his son Peter Key said Monday. "Hazel" was a popular feature in The Saturday Evening Post from the time it debuted in 1943. It evolved into a prime-time series in 1961 that starred Shirley Booth and ran for four years on NBC and one year on CBS. Key also created the characters Mr. Peabody and...
  • A Creator of Captain America, Fighting On

    04/16/2008 8:42:10 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies · 4,286+ views
    NY Times ^ | 04/16/08 | GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
    Living legend is how Joe Simon is categorized on the list of special guests appearing at the New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this weekend. Mr. Simon, 94, has a different take on it. I call it the old-geezer table, he said during a recent interview at his Midtown Manhattan apartment. Mr. Simon will take part in the Legends Behind the Comic Books panel at 3 p.m. on Friday, one of numerous events planned at the convention, a three-day celebration of all things comics. Mr. Simon earned the legend title with his partner Jack Kirby...
  • IBD Cartoonist Mike Ramirez Wins Pulitzer

    04/08/2008 6:01:32 PM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 604+ views
    IBD ^ | April 8, 2008 | not specified
    Investor's Business Daily cartoonist and Senior Editor Michael Ramirez won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday, his second win of the nation's most prestigious journalism award and the newspaper's first in its 24-year history. Ramirez won the 2008 award for a "distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect." In awarding Ramirez, the Pulitzer panel lauded his "provocative cartoons that rely on originality, humor and detailed artistry." We couldn't agree more. "Michael is in a league of his own and at the top of his game," said Wesley...
  • Now I Am A Statistic!

    03/06/2008 4:45:46 PM PST · by cartoonistx · 21 replies · 487+ views
    3/6/08 | Self
    Today I was let go by my paper, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. My cartoons, when I decide to do them (sigh) will still be availiable at Darn! And just when I was beginning to have fun with the Democrats again!
  • Cartoonist Continues Strip, Publishes Book While Deployed

    01/04/2008 4:02:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 157+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, USAF
    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras, Jan. 4, 2008 Its hard being only a figment of someones imagination. Just ask Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth Dahl, an F-15 fighter pilot with the imaginary 809th Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin M. May works on a character from his comic strip, Air Force Blues. May, a public affairs noncommissioned officer deployed to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, recently published a book of his comics, and the strip is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Airman Magazine. U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs (Click...
  • Cartoonist Doug Marlette ("Kudzu") Dies in Car Accident

    07/10/2007 3:25:15 PM PDT · by Kieri · 23 replies · 2,298+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 7/10/07 | Dave Astor
    Cartoonist Doug Marlette Dies in Car Accident By Dave Astor Published: July 10, 2007 2:23 PM ET NEW YORK Doug Marlette, who won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1988, died this morning in a single-car accident near Holly Springs in northwest Mississippi. He was 57. Marlette was with the Tulsa (Okla.) World at the time of his death. Prior to joining that paper in 2006, he worked for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, Newsday of Melville, N.Y., The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. His editorial cartoons were syndicated by Tribune Media Services, which also distributed Marlette's "Kudzu"...
  • BC cartoonist dies while drawing

    04/09/2007 11:47:13 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 69 replies · 2,409+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, April 9, 2007
    Cartoonist Johnny Hart, who won awards and acclaim for creating the BC comic strip, has died at the age of 76. BC, which depicts a world populated by cavemen and dinosaurs, first appeared in 1958 and eventually reached more than 100 million people. Mr Hart also co-created The Wizard of Id, the story of a run-down kingdom ruled by a tyrannical monarch. Mr Hart's wife, Bobby, said he died of a stroke on Saturday while working at his New York home. "He died at his storyboard," she told the Associated Press. Richard Newcombe, the founder and president of Creators...
  • Crimson suspends copying cartoonist

    10/30/2006 8:37:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 720+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 30, 2006 | Sarah Schweitzer
    A Harvard student newspaper cartoonist has been suspended from the paper and two of her cartoons retracted after editors learned of their resemblance to ones published in other media outlets. Harvard Crimson staffers found four cartoons by Kathleen Breeden, a sophomore, bore striking similarity to cartoons shown on a website that compiles cartoons from around the world. Crimson editors found that two of the four cartoons were inappropriately similar to two on the website, one by Walt Handelsman of Newsday and another by Stephen Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Breeden could not be reached for comment Monday. Both Handelsman...
  • Weeping Hu gets Chinese cartoonist suspended

    09/14/2006 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 8 replies · 606+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, September 14, 2006 | AFP
    BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese cartoonist has been suspended for one month after drawing an image of a weeping President Hu Jintao, Hong Kong media said. Kuang Biao, a 40-year-old artist working for the New Express based in south China's Guangzhou city, said he received the order to temporarily lay down his pen on Wednesday, the South China Morning Post reported. The measure was taken two days after the paper printed the depiction of Hu, shedding tears while replying to a letter from the daughter of a university professor who recently died from overwork at the age of 48. "President...
  • Bush Among Stingrays (Left-wing cartoonist goes WAY too far)

    09/10/2006 7:04:25 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 58 replies · 3,395+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 6, 2006 | Joel Pett
    The following cartoon appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader on September 6. Joel Pett is a left-wing cartoonist whose cartoons frequently skirt the edge of offensive. Now, Joel has chosen to capitalize on the death of Steve Irwin to make yet another attack on Bush. If this makes you angry and you would like to contact the editorial board or Mr. Pett himself, here's some contact information. I do not advocate profanity, abuse, or anything that is or may be perceived as illegal. But Mr. Pett and the Herald-Leader deserve to hear from the numbers of us who are outraged about...
  • Cartoonist receives veterans' arts award (Quantum bbbaaaaAAARRRRFFF!!!

    07/15/2006 8:13:08 AM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 810+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jeff Commings
    Garry Trudeau was inarguably the most famous person in the room Friday. But the man behind the long-running comic strip "Doonesbury" said he felt a little chagrined as he stood before about 400 Vietnam veterans and their spouses. "It's humbling to receive an award for storytelling in a room of people so filled with stories," the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist said. Trudeau was in Tucson to accept the President's Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Vietnam Veterans of America at the group's national conference, held this week at the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel, 10000 N. Oracle Road.
  • Sadistic Irony

    06/13/2006 7:22:39 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 17 replies · 1,250+ views
    TownHall.Com ^ | 12 June 2006 | TrevorBothwell
    Sadistic irony By TrevorBothwell Jun 12, 2006 In the June 7 edition of its newspaper, The Arizona Republic published a repulsive cartoon by Steve Benson that desecrates the U.S. Marine Corps' Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and defames the USMC as a collection of wanton murderers. The source of Benson's vitriol? The alleged murders of 24 Iraqis at Haditha in November 2005. Normally I resist the temptation to reprint professional cartoons without first receiving proper permissions, and this time is no different. However, this cartoon truly must be seen to be believed. Simply go to Benson's page here, click on...
  • Conservative Comic Book to Help Indonesian Earthquake Victims

    06/02/2006 11:23:36 AM PDT · by Mike Mackey · 5 replies · 514+ views
    PRESS RELEASE - PR Web ^ | June 2, 2006 | Mike Mackey
    Conservative comic book publisher of Liberality For All, (which features bio-mechanically altered Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy and Oliver North fighting oppressive Liberals in an alternate U.N. dominated reality), is donating all proceeds from their website to victims in Bantul, Indonesia.