Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (December 5th through December 12th 2020).
Six of the cartoons combined Christmas with Covid themes, which is clearly what newspaper editors want to see right now. As usual, no drawings of Trump or Biden made the Top Ten, even as transition problems and Trump’s last lawsuit dominated cable news. No cartoons about foreign issues were popular, despite some excellent cartoons about Boris Johnson, the EU and failing Brexit trade negotiations.
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Rick McKee wins the week with this very popular Christmas/pandemic cartoon.
RJ Matson takes second place with this impressive cartoon that he tells me he created in Photoshop in only two hours. Unbelievable.
Jeff Koterba snags third place with this Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.
Jeff Koterba takes 4th place with another Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.
Nate Beeler takes 5th place with this Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.
Pat Byrnes claims 6th place with this COVID cartoon.
John Darkow claims 7th place with a cartoon implying that 2020 was a bad year and 2021 will be better – one of the most popular themes for editors.
John Darkow wins 8th place with this Chuck Yeager memorial cartoon. There was a time when obit cartoons were the most popular with editors, but those days have been drowned out by the pandemic.
Dave Granlund nabs 8th place with the only cartoon about the ugly presidential transition that dominates the news, but not the ink. The candy coating of a 2020 year cartoon makes it a cartoon that editors will swallow.
John Cole takes 10th place with a cartoon about virtual learning during the pandemic. Education during the pandemic is another favorite theme for editors.
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