I’m pleased to announce that we have added conservative cartoonist, Dick Wright to our CagleCartoons.com newspaper syndication package! Dick has been one of America’s top editorial cartoonists for over 32 years, but he retired from cartooning in 2005 to devote his time to being a pastor of a church he founded in Warrenton, Virginia – now he’s inspired to come back to syndication with us. Conservative cartoonists are rare, and great conservative cartoonists are extremely rare; we’re delighted to have Dick join our cartoonists and we look forward to seeing him give more weight to the right side of our left leaning group.
Dick is new to us, but he has been around for a long time. Dick retired from United Features Syndicate in 2005 with a personal list of 420 subscribing newspapers; he has also been syndicated by the McNaught Syndicate, Copley News Service, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and Tribune Media Services (now called “Tribune Content Agency,” which is the only syndicate on the list that is still in business). Dick has worked as a staff cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch (OH), The Nashville Banner (TN), The Gwinnett Post (GA), The San Diego Union (CA), The Providence Journal-Bulletin (RI) and Scripps-Howard Newspapers (for a chain of 16 of their papers). Dick really gets around and he has won scores of awards in his long, impressive career.
Dick is starting up again with black and white cartoons but he will be adding color soon. See his archive here and some of his recent favorites below. Welcome aboard, Dick!
AN INVITATION … FEBRUARY 18TH
Hey, check this out … Our own Steve Sack has won the most recent National Press Foundation (NPF) Berryman Award. The NPF usually has a big, annual banquet for their award winners but this year, because of the pandemic, they are having a free, online event on “Hopin“, and they have invited everyone to attend.
The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Pacific Time ON FEBRUARY 18TH, with the main program at 5:30 Pacific – 6:15 pm. followed by a “break-out-room” from 6:15 pm to 6:45 p.m. where Steve Sack will be speaking about his work. It will be moderated by last year’s Berryman winner, CagleCartoonist R. J. Matson. Register for the event at: https://hopin.com/events/npf-2021-awards-celebration You will receive a Zoom-like email 24 hours prior to the event, which will give you another link OR you can also use the same registration link at that time – it goes to the same place on Hopin.
Our reader supported site, Cagle.com, still needs you! Journalism is threatened with the pandemic that has shuttered newspaper advertisers. Some pundits predict that a large percentage of newspapers won’t survive the pandemic economic slump, and as newspapers sink, so do editorial cartoonists who depend on newspapers, and along with them, our Cagle.com site, that our small, sinking syndicate largely supports, along with our fans.
The world needs political cartoonists more now than ever. Please consider supporting Cagle.com and visit Cagle.com/heroes. We need you! Don’t let the cartoons die!