The cartoons that editors prefer are sometimes frustrating for cartoonists. This week the TV news was 24 hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and we had a flood of great Putin and Ukraine cartoons — but the newspaper editors didn’t want that.
Our syndicate package at CagleCartoons.com offers a wide selection of cartoons and viewpoints so that any editor can find something they want; in practice, this allows the cartoonists to draw important cartoons on important topics, and there are always some editors, not a lot, but some, who will print these cartoons. In order to support the substantive cartoons that cartoonists want to draw, we need to sweeten our cartoon flow with the light, funny cartoons about domestic concerns that American editors want to print. Frustrating.
As our coffers are brimming with great cartoons bashing Russia’s brutal invasion of peaceful Ukraine, here are our most reprinted cartoons – the cartoons editors chose to print – for the seven days ending February 26th, 2022. Congratulations to Dave Granlund who took the #1 spot this week, by a healthy margin, and was also the most reprinted cartoonist of the week. And Kudos to John Darkow who has two cartoons in the Top Ten and managed to sneak in a softball about Russia.
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Dave Granlund took the #1 most reprinted spot, by a wide margin.
Bob Englehart took second place.
Dick Wright took third place.
John Darkow nabs 4th place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.
Jeff Koterba claims the five-spot.
Rick McKee came in sixth.
Bruce Plante nabs seventh place.
Peter Kuper took 8th place.
John Cole takes 9th place.
John Darkow wraps it up at number ten.
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