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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – January 2, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (December 26th through January 2nd 2021).

Eight of the cartoons are on a New Years theme. As usual, there are no cartoons about Trump or Biden. Editors were most interested in cartoons about how terrible 2020 was.

The Top Ten cartoons are what most readers see since only 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints.

The top cartoons on the list performed especially well, and the top three each would have been a number one cartoon in a normal week. Congratulations to #1 Dave Whamond, #2 Dave Granlund and #3 Bruce Plante!

And kudos to the other cartoonists on the Top Ten this week: Jeff Koterba, Rick McKee, Pat Byrnes, John Darkow, Gary McCoy, Randall Enos and Peter Kuper!

Our Top Ten is a measure of how many editors choose to reprint each of our cartoons, from the 62 cartoonists in our CagleCartoons.com syndication package. Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com


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#1

Dave Whamond wins the week with a terrible 2020 New Years cartoon.

 

#2

Dave Granlund wins second place with a another terrible 2020 New Years cartoon.

 

#3

Bruce Plante takes third place with a COVID New Years cartoon.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba takes 4th place with another terrible 2020 New Years cartoon.

 

#5

Rick McKee claims 5th place.

 

#6

Pat Byrnes nabs 6th place with another terrible 2020 cartoon.

 

#7

John Darkow snags 7th place.

 

#8

Gary McCoy claims 8th place.

 

#9

Randall Enos takes 9th place.

 

#10

Peter Kuper rounds out the list with the only cartoon referencing the politics of the week.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – November 21, 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (November 14th through November 21st 2020). The Top Ten cartoons dominated newspaper editors’ choices this week with all ten tightly bunched, close to equally popular and far ahead of the rest of the cartoons in reprints.

Thanksgiving/pandemic combo cartoons were most popular this week, with six of these making the Top Ten. Again, no drawings of Trump were popular with editors, even while Trump continues to dominate the news. Editors avoided scores of cartoons about the messy presidential transition, crazy Rudy Guiliani and claims of election fraud.  As usual, no foreign topics were popular with American editors. Only one cartoon on the list (Bob Englehart at #2) expresses a political view, however mildly – unless concern about the pandemic is considered a political view.

Congratulations to Dave Whamond for his #1 cartoon.  Kudos to Jeff Koterba and Dave Fitzsimmons who both have two cartoons in the Top Ten!

And congrats to the other cartoonists who made the Top Ten list this week: Bob Englehart, John Darkow, Dave Granlund, Bruce Plante, and me.

Our Top Ten is a measure of how many editors choose to reprint each of our cartoons, from the 62 cartoonists in our CagleCartoons.com syndication package. Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com


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!

#1

Dave Whamond’s Thanksgiving/pandemic/Rockwell cartoon takes first place.

 

#2

Bob Englehart takes second place with one of the few political cartoons mentioning politics that editors liked this week.

 

#3

John Darkow snags third place with this Thanksgiving/pandemic cartoon.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba wins 4th place with another Thanksgiving/pandemic cartoon, the first of two cartoons on the list for Jeff.

 

#5

Dave Granlund takes fifth place with yet another Thanksgiving/pandemic cartoon.

 

#6

Bruce Plante nabs 6th place with yet another Thanksgiving/pandemic cartoon.

 

#7

Jeff Koterba mixes up 7th place with a New Years/pandemic cartoon. Editors love cartoons about how bad 2020 is. This is the first of two cartoons on the Top Ten about the new vaccines and it is Jeff’s second cartoon in the Top Ten this week.

 

#8

Daryl Cagle (that’s me) takes 8th place with the second vaccine cartoon on the list.

 

#8

Dave Fitzsimmons is tied for 8th place with this Pandemic/Back to School/Zoom/Kitty cartoon. Gotta love kitties.

 

#10

Dave Fitzsimmons takes 10th place with his second Top Ten cartoon and the sixth Thanksgiving/pandemic cartoon on the list this week.


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New Years BITE

Happy cartoon New Year! I was busily drawing my New Years Day cartoon, with Obama going out and coming in for the year, and with little biting GOP elephants, when the news started blaring about North Korea calling Obama a “monkey.” I am a slave to the news, so I had to do a second version with L’il Kim. Here’s the GOP …

And here is the L’il Kim version …

L’il Kim may be a plague to the world, but he is a gift to cartoonists.

The “Father Time and Baby New Year” thing is standard cartooning fodder. Here’s my New Year cartoon from last year …

Back in December, 2012, all the talk was about the “Fiscal Cliff” budget fight in Congress; it looked like doomsday. I drew this one …

At the end of 2010 the house had fallen under Republican control, and it looked like the GOP was eager to jump into more war – instead, Congress didn’t do much of anything, and Obama got us into more war. Oh well …

At the end of 2008: Obama won the presidency, George W. Bush was out of a job, and my drawings of Obama needed some more time to mature.

As 2005 turned into 2006 George W. Bush’s Republicans had lost the mid-term elections, but Bush was doubling down on the Iraq War anyway. There was lots more war to come.

Back in 2001 all the news was the 9/11 attacks as our troops poured into Afghanistan. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

 

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New Year Obama with Republicans

New Year Obama with Republicans © Daryl Cagle,CagleCartoons.com,president, barack obama, elephants, GOP, Republicans, New Years Day, holiday, father time, baby new year

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New Year Obama with North Korea

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