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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – October 10, 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (October 3rd, through October 10th, 2020). As usual, no drawings of President Trump were popular with editors, even with Trump dominating the news every day.

My own cartoon was #1 this week, by an unusually wide margin. Dave Whamond had a whopper of a week with three cartoons in the Top Ten. Steve Sack and Dave Granlund also had impressive weeks, each taking two spots on the Top Ten.

Congratulations to the other two cartoonists with Top Ten cartoons: Jeff Koterba and Rick McKee.

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. 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints, and the Top Ten cartoons are what most readers see inter newspapers.


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My own cartoon nabbed first place, outpacing the pack by a big margin.  See the Daryl Cagle archive.

#2

Steve Sack follows with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#3

Jeff Koterba takes 3rd place. Readers love memorial cartoons.

#4

Dave Granlund had a strong week, here’s Dave’s first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#5

Dave Whamond takes 5th place with his first of three cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#6

Dave Granlund is tied for 6th place with his second Top Ten cartoon.

 

#6

Steve Sack shares 6th place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

 

#8

Rick McKee is tied for 8th place.

 

#8

Dave Whamond shares 8th place with his second of three cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#10

And Dave Whamond wraps up the week with his third cartoon on the list.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – October 3, 2020

Correction 10/14/20: I have to apologize for making an error in the Top Ten for this week, and it was a big error. John Darkow actually had both the #1 and #2 cartoons of the week, and both by a large margin – those darn stats! I have added the missing top cartoon as a second #1 cartoon, with a special congratulations to John for the incredible feat of capping the list with two mega-popular cartoons!

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (September 23rd through October 3rd, 2020). The news about President Trump contracting COVID generated a lot of cartoons on Friday, but none of them made the Top Ten. There was a lot of criticism of Trump’s overly aggressive debate performance, but not in the cartoons that editors chose to publish about the debate.

Congratulations to John Darkow for his #1 cartoon that outpaced the pack by a wide margin this week. Dave Granlund also had a great week with two cartoons on the list. Dave Whamond and Jeff Koterba continued their long streaks of Top Ten appearances. We had an unusual three way tie for ninth place so there are eleven cartoons on the list this week.

Kudos to the other cartoonists who made our list of the cartoons most published in newspapers this week, Steve Sack, Rick McKee, Gary McCoy, Randy Enos – 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!


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CORRECTED 10/14/20: Here is the correction, added as John’s second #1 cartoon of the week.  John Darkow has TWO cartoons in first place, both outpacing the pack by a big margin.

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John Darkow is in first place, outpacing the pack by a big margin.

#2

Dave Whamond follows with the #2 cartoon. Editors were interested only in debate cartoons that were even handed in their criticism of Trump and Biden.

 

#3

Steve Sack takes 3rd place. The pandemic’s effect on sports is a favorite topic for editors.

#4

Dave Granlund had a strong week with two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#5

Rick McKee takes 5th place with the only cartoon about the Supreme Court fight.

 

#6

I nabbed 6th place. The news cycle didn’t leave much space for the cartoons about Trump’s taxes. See my Daryl Cagle archive here..

 

#7

Dave Granlund’s even handed debate cartoon is his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

 

#7

Eighth place goes to Jeff Koterba with another even handed debate cartoon.

 

#9

Randy Enos shares a three way tie for 9th place with a pandemic at school cartoon, which has been the favorite topic of editors for months.

 

#9

Here is the first of two, conservative Gary McCoy cartoons that are tied for 9th place.

 

#9

Here is Gary McCoy’s second cartoon that is tied for 9th place.


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Trump has COVID

Late last night we got the news that President Trump and First Lady Melania have tested positive for Coronavirus. Social media exploded with sarcasm and righteous indignation because of the president’s history of refusing to wear a mask, his super spreader, maskless rallies and his many statements diminishing the importance of the pandemic. The cartoons started coming in this morning – here is mine.

 

Here’s another one inspired by the laughter on social media, from our Dutch cartoonist, Jos Collignon.

This one is from David Fitzsimmons.

 

Here’s one from Bob Englehart.

 

And Dave Granlund.

 

This one is from Jeff Koterba.

 

Our conservative, Trump supporting cartoonist, Gary McCoy, almost never draws president Trump; this morning he made an exception.


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.

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Trump Victory HORROR!

From my perch in blue California the horror at Trump’s election is everywhere, from middle and high schools emptying each days as the kids protest and as protesters block the 101 freeway near here. There is a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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People are asking me what to expect from editorial cartoons in the Trump years. I suspect that we’ll be in for four years of the same kind of cartoons we saw in the campaign. We’ll certainly see Trump hair placed on every imaginable monument and metaphor. The Trump reaction cartoons have been pouring in, with some obvious Yahtzees like Trump hair on the world globe. There are lots of cartoons showing the White House as a skyscraper or with Trump signage. And lots of Trump monsters – in facts a lot of the Trump victory response cartoons are just like the Trump bashing cartoons we saw during the campaign. It isn’t hard to predict that this will never end. That said, there are some great ones on Cagle.com! Here are a few that I enjoyed that came in today and yesterday …

Our most conservative cartoonist, Sean Delonas drew this Trump protester cartoon that made me laugh. (The dog is funny.)

This Bagley cartoon is wordy fun.

This Sack cartoon made me laugh out loud.

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My TRUMP WINS Correction!

Yesterday, election day, I posted a cartoon titled “Hillary Wins” as I was swept along with the conventional wisdom that Hillary’s lead in the polls would hold through the election. Here’s my correction!

Compare this to the original “Hillary Wins” cartoon below. Hillary is a blue dragon now. I gave her dead “X eyes” replacing the bloody sword, so that she wouldn’t have “blood coming out of her whatever.”

I had a lot of good company among my cartoonist colleagues – in fact, we faced a bit of a crisis this morning as no cartoonists had drawn Trump Wins cartoons in advance – but the Trump cartoons have been pouring in today. Interestingly, the cartoons today don’t look much different than the trump name-calling cartoons we’ve been getting for the last year. I suspect this is what the next four cartoon years will look like. Check out Cagle.com for the newest Trump cartoons!

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Trump Wins! Oops! Ouch!

Ouch! It turns out that I’m not too good at predicting election outcomes; I suppose I have some good company in that, still … OUCH! Here’s a nice, triumphant Trump I drew last year.

cwzy_zzxgaahy_e187261_600I suspect we’ll get lots of cartoons today with Trump hair on things like mushroom clouds and the earth. My Hillary/Dragon cartoon is a collectors item now! Today I’ll work on reversing Trump and Hillary and I’ll put out a new version of this cartoon at the right. This is looking like my “Dewey Defeats Truman” newspaper to wave around this morning.
We’re already getting a bunch of Trump Wins cartoons from cartoonists who were up all night. Here’s our first Trump mushroom cloud from my buddy Steve Sack, on the left!

The “Trump Wins” cartoon below is from our most conservative cartoonist, Sean Delonas, the longtime cartoonist for the New York Post.

Below Delonas is one from our brilliant, Portuguese cartoonist, Cristina Sampaio, who doesn’t get credit for staying up all night because of her time zone. Below that is one from Hajo de Reiger, our brilliant cartoonist from Holland. Somehow I think we’ll have a lot of Trump Statues of Liberty cartoons today!

     

 

 

 

 

 

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Hillary Wins!

Editorial cartoonists often draw election day cartoons that predict a winner in advance, so that editors have a cartoon ready when the news breaks on election night. Here’s mine.

linglewins320wdragonAlmost twenty years ago I was just switching careers from being a Muppet and advertising cartoonist to being a political cartoonist and I was drawing local, Hawaii state cartoons for the Midweek newspaper. There was a big election for governor between the incumbent Ben Cayetano and Linda Lingle. The polls showed that Lingle would win and my cartoon deadline was the Monday before election day, so I drew this Lingle wins cartoon and the paper went to press on it’s regular schedule, sampling that single would win.

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All the predictions were wrong and Cayetano won (Lingle won the governor’s seat in a later election). I got a frantic call from the Midweek editor, Don Chapman, on Wednesday – they had to throw out the papers that were already printed and set to be delivered on Wednesday (perhaps now they are collectors items) and they were holding the presses for me to draw an emergency “Cayetano Wins” cartoon immediately. I drew the emergency cartoon at the left as fast as I could.

Now that I don’t have a newspaper home I don’t think anyone will be gambling on my Hillary Wins cartoon for tomorrows editions. I was going to draw a Trump Wins cartoon with the characters switching places. Maybe I’ll scramble to draw a Trump Wins cartoon late tonight.

No. I’m too lazy.

 

 

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Ceiling of Support – and Rembrandt

With election day two days away, as pools tighten up, it still looks like Donald Trump is bumping his head on a hard ceiling of support. I suppose this cartoon could be a post-mortem to run on Wednesday, after Hillary wins. I expect to get a blast of cartoons predicting the outcome for newspaper who need a quick option when the election results come in on Tuesday night; some cartoonists will surely draw different versions of different outcomes – I’m working on that now.

This cartoon is inspired by another cartoon I drew some years ago about the debt ceiling, with a Republican elephant. (I like pogo sticks.)

Debt ceilings, ceilings of support – those darn ceilings keep coming back to bite Republicans.

Here’s another oldie that I updated in anticipation of Hillary winning the election. I drew this one in 2012 about the “Republican Autopsy” after Mitt Romney’s defeat. I draw just like Rembrandt, huh?  Things don’t change much.

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Trump’s Stinky Quote

I was away at the cartoonists convention in France when Trump’s Access Hollywood tape came out. It always happens that when I’m away I really want to draw a cartoon! So, excuse this one being late, but it is still what everyone is talking about.

Does this fart-face cartoon look familiar? Remember my entry in Iran’s Holocaust Cartoon Contest a while back?

I liked this cartoon, and those darn Iranian folks didn’t choose to include it in their exhibition, so there weren’t many people who saw it – the perfect excuse to dust off this classic for Donald Trump!

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Trump in the Toilet

Trump looks like he is spinning down the tubes. I wasn’t sure that this cartoon would work, since it is rather odd, and there may not be room for his body under his head in the toilet … but maybe there is. I think the fun part of this is the swirl of hair at the top.

Last week when I was at the big editorial cartooning festival in St Just le Martel, France, I was in a “cartoon fight” against a Romanian cartoonist named “Clear,” who wore his vampire cape. They built a boxing ring and had big easels for us. The theme was Trump and I drew The Donald grabbing the Statue of Liberty’s “pussy” – an image I was sure would be the Yahtzee of the week. I think the nicest Liberty-“pussy” cartoon is this one at the right by Alen Lauzan from Chile.

I’ll post more on the convention in France soon! And when I get over the euro-cold I brought back with me I’ll start live-streaming cartoons again – stay tuned.

 

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Trump/Putin Bromance

Here’s the Donald giving a big bromance kiss to Vladimir Putin. They are both so strong. Mmm.

I futzed around  with this one before deciding on this close-up – you can watch my indecision in the video below.

In the next video, watch me coloring the kiss in Photoshop!

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Hillary and Trump – @#%$!!

I almost didn’t draw this cartoon, because Hillary and Trump would never wear t-shirts and it just looked wrong – but then I got the idea of having them wear the t-shirts on top of their pant-suit and suit-suit, and that struck me as funny!

I also struggled with Hillary’s face in this one, as you can see in the video below. That’s the problem with these videos; all my struggles are on full display. The magic is gone.

In the next video I clean up my messy drawing and color it in Photoshop with my Wacom Cintiq.