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Jeff Koterba on Editorial Cartooning

Jeff Koterba is one of the most popular CagleCartoonists! Jeff tells us what’s up with him and shares some of his recent favorites. See Jeff’s archive on Cagle.com here. – Daryl

When my full-time cartooning job at the local newspaper was eliminated a few months ago, I gave myself exactly one day to grieve. I’d been there for over 30 years and while it broke my heart to lose my job, I knew that better things were ahead. The next day, I decided to learn everything I could about Patreon. And, as it turns out, Patreon is not only a blessing for me as a cartoonist, but it’s giving my readers far more interesting and timely content than ever before.

For those not familiar with Patreon, it’s a fresh take on the traditional concept of artists creating work with the support of patrons.

As much as I love poking fun at politicians, I equally enjoy drawing about the things that impact us all very directly…

It’s no secret that newspapers are hurting. But journalism—and, I would argue, editorial cartoons—are now more essential to our democracy than ever. If you see my cartoons published here on Cagle.com or in other publications around the country, it’s thanks to Cagle and to my supporters on Patreon. It’s because of them that I’m able to create several cartoons each week on the topics that impact us all.

If nothing else, Covid inspires a new way to look at age-old situations like dating …

Also, now that I’m free of my local newspaper’s deadline, I’m able to draw cartoons whenever there is a breaking story, publishing the work immediately. Which means content that’s more timely than ever before for you.

And beyond that, I pull back the curtain on my creative process and invite supporters along the way, as I share sketches-in-progress, not to mention time-lapse videos of my process like this one.

I drew this cartoon as I watched live coverage of what was happening in Washington that day…soon after, I followed up with this cartoon.

Plus, there are lots of other perks. I even host an exclusive monthly Zoom show, “Koterba’s Theory of Creativity,” where I chat with guests about the creative process. In fact, my guest for March will be Rick Kirkman, not only one of my supporters on Patreon, but the artist behind the popular comic strip, “Baby Blues.”

I love connecting with my readers and I’d love for you to stop by my page and check it out!

Democracy’s return to flight .
Mostly, I’m inspired by news events. But sometimes, I’m inspired by what I see around me in my daily life. And when I kept seeing discarded masks, I knew there had to be a cartoon in there somewhere …

Visit Jeff’s page on Patreon.

 

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Sedition Favorites

Next week the Senate will take up the second impeachment of former president Trump. It is a good time to look back on my sedition favorites from the MAGA mob insurrection at the capitol.

My cartoon shows a MAGA guy bashing a policeman on the head with his Thin Blue Line flag. I thought this made for a nice wordless cartoon, but cartoons are supposed to be exaggeration and commentary, but this one actually happened; there was a guy in the mob doing just this – so I suppose this is more of an illustration than a political cartoon.

Here are some of my favorite cartoons about the Capitol insurrection, to set the mood for next week.

Bob Englehart

 

Rick McKee

 

Dave Whamond

 

Steve Sack


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – January 9, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (January 2nd through January 9th 2021).

This week was dominated by the news of President Trump inciting a mob to assault the Capitol and 7 out of the 10 cartoons are on this topic, and the three cartoons on other topics were drawn before Wednesday’s insurrection. Editors resist reprinting cartoons that depict president Trump, but the news this week was severe enough that two drawings of Trump made the Top Ten.

The Top Ten cartoons are what most readers see since only 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints. This week the curve was flattened a bit as the top cartoons got less reprints than usual and more cartoons did relatively well.

Another fascinating thing about the week is the incredible performance of Jeff Koterba who has the #1, #3, #4 and #8 cartoons on the Top Ten list, dominating American newspaper editorial pages for the week!

Congratulations to the other CagleCartoonists who made the Top Ten list this week: John Darkow, Ed Wexler, Dave Whamond, Steve Sack, Chris Weyant and Adam Zyglis.

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

Jeff Koterba wins the week with this cartoon showing our battered democracy.

 

#2

Dave Granlund wins second place with a pandemic cartoon drawn before the assault on the Capitol.

#3

Jeff Koterba draws a happy ending to his #1 cartoon.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba also takes 4th place with this New Years cartoon, drawn before Wednesday’s Capitol assault.

 

#5

Ed Wexler‘s cartoon about Trump’s phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State was also drawn before Wednesday’s insurrection.

 

#5

Dave Whamond is tied for 5th place.

 

#7

Steve Sack snags 7th place with another rare drawing of Trump on the Top Ten.

 

#8

Jeff Koterba claims 8th place with the fourth of his incredible four cartoons on the Top Ten.

 

#9

Chris Weyant takes 9th place.

 

#10

Adam Zyglis rounds out the list at #10.


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Don’t miss our most popular cartoons of the week collections:

The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through April 11, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through April 3, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 28, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 20, 2021
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The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 6, 2021
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The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the the month of January, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 30th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 23rd, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 16th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 9th, 2021
Steve Sack’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Pat Byrnes’ Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Kevin Siers’ Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Rick McKee’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
John Darkow’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 2nd, 2021

Jeff Koterba’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Dave Whamond’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Peter Kuper’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Ed Wexler’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 26th, 2020

Daryl Cagle’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 19th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 5th, 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 28th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 21st, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 14th, 2020
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Attacking Democracy

It will be interesting to see if the cartoons criticizing Trump will get reprinted this week, after president incited the violence on Capitol Hill.

Newspaper editors don’t like to print cartoons about Trump. I thought I would take a more “optimistic” view than most of the cartoonists who were drawing battered and bruised symbols of democracy – my democracy bounces back.  See my archive here.

Here are a couple from Jeff Koterba.

Jeff is optimistic too, at least if you look at his eagle cartoons in this order.  I almost started drawing the feet idea with them trampling on the flag, but I didn’t.  Maybe I should.

Here’s Bill Day’s battered eagle.

Bulgarian CagleCartoonist Christo “Komar” Komarnitsky drew Trump assaulting the Statue of Liberty.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – December 5, 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (November 28th through December 5th 2020). The Top Ten cartoons were tightly bunched, and all were big hits with editors.

Five of the cartoons had Christmas themes. Seven of the cartoons are about the pandemic. As usual, no drawings of Trump were popular with newspaper editors. No cartoons about foreign issues were popular. 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints – that means the Top Ten cartoons are what readers see.

Dave Whamond had a great week again this week, with strong #1 and #4 cartoons. RJ Matson had a very impressive week, with the #2 and #6 cartoons. Dave Granlund is also second to no one with two cartoons in the Top Ten.

Congratulations to the other cartoonists with the most reprinted cartoons of the week, John Darkow, Rick McKee, Adam Zyglis and Jeff Koterba who continues his long streak in the Top Ten.

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 wins the week with this very popular Christmas/pandemic cartoon.

 

#2

RJ Matson takes second place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#3

John Darkow snags third place with this about the female football player at Vanderbilt – a topic that editors clearly wanted to see in cartoons.

 

#4

Dave Granlund is tied for 4th place again with the first of his three cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#4

Dave Whamond is also tied for 4th place with his second cartoon on the most reprinted list. Editors love cartoons that complain about how terrible this year has been.

 

#6

RJ Matson  takes 6th place with this beautiful rendering. Waterfalls are hard to draw, the Capitol building is hard to draw, and it is hard to make this dramatic perspective work.  This one is an eye-popper.

 

#7

Jeff Koterba claims 7th place with another Christmas/pandemic cartoon. Jeff seems to have carved out a permanent home on the weekly Top Ten.

 

#8

Dave Granlund is tied for 8th place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

 

#8

Rick McKee shares the tie for 8th place. Editors don’t seem to shy away from Biden cartoons, as they do with Trump cartoons, but cartoonists don’t draw Biden often.

 

#10

Adam Zyglis avoids drawing a self-portrait in this auto-biographical cartoon.


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Don’t miss our most popular cartoons of the week collections:

The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through April 11, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through April 3, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 28, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 20, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 13, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 6, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through February 27th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through February 20th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through February 13th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the the month of January, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 30th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 23rd, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 16th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 9th, 2021
Steve Sack’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Pat Byrnes’ Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Kevin Siers’ Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Rick McKee’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
John Darkow’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 2nd, 2021

Jeff Koterba’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Dave Whamond’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Peter Kuper’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Ed Wexler’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 26th, 2020

Daryl Cagle’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 19th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 5th, 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 28th, 2020
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Trump Toilet

Trump isn’t showing much respect to Congress these days. The president will not comply with any subpoenas from the House committees that are investigating him and the courts can’t do much about it because Trump’s term will be over by the time the courts come to any decisions. My cartoon shows Trump’s attitude about Congress.

This isn’t the first time I’ve drawn Trump on the toilet –here’s an oldie from a couple of years ago when it looked like Trump was spinning out and sinking with some forgettable issue of the moment.

Somehow I think Trump will have more visits to the cartoon toilet before long.

 

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TRUE Stupid Stuff 2!

Here’s another new batch of my old TRUE cartoons from the 1990’s – at least the ones that look like they could still be true. This is from a batch about government.

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Big Election for Republicans and Tic-Tac-Toe

The big election wins for Republicans gave us an elephant cartoon festival that continues today. Here is our great new collection of cartoons on the GOP sweep.

I posted three cartoons yesterday! The first one started out as I was thinking of the Republicans taking “a big bite of the apple” which didn’t quite work, because it looked like the elephant was damaging and consuming the capitol, so I went with a Capitol ice cream cone and a big lick. (No, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the perspective on the Capitol – hey, this is a cartoon.)

And here’s the GOP having a nice day, while the Democrats are having a lousy day.

Here’s the GOP win. They played a good game this time around.

Tic-Tac-Toe cartoons are a favorite of mine; they show more than winners and losers, tic-tac-toe shows a strategy. I drew this one when it became clear that Obama was going to beat Mitt Romney.

I drew this one four years earlier, when it was clear that Obama was going to beat McCain.

Tic-tac-toe isn’t only good for elections. I drew this one a few years ago, when Saddam Hussein’s regime fell.

I regret that my early Iraq cartoons were not very sophisticated, and were much to supportive of the war. I’ve learned my lesson this time around and all the warmongering media and public support for going back into Iraq looks like the old rush to war winning over the public again … as illustrated in the tic-tac-toe-oldie below. Somehow it looks like there is more tic-tac-toe to come.

 

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Happy GOP Wins Licks Congress

155874 600 Happy GOP Wins Licks Congress cartoons

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Obama Trips Over the Capitol

143705 600 Obama Trips Over the Capitol cartoons

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GOP Vote on ObamaCare Again

GOP Vote on ObamaCare Again © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Elephant, GOP, Capitol, Washington DC, toilet, Obamacare, healthcare, medicine

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GOP Vote on Obamacare… Again

The House Republicans have scheduled a meaningless vote on Wednesday to vent their anger at Obamacare, yet again. I thought I would draw a giant GOP elephant pooping in a pop-top Capitol toilet. It seemed appropriate.

I worried a bit about how to draw the Capitol as a pop-top toilet, particularly when the Capitol dome would need to be the toilet and the elephant would obscure much of the building. My solution was to pay little regard to the rules of perspective and just go with it – if people don’t get that the Capitol dome is hinged to the back of the toilet tank, well, it’s close enough.

I’ve gotten away from posting my sketches here and I’ve had a couple of requests to do it again, so here’s the rough pencil sketch.

Here is the finished line art. This is how most people will see the drawing in the newspapers that still typically print the editorial pages in black and white.

And here it is in color. Newspaper editors don’t like cartoons with potty themes; I’m not sure how much this one will be reprinted.