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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – June 26, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  June 26th, 2021.

This was a great week for Jeff Koterba, who took the #1 spot by a big margin and has an impressive three cartoons in the Top Ten. Jeff was also the most reprinted cartoonist of the week overall.

And congrats to Dick Wright, Steve Sack and Dave Whamond who each have two cartoons in the Top Ten. And kudos to Dave Granlund who also made the list after an unbelievable performance last week.

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Jeff Koterba‘s cartoon was most popular with editors last week!



Dave Whamond takes second place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.



Jeff Koterba wins third place with his second of an incredible THREE cartoons in the Top Ten.



Dick Wright claims fourth place with his first of two cartoons on the most reprinted list.



Jeff Koterba takes the five spot with his THIRD cartoon in the Top Ten this week.



Dick Wright takes sixth place with his second cartoon on the list.



Steve Sack nabs seventh place with his first of two cartoons on the list.



Dave Granlund takes eighth place following his dominant performance last week.



Steve Sack takes ninth place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.



Dave Whamond places his second cartoon on the list at number ten.

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Cardinals, Scalia and Hugo Chavez

Here are my most recent two – I think cardinals are great fun.  See more Pope Retirement cartoons here.

128296 600 Cardinals, Scalia and Hugo Chavez cartoons

And Justice Scalia likened the Voting Rights Act to a racial “entitlement” … we have a great collection of Scalia cartoons, here’s mine …

128175 600 Cardinals, Scalia and Hugo Chavez cartoons

The big cartoon news this week was the death of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez – and we’ve gotten lots of Chavez cartoon traffic. The death of a despot is always great fodder for cartoons.  The most popular Chavez cartoon, by far, is this gem by Hajo
128266 600 Cardinals, Scalia and Hugo Chavez cartoons

We have a great collection of Chavez Obituary cartoons here.  Come enjoy!


Catholics and Condoms

Our good friend, cartoonist Michael McParlane, couldn’t help himself when it came to drawing this cartoon about the Catholic Church and the ongoing debate about birth control.

Here’s what McParlance said:

I’ve always felt that most, if not all religious “leaders” are misogynistic war-mongering perverts. Birth control ought to be an individual decision and not subject to legislation.


Catholic Church Crisis and Cartoon Circus

As the Vatican defends against lawsuits and launches a public relations blitz to defend the Pope, editorial cartoons may be the most visible, powerful and damning criticism the church faces. The cartoon floodgates have opened as editorial cartoonists around the world have released a deluge of Pope bashing cartoons.

By an odd coincidence, the Catholic Church has a strong presence in countries that happen to have a strong tradition of cartooning and the passionate anger of cartoonists who were raised in the church has been on display recently like never before.

Here is a selection of church scandal cartoons from around the globe.

Daryl Cagle is a political cartoonist and blogger for; he is a past president of the National Cartoonists Society. Daryl’s cartoons are syndicated to more than 850 newspapers, including the paper you are reading now. Daryl’s books “The BIG Book of Campaign 2008 Political Cartoons” and “The Best Political Cartoons of the Year, 2010 Edition” are available in bookstores now.