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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – October 17, 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (October 10th, through October 17th, 2020). As usual, no drawings of President Trump were popular with newspaper editors.  Typically 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints; this week it is more like 10% of the cartoons getting 90% of the reprints as less popular cartoons got little or no ink and editors flocked to the same cartoons.

My own cartoon from last Sunday was #1 this week, by a big margin; in fact, it is the most reprinted cartoon since we starting keeping comparative download stats from subscribing newspaper editors at the beginning of the year.

Dave Whamond also stood well above the crowd with a #2 cartoon that would have been a strong #1 in any other week. Dave and I both had two cartoons on the Top Ten this week. Congratulations to the other cartoonists who made the unusually hot Top Ten this week, Dave Fitzsimmons, Steve Sack, Dave Granlund, Rick McKee, Kevin Siers and RJ Matson.

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

My own cartoon nabbed first place this week (and this year, so far), outpacing the pack by a big margin.  See the Daryl Cagle archive.

#2

Dave Whamond had a #2 cartoon that was unusually popular with editors; it is Dave’s first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#3

Dave Fitzsimmons takes 3rd place. It looks like “Halloween in these crazy times” is what editors want.

#4

Dave Whamond takes 4th place with his second of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#5

RJ Matson nabs 5th place as Republicans get closer to killing Obamacare.

 

#6

My own “Halloween in these crazy times” cartoon is tied for 6th place.  See the Daryl Cagle archive.

 

#6

Rick McKee shares 6th place with his “Halloween in these crazy times” cartoon.

 

#8

Dave Granlund takes 8th place with another “Halloween in these crazy times” cartoon.

 

#9

Steve Sack takes 9th place.

 

#10

And Kevin Siers takes the ten spot with a COVID “these crazy times” cartoon.


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Obama, Putin, Assad and Doggies

I think all world issues can be boiled down to doggies.

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More Nathan Bedford Forrest

This week the State of Tennessee’s Department of Transportation rejected a request from Nashville’s Metro Council (City Council) to plant foliage that would block the view of the atrocious Nathan Bedford Forrest statue that commuters see every day from Interstate 65.

I’m starting to enjoy Nathan as a cartoon character! I think I’ll use him some more in my local, Nashville Scene cartoons (the newest cartoon is below).

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Nashville’s Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

My latest local, altie Nashville Scene cartoon is about Nashville’s statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who fought defending Nashville from the Union Army, who was the founder of the Ku Kux Klan and the first “Grand Wizard of the KKK.” The hideous, privately owned, 25 foot tall, fiberglass statue is a local embarrassment as it can be clearly viewed from the freeway, surrounded by Confederate Battle Flags.

The statue is funny on a number of levels: the general has blue jewels for eyeballs; he has a golden pony without knees or eyeballs; and the image of Nathan Bedford Forrest looks nothing like what the general actually looked like. The statue’s sculptor was once the attorney for James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Local officials have been trying to find ways to get rid of the eyesore, or to cover it up. One solution was to have the state of Tennessee plant fast growing trees next to the freeway to block the view of the statue. The owner of the plot responded with a plan to raise the fiberglass statue onto stilts, so that it could still be seen above the trees.

Gotta love Nashville.

 

NathanBedfordForrestFinger

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No Saluting the Confederate Flag

No Saluting the Confederate Flag © Daryl Cagle,CagleCartoons.com,Confederate Battle Flage,Charleston,South Carolina,race,flag burning,Salute,pledge of allegiance,children,civil war,South,rebel flag,star and bars,stars 'n bars

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Jumping Into Iraq

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Iraq It Sucks to be You

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Two Faced Russian Seal

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Send Message to Syria

136862 600 Send Message to Syria cartoons

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Assad Stops Shooting

Assad Stops Shooting © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Syria,Bashar Assad,civil war,blood,shooting,gun

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Count On Us

Count On Us © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,army, Iraq, beheading, decapitation, gun, Berg, roadside bombs, murder, kidnappings, cutting heads, dragging, bodies, prison, abuse, civilian, casualties, humiliating, Saddam Hussein, civil war