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Liz Cheney Week

This week belonged to congresswoman Liz Cheney as she was kicked out of her Republican leadership position for refusing to tell lies about a “stolen election” and swear fealty to Trump. Here’s my cartoon.

And here are my Liz Cheney week favorites!

Steve Sack

 

Chris Weyant

 

Rick McKee


 

Taylor Jones

 

RJ Matson

 

Adam Zyglis

 

Dave Granlund

 

Dave Whamond

 

JD Crowe


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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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Top Ten Cartoons of January, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last month, January, 2021.  We usually do the Top Ten of the Week, but this week our stats were down for a couple of days as were were working on new programming. The weekly Top Ten will be back next Saturday.

January was a wild month with the pandemic, the presidential inauguration and the Capitol insurrection. New Years, Martin Luther King and GameStop also made the list.

This was an impressive month for Steve Sack, who had a strong #1 and and also scored in 6th place.  Dave Granlund also kicked cartoon butt with three cartoons on the list (#2, #5 and #9). Dave Whamond (#7 and #10) and Jeff Koterba (#3 and #4) each had two cartoons on the list. Kudos to Dave Fitzsimmons who had the #8 cartoon.

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

Steve Sack won the week with this great cartoon.

#2

Dave Granlund took second place with another pandemic cartoon.

#3

Jeff Koterba won third place with this New Years cartoon, posted after New Years Day.

#4

Jeff Koterba also took fourth place with this Capitol Insurrection cartoon.

#5

Dave Granlund took the five spot with this Inauguration Day cartoon.

#6

Steve Sack nabs sixth place with the pandemic and his second cartoon on the list.

#7

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

#8

Dave Fitzsimmons snags eighth place with this Martin Luther King Day memorial cartoon.

#9

Dave Granlund claims ninth place with his third cartoon in the Top Ten.

#10

Dave Whamond scores again with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.


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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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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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Too Close to Call!

Our reader supported site, Cagle.com, needs your support!  America needs editorial cartoonists now more than ever!  Please consider supporting Cagle.com and visit Cagle.com/heroes.  Our newspaper clients are in general decline and are crashing with the pandemic. Cartoonists need you now more than ever!

This morning the election is undecided, with President Trump claiming victory and the Biden campaign confident of victory. The lawsuits are starting and the cartoonists are drawing!  Here are the first cartoons about our election purgatory. I expect lots of great cartoons to keep coming in – keep your eyes on Cagle.com!

Martin “Shooty” Sutovec

 

John Darkow

 

Pat Bagley

 

Bob Englehart

 

John Cole

 

Adam Zyglis

 

Jeff Koterba

 

Joe Heller