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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – July 10, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  July 10th, 2021. Congratulations to Jeff Koterba who took the #1 spot by a wide margin and had the most reprints overall for the week.

Dave Granlund had an impressive week with three cartoons in tot Top Ten, and Steve Sack has two cartoons on the list. Kudos to the other CagleCartoonists who had the most reprinted cartoons this week: John Darkow, Monte Wolverton, Dave Whamond and a new cartoonist we welcomed to the syndicate this week, Rivers. Newspaper editors were interested in a wide variety of topics this week.

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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#1

Dave Whamond ‘s cartoon was most popular with editors last week!

 

#2

John Darkow takes second place.

 

#3

Monte Wolverton wins third place with this hot cartoon.

 

#4

Dave Granlund claims fourth place with his first of three cartoons on the most reprinted list.

 

#5

Steve Sack takes the five spot!

 

#6

Dave Whamond takes sixth place.

 

#7

Our new cartoonist, Rivers nabs seventh place with his first appearance in the Top Ten.

 

#8

Steve Sack takes eighth place.

 

#9

Dave Granlund takes ninth place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

 

#10

Dave Granlund places his third cartoon on the list at number ten.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – July 3, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  July 3rd, 2021. Five of the ten cartoons are about the Fourth of July.

Dave Whamond took the #1 spot. Dick Wright actually had the most reprints overall, and Jeff Koterba had another impressive week with three cartoons in the Top Ten.

And Kudos to the other CagleCartoonists who made it into our Top Ten most reprinted cartoon of the week list: Pat Bagley , Peter Kuper, Steve Sack, Rick McKee, and Bill Day.

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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, editorial cartoonists who depend on newspapers sink too, and along with them, our Cagle.com site.

The world needs political cartoonists more now than ever. Please consider supporting Cagle.com and visit Cagle.com/heroes.

#1

Dave Whamond ‘s cartoon was most popular with editors last week!

 

#2

Dick Wright takes second place.

 

#3

Pat Bagley wins third place with this hot cartoon.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba claims fourth place with his first of three cartoons on the most reprinted list.

 

#5

Peter Kuper takes the five spot! Readers love doggies..

 

#6

Steve Sack takes sixth place.

 

#7

Jeff Koterba nabs seventh place with his second of three cartoons on the list.

 

#8

Rick McKee takes eighth place.

 

#9

Bill Day takes ninth place.

 

#10

Jeff Koterba places his third cartoon on the list at number ten.


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SUSIE on the PLASTIC CRISIS

My brilliant cartoonist/journalist daughter, Susie Cagle writes today about her work and one of her most popular stories for The Guardian newspaper. Please visit Susie’s page on Patreon to support her and cartoon journalism.  From Susie …

For the last year, I was the West Coast climate and environment reporter at the Guardian. It was an unusual mix for a staff position at a news outlet, allowing me to do both traditional written journalism as well as cartoons. My first piece for them was a huge comic exploring the massive amount of plastic waste humans have created.  

This comic was exceptionally successful — shared around the world, translated into at least five languages and used in education programs in at least three countries (as far as I know). The Guardian chose it as one of their top stories from 2019.

But it’s the kind of story that’s rarely able to exist, because of the journalism industry’s constraints and expectations. Comics journalism is super popular, but also super labor intensive and super time-consuming. Even the editors most enthusiastic about this still emerging medium often don’t totally understand just how much effort it takes to do two jobs, as both reporter and illustrator. Outlets are reluctant to spend much on cartoons — and even less on comics journalism.

Now that I’m working as a freelancer again, support from readers through Patreon bolsters my ability to keep doing these kinds of projects. Thanks for learning more about my work, and I hope you’ll consider becoming a patron!
Susie Cagle

See Susie’s story about about food workers in the pandemic!

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California Burger Police

My cartoon today is bound to anger many of my readers, who expect me to draw liberal cartoons consistently. I’ll explain it! (But my readers will still be angry. Sorry.)

First, notice how I made San Francisco Bay into the state’s mouth? (You have to consider his purple tongue as part of the land defining the shape of the bay.)

My blue, California Burger Policeman is yelling a list of War Against Burgers issues that I face when I go out to eat in Los Angeles. Here’s what the burger policeman is yelling about …

Only small cups for soda!
The California legislature is expected to pass a bill soon that will limit restaurant sales of sugary drinks, like Coca Cola, to small sized cups only. A punitive tax on sugary drinks is also expected to pass statewide, following a similar measure in the city of Berkeley that is seen as successful because it has succeeded in getting poor people to drink more water instead of more expensive soda.

Use this paper straw!
Plastic straws are being banned throughout California, replaced by paper straws that get soggy quickly.

Pay an extra waiter surcharge!
The City of San Francisco has passed a law requiring restaurants to pay underpaid waiters much more. Most restaurants have passed the increased costs on to customers by raising food prices, but many San Francisco restaurants have added a separate surcharge to the bill to account for for the extra cost.

Did you request this straw first? NO? Then FIRE the waiter!
Some jurisdictions in California, including Los Angeles, have new laws that impose severe penalties on restaurants that give straws to customers who didn’t ask for a straw first. There are inspectors who go to restaurants to check on compliance with the straw law, and if they find a customer didn’t ask for a straw before the waiter gave out a straw, they sock the restaurant with a big fine –this leaves restaurants in the position of mitigating the risk of big fines by clamping down on employees. I went out to dinner at the Olive Garden last week and the waitress told me that the staff was warned that if they ever handed out a straw, without the customer asking for it first, they would be fired on the spot. Of-course, the law doesn’t require that waiters be fired, but the penalties are so severe that restaurants threaten the waiters with similarly severe penalties to strike the fear of non-compliance in the waiters.

Free the chickens!
California passed a law not long ago, that requires better living conditions for chickens, who can no longer be kept in small, efficient cages, thereby giving the chickens a better, and more costly, free-range lifestyle.

Cow Farts, Styrofoam and Banning Beef
These issues transcend California, so no explanation here.

I’m usually a liberal cartoonist, but I love my burgers and conservative complaints about the War on Burgers resonate with me, unlike the fictional War on Christmas.

My buddy Pat Bagley drew a similar cartoon from the opposite point of view, that is surely more acceptable to our liberal readers …

If I drew conservative cartoons all the time, I would have a much more successful career as an editorial cartoonist.

Really.

I should write a blog post about that.

 

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AMAZING

These maze cartoons were a proposal for a maze puzzle that I pitched to the syndicates as a Sunday funnies weekly feature way back in 1992.

I like drawing mazes; there is something relaxing about the mindlessness of it. When this feature didn’t get syndicated, the “Really Amazing” “drop panel” on the right evolved into the pitch for my TRUE cartoons in 1994.

Editors often ask us for puzzles, but not enough to pay someone to create puzzles for Cagle Cartoons, I think. Still, if there was something amazing, we’d consider it.

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Trump vs. California

My blue, home state of California has taken the lead in pushing back against President Trump, from dozens of lawsuits to legislation about taxes, the environment and immigration among many other things. Trump doesn’t like push-back and California’s “sanctuary cities” really make Trump mad – that’s why I drew that face-off.

 

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California Fires

The fires around me in Southern California are terrible this week. The skies are brown, the ash falls like snow, and the firemen are heroes. Here’s my California flag cartoon on the firefighters.

There’s lots of frightening stuff going on outside! Stay safe!

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El Diablo Volkswagen

Here’s my Volkswagen cartoon – this is a simple “name-calling” cartoon; editorial cartooning in its purest form.

I thought about making a Volkswagen car into a devil, but I didn’t think that would be too easy to read, so I went with the logo, which is a little strange looking, but what the hell. And I included lots of hellish smoke. I notice the Yahtzee cartoon for this issue is a Volkswagen logo obscured with smoke, or with a little exhaust pipe and smoke.

My favorite so far is from Danish cartoonist Herbjorn Skogstad, who drew a guy doing a giant Volkswagen fart. I think it is the duty of editorial cartoonists to draw farts, poop, dogs and Statues of Liberty at every opportunity.