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Heavy Spending

Here’s my new cartoon on the heavy spending in President Biden’s Infrastructure Bill.  I’m seeing inflation everywhere (except in official reports of the inflation rate). A whole lot of borrowed money has been pumped into the economy by Trump, and now Biden.

I haven’t drawn many conservative cartoons over the Trump years, but looking back on Obama’s eight years I was drawing a lot of cartoons that criticized Obama. Cartoonists like to criticize and with Democrats controlling Congress and the presidency, more of our CagleCartoonists, who aren’t know of drawing conservative cartoons, are drawing conservative cartoons.  Here are a few examples …

John Darkow

 

Ed Wexler

 

Bar van Leeuwen

 

Taylor Jones


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – April 3, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending April 3rd, 2021. Four cartoons are about Easter, five are about the pandemic and two are about infrastructure.

Congratulations to Rick McKee who ran well ahead of the pack with a strong first place cartoon. Congrats to Dave Whamond, Dave Granlund and Jeff Koterba who each have two cartoons in the Top Ten this week. Kudos to RJ Matson, Bill Day and John Darkow who also had most reprinted cartoons this week.

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#1

Rick McKee wins outpacing the pack!

#2

Dave Granlund takes second place with his first of two cartoons on the list.

 

#3

Jeff Koterba wins third place with his first of two most reprinted cartoons this week.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba nabs fourth place with his second cartoon on the Top Ten list.

 

#5

Dave Whamond takes the five spot with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#6

RJ Matson takes sixth place.

#7

Dave Granlund wins seventh place with his second cartoon on the list.

#8

Dave Whamond takes eighth place with his second of two cartoons on the Top Ten list.

 

#9

John Darkow snags ninth place.

 

#10

Bill Day takes tenth place.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – March 28, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending March 28th, 2021. Congratulations to Jeff Koterba for his #1 and #6 cartoons! Six of the ten top cartoons are about the pandemic; two are about immigration and two about the mass shooting.

And kudos to Dave Whamond and Dave Granlund who both also have two cartoons on the Top Ten.  Congrats to Steve Sack, Bruce Plante, Rick McKee and Monte Wolverton who also have Top Ten most reprinted cartoons this week.

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#1

Jeff Koterba wins first place with the first of two cartoons on the Top Ten list!

#2

Steve Sack takes second place.

 

#3

Dave Granlund wins third place with his first of two most reprinted cartoons this week.

 

#4

Bruce Plante nabs fourth place. Usually there are lots of March Madness cartoon metaphors, not this year.

#5

Dave Whamond takes the five spot with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#6

Jeff Koterba is in sixth place with his second of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#7

Dave Whamond takes seventh place with his second cartoon on the list.

 

#8

Dave Granlund snags eighth place with his second of two cartoons on the Top Ten list.

 

#9

Monte Wolverton snags ninth place.

 

#10

Rick McKee takes tenth place.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – March 20, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending March 20th, 2021. Congratulations to Steve Sack for his #1 cartoon! Eight of the ten top cartoons are about the pandemic.

And kudos to Dave Whamond who won the week with three cartoons in the Top Ten. Jeff Koterba and John Darkow  were impressive with two Top Ten cartoons each.  Congrats also go to Rick McKee and RJ Matson.

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#1

Steve Sack wins first place with Grandma!

#2

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

 

#3

Jeff Koterba wins third place. People love doggies.

 

#4

Dave Whamond nabs fourth place with his second of three cartoons on the list.

#5

Jeff Koterba takes the five spot with his second cartoon on the Top Ten.

#6

John Darkow is in sixth place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#7

Dave Whamond takes seventh place with his third cartoon on the list.

 

#8

RJ Matson snags eighth place with the fifth pandemic cartoon on the list.

 

#9

John Darkow snags ninth place with his second cartoon on the Top Ten, capping out the number of pandemic cartoons at eight.

 

#10

Rick McKee takes tenth place with his third cartoon in the Top Ten.


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The First Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I went back through our vast, PoliticalCartoons.com archives to find my favorite oldies about the First Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


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The first one is by the late, great, Mike Lane, the former Baltimore Sun cartoonist who was one of the founding cartoonists in our group when I started the CagleCartoons syndicate nearly 20 years ago. I miss Mike.

 

This one is by Jeff Parker, the former editorial cartoonist for Florida Today.  Jeff retired from editorial cartooning to draw the “Dustin” comic strip with Steve Kelley.  We miss Jeff!

 

This one is by Bill Schorr, former cartoonist for The New York Daily News, The Kansas City Star and The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. Bill retired and we miss Bill too!

 

The next three are by the great Dave Fitzsimmons, the cartoonist for The Arizona Daily Star.

 

The next two are from Bob Englehart, the former cartoonist for the Hartford Courant in Connecticut, who still draws for us and is very popular.

 

These two are by Rick McKee, the former cartoonist for The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia, who thankfully hasn’t retired. Rick also draws the classic comic panel “Pluggers” and a new comic strip, “Mt. Pleasant”.

 

This one is by the great John Darkow who draws for The Columbian Missourian and used to draw for The Columbia Daily Tribune.


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Cruel Canadian Cut

I’m disappointed to write that star Canadian cartoonist, Michael de Adder, was cut from five  Brunswick News, Inc. newspapers after drawing the cartoon below, about Donald Trump, golf and migrants. The New Brunswick newspapers didn’t run the cartoon that many say lost the gig for Michael, and they deny that they cancelled Michael’s contract because of the cartoon.


Wes Tyrell, the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists wrote about Michael’s firing:

Cartoonist Michael de Adder was let go from his job drawing editorial cartoons for all the major New Brunswick newspapers 24 hours after his Donald Trump cartoon went viral on social media, a job he held for 17 years.

Although he has stated there was no reason given for his firing, the timing was no coincidence.
Michael told me once that not only were the J.D. Irving owned New Brunswick newspapers challenging to work for, but there were a series of taboo subjects he could not touch. One of these taboo subjects was Donald Trump.

Michael deAdder has drawn many well-documented cartoons on Trump, they have however, systematically never been seen in the NB papers.

The Irvings have considerable corporate interests in the United States, but why would they care about cartoons potentially offending the American president? (As if Trump would be interested in reading news about Moncton, Saint John or even Restigouche.)

Even more puzzling, why would the Irvings care enough about a single Trump cartoon that they fire their award winning cartoonist?

A cartoon that didn’t even appear in their newspaper.

It’s simple really, J.D. Irving, Limited is not only a privately owned conglomerate headquartered in New Brunswick, its also an international behemoth with global reach. Trade has been an issue since Trump took office, trade that affects the Irvings directly, not to mention a host of other issues. And the President himself is an unknown quantity who punishes those who appear to oppose him.

Not long ago Rob Rogers lost his job at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for drawing cartoons about Trump, but he’s an American at an American newspaper. The Telegraph Journal and other newspapers in the chain are based in New Brunswick, and de Adder is a New Brunswicker.
Why is this happening in Canada?

de Adder’s Trump cartoons didn’t appear in the newspaper but they were viewed all across social media, something that probably went unnoticed most days by Irving. But his cartoon of June 26 couldn’t be ignored. The trope of political figures golfing and showing disdain for issues has been seen before, but deAdder’s take hit a nerve. It went viral and social media stars like George Takei even shared it. For a brief period de Adder was the poster boy for the Anti-Trump movement. A good place to be if you’re a cartoonist, but a bad place to be if you work for a foreign oil company with business ties to the United States.

Whether the powers that be in America would make the connection between de Adder’s cartoon and Brunswick News Inc doesn’t matter.

It seems that the Irving’s don’t want to take that chance. So they cut all ties.

A solid reason why an oil company has no business owning newspapers.

Wes Tyrell
President – Association of Canadian Cartoonists


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Dumping Refugees on the Dems

President Trump threatened to dump migrants on sanctuary cities last week. The mayors of the sanctuary cities, and the governor of my sanctuary state, California, all say that they welcome the refugees and I think they are sincere in that. What Trump sees as dumping human garbage on his political opponents to prove their hypocrisy would really amount to placing the migrants in places that are the most likely to truly welcome them and help them on their difficult journey. Much of the media buzz has been about how terrible Trump’s intentions are and how the move would be illegal; little attention has been paid to the fact that it is could be good for the migrants.

My cartoon shows how Trump views the plan.

 

Here are some of my recent migrant favorites by my cartoonist buddies. The migrant plan is the brainchild of Trump’s nefarious advisor, Stephen Miller, who Steve Sack contrasts with Melania.

 

My pal, Monte Wolverton draws the weaponization of migrants.

 

Trump seems to be fenced in by the law, as seen by my pal, John Cole.

 

My buddy Nate Beeler draws our “full” country.

 

My conservative buddy, Rick McKee sees opportunities to bash Democrats everywhere.

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Trump Giddyap

My new Trump emergency cartoon is inspired by the pushmi-pullyu  character from Doctor Dolittle and is something of a cartoon trope. Cartoonists have all drawn this kind of thing before. Still, it is fun to have the Jack-ass be an ass.

Not much different from an old Nickelodeon show I liked, CatDog. I drew CatDog way back in 2002 when HP merged with Compaq.

Things don’t change much.

 

 

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Wall Emergency!

President Trump has declared a wall emergency so he can build a border wall after a bruising battle with congress, which rejected his wall plans. We have lots of Declaration of Emergency cartoons! Here’s mine from yesterday.

This is my favorite emergency cartoon, from Dave Whamond

These three are by my buddy, Steve Sack

This is from my buddy, Rick McKee

And my buddy, Dave Granlund

… and my buddy, Jimmy Margulies

 

 

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Red Meat for Trump’s Base

The mid-term election is coming on Tuesday and president Trump’s strategy is to gin up fear and loathing of immigrants to motivate his base to come out and vote.

Editors don’t like blood in cartoons –but maybe delicious immigration red meat blood is different –it seems to work for Trump.

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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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Pied Piper

When President Trump described illegal immigrants as infesting America, I remembered an old cartoon I drew early in 2015 with Trump as the Pied Piper. Of-course, the Pied Piper legend was about a goofy troubadour who played his “pipe” to rid a town of rats, then, as the result of a payment dispute, he led the children out of town. Trump’s recent executive order that supposedly stopped jailing immigrant children seems to do little or nothing about the kids, who will continue to be imprisoned, one way or another –perhaps on military bases.

I lived in New York in the 1980s, and Trump was a big, local celebrity; he was a thin playboy, before he turned orange, and it took me some time to realize that present day plump-Trump doesn’t look much like the Trump I knew. Trump has filled out his figure and trimmed his formerly giant, bushy eyebrows. I had a svelte 1980s Trump in my memory as I drew this oldie with Trump entrancing the Republican Party.

Now it bothers me to look at this one. Looking at the kids in cages bothers me more.