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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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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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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – January 9, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (January 2nd through January 9th 2021).

This week was dominated by the news of President Trump inciting a mob to assault the Capitol and 7 out of the 10 cartoons are on this topic, and the three cartoons on other topics were drawn before Wednesday’s insurrection. Editors resist reprinting cartoons that depict president Trump, but the news this week was severe enough that two drawings of Trump made the Top Ten.

The Top Ten cartoons are what most readers see since only 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints. This week the curve was flattened a bit as the top cartoons got less reprints than usual and more cartoons did relatively well.

Another fascinating thing about the week is the incredible performance of Jeff Koterba who has the #1, #3, #4 and #8 cartoons on the Top Ten list, dominating American newspaper editorial pages for the week!

Congratulations to the other CagleCartoonists who made the Top Ten list this week: John Darkow, Ed Wexler, Dave Whamond, Steve Sack, Chris Weyant and Adam Zyglis.

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

Jeff Koterba wins the week with this cartoon showing our battered democracy.

 

#2

Dave Granlund wins second place with a pandemic cartoon drawn before the assault on the Capitol.

#3

Jeff Koterba draws a happy ending to his #1 cartoon.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba also takes 4th place with this New Years cartoon, drawn before Wednesday’s Capitol assault.

 

#5

Ed Wexler‘s cartoon about Trump’s phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State was also drawn before Wednesday’s insurrection.

 

#5

Dave Whamond is tied for 5th place.

 

#7

Steve Sack snags 7th place with another rare drawing of Trump on the Top Ten.

 

#8

Jeff Koterba claims 8th place with the fourth of his incredible four cartoons on the Top Ten.

 

#9

Chris Weyant takes 9th place.

 

#10

Adam Zyglis rounds out the list at #10.


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