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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – May 23, 2020

Here are the ten most popular cartoons of the week (May 16 -May 23).

Congratulations to Steve Sack who has the most popular cartoon of the week and two cartoons in the Top Ten! Bob Englehart also impresses with two of the most popular cartoons. Kudos go to the other cartoonists on the list, Dave Granlund, Dave Fitzsimmons, Bruce Plante, Jeff Koterba, Bill Day and RJ Matson. Eight of the Top Ten cartoons were about the pandemic – that is the fewest coronavirus cartoons on the list in weeks! We’ve flattened the curve!

Our top ten is a measure of how many of our subscribing newspaper editors choose to reprint each of our cartoons, from the 63 cartoonists in our syndication package. 20% of the cartoonists get 80% of the sales and reprints, and most of the cartoonists never make it into the Top Ten.  If you don’t like the top ten, take it up with your local newspaper editor. Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers subscribe to CagleCartoons.com.


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#1

The most popular cartoon of the week is by Steve Sack, who has TWO CARTOONS in the Top Ten this week.

 

#2

The second most popular cartoon of the week is by Dave Granlund.

 

#3

We have a tie for third place. This third most popular cartoon is by Dave Fitzsimmons.

 

#3

Tied for third place is this cartoon by Bruce Plante.

#5

We have another tie with both fifth place cartoons by Bob Englehart.

#5

Here’s the other cartoon that tied for fifth place, also by Bob Englehart.

#7

Here’s Steve Sack’s second cartoon in the Top Ten.

 

#8

The eighth most popular cartoon is from Jeff Koterba

#9

One of only two non-coronavirus cartoons in the Top Ten is by Bill Day.

 

#10

The other non-coronavirus cartoon in the Top Ten is from RJ Matson.


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Mr. Fish's Offensive Memorial Day Cartoons

One of my favorite cartoonists is Mr. Fish (Dwayne Booth). He doesn’t censor himself for taste at all. I appreciate Fish’s unwillingness to compromise, so I thought I would post a handful of his controversial Memorial Day cartoons that I would never have drawn myself.




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Veterans Day Cartoons to Warm an Editor’s Cold Heart

Veterans Day Cartoons to Warm an Editor’s Cold Heart

I run a syndicate, Caglecartoons.com, that distributes political cartoons to newspapers, and every year at this time we hear from editors complaining that there are few or no Veterans Day cartoons.

Some editors think of editorial cartoons as nothing more than little, topical jokes — this is troubling to political cartoonists who want to draw cartoons about solemn topics and bring a tear to the reader’s eye.

Unfortunately, editors for some of the biggest, most influential publications treat editorial cartoons as trivial jokes; a good example is Newsweek magazine, which likes to reprint cartoons that are like Jay Leno jokes, about a topic in the news but conveying no opinion that anyone would disagree with. Jay Leno jokes about the news all the time, and I have no idea what his personal opinions are.

Another wretched publication that diminishes editorial cartoons is The New York Times, which prints a weekly round-up of insipid cartoons under the title “Laugh Lines.” Don’t expect to see any thoughtful Veterans Day cartoons under the title “Laugh Lines.”

So, if a cartoonist wants to get his cartoons reprinted in The New York Times, Newsweek or some other big, national publication that likes funny, trivial jokes, he won’t be drawing any Veterans Day cartoons.

I have gathered a batch of some of my favorite Veterans Day cartoons from cartoonists who don’t care what New York Times and Newsweek editors think. These cartoons will bring a patriotic glow to even the dimmest editor as the cartoonists express their appreciation to our veterans.

Daryl Cagle is a political cartoonist and blogger for MSNBC.com; he is a past president of the National Cartoonists Society and his cartoons are syndicated to more than 850 newspapers, including the paper you are reading. Daryl’s books “The BIG Book of Campaign 2008 Political Cartoons” and “The Best Political Cartoons of the Year, 2010 Edition” are available in bookstores now.