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Top Ten Cartoons of 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the year, 2020. We have about 700 newspapers in the USA that subscribe to our CagleCartoons.com syndicate service and we collect data on which cartoons newspaper editors download; these cartoons were the biggest hits – each was the #1 cartoons the week it ran.

The most reprinted cartoons of the year provide a clear lesson in what newspaper editors wanted to see with five of the cartoons explicitly about the pandemic and a couple of others generally about bad times. The cartoons emphasize how much editors want to see cartoons about holidays and events (Christmas, New Year, Election Day, Daylight Savings Time Day, change of season). The cartoons also clearly show how most newspaper editors tend to avoid cartoons about politics and president Trump, to the frustration of the political cartoonists.

What is most amazing about the Top Ten cartoons this year is the stellar performance of Dave Granlund who took the #1 and #2 spots with the most reprinted cartoons of the year. Jeff Koterba, Dave Whamond and I have two cartoons each on the list.

Congratulations to the other cartoonists with a most reprinted cartoons of the year: Dave Fitzsimmons. Rick McKee and Steve Sack! Check out the cartoons below!


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#1

Dave Granlund wins the year with this wildly popular Christmas/Pandemic cartoon.

 

#2

Dave Granlund also takes second place with this Election Day reminder cartoon. Call to vote cartoons were very popular this year.

 

#3

Jeff Koterba takes third place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#4

Dave Whamond takes 4th place, with the first of two cartoons on the list. Cartoons complaining about what a terrible year 2020 was, were very popular.

 

#5

I took 5th place with this general complaint about the bad times.

 

#6

Jeff Koterba takes 6th place with this COVID/New Year combo – his second on the list.

 

#7

My second cartoon on the list was a call to vote emphasizing “mail-in voting” which President Trump claimed was fraudulent because more Democrats tend to vote by mail.

 

#8

Dave Whamond claims 8th place with this cartoon about distance learning. Cartoons about school during the pandemic were top performers with editors this year.

 

#9

Rick McKee takes 9th place with Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#10

Steve Sack nabs tenth place with this lovely Autumn/how-bad-things-are cartoon.


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Don’t miss our most popular cartoons of the week collections:

The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through April 11, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through April 3, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 28, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 20, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 13, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through March 6, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through February 27th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through February 20th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through February 13th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the the month of January, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 30th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 23rd, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 16th, 2021
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 9th, 2021
Steve Sack’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Pat Byrnes’ Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Kevin Siers’ Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Rick McKee’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
John Darkow’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of the week through January 2nd, 2021

Jeff Koterba’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Dave Whamond’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
The Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020
Peter Kuper’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Ed Wexler’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 26th, 2020

Daryl Cagle’s Top Ten Most Reprinted Cartoons of 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 19th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through December 5th, 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 28th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 21st, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 14th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through November 7th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through October 31st, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through October 24th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through October 17th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through October 10th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through October 3rd, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through September 26th, 2020
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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through August 22nd, 2020
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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through August 8th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through August 1st, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through July 25th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through July 18th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through July 11th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through July 4th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through June 20th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through June 13th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through June 6th, 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through May 30th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through May 23rd, 2020

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through May 16th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through May 8th, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Pandemic (as of May 4th)
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through May 2nd, 2020
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through 4/26/20, (all coronavirus)

Top Ten Cartoons of the Week through 4/18/20, (all coronavirus)
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week, through 4/11/20 (all coronavirus)
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week, 4/4/20 (all coronavirus)
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week, 3/29/20 (all coronavirus)
Top Ten Cartoons of the Week, 3/21/20 (all coronavirus)

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The Most Popular Cartoons of the Month, May 2020

Here are the most popular cartoons of the month of May, 2020. Regular readers of my blog and newsletter will have seen all of these cartoons in our weekly roundups of the Top Ten Most Popular cartoons. 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. The list clearly shows that newspaper editors have been looking for cartoons about the lighter side of the pandemic.

I’d like to keep these lists to only ten cartoons, but this month we had a three way tie for the 10th place cartoon so there are 12 cartoons on the list. Out of the top 12, a whopping five cartoons are by Jeff Koterba of The Omaha World-Herald (Jeff sneaked two of those into the tie for 10th place). The #1 cartoon is by Steve Sack of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. I had two cartoons on the list myself. Congratulations to the other cartoonists with the most reprinted cartoons this month, RJ Matson, Nate Beeler, Dave Granlund and Randy Enos.

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.


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, so do editorial cartoonists who depend on newspapers, and along with them, our Cagle.com site, that our small, sinking syndicate largely supports, along with our fans.

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#1

The most reprinted cartoon of the month is from Steve Sack.

 

#2

The second most popular cartoon of the month is by Jeff Koterba.

 

#3

This third most popular cartoon is also by Jeff Koterba.

 

#4

RJ Matson takes 4th place with this gem.

#5

My cartoon is in 5th place. See the Daryl Cagle archive here.

#6

I’m also in 6th place. See my archive.

#7

Jeff Koterba is tied for 7th place with his third cartoon on the most reprinted list.

#7

Nate Beeler is also tied for 7th place.

#9

Dave Granlund is in 9th place.

 

#10

Here’s Randy Enos in a three way tie for 10th place.

#10

Jeff Koterba has two of the three cartoons tied for #10

#10

This is Jeff Koterba‘s second cartoon tied for #10. Jeff dominates with an impressive five cartoons on our most reprinted cartoons of the month list.


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Don’t miss our previous most popular cartoon lists:
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week through May 30th, 2020
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week through May 23rd, 2020
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week through May 16th, 2020
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week through May 8th, 2020
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Pandemic (as of May 4th)
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week through May 2nd, 2020
The Most popular Cartoons of the Week through 4/26/20, (all coronavirus)
The Most popular Cartoons of the Week through 4/18/20, (all coronavirus)
The Most popular Cartoons of the Week, through 4/11/20 (all coronavirus)
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week, 4/4/20 (all coronavirus)
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week, 3/29/20 (all coronavirus)
The Most Popular Cartoons of the Week, 3/21/20 (all coronavirus)

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Editors Who Insist That We Edit First

I’m just now getting back to work after a lovely NCS Reuben Awards weekend and some bleary-eyed days of bookkeeping. While I was away, our cartoonist, Randy Enos, drew this Trump cartoon that made editors angry – they insisted we should have never posted it. Even though the editors print only a select few cartoons in our CagleCartoons.com package that we post for syndication, they often object to being exposed to cartoon choices that they find objectionable. This one made some vocal editors angry.

I also get mail from readers who wonder why we don’t post pro-Trump cartoons. The answer is: we don’t have any pro-Trump cartoons. I don’t know any cartoonists are are pro-Trump.