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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – September 26, 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (September 19th through September 26th, 2020).

Three of the top cartoons are about the pandemic, five are about Justice Ginsburg and her Supreme Court seat.

Congratulations to Dave Whamond for taking the #1 spot, and to Dave Granlund at #2. The top two cartoons outpaced the pack by a wide margin this week.

Kudos to Steve Sack and Jeff Koterba who each have two cartoons in the Top Ten. And congrats to the other cartoonists who made our list of the cartoons most published in newspapers this week, Pat Bagley, Rick McKee, John Darkow – and me.

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

Dave Whamond is in first place with school during the pandemic continuing to be the favorite topic for editors.

#2

Dave Granlund follows with the #2 cartoon, also about kids and the pandemic.

 

#3

Jeff Koterba takes 3rd place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#4

I nabbed fourth place.  See the Daryl Cagle archive here.

 

#5

Pat Bagley takes 5th place with the only cartoon about the election.

 

#6

Rick McKee took 6th place with the second of five cartoons in the Top Ten about Justice Ginsburg and her Supreme Court.

#7

Seventh place goes to John Darkow with this somber RBG cartoon.

#8

Eighth place goes to Steve Sack with the first of his two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#9

Jeff Koterba shares a tie for 9th place with his second of two cartoons in the Top Ten this week.

#9

Steve Sack wraps up the list, tied for 9th place, with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.


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Stand Your Ground, Baby King, Nuclear Option and Soooo Hot

Here’s my weekly batch of new cartoons.  The first one is my “Stand Your Ground” cartoon.  Any cartoon about guns gets a lot of crazy response – as this one did.  People are such nuts.  Here is the rough pencil sketch.

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Next I did the finished line art. I dragged three different speech balloons into position in a layer in Photoshop, rather than actually drawing all the speech balloons.

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I had mixed feelings about whether to leave it as line art for the black and white version. There is something elegant about line art with no tone – but I couldn’t make up my mind, so I did a gray version, and I made both versions available to the syndication customers. Interestingly, half of the editors downloaded the line version, and half went for the gray version. Go figure.134921 600 Stand Your Ground, Baby King, Nuclear Option and Soooo Hot cartoons

Here it is in color.  I added some subtle texture to the ground.134922 600 Stand Your Ground, Baby King, Nuclear Option and Soooo Hot cartoons

Here is how it looked the next day in my local newspaper, the Santa Barbara News-Press.

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Lots of cartoonists were drawing cartoons that were critical of the media attention paid to the new baby future king of England. I thought I would go with cute rather than critical. I don’t have any angry feelings about this subject. Cute is fine with me. Here is the line art that most people will see in the newspaper.

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And here’s the color.  I’m trying to do more color that looks like I’m using a sponge, as I used to do back in the days when i painted with gouache.

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We almost saw the “Nuclear Option” happen in the Senate, when Senator Harry Reid threatened to get rid of the filibuster rules that Republicans were using to block Obama nominees.  There was a compromise, but I suspect we’ll see this Nuclear Option thing happen again soon.  Here’s the gray version, with sponge texture (the line art was too spare on this one, it needed gray tone).

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Yes, that’s a very Herblockian “Mr. A-Bomb.”  Gotta love Herblock.  Here’s the color version, with spongy texture.

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Most of the country had a crazy heat wave last week, which is always a good excuse for a trite, Global Warming cartoon.  This one was fun to draw, and I went with the line art – no gray tone for the black and white version of this one.

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And here’s the color version …

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That’s it!  I think I’ll draw Detroit tomorrow.