Posts tagged Patrick Chappatte


Cartoon Complaint Campaigns

Tempers run short in turbulent times, so it is no surprise that provocative editorial cartoons sometimes get blowback from readers. Cartoons generate angry conversation on social media, but they seldom generate complaints to us, or to the newspapers that run them – unless there is an organized campaign to solicit complaints. These campaigns usually take the form of Facebook pages that demand that an editor or cartoonist is punished, or simply demands for an apology, and newspapers are often quick to apologize. Come take a look at our recent cartoons that generated complaint campaigns and made newspapers apologize or ban cartoons completely – and in one case, defend their choice to run the cartoon.

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Chappatte’s Brilliant Book!

Our brilliant CagleCartoonist, Patrick Chappatte, just came out with a brilliant new book, “This is the End.” Order the book here, for only $16.95.  See Patrick’s Best of the Decade here.  See our archive of Patrick’s newest cartoons here. 

Patrick made cartoon news last year when he was dropped by the New York Times in response to a cartoon another cartoonist drew, that Patrick had nothing to do with.  Sometimes editors don’t make a lot of sense.  Patrick’s book features his last cartoons from his years working with The New York Times.  I asked Patrick to send me some of his favorite cartoons from the book, along with his comments –here are some of Patricks great cartoons along with his comments …

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