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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – October 3, 2020

Correction 10/14/20: I have to apologize for making an error in the Top Ten for this week, and it was a big error. John Darkow actually had both the #1 and #2 cartoons of the week, and both by a large margin – those darn stats! I have added the missing top cartoon as a second #1 cartoon, with a special congratulations to John for the incredible feat of capping the list with two mega-popular cartoons!

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (September 23rd through October 3rd, 2020). The news about President Trump contracting COVID generated a lot of cartoons on Friday, but none of them made the Top Ten. There was a lot of criticism of Trump’s overly aggressive debate performance, but not in the cartoons that editors chose to publish about the debate.

Congratulations to John Darkow for his #1 cartoon that outpaced the pack by a wide margin this week. Dave Granlund also had a great week with two cartoons on the list. Dave Whamond and Jeff Koterba continued their long streaks of Top Ten appearances. We had an unusual three way tie for ninth place so there are eleven cartoons on the list this week.

Kudos to the other cartoonists who made our list of the cartoons most published in newspapers this week, Steve Sack, Rick McKee, Gary McCoy, Randy Enos – 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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CORRECTED 10/14/20: Here is the correction, added as John’s second #1 cartoon of the week.  John Darkow has TWO cartoons in first place, both outpacing the pack by a big margin.

#1

John Darkow is in first place, outpacing the pack by a big margin.

#2

Dave Whamond follows with the #2 cartoon. Editors were interested only in debate cartoons that were even handed in their criticism of Trump and Biden.

 

#3

Steve Sack takes 3rd place. The pandemic’s effect on sports is a favorite topic for editors.

#4

Dave Granlund had a strong week with two cartoons in the Top Ten.

 

#5

Rick McKee takes 5th place with the only cartoon about the Supreme Court fight.

 

#6

I nabbed 6th place. The news cycle didn’t leave much space for the cartoons about Trump’s taxes. See my Daryl Cagle archive here..

 

#7

Dave Granlund’s even handed debate cartoon is his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

 

#7

Eighth place goes to Jeff Koterba with another even handed debate cartoon.

 

#9

Randy Enos shares a three way tie for 9th place with a pandemic at school cartoon, which has been the favorite topic of editors for months.

 

#9

Here is the first of two, conservative Gary McCoy cartoons that are tied for 9th place.

 

#9

Here is Gary McCoy’s second cartoon that is tied for 9th place.


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Trump Dances with China

I realize this cartoon is a bit ambiguous. Perhaps Trump is wrestling with China. Maybe Trump is “facing off” with China. Maybe there is something sexy going on with China that we can’t quite see. It is hard to tell. I went with “dance.” The USA will soon be adding another $250,000,000,000+ of tariffs to Chinese imports, which will move China to retaliate in other ways.

I draw lots of Trump-critical cartoons, but this one isn’t one of them. I think Trump’s approach to China is long overdue. I even posted this one as a “Trump Friendly” cartoon on our CagleCartoons.com newspaper syndication site – although, that is probably ambiguous too.

I’ve drawn Trump and a Chinese dragon before.

Dragons don’t have to represent China, although the chinese style dragons are more fun to draw. Here’s the dragon cartoon I drew the day after the election, when Trump defeated Hillary.

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Tariffs for China

In the crush of cartoons criticizing President Trump for his trade war with China, I haven’t noticed any that are supportive of Trump’s tariffs. Trump’s promises about tariffs and renegotiating more favorable trade agreements around the world were a driving force in his election. Frankly, I don’t mind the tariffs and the approach.  I consider this to be a mildly pro-Trump cartoon.

China had all they wanted in their trade relationship with the USA; Trump’s tariffs give China new and different things they want from America, that Trump should be willing to give up. That’s a negotiating tactic I see all the time as an artist working with businesses, but it seems to be lost on the pundits.

And I love drawing Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh – I’m going to stick with that. Here’s an earlier one.

 

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