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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – December 26, 2020

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

There were no big, dominating hit cartoons this week, with all of the Top Ten cartoons performing moderately well and tightly bunched. We saw a transition from Christmas themed cartoons to New Years cartoons.  Seven of the ten cartoons allude to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders.

The Top Ten cartoons are what most readers see since only 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints.

John Cole won the week with a snowy/COVID/remote-learning cartoon. Rick McKee and Jeff Koterba are impressive with two cartoons each on the Top Ten list.

Congratulations to the other cartoonists with the most reprinted cartoons of the week: Bill Day, Dave Whamond, Dave Granlund,  John Darkow, and Dave Fitzsimmons.

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


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, editorial cartoonists who depend on newspapers sink too, and along with them, our Cagle.com site.

The world needs political cartoonists more now than ever. Please consider supporting Cagle.com and visit Cagle.com/heroes.

 

#1

John Cole wins the week.

 

#2

Bill Day wins second place with a Christmas Pandemic cartoon.

 

#3

Dave Fitzsimmons takes third place with this Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba takes 4th place, drawing the Russia hack.

 

#5

Rick McKee claims 5th place with this COVID/Christmas cartoon.

 

#7

Rick McKee wins again, with this 7th place, New Years cartoon.

 

#8

John Darkow snags 8th place with a COVID/Crhistmas combo cartoon, which is clearly what editors wanted this holiday week.

 

#8

Dave Granlund claims 8th place.

 

#9

Dave Whamond takes 9th place with New Years/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#10

Jeff Koterba takes tenth place with his second cartoon on the Top Ten list, another nice Christmas/COVID cartoon.


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Matson Christmas!

RJ Matson is another one of the all time great editorial cartoonists!  RJ was the longtime cartoonist for The St. Louis Post Dispatch and he draws for Roll Call in Washington DC, he’s drawn for Mad Magazine, The New Yorker and a gazillion different places. I went through our archives to select my favorite Matson Christmas cartoons – enjoy!

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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – December 19, 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (December 27th through December 19th 2020).

Five of the cartoons have Christmas themes, eight of the cartoons are about COVID19. As usual, no drawings of Trump or Biden made the Top Ten. No cartoons about foreign issues were popular.  There are three ties which is quite unlikely considering the large number of editors downloading cartoons.

The Top Ten cartoons are what readers see since only 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints.

John Darkow won the week with a Christmas/COVID cartoon,  Jeff Koterba had two cartoons in the Top Ten. Great work, gentlemen!

Congratulations to the other cartoonists with the most reprinted cartoons of the week: Gary McCoy, Dave Whamond, Steve Sack, Dave Granlund, Bruce Plante, Dave Fitzsimmons and Pat Bagley.

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


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, editorial cartoonists who depend on newspapers sink too, and along with them, our Cagle.com site.

The world needs political cartoonists more now than ever. Please consider supporting Cagle.com and visit Cagle.com/heroes.

 

#1

John Darkow wins the week with this Christmas/pandemic cartoon.

 

#2

Gary McCoy is tied for second place with another Christmas Pandemic cartoon.

 

#2

Dave Whamond shares the tie for second place with another Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#4

Steve Sack takes 4th place with yet another Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#5

Dave Granlund shares a tie for 5th place with this COVID vaccine cartoon.

 

#5

Bruce Plante shares the tie for 5th place with this vaccine cartoon.

 

#7

Jeff Koterba claims 7th place with a “what a bad year 2020 was” New Years cartoon – a theme that editors love.

 

#8

Dave Fitzsimmons wins 8th place with yet another Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#9

Pat Bagley ties for 9th place with an oldie that he strategically reposted to the syndication flow. This is the first time I can recall that a reposted oldie made the Top Ten. A heavy snowstorm hit the northeast, and Washington DC this week.

 

#9

Jeff Koterba shares 9th place with this vaccine cartoon, which is Jeff’s second cartoon in the Top Ten this week.


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COVID Christmas!

Here’s my new COVID Christmas cartoon.

Here are some recent COVID Christmas favorites from the Cagle Cartoonists. This one is by Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte.

 

This one is by Pat Byrnes.

 

These two are by the great Dave Whamond.

 

And here’s my own Christmas COVID cartoon again, from a couple of weeks ago.

I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of these soon!


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – December 12, 2020

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of last week (December 5th through December 12th 2020).

Six of the cartoons combined Christmas with Covid themes, which is clearly what newspaper editors want to see right now. As usual, no drawings of Trump or Biden made the Top Ten, even as transition problems and Trump’s last lawsuit dominated cable news. No cartoons about foreign issues were popular, despite some excellent cartoons about Boris Johnson, the EU and failing Brexit trade negotiations.

The Top Ten cartoons are what readers see since only 20% of the cartoons get 80% of the reprints.

Rick McKee won the week with a strong #1 cartoon,  Jeff Koterba and John Darkow each had two cartoons in the Top Ten. Great work, gentlemen.

Congratulations to the other cartoonists with the most reprinted cartoons of the week, RJ MatsonPat ByrnesNate Beeler, Dave Granlund and John Cole.

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


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, editorial cartoonists who depend on newspapers sink too, and along with them, our Cagle.com site.

The world needs political cartoonists more now than ever. Please consider supporting Cagle.com and visit Cagle.com/heroes.

 

#1

Rick McKee wins the week with this very popular Christmas/pandemic cartoon.

 

#2

RJ Matson takes second place with this impressive cartoon that he tells me he created in Photoshop in only two hours. Unbelievable.

 

#3

Jeff Koterba snags third place with this Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#4

Jeff Koterba takes 4th place with another Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#5

Nate Beeler takes 5th place with this Christmas/COVID combo cartoon.

 

#6

Pat Byrnes claims 6th place with this COVID cartoon.

 

#7

John Darkow claims 7th place with a cartoon implying that 2020 was a bad year and 2021 will be better – one of the most popular themes for editors.

 

#8

John Darkow wins 8th place with this Chuck Yeager memorial cartoon. There was a time when obit cartoons were the most popular with editors, but those days have been drowned out by the pandemic.

 

#9

Dave Granlund nabs 8th place with the only cartoon about the ugly presidential transition that dominates the news, but not the ink. The candy coating of a 2020 year cartoon makes it a cartoon that editors will swallow.

 

#10

John Cole takes 10th place with a cartoon about virtual learning during the pandemic. Education during the pandemic is another favorite theme for editors.


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COVID Christmas

A day after Thanksgiving and the cartoonist all turn to Christmas. (Actually they were starting to draw Christmas cartoons well before Thanksgiving, but I waited until the day after.)

My cartoon is inspired by the tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas. I love Peanuts and this classic TV special.

A little love won’t help with the pandemic this Christmas, but some common sense, limiting travel and wearing masks will help.

The Charlie Brown Christmas tree is not an uncommon metaphor in editorial cartoons. After I drew my COVID tree I did a search in our vast PoliticalCartoons.com database and I found this nice one from CagleCartoonist Dave Whamond.

Going back farther, I found this one by CagleCartoonist Milt Priggee, from ten years ago.

That’s the Obama/Biden campaign logo on the ornament. I can’t remember what was going on that would make Milt draw this, two years after Obama’s election, but I like Milt’s tree better than mine. Charlie Brown’s tree always leans to the left; leaning to the right is wrong – maybe Milt didn’t like Obama leaning to the right.


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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.

The world needs political cartoonists more now than ever. Please consider supporting Cagle.com and visit Cagle.com/heroes.  We need you! Don’t let the cartoons die!

 

 

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TRUE SEX 3!

Yet another new collection of my old TRUE cartoons, about sex! This is TRUE SEX part 3. I’m updating and entering these into our PolticalCartoons.com store as go through these oldies. I’ll have a few more batches before I run out of evergreens.

 

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TRUE Life Stuff!

This new batch of my old TRUE cartoons is about our crazy lifestyles here in America. Things in our lives haven’t changed much since I drew these – except for the televisions. And phones.

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Trump Christmas

Trump will have a nice Christmas morning!

This Christmas morning scene is something I bring back every four or five years. Here’s an oldie from a Christmas when the GOP was suffering from some Obama successes …


Here’s one from when Obama was eager to get Obamacare through congress, back in 2009.

The next one is from back in 2001 – before I had settled on a good caricature of George W. Bush, when 9/11 was still fresh and all the talk was about the hunt for Osama Bin Ladin.

Notice that there are thick, cathode ray TVs in W’s holiday stash? This cartoon is fifteen years old. Times have changed.

Gotta love Christmas morning!

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Puppies for Putin

Kids dream of getting a puppy for Christmas and Putin is certainly no different. This year, Putin’s dreams come true with puppy Trump and puppy Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

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Santa Obama and Slackers

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GOP Christmas

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