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hmmm … We’re COVID Cheerleaders? Top Ten COVID Cartoons

Researchers like to categorize and count things. Most of the few scholarly studies of editorial cartoons involve making subjective judgements about cartoons to divide the cartoons into categories selected for the study.

I gave Political Science professor Dr. Jody Baumgartner full access to our archives to do a study on editorial cartoons about Coronavirus. Baumgartner and his colleague Dr. Hanna Kassab categorized and counted only CagleCartoons.com content, and their study has just been published; see it here.

The study asked if political cartoonists are “Critics” or “Cheerleaders.” The researchers studied only CagleCartoons that were about COVID during the time of the pandemic.

The conclusion of the study? Political cartoonists are “cheerleaders” for the establishment. We prefer to think of ourselves as critics.  Calling us “cheerleaders” sounds a bit rude.

Perhaps Baumgartner and Kassab are conservative and were looking for more cartoons bashing Dr. Fauci, resisting mask mandates, promoting conspiracy theories, and shilling Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, injected bleach and anti-vaxxer nonsense.

Here are the ten most reprinted pandemic cartoons since 2019. (Keep in mind that editors like for us to be cheerleaders for truth.) Congratulations to Jeff Koterba for taking four out of ten, and to Rick McKee and Dave Granlund for each having two on the Top Ten!

John Darkow

 

Dave Granlund

Dave Whamond

 

Jeff Koterba

Rick McKee

 

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Top Ten Cartoons, May 27, 2022

Another week has gone by, and the nation’s cartoonists remain locked in on the baby formula shortage impacting the country. The U.S. airlifted 70,000 pounds of baby formula from Europe over the weekend, and another flight is expected this week.

Inflation and the economy also remain ripe topics for cartoonists, with costs continuing to skyrocket and the price of gas surpassing record levels.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1

Pat Byrnes took the #1 most reprinted spot.

#2

John Darkow took second place.

#3

Daryl Cagle (that’s me) took third place!

#4

RJ Matson nabbed 4th place too.

#5

Dick Wright claims the five-spot.

#6

Dave Whamond came in sixth.

#7

Christopher Weyant also nabs seventh place.

#8

Guy Parsons took 8th place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

#9

John Darkow takes 9th place!

#10

RJ Matson wraps it up at number ten with his second cartoon on the list.


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The Masks are Off: Top Ten Cartoons of the Week

COVID-19 was on the minds of cartoonists this week, after a federal judge overruled the Biden administration’s mask mandate on airplanes.

Cartoonists had a smorgasbord of topics to play with, including Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, the right-wing attack on Disney, and a shortage of airline pilots creating havoc nationwide. It’s always something.

And here are the Top Ten …

#1

Chris Weyant took the #1 most reprinted spot.

#2

Dave Granlund took second place.

#3

Monte Wolverton took third place with his first of two cartoons on the list.

#4

Randall Enos nabbed 4th place.

#5

Monte Wolverton claims the five-spot with his second of two cartoons in theTop Ten.

#6

John Darkow came in sixth.

#7

Dick Wright nabs seventh place.

#8

Adam Zyglis took 8th place.

#9

Adam Zyglis takes 9th place too!

#10

Rick McKee wraps it up at number ten.


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Koterba COVID Exhibit

My CagleCartoonist pal, Jeff Koterba, just put together a cool exhibition of his cartoons about the pandemic.  Here’s some pix as Jeff tells us about the show …

From Jeff Koterba:

“When art imitates…art.

Recently I drew a cartoon inspired by my own exhibit of cartoons. On display at Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The exhibit consists of nearly 100 cartoons specifically about the pandemic (as far as I can tell, it’s the first cartoon exhibit on Covid in the world). Some are funny, while others are poingant and even inspirational—that’s my hope, anyway! The cartoons are displayed in concentric circles—in the manner of a European maze and take you on a timeline, from the start of the pandemic until today. Along the way viewers can not only see how my approach to drawing about Covid evolved but also how I made the switch to drawing digitally during those early days of lockdown.

As we were putting the finishing touches on the exhibit, an idea came to me that I should draw a cartoon about covid as a maze—in concentric circles. After I drew it, we printed it up and added it to the exhibit…
Now I can’t imagine the exhibit without it. Sort of a full circle kind of thing, you might say.   —Jeff Koterba

Want to see all of Jeff’s COVID cartoons? They are here. Take a look. I went to our PoliticalCartoons.com store, searched for Jeff Koterba and COVID, and all the cartoons popped up – more cool to see it in the round in Iowa, though.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – February 6th, 2022

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  February 6th, 2022. Congratulations to Jeff Koterba who took both the #1 and #2 spots this week. I’m impressed! And kudos to John Darkow who also has two cartoons in the Top Ten. Dave Whamond was our most reprinted cartoonist for the week, overall.

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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

Jeff Koterba took the #1 spot.

#2

Jeff Koterba took second place too!

#3

Ed Wexler took third place.

#4

John Darkow nabs 4th place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#5

Rick McKee claims the five-spot.

#6

Monte Wolverton came in sixth.

#7

John Darkow nabs seventh place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

#8

Dave Whamond took 8th place.

#9

Steve Sack takes 9th place.

#10

Kevin Siers wraps it up at number ten.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – January 22nd, 2022

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  January 22nd, 2022. Congratulations to John Darkow who drew the #1 cartoon and has two cartoons in the Top Ten. And kudos to Dave Whamond who has two cartoons in the Top Ten and was our most reprinted cartoonist of the week.

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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 took the #1 spot with the first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#2

Dave Whamond takes second place, also with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#3

Dave Granlund took third place.

#4

Steve Sack took 4th place with his second cartoon on the Top Ten..

#5

Guy Parsons also claims the five-spot.

#6

Dave Whamond came in sixth with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

#7

Jeff Koterba nabs seventh place.

#8

Dick Wright took 8th place.

#9

John Darkow takes 9th place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

#10

Kevin Siers wraps it up at number ten.


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – January 8th, 2022

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  January 8th, 2022. Congratulations to Jeff Koterba had a fantastic week taking the #1, #2 and #3 cartoons of the week! I’ve never seen that happen before!  Jeff was also our most reprinted cartoonist of the week, overall. And kudos to John Cole who has two cartoons in the Top Ten!

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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

Jeff Koterba took the #1 spot.

#2

Jeff Koterba also took second place.

#3

Jeff Koterba took third place too – I’m impressed!

#4

John Cole took 4th place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#5

John Cole also claims the five-spot.

#6

Steve Sack came in sixth.

#7

Dave Granlund nabs seventh place.

#8

Daryl Cagle (that’s me) took 8th place.

#9

Bob Englehart takes 9th place.

#10

Dick Wright wraps it up at number ten!


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – January 1st, 2022

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  January 1st, 2022.  Happy New Year! And don’t miss our Top Ten cartoons of the year, 2021.)

Dave Whamond took the #1 and #2 spots for the last week of 2021, and he was also our most reprinted cartoonist of the week. Congratulations, Dave!

And Kudos to Jeff Koterba and Gary McCoy who each have two cartoons in the Top Ten!

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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

Dave Whamond took the #1 spot.

#2

Dave Whamond also took second place.

#3

Dave Fitzsimmons nabbed third place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#4

Jeff Koterba took 4th place with his first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#5

Jeff Koterba also claims the five-spot.

#6

Chris Weyant came in sixth.

#7

Gary McCoy nabs seventh place with first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#8

Gary McCoy also took 8th place.

#9

Dick Wright takes 9th place.

#10

Rivers wraps it up at number ten!


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Top Ten Cartoons of 2021

Here are our ten most popular cartoons of year, 2021. Jeff Koterba was swinging for home runs this year, winning SIX of the Top Ten spots, along with ELEVEN of the Top Twenty.  This was a fantastic year for Jeff!

Steady hitters Dave Granlund and Dave Whamond took the #1 and #2 spots as the most reprinted cartoonists of the year, with Jeff at #3 and John Darkow taking the #4 spot —John also had two cartoons in the Top Ten.

We syndicate 62 of the best editorial cartoonists in the world, so this is quite an achievement for Jeff, Dave, Dave and John! Congratulations, gentlemen!

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

This cartoon by  Jeff Koterba was the editors’ favorite, and was the most reprinted cartoon of the year..

#2

Jeff Koterba also took second place.

#3

Rick McKee nabbed third place.

#4

John Darkow took 4th place with first of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#5

Jeff Koterba claims the five-spot.

#6

John Darkow came in sixth with his second of two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#7

Dave Whamond nabs seventh place.

#8

Jeff Koterba took 8th place too!

#9

Jeff Koterba also takes 9th place.

#10

Jeff Koterba wraps it up at number ten with his sixth cartoon the Top Ten for 2021!


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – November 13th, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  November 13th, 2021.  Chris Weyant had the most reprinted cartoon of the week, which appeared in about 118 newspapers.

Kudos to Jeff Koterba who has three cartoons in the Top Ten! And congratulations to Dave Whamond who was our most reprinted cartoonist again this week, overall.

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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

Chris Weyant took the #1 spot.

#2

Dave Whamond (who was the most reprinted cartoonist of the week, overall again this week) placed second.

#3

Ed Wexler nabbed third place.

#4

Jeff Koterba took 4th place.

#5

Dick Wright claims the five-spot.

#6

Christopher Weyant came in sixth.

#7

Jeff Koterba nabs seventh place with his second cartoon on the Top Ten.

#8

Dave Fitzsimmons took 8th place.

#9

Guy Parsons takes 9th place with his first appearance in the Top Ten.

#10

Jeff Koterba with his third cartoon in the Top Ten!


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – November 6th, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  November 6th, 2021.  Jeff Koterba had the most reprinted cartoon of the week by far and also had two cartoons in the Top Ten. Jeff’s #1 cartoon was reprinted in about 148 newspapers.

Kudos to John Cole  who also had two cartoons in the Top Ten

And congratulations to Dave Whamond who was our most reprinted cartoonist of the week, overall.

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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

Jeff Koterba took the #1 spot and has two cartoons in the Top Ten.

#2

Dave Whamond (who was the most reprinted cartoonist of the week, overall) placed second.

#3

Gary McCoy nabbed third place.

#4

John Cole took 4th place.

#5

Kevin Siers claims the five-spot.

#6

Christopher Weyant came in sixth.

#7

John Cole nabs seventh place with his second cartoon on the Top Ten.

#8

Jeff Koterba took 8th place with his second cartoon in the Top Ten.

#9

John Darkow takes 9th place with his third Halloween cartoon in the Top Ten.

#10

Dave Granlund (me again) rounds it out at 10th place!


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Top Ten Cartoons of the Week – October 30th, 2021

Here are our most reprinted cartoons of the week ending  October 30th, 2021.  Congratulations to Rick McKee who was our most reprinted cartoonist of the week, on the strength of four great Halloween cartoons from earlier in the week.

Rick and I tied for the #1 most reprinted cartoon of the week, with each of our cartoons appearing in approximately 112 newspapers. Rick also has an impressive three cartoons in the Top Ten.  I have two.

Just about half of America’s daily, paid circulation newspapers (around 700 papers) subscribe to CagleCartoons.com. These are the cartoons that editors picked last week.


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 took the #1 spot and has three cartoons in the Top Ten.

#1

Daryl Cagle (that’s me) placed second.

#3

Rick McKee nabbed third place with another Halloween cartoon.

#4

Dave Whamond took 4th place.

#5

Gary McCoy claims the five-spot.

#6

Pat Byrnes came in sixth.

#7

RJ Matson nabs seventh place!

#8

Dave Granlund took 8th place.

#9

Rick McKee takes 9th place with his third Halloween cartoon in the Top Ten.

#10

Daryl Cagle (me again) rounds it out at 10th place!


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