We are who we thought we were The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: We are who we thought we were There aren’t a lot of good cartoons about the Buffalo shootings, and I’m not sure it’s worth waiting, because what can anyone say that hasn’t been said? Yesterday, so many cartoonists reposted work from years past on social media that I had … Read more

No, We Have No Sense of Decency The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: No, We Have No Sense of Decency “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your backlessness.… Have you no sense of decency?” — Joseph Welch I’m not quite old enough to remember when Joseph Welch brought a halt to Sen. Joe McCarthy’s reign … Read more

What did we not know, and how did we not know it? The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic strips CSotD: What did we not know, and how did we not know it? Mike Smith (KFS) suggests that MAGA supporters are either stupid or hypocritical for ignoring the outrageous flaws of our previous president while blaming the current one for things beyond his capacity to control. It is, unfortunately, a … Read more

The Serious Business of Journalism The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: The Serious Business of Journalism American/Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed yesterday while covering an Israeli Defense Force raid on a Palestinian neighborhood with a significant militant presence. Moroccan cartoonist Derkaoui Abdellah (Cartoon Movement) offers a simple commentary, with her blood symbolizing the cutting off of … Read more

Avoiding the Unavoidable The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic strips CSotD: Avoiding the Unavoidable Existential Comics strikes my mood perfectly. We didn’t read a lot of 20th Century anything back in the 60s when I was in college, so de Beauvoir wasn’t on the docket, but there were other philosophers who offered a bit of comfort in what we then … Read more

Pulitzer the Other One The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: Pulitzer the Other One As DD Degg reportsthe Pulitzer Prize folks have awarded a medal to a group of artists and editors who produced a long-form, non-fiction, illustrated report on the suppression of Uighurs by the Chinese government. I think that’s a good thing, though I haven’t changed in … Read more

Monday in the New Normal The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: Monday in the New Normal A soft start to the week, as Rhymes With Orange (KFS) mirrors my life. While my necessary early-to-rise schedule does require an early-to-bed end to the day, I often find myself looking at the clock and thinking perhaps I’ve overdone it. Even the dog … Read more

Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Alternative comics Update: Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green A Sack Full of Wit © Journal Gazette/Steve Sack When Steve Sack, the editorial cartoonist for The Minneapolis Star Tribune, announced his retirement last week, his fans in the Twin Cities thanked him for four decades of great work. But readers of … Read more

Mother’s Day and our Freedom of Dissembly The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic history CSotD: Mother’s Day and our Freedom of Dissembly Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.Your mother brings you into the world, carries you first in her body. What do weknow about what she feels? But whatever she feels, it, at least, … Read more