Identity and Belonging The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Books CSotD: Identity and Belonging Two confessions from the start: First, when I agreed to review Sabba Khan’s graphic memoir, “What Is Home, Mum?” I had no idea what I was getting into. My interest was sparked because I’d had several Indian kids — both Hindu and Muslim — among my young … Read more

Friday Funnies, with a side of politics The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic strips CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a side of politics The Cosmic Timing Award goes to Wallace The Brave (AMS), where this strip dropped the morning after I got a long-delayed haircut and even got a compliment on it from a dog-walking friend. Fortunately, only our dogs ended up in the water … Read more

Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Awards TDC Updates: Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si Zoe Si Recognized (pronounced “see” despite the cute headline) Zoe has become the toast of Vancouver after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist earlier this month. The Vancouver Sun did a small article about the local girl made good. Two … Read more

Most of the People Most of the Time The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: Most of the People Most of the Time There were a boatload of primaries the other day and now it’s on to November, and, as Dave Granlund says, we’ll be anxiously covering the mud slinging as part of what in media parlance is called “Horserace Coverage.” We won’t talk … Read more

Paralysed Force, Gesture Without Motion The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: Paralysed Force, Gesture Without Motion It was a bit of a coin flip, deciding whether to start the day with Jen Sorensen or TS Eliot, and they don’t really qualify as a Juxtaposition because they’re nearly the same. Sorensen wins because this is a cartoon feature and not a … Read more

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