The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/13

By Lalo Alcaraz

Editorial cartoonists appear to be one of the last groups of people who speak out and say exactly what’s happening. They reveal what’s really going on behind all the pomp and circumstance in front of cameras and reporters, and entertain us along the way. Although to be clear, they’re not necessarily “funny.” Especially this week.

Here are our great editorial cartoonists on what they saw in the news this week.

Black Lives Matter

By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
By Angel Boligan
By Clay Jones
By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Christopher Weyant
By Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune
By Steve Sack, Star Tribune
By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

Elections Continue

By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Michael de Adder
By DL Weeks
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press 

Corona Surges

By Bill Bramhall, New York Daily News
By Bill Bramhall, New York Daily News

And Other News

By Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee
By Ann Telnaes, Washington Post
By Walt Handelsman, The Advocate
By Ann Telnaes, Washington Post

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10 replies

  1. I read something quite some time ago that relates to your opening paragraph. “If a cartoon is not making you laugh, then it will surely make you think. One way or the other the cartoonists will trigger an emotion in you.” – Unknown. Today’s selections are not eliciting joyous laughs, though some do bring a smile or two, but all of them make one think. If I were able to take one of these selected cartoons and make it into a framed print, it would be Pat Bagley’s “We the People”. Thank-you!

    • Thank you, Ellen. Yes, I’ve long admired the power of editorial cartoons. I’m glad you liked the Bagley piece — more so than ever, I appreciate the uplifting cartoons.

  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    I had a serious piece lined up for today … a re-blog … a dark, but important piece. But, I changed my mind when I woke with a dark cloud over my head this morning, and decided to go with TokyoSand’s excellent selection of political cartoons from the past week instead. As always, thank you T.S.!

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