The Week’s Best Cartoons 8/1

By Nick Anderson

Did this seem like a long week to you? It sure did to me. Looking at all of the many topics editorial cartoonists covered this week, I think I better understand why. As always, I hope you enjoy this collection of my favorite cartoons from the week. If you have a favorite, do let me know by commenting!

Election 2020

By Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee
By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Ed Hall
By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
By Ann Telnaes, Washington Post
By Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune
By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trump’s Goons

By Marian Kamensky
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
By Mark Fiore, KQED News
By Graeme MacKay, Hamilton Spectator
By Walt Handelsman, The Advocate
By Clay Jones
By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Capitol Hill

By Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press
By Nick Anderson
By Mark Dolk
By Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
By Matt Davies, Newsday

COVID

By Matt Davies, Newsday
By Walt Handelsman, The Advocate
By Matt Davies, Newsday
By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Kevin Necessary
By Lalo Alcaraz
By Marc Murphy, Louisville Courier-Journal

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12 replies

  1. wow… so many choices. Great collection, terrifying sourcing.

  2. Mike Luckovich is a national treasure. Thank you for posting these.

  3. I love all of these! #3: “I propose delaying the landslide.” Made me laugh out loud.

  4. “Up Front” is a wonderful book by the late, great cartoonist Bill Maudlin. You may not be old enough to remember his World War II cartoon character soldiers “Willie and Joe”, but may recall his well known cartoon after the 1963 Kennedy assassination of a weeping Abe on the Lincoln Memorial monument. This magnificent collection of the week’s political cartoons brings to mind something from Mauldin : “Editorial cartooning is essentially a destructive art. We are not pontificators, or molders of thought – or at least we shouldn’t try to be. Ours is more the role of the lowly gadfly : circle and stab, circle and stab. Roughly put, our credo should be, if it’s big, hit it.” I would say that every cartoonist featured in this collection have “hit it”! Thank-you!

    • Thank you, Ellen. I do love editorial cartoons for those reasons, and others. I am familiar with Willie and Joe although those were drawn before my time.

  5. Having organized a protest here in Ann Arbor last weekend that drew ~400 people to protest Federal troops in Portland, etc., I go with “We’re all John Lewis.”

  6. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    As usual these days, the cartoonists have been kept on their toes. Our friend TokyoSand has been busy scouting out the best of the bunch for us. Thank you, TS, for our weekly dose of humour!

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