The Week’s Best Cartoons 8/8

By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Long before I read op-eds, I was reading editorial cartoons. Truth be told, I liked them so much I found the opportunity — TWICE — at college to write a paper about editorial cartoons.

This week we had a lot of news, so I’ve got more sections than normal. Here’s how some of the best cartoonists in the country covered the biggest stories. I hope you enjoy their work as much as I do.

Election 2020

By Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune
By Lalo Alcaraz
By Nick Anderson
By Matt Davies, Newsday
By Andy Marlette, Pensacola News Journal
By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer
By Bill Bramhall, New York Daily News
By Kevin Kal Kallaugher, Kaltoons (Referring to the Hong Kong election)

GOP Senate & the Next Stimulus Bill

By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
By Matt Davies, Newsday
By Bill Bramhall, New York Daily News

Back To School

By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
By Mike Peters, Mother Goose and Grimm
By Marc Murphy, Louisville Courier-Journal
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press 

Trump: “It Is What It Is”

By Ann Telnaes, Washington Post
By Christopher Weyant
By Kevin Necessary

NY Seeks To Dissolve The NRA

By Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By John Cole, The Times-Tribune
By Tim Campbell

Tragic Explosion In Beirut

By Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune
By Arcadio Esquivel
By Rafat Alkhateeb
By Antonio Rodriguez

And Other News

By Walt Handelsman, The Advocate
By Nick Anderson
By Ed Hall
By Tjeerd Royaards

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11 replies

  1. These were all excellent, but I have to admit the Andy Marlette ‘toon made me laugh aloud! Thanks for these … you’ve chosen well, as always!

  2. I noticed earlier today that this most anticipated Saturday post was not amidst my inbox. It just occurred to me to check the spam folder and there is was languishing along with 14 other emails, of which not a one was an actual spam. I should have thought to check there earlier as this has been increasingly occurring this past week. Be that as it may, I am thankful that the lost was safely found and I can now peruse this week’s outstanding collection. I was intrigued when I read in the introduction that you twice wrote papers in college about editorial cartoons and curiosity bids me to ask if they still survive in actual written form or simply within your memory? I cannot help but think that reading those long ago writings would be both entertaining and enjoyable. But, I digress! As seems to happen every week, there was no shortage of topics for the political cartoonists this week. I cannot choose one overall favorite as there are several categories and each has its particular favorite for my own particular reasons. I have already overstayed my welcome, so will simply add : Thank-YOU!!

    • Hi Ellen. I can’t imagine those papers have survived. One was comparing American and Japanese political cartoons during WWII. The other was for an art history class, where I dissected the medium itself. It would be fun to reread them.

  3. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    It’s been a busy news week, and as usual it’s kept the cartoonists busy! Luckily for us, our friend TokyoSand has also been busy picking out the best of the best. Just the thing for a Saturday afternoon! Thank you, TS!

  4. TokyoSand, well done. These are funny, as well as sad, because of the element of truth. We have a president with an autocratic bent with a fact-starved, percepton focus. What could possibly go wrong? Keith

    • Thanks, Keith. As we’ve found, everything can go wrong with one wrong president. The silver lining is all the people who have gotten back in the game and started taking some action. They’re my kind of people.

      • Many thanks. Let’s hope people get out and vote. We cannot have people protesting his win if they don’t. He is actually counting on people staying home. Keith

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