The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/12

By Christopher Weyant

Today, in addition to sharing my favorite cartoons from this past week, I talk about the big controversy that blew up yesterday regarding the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning. You can find that at the bottom of the post, following the cartoons. Thanks for checking it out.

Cartoons

By Matt Wuerker, Politico
By Drew Sheneman, The Star-Ledger
By Repeat1968
By Michael de Adder
By RJ Matson
By Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee
By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
By Marc Murphy, Louisville Courier-Journal
By Andy Marlette, Pensacola News Journal
By David Horsey, The Seattle Times
By Joel Pett, Lexington Herald Leader
By Clay Jones
By Matt Davies, Newsday
By Lalo Alcaraz
By Ed Wexler
By Bill Day
By Joel Pett, Lexington Herald Leader
By Walt Handelsman, The Advocate
By Lalo Alcaraz
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
By Matt Davies, Newsday
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
By Kevin Necessary
By Matt Davies, Newsday

Pulitzer Prize Controversy

Every year around this time, the Pulitzer Prizes are awarded. We had been waiting to hear who had won the prize this year for Editorial Cartooning, but this was what we learned yesterday:

Shock and anger swept through the cartooning community quickly. The three finalists (Lalo Alcaraz, Marty Two Bulls Sr., and Ken Fisher aka Ruben Bolling) were incredibly gracious, but everyone else was decrying this decision as a travesty. Here’s part of the response that Jen Sorensen, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, issued:

As you all know, I love editorial cartoons. I think they are a critical part of our free press and indicate the strength of a democracy. I don’t know why this decision was made, but I’m not happy about it.

Before I sign off, let me leave you with a cartoon from each of the winners.

By Marty Two Bulls Sr.
By Lalo Alcaraz
By Ruben Bolling

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2 replies

  1. I have been a silent follower, not unappreciative, just inexcusably silent most everywhere throughout blogdom. Be that as it may, I must speak up and commend you for this week’s inclusion of the “Pulitzer Prize Controversy”. As a non-twitterer had I not read this wonderful weekly post earlier today I might have missed learning of this offensive lack of action by the committee. A bit later I also read about this matter on today’s rather lengthy but informative “Claytoonz” by Clay Jones. Please accept my very sincere and deeply grateful…Thank-YOU!

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