The King of Saudi Arabia dies

King Abdullah has died at age 90.

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A cartoon from the archives

Finally. SCOTUS agrees to take on marriage equality

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriages.  The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee over whether  same-sex marriages should be legal throughout the nation or if individual states have the right to determine that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.  It’s time for the question to be resolved.  It’s time for equality for all Americans.

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Statements in support of Charlie Hebdo

The two major U.S. cartooning groups and a cartoonists rights organization issued statements immediately after the massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (click on each for full statement).

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC):

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The National Cartoonists Society (NCS):

NCSstatement support Charlie Hebdo

Cartoonists Rights Network International:

CRNI statement support Charlie Hebdo

 

 

The Charlie Hebdo massacre

Four cartoonists Five cartoonists were among the 12 murdered at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7th.  My colleagues have banded together and continue to offer their support in the way they know best- through cartoons.

I’ll add more links later but meanwhile here’s the cartoon I drew in support of Charlie Hebdo right after hearing the horrible news:

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My opinion piece “The killing of cartoonists” at the Washington Post

Cartoonists and Turkish President Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doesn’t seem to have much of a sense of humor.  The New York Times has a story about how the Turkish president is trying to limit how he is depicted in drawings by arresting cartoonists and charging them with libel and insulting government officials (which is apparently against the law in Turkey).  The Cartoonists Rights Network International also writes about it here.

My Washington Post cartoon about President Erdogan arresting a 16-year-old because the teenager criticized him received quite a bit of traffic on twitter among Turkish readers. It also ended up on the front page of Cumhuriyet, the oldest Turkish daily newspaper.

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Happy New Year- 2015

My Washington Post editor, Karen Attiah, put together a great year-end review of several animations, sketches and gifs.  Check it out here.

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