I know what I need to do to be published, but I also know what I need to do to get something off my chest. So I’m trying to balance the two, say what I want and still say something that can get published in the newspaper.

Brilliant and funny editorial cartoonist, Bob Englehart discusses drawing political cartoons for over 35 years. Bob shares his experiences and insights on the ever-changing landscape of the industry, as well as the unique challenges he has faced throughout his career. We discuss the power of cartoons to invoke a range of emotions, from laughter to anger, and the potential of cartoons to spark political and social dialogue. Support Bob to keep him drawing cartoons at Cagle.com/Englehart



We look at some of Bob’s most popular and provocative cartoons, touching on topics such as police brutality, the Supreme Court, and climate change. We also discuss the challenges of getting published in both liberal and conservative newspapers and how humor can help bridge the gap between differing viewpoints. Plus, Bob shares his thoughts on the current state of the Republican Party and the impact his cartoons have had on their decline.

Finally, we talk about the importance of supporting cartoonists like Bob through crowdfunding campaigns, as the traditional newspaper industry continues to shrink. As a longtime fan of Bob’s work, it’s crucial that his voice remains a part of the public debate, and we hope that you’ll consider supporting him at Cagle.com/englehart so that he can continue to create meaningful, funny and thought-provoking cartoons.

Bob Englehart was the editorial cartoonist for the Hartford Courant for 35 years when his job was eliminated by the hedge fund that bought the newspaper. Before that, Bob worked for Chicago Today, the Journal-Gazette in Ft. Wayne, IN and the Journal Herald in Dayton, OH. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago on scholarship. His progressive editorial cartoons have been distributed all over the world by CagleCartoons.com for nearly 20 years.

Here are some of the cartoons Bob discusses in this episode:

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