Sorry, J. J., but your cartoons are still shite!

In a Canadaland “exclusive” this week, alt.right cartoonist J.J. McCullough argued that the Montreal Gazette’s Terry (Aislin) Mosher was “the worst cartoonist in Canada.”

McCullough, who contributes to Reader’s Digest and The Rebel, propaganda channel of White National Party leader Ezra Levant, wrote: “The career of Terry Mosher is a wonderful case study of how far mediocracy [sic] can take you in Canada. Strip away all of Aislin [sic] awards, praise, and reputation, and you’re confronted with an inescapable reality:

“By any objective standard, [Mosher is] producing some real garbage…

“Most of the editorial cartoonists employed in Canada today are neither heroic nor clever. Increasingly, they’re barely even coherent. What they are is merely one more culpable party in the decline of traditional media, whose leading players have done their best to ensure their absence will not be noticed, let alone mourned.

As for not being able to make a go at being an editorial cartoonist himself, McCullough blamed newspaper editors for hiring too many “single white guys,” (huh?), boomer readers for fearing change and editorial cartooning itself for being a “dead art.”

Furthermore, Canadian newspaper cartooning is not “a remotely meritocratic enterprise.” 

On the other hand, J. J., maybe it’s just because your work is real garbage!

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13 comments on “Sorry, J. J., but your cartoons are still shite!
  1. Hillwatcher13 says:

    Never heard of this McCullough guy – seeing his “cartoons” I now know why.

  2. Papadoc says:

    Not one laugh from the above crapoons, not even a snicker. Childish garbage for sure.

  3. Nete Peedham says:

    J.J….another child of the right, who only is employed because of the conservative corporate welfare gravy train.

    Reader’s Digest? Thinner and thinner, more crooked by the day. Time Magazine is another. Leftovers of the First American Reich.

  4. gormab says:

    There are a lot of once-great editorial cartoonists you can slag for being tired and repetitive (Brian Gable, come on down!) but Aislin ain’t one of them. This guy has been the best in the country for as long as I can remember, because he works hard at it, and he’s not afraid to ruffle feathers. BTW: Aislin did cartoons for The Star for a while before irritating too many of the wrong people and being dumped. He’s probably also the gutsiest in the country.

    This dolt is just a propagandist without an ounce of artistic ability.

  5. John MacLachlan Gray says:

    Agreed. I met Mosher & came away thinking here’s the real deal, an honest man –
    quite the opposite of whatsisname.

  6. OJM says:

    And then there’s his obvious fixation on the movie “Eraserhead”…which, come to think of it, would make an excellent nom-de-Frank for this stunningly ungifted little knob.

  7. daveS says:

    You can see the young scribblings of Mr. McCullough at the Simon Fraser University weekly newspaper, The Peak, in the humour ?? section. And he was Opinions Editor.
    the-peak.ca/category/humour/

    The Simon Fraser University Library scanned back issues and you can search for the 87 issues with his name mentioned.
    newspapers.lib.sfu.ca/islandora/search/McCullough?type=edismax&cp=peak-a%3Acollection

  8. snowden says:

    If you really want an eye opener, read JJ’s blog.

  9. Rosemary444 says:

    I bit. — Just another tinfoil tea-party whinger à la Ezra. Token Kickstarter to boot. “Wildly exceeding my dreams! Thank you all so much!!!” Er… $4400 haul on a $1500 ask. Dream big Je Suis Charlie!

    McCullough is a Sociology 101 textbook case study — ‘aspiration/achievment gap’ edition:

    “Achievement motivation, also referred to as the need for achievement is an important determinant of aspiration, effort, and persistence when an individual expects that his performance will be evaluated in relation to some standard of excellence. Motivation to achieve is instigated when an individual knows that he is responsible for the outcome of some venture, when he anticipates explicit knowledge of results that will define his success or failure, and when there is some degree of risk, i.e., some uncertainty about the outcome of his effort. The goal of achievement-oriented activity is to succeed, to perform well in relation to a standard of excellence or in comparison with others who are competitors (McClelland 1961, chapter 6; Atkinson 1964).

    Charles Schultz is 104.

  10. Forbes Kennedy says:

    Given the choice between McCullough’s shite and the fecal finger paintings of IRA prisoners in the Maze prison; I would choose the latter.

  11. Rosemary444 says:

    “… MacKay is not denying the poignancy of MacKinnon’s drawing. But he worries about what he describes as an insufficient public appetite in the twenty-first century for the irony expressed in the best of editorial cartooning… Nevertheless, the old rule set by the late Bob Bierman still applies. One must be fearless and have nerves of steel to go after the powerful and the ridiculous.”

    http://www.raisethehammer.org/article/3133/where_to_draw_the_line:_censorship_and_self-censorship_in_canadian_newspaper_editorial_cartooning

  12. Rosemary444 says:

    Sun cartoonist Andy Donato inducted into Canadian News Hall of Fame – 11/26/16
    http://www.torontosun.com/2016/11/22/sun-cartoonist-andy-donato-inducted-into-canadian-news-hall-of-fame

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