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In Collection: AAEC Editorial Cartoons Digital Collection



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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man labeled "State of union" struggles to ice skate while carrying a cannon labeled "Viet as ever" and a box labeled "and butter too." The ice is labeled "Economy" and has cracks. A small sign reads, "Thin ice." Runtz's signature cat, watching the man over its shoulder, skates unknowing toward a hole in the ice.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A bowling ball labeled "Action at GM" has hit and scattered a set of pins labeled "Related industries." Dollar signs radiate from the strike zone. Runtz's signature cat peers into the cartoon from the left and says, "Rails next?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. In an office, a man holding a Christmas card list in his lap sits across the desk from the Postmaster General. The Postmaster General says, "A choice for you this Christmas" and holds two books of stamps labeled "Nativity scene stamps" and "Toy stamps." The man responds,"That's nice, but...." On the wall behind the desk is the Postal Service's eagle logo labeled, "Go!" Runtz's signature cat holds a poster that reads, "Wanted: Zip." The cartoon caption reads, "How about just cheaper stamps?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Mimicking Atlas, a man stands on a stone pedestal and balances a massive globe on his shoulders. A woman with a scarf labeled "Women's liberation" has put her foot on the base of the pedestal and pushes up her sleeve, offering to take the globe off of the man's shoulders and bear the burden. The woman says to the man,"Move over, up there!" Runtz's signature cat offers flowers to the woman with a ribbon that reads "Happy 50th." The cartoon caption reads, "You're kidding?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Two battleships on the sea face off. One is a massive ship labeled "Southern bloc" and has a huge smoking gun. The other is significantly smaller and labeled "BIW DX contract." The gun on the small ship is labeled "New England delegation." The small ship has sustained damage. Three men on the first ship say "What's this? Didn't we just blast 'em out of the water?" A group of people on the small ship sing, "Just pass the ammunition." Runtz's signature cat on the small ship says,"The unsinkables!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Two fish (one with spectacles) watch as a box labeled "Hi-test nerve gas--Caution" sinks from where it has been dropped into the water from a boat. The fish with spectacles shows fear, and the other asks, "Something making you nervous?" Runtz's signature cat, wearing a diving suit, swims nearby holding a newspaper with the headline, "Arrives at water edge."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. An elephant labeled "GOP" sits on its haunches in front of a tub of water labeled "Coalition for a GOP alternative." On the ground beside the elephant is a sign that reads "None but Nixon." In the background, a donkey labeled "McCarthy-Kennedy-Johnson contest" hops or bucks, snorts, and says, "Whee." Runtz's signature cat stands with its paws behind its back and comments, "For a livelier campaign." The cartoon caption reads, "Spring tonic, too, for the elephant?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man and Runtz's signature cat stand in a huge skillet labeled "Political discontent," looking over the lip and wiping sweat. Beneath the skillet is a roaring fire labeled, "Wallace flare-up." The cartoon caption reads, "Where jumping over doesn't help."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Uncle Sam kneels on a park bench and looks at the moon, which is circled by the words "Soviet space lead." A woman labeled, "Other pressing concerns" sits on the bench next to him, neglected. Runtz's signature cat stands on the iron fence behind the bench and looks toward the moon. The cartoon caption reads, "Suddenly the moon becomes more exciting."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Three crosses stand in a row on a hill, the one in the center larger than the others. The center cross has "For God so loved..." on it. The crosses and the crest of the hill are surrounded by growing clouds of smoke. The inner clouds are labeled, "Distrust, Fear, Hatred, Violence." The outer clouds are labeled, "Threat of extinction, Warfare, Sickness, Suffering, Supremacy of science, Individual powerlessness, Dwindling respect for law, Selfishness, Moral laxity, Rioting, Racial tension, Ignorance, want." The eyes of Runtz's signature cat are closed as if in prayer. The cartoon caption reads, "Lead, kindly light."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon walks toward the left of the cartoon dressed as a Hussar, wearing a chest ribbon labeled "Presidensy" [sic] and holding a sword upright. Behind Nixon, a group of men with a flag labeled "Senate" march in formation in the opposite direction. The Washington monument is in the background. Runtz's cat follows the senators but looks over at Nixon. The cartoon caption reads, "Where is everybody?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A large bear labeled "Inflation" lies on its stomach on the ground eating dollar bills. A man labeled "Govt. [government] spokeman" stands on the bear's back wiping the dust from his hands, and says,"Got it licked." A man in the foreground half-crouches in front of the bear and asks, "..but does it know it's licked?" Runtz's signature cat stands behind him holding a piece of paper labeled, "Score." The cartoon caption reads, "News item: cost of living continues taking bite."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Postmaster General Winton M. Blount drives a truck labeled "U.S. mail system" off of a cliff at a high rate of speed. The truck is propelled by the words "That strike." Blount says, "No brakes--?? Oh, well, I was thinking of trading it in anyway." Runtz's signature cat, on the cliff, holds a newspaper with the headline, "No strike in Maine" and comments, "Here, not snow nor rain nor heat nor bloom...nor what some others are doing...." The cartoon caption reads, "Hastening the day."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon stands behind a cannon labeled "Republican campaign." A group of people labeled "The foul mouths and rough necks" crowd around the cannon and pass shells toward Nixon's outstretched hand. Symbols emanating from the mouths of those in the crowd indicate profanity. Runtz's signature cat stands beside the cannon covering its eyes with its paws.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Fidel Castro sits at a desk and bangs his fist down on the desktop. He spits out his cigar as he reads the headline of the newspaper on his desk: "American expatriates now flock to Algeria." Runtz's signature cat, wearing sunglasses, observes and holds its journalist notebook. Behind the desk is a large open window through which can be seen a bright sun and palm trees. The cartoon caption reads, "I want to speak to our minister of tourism."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Two crosses with crucified men are shown, the closer one wearing a crown of thorns. The base of a third cross is seen in the foreground. In front of the prominent cross, a man's forearm extends a sword labeled "Solution through violence." Runtz's signature cat prays with folded paws and bowed head. The cartoon caption reads, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon, wearing a headset and standing in shirt sleeves at Mission Control, looks up at a large screen on which is seen the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft, which is labeled, "Vietnam odyssey." Runtz's signature cat watches Nixon with alarm. The cartoon caption reads, "Now to guide this one down."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A large, covered, floating vessel labeled "Nixon's Ark" carries large guns pointing in all directions. President Richard Nixon stands on deck and looks into the sky. His thoughts are of a dove holding an olive branch in its beak and the words, "Peace response." The ark is shrowded in a dense fog labeled, "Viet fog." Runtz's signature cat is perched on the tip of one of the guns, acting as a lookout. The cartoon caption reads, "Where on earth's that bird?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A letter carrier swings a full mailbag labeled "Spreading mail strike" over his head at a man in a suit, who is reading a list of complaints about the Postal Service: "Increased rates...decrease in service...say, are you listening?" Runtz's signature cat stands in front of the man in the suit and covers his eyes with his paws. The cartoon caption reads, "Breakdown in communication."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A larger than life-sized rabbit labeled "Some major banks" hops toward the left of the cartoon. The rabbit has left behind a decorated egg labeled "Prime interest rate." A man sees the egg and throws up his arms in excitement. Runtz's signature cat watches from the tall grass. The cartoon caption reads, "Look what just dropped!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Two kites are caught in a tree labeled "Senate scrutiny." The kite labeled "Haynsworth" has been mostly consumed by the tree. The kite labeled "Carswell...Supreme Court nomination" has been caught by the tree and the man flying it is trying to extract it. The words "Chomp chomp" indicate the kite is being eaten by the tree. Runtz's signature cat is in the upper left of the cartoon, holding onto its own kite string. Above the cat is a note from Runtz: "Apologies to Schulz." The cartoon caption reads, "Struggle with the kite-eating tree."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon sits on a sofa in a room rifling through a valise full of papers. From an open doorway at the left edge of the cartoon, a rolling pin labeled "Muskie criticism" has been thrown at Nixon's head. Someone yells, "Where's the bacon? You didn't bring home the bacon!" Runtz's signature cat is behind the sofa looking out. The cartoon caption reads, "So much for the honeymoon."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon, with one of his shoes labeled, "Vietnam," tries to match the much larger footprints of President Dwight Eisenhower, three of which are labeled, "Ike's...settlement...in Korea." Runtz's signature cat watches Nixon and clasps its paws over its head in alarm. The cartoon caption reads, "Challenging footprints."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. President Richard Nixon, wearing a Santa suit and beard, flies a sleigh in the sky over Vietnam. The front seat of the sleigh, where Nixon sits, is labeled "Nixon de-escalation policy" and the empty seat behind him is labeled, "State-side bound." Runtz's signature cat holds onto the runner behind the sleigh, and above it is "Draft reduction benefit too!" Below the sleigh, US soldiers look up with pleasure. A spindly Christmas tree is topped with a star. The cartoon caption reads, "Climb aboard, fifty-thousand more of you!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. With his right hand, President Richard Nixon gestures toward a group of very large men with menacing faces who are wearing old-style football uniforms without helmets. Nixon looks over his left shoulder and says, "And now, team..." The uniforms of the men bear the labels "Poverty amid plenty, Inflation, Vietnam, Disrespect for authority, Nuclear age arms race, Racial rancor, white and black, Pollution" and "Etc." Runtz's signature cat holds a wreath of roses with a ribbon that says, "Good luck, Dick!" The cartoon caption reads, "...Meet what we'll have to tackle!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man holding a bouquet of flowers looks around a door into a hospital room at the patient within and says, "Hope there's nothing seriously wrong with his ticker!" In the room, an old-syle ticker tape machine with glass globe lies in a hospital bed. A hospital chart that reads, "Dow-Jones averages" hangs from the foot of the bed; on the chart is a graph showing decline. Runtz's signature cat reads a newspaper. The cartoon caption reads, "Quick--a spring tonic!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Two boys are walking outdoors with their backs to the sun. One boy has put his hand over his mouth and says, "Bet it's pollution!" Behind the boys, the sun is almost fully eclipsed. Runtz's signature cat walks with the boys and says, "Don't look now, but...." The cartoon caption reads, "Bet it's pollution!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. Two American astronauts stand on the moon next to the lunar module and look at a newspaper with the headline, "Earth News: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks start." In the distance the earth is almost fully in view. Runtz's signature cat, wearing space gear, clings to one of the legs of the lunar module. The cartoon caption reads, "If they fail, perhaps we should look for good homesites up here...?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A young man walks along a sidewalk holding a piece of paper labeled "Voting at eighteen." Two hands reach down and pat him on the head. The sleeve of one hand is labeled "Goldwater," and the sleeve of the other is labeled "Kennedy." Runtz's signature cat is at the lower left smiling and wearing a button that reads "Over 21." The cartoon caption reads, "Popular youngster."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A man wearing a graduation robe and mortarboard kicks his heels together in excitement. He holds a rolled-up diploma labeled "'68," and the gown is labeled "Electoral college set-up." The man says,"Hot ziggedy! Didn't flunk after all!" In the background, a second man wipes sweat from his forehead and looks at a piece of paper labeled "Presidential test." Runtz's signature cat sits at the feet of the second man and says, "How about that?" The cartoon caption reads, "Altogether too close for comfort."

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