Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson Pulitzer Prize winning Editorial Cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was born in the depths of the baby boom and graduated from her suburban Philadelphia high school about the same year the SAT scores began their slide.

After acquiring a BA in English from a western university of middling academic reputation, Wilkinson was unprepared for real work ... so she became a reporter, stringing for the West Chester (PA) Daily Local News. She also worked for the Quakers, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and with a housing project in Cyprus, a job that ended with a bang when a coup d'etat was followed by a

After acquiring a BA in English from a western university of middling academic reputation, Wilkinson was unprepared for real work ... so she became a reporter, stringing for the West Chester (PA) Daily Local News. She also worked for the Quakers, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and with a housing project in Cyprus, a job that ended with a bang when a coup d'etat was followed by a

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The approximately 73% male Texas legislature and their 100% male (allegedly) Governor Abbott drove me out of retirement ...
09/13/2021

The approximately 73% male Texas legislature and their 100% male (allegedly) Governor Abbott drove me out of retirement with their recent sanctimonious abortion legislation. If they wanted to end abortion they could zip up their pants and keep them zipped. I can't let my birth state go to the dogs without a fight!

The approximately 73% male Texas legislature and their 100% male (allegedly) Governor Abbott drove me out of retirement with their recent sanctimonious abortion legislation. If they wanted to end abortion they could zip up their pants and keep them zipped. I can't let my birth state go to the dogs without a fight!

Just found this old Sunday comic strip.  Now that I  am a grandmother (with a rather smaller dog, Toony), I wish I had a...
07/08/2021

Just found this old Sunday comic strip. Now that I am a grandmother (with a rather smaller dog, Toony), I wish I had a strip to record all the exhausting lessons the little rascals have taught me.

Just found this old Sunday comic strip. Now that I am a grandmother (with a rather smaller dog, Toony), I wish I had a strip to record all the exhausting lessons the little rascals have taught me.

A brilliant young relative of mine who has actually spent time working in Afghanistan and knows more about that world th...
07/05/2021

A brilliant young relative of mine who has actually spent time working in Afghanistan and knows more about that world than I ever will and saw this cartoon said, "Just don't be surprised how many Afghans would choose the 15th Century." Just a reminder how different our worlds are.

A brilliant young relative of mine who has actually spent time working in Afghanistan and knows more about that world than I ever will and saw this cartoon said, "Just don't be surprised how many Afghans would choose the 15th Century." Just a reminder how different our worlds are.

Flying the flag, one way or the other.  From 2019.
07/05/2021

Flying the flag, one way or the other. From 2019.

Flying the flag, one way or the other. From 2019.

One of the things I most like about in person voting is being recognized by the loyal volunteer neighbors who person the...
07/02/2021

One of the things I most like about in person voting is being recognized by the loyal volunteer neighbors who person the polling places for decades. But if we're going to have it for regular voters, we should have it for everyone who votes on laws that determine the future of our republic. Let's see... whom might that include?.... (from a previous supreme court)

One of the things I most like about in person voting is being recognized by the loyal volunteer neighbors who person the polling places for decades. But if we're going to have it for regular voters, we should have it for everyone who votes on laws that determine the future of our republic. Let's see... whom might that include?.... (from a previous supreme court)

One good thing about retirement is not having to jump to the drawing board at every jolt in news cycle. I'm going straig...
07/01/2021

One good thing about retirement is not having to jump to the drawing board at every jolt in news cycle. I'm going straight for the "olds cycle" (now known as "recycle") with a couple of toons done over the years about America's Dad -- from the time he advised young men to pull up their pants to a reminder that other
men accused of harassing apparently had better lawyers. I couldn't fit it in but before his fall from grace, I drew a 1997 sympathy cartoon when Cosby's son died.

“Riders of Justice”is best movie I’ve seen in, ummm, lots of years. Granted, I’m not a reliable critic. I leave that to ...
05/22/2021
RIDERS OF JUSTICE | Official Movie Website | A Magnet Releasing and Magnolia Pictures Movie | Starring Mads Mikkelsen | Now Available Everywhere.

“Riders of Justice”is best movie I’ve seen in, ummm, lots of years. Granted, I’m not a reliable critic. I leave that to Carrie Rickey and Gary Thompson. But if you’re looking for an action packed, slyly funny, ingeniously plotted, tender finish with lots of dead bodies, many great actors and one young actress, try it out.

It’s the exact opposite of Nomadland except that the two lead actors manage to get through their respective films with one facial expression. https://www.ridersofjustice.com

RIDERS OF JUSTICE follows recently-deployed Markus, who is forced to return home to his care for his teenage daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. But when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming foul play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered and embarks....

I'm taking a little sabbatical to figure out life, finally. This is how I'm spending it.
05/18/2021

I'm taking a little sabbatical to figure out life, finally. This is how I'm spending it.

I'm taking a little sabbatical to figure out life, finally. This is how I'm spending it.

Give a damn! Tune in THursday at noon to the National Archives program with my and co-conspirator Jonathan Zimmerman on ...
05/13/2021

Give a damn! Tune in THursday at noon to the National Archives program with my and co-conspirator Jonathan Zimmerman on our book "Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn." Former ACLU head Nadine Strossen will be quizzing us and you can send your questions, corrections or heckling comments. Noon! See you there.

Give a damn! Tune in THursday at noon to the National Archives program with my and co-conspirator Jonathan Zimmerman on our book "Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn." Former ACLU head Nadine Strossen will be quizzing us and you can send your questions, corrections or heckling comments. Noon! See you there.

Ummm.  Anyone else a little nervous that over half of US companies, local governments, schools, healthcare etc., etc. et...
05/12/2021

Ummm. Anyone else a little nervous that over half of US companies, local governments, schools, healthcare etc., etc. etc. have a propensity to be hit by ransomware (according to 5/11/21 WSJ chart)? Pipeline just the biggest to directly hit our wallets and interconnected digital security.

Ummm. Anyone else a little nervous that over half of US companies, local governments, schools, healthcare etc., etc. etc. have a propensity to be hit by ransomware (according to 5/11/21 WSJ chart)? Pipeline just the biggest to directly hit our wallets and interconnected digital security.

Don't you just hate clean air, clean streams and clean oceans?
05/08/2021

Don't you just hate clean air, clean streams and clean oceans?

Don't you just hate clean air, clean streams and clean oceans?

The American judicial system diagramed.  Who's more powerful, Mark Zuckerberg or John Roberts?
05/05/2021

The American judicial system diagramed. Who's more powerful, Mark Zuckerberg or John Roberts?

The American judicial system diagramed. Who's more powerful, Mark Zuckerberg or John Roberts?

Much as I prefer sending paper products through the mail to sending messages via snoop dog internet providers, I recentl...
05/04/2021
Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson for May 03, 2021 | GoComics.com

Much as I prefer sending paper products through the mail to sending messages via snoop dog internet providers, I recently received a post card mailed from approximately 5 miles away in another Philadelphia zip code well over two weeks after it was mailed. Sigh. https://www.gocomics.com/signewilkinson/2021/05/03

View the comic strip for Signe Wilkinson by cartoonist Signe Wilkinson created May 03, 2021 available on GoComics.com

Let me be the last to wish everyone a liberated World Press Freedom Day.  Odd it's still called free "Press".  My former...
05/04/2021

Let me be the last to wish everyone a liberated World Press Freedom Day. Odd it's still called free "Press". My former "papers" just got rid of their presses. The internet spreads the news but news PAPERS are better imagery for cartooning. Knowing what cartoonists around the world have faced, I'm grateful for our free speech protections.

Let me be the last to wish everyone a liberated World Press Freedom Day. Odd it's still called free "Press". My former "papers" just got rid of their presses. The internet spreads the news but news PAPERS are better imagery for cartooning. Knowing what cartoonists around the world have faced, I'm grateful for our free speech protections.

Looking at the yet unopened Jury Duty notice sitting next to my drawing board, I started thinking what it must be like f...
04/20/2021

Looking at the yet unopened Jury Duty notice sitting next to my drawing board, I started thinking what it must be like for the jurors deliberating today at the Chauvin trial. No matter their decision, they will change history for more than the man on trial.

Looking at the yet unopened Jury Duty notice sitting next to my drawing board, I started thinking what it must be like for the jurors deliberating today at the Chauvin trial. No matter their decision, they will change history for more than the man on trial.

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state...."
04/20/2021

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state...."

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state...."

Just as a reminder that elections are just around the corner... upstate Pennsylvania is ready to vote. This from lovely ...
04/12/2021

Just as a reminder that elections are just around the corner... upstate Pennsylvania is ready to vote. This from lovely Tioga County.

Just as a reminder that elections are just around the corner... upstate Pennsylvania is ready to vote. This from lovely Tioga County.

Help! I’m trying to buy 2 American made front door lights so, of course, asked Mr. Google. Some results are in the pic b...
04/09/2021

Help! I’m trying to buy 2 American made front door lights so, of course, asked Mr. Google. Some results are in the pic below. Found a suitable fixture on the Bees Lighting site and figured that because it was $200 more than Home Depot front door lights it rally WAS made in USA. But after some online back and forth with a helpful sales rep, he called the company and found they were made in, you guessed it, China. And not China, Missouri. Just paid billions more for indoor US made fixtures. Any suggestions for simple outdoor lights made in a country with some workers rights and a few free speech guarantees?

Help! I’m trying to buy 2 American made front door lights so, of course, asked Mr. Google. Some results are in the pic below. Found a suitable fixture on the Bees Lighting site and figured that because it was $200 more than Home Depot front door lights it rally WAS made in USA. But after some online back and forth with a helpful sales rep, he called the company and found they were made in, you guessed it, China. And not China, Missouri. Just paid billions more for indoor US made fixtures. Any suggestions for simple outdoor lights made in a country with some workers rights and a few free speech guarantees?

Spring quince. It's already shedding petals, alas.  On to daffodils and tulips... But thank you, Rosemary, for dropping ...
04/05/2021

Spring quince. It's already shedding petals, alas. On to daffodils and tulips... But thank you, Rosemary, for dropping off some of my favorite colors. S

Spring quince. It's already shedding petals, alas. On to daffodils and tulips... But thank you, Rosemary, for dropping off some of my favorite colors. S

Please join me and UPenn prof Jonathan Zimmerman at a Free Library of Philadelphia virtual authors event April Fools Day...
03/30/2021

Please join me and UPenn prof Jonathan Zimmerman at a Free Library of Philadelphia virtual authors event April Fools Day where we'll talk about our new book, "Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn." Cartoonist, former New Yorker cartoon editor and fellow free speech defender Bob Mankoff will be our "moderator." Come heckle us! Register here:
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/authorevents/?id=104936

Please join me and UPenn prof Jonathan Zimmerman at a Free Library of Philadelphia virtual authors event April Fools Day where we'll talk about our new book, "Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn." Cartoonist, former New Yorker cartoon editor and fellow free speech defender Bob Mankoff will be our "moderator." Come heckle us! Register here:
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/authorevents/?id=104936

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Help me. I am a kidnap victim. Somebody is taking over my mind and biologically enslaving me. When I go for help to the medical and mental health communities, they treat me like believing this type of crime is possible is a symptom of a mental illness and misdiagnose me with Schizophrenia in 4 states and Washington DC. The FBI has blocked my cell phone calls and told me not to call 911. In 2009, the police threatened to arrest me if I called 911. News agencies and human rights organizations and politicians will not help me. This has been going on for 12 years. They will not let me go. I live in Beaverton, OR. My cell phone number is 503-330-1268. My address is 12310 SW Center ST. Apt 17 Beaverton OR 97005. Offering 1-million-dollar reward to people who save me. Sent request by webmail to New York Office but only to subscription and membership people. I think my current psychiatrist is keeping me from getting help by asserting that I am crazy but am not sure. Twenty other psychiatrists and health care organizations have mislabeled me with a biological mental illness since I was 46 years old and found out I was a biological slave. Don’t know if my assailants are interfering with my email and computer. I can barely function. Help me. They hurt me all the time, every day and nobody cares. Psychiatrist at Salem Hospital told me there is no such thing as a crime victim who has had their mind taken over when I called and went there on March 8th. They refused to help me. More details in attached letters. Completely helpless. Please help me. They are hurting me. All alone. Contacted private investigators, police, the FBI, the medical and mental health community, various organizations, politicians, and went on Facebook. No help. Completely helpless. For some reason my assailants are making me write this email, but they control that. I do not know if any of my emails and phone calls are going out or if my assailants are controlling that too. All alone. No technical skills. Only 2.5 years of college. Helpless. Offering one-million-dollar reward to anybody who helps to free me. I will get the money from lawsuits. Help me. Desperate. Sincerely Catherine Schneider 12310 SW Center St. Apt #17 Beaverton, OR 97005 503-330-1268 [email protected]
Your 2016 cartoon just resurfaced -- relevant again, unfortunately. Friends House Moscow loves you, Signe. We also love Sergei Elkin. https://www.facebook.com/FriendsHouseMoscow
Signe, so sad to hear you are retiring! Will miss your incredible wit, your feminism, your caring about the world. You deserve the pleasure of retirement, but you will be missed!!
Congratulations on this, Signe! Loving it!
Would love to see a cartoon as follows: Panel 1- Trump in front of lectern bragging about that big beautiful, impenetrable wall he is building made from the strongest stuff, folks. 2nd panel is a large wall with a sign that reads "Stone Wall".
What a worthless ignorant racist
Most disturbing of editorial cartoons i can remember was in today's inky
You're freaking brilliant.
As always , I love your art. I've been an Inquirer regular -every 7 days weekly and it's been a looong time . Thanks , Signe . I never miss you on the editorial page . Please keep them coming as long as I can read them .
Thank you for the new cartoon you sent. I'm starting a gallery. 😎😍
Thank you for "Armed Protection" It was in today's San Francisco Chronicle. I have cut it out posted on my desk wall. Worthy of saving.
Hi Signe! I doubt you remember me from the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Association a million years ago, but I wanted to tell you that one of your cartoons was prominently featured at the 2019 Heidelberg Women's March. I printed it out, with full attribution of course, and made it into a "We are the Wall" poster which was carried by a boy at the head of the March. It was featured on local German media that covered the March. I'd like to send you a photo with the poster if you'd like. Please send me a FB message if you are interested. Thank you for all your insightful commentary!