Cagle’s New Newsletter Top Ten

Visit our newsletter sign-up page and subscribe to your favorite cartoonists and columnists. We’ve had free e-mail newsletters for a few months now, we’re seeing some new trends in subscriptions and I thought I would post a new “Top Ten” list now that we have a much bigger list of subscribers. My own name in the top spot is an aberration, because this is my own site and I’m probably the most recognizable name on the list.

1. Daryl Cagle

2. Eric Allie

3. Pat Bagley

4. Brian Fairrington

5. Monte Wolverton

6. Andy Singer

7. Matt Bors

8. Shannon Wheeler

9. Chuck Asay

10. Kirk Anderson

The most interesting change is Kirk Anderson’s climb to number 10 on the list – since Kirk hasn’t submitted a new cartoon for four months! Maybe this just shows that Kirk has fans who are frustrated by his hiatus. I e-mailed Kirk and asked him what’s happening with his ‘toon drought”, and he tells me he will be drawing more and wants to keep his stale slot on the site, so I share the frustration of our readers. That Kirk can gather hundreds of new subscribers while he draws no new cartoons is truly amazing.

The other newcomer to the newsletter top ten is Christian-conservative cartoonist Chuck Asay, who draws in a multi-panel format. I remain impressed with the popularity of altie cartoonists Matt Bors, Shannon Wheeler and Andy Singer. Jen Sorensen was on our top ten list last November, and she dropped to number 11. Lloyd Dangle is number 13. These are alternative cartoonists who don’t get a lot of ink in mainstream, daily newspapers and it is instructive to me to see their popularity on our site over many of the stars of traditional editorial cartooning.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.