Counterpoint Media to Launch New Cartoon Syndication Platform

The expansion into syndication will broaden Counterpoint's mission to support independent political cartooning.

Houston, TX — 5, May 2022 — Counterpoint Media, an independent organization of political cartoonists of all perspectives, will represent former Washington Post syndicated editorial cartoonists and more beginning on June 1st. The initial list of cartoonists for licensing and syndication includes: Clay Bennett, Lisa Benson, Tim Campbell, Jeff Danziger, Jack Ohman, and current Counterpoint contributor Pedro X. Molina. Counterpoint will service each cartoonist’s existing clients while eventually expanding the roster of talent available.


The last few years have proven tough for political cartoonists – economic pressures on newsrooms have led to major publications eliminating the role of editorial cartoonists, and some have stopped printing cartoons entirely.


Counterpoint was created to explore new avenues of monetization that preserve both the art form itself and the editorial independence of each artist. The Counterpoint newsletter features the rotating work of 16 cartoonists from all over the United States, each with their own unique artistic talent and political views.

"Our goal has always been to build a sustainable business model that enables the nation's sharpest political cartoonists to continue their craft while ensuring their financial security to do so," said Counterpoint founder Nick Anderson. "The Washington Post built an incredible roster of award-winning talent over the past 30 years, some of whom are already members of the Counterpoint family. When it became clear that they plan to focus on their core businesses, it was only natural for us to pursue the syndication opportunity, especially since Amy Lago, Comics Editor at the Post, agreed to join us. This new revenue stream and expansion of distribution will provide a strong foundation on which to secure the future of political cartooning”.
"While the profession of editorial cartooning has faced major challenges, we're all still here, and there is still a thriving audience for what we do,” said Jack Ohman, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of the Sacramento Bee. “Nick and Amy have been instrumental in leading our profession to the next chapter, and I am excited to join my other talented colleagues at Counterpoint”.