Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cartoon of the Week: Every Day Should be Earth Day

The News-Herald - April 23
And that's the problem! Most of us don't take the theme of Earth Day seriously, and of those who do, many make it only a once-a-year observance. We should be celebrating our stewardship of the planet Earth every day - every day is Earth Day!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cartoon of the Week: Weather or Not

The News-Herald - January 18
I drew this for my Downriver readers, but it's true throughout the metro Detroit area. From day-to-day, we're not sure "weather" it's winter, spring or fall. Sometimes, it's all three!
That's the Point!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cartoon(s) of the Year: Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit Business - Dec. 19
It's a privilege and a blessing to be a part of the Crain Communications editorial family. I'm fortunate to have been writing and drawing editorial cartoons for Crain's Detroit Business for more than 25 years, and each deadline is as exciting and energizing as it was when I first started.

I have many editors to thank for their guidance, collaboration - and editing - over the decades; and without the inspiration of the outstanding CDB reporting staff, there would be no cartoon material. I also am thankful for my readers throughout metro Detroit who take a look at my work and laugh, or grimace, or take the time to contact me and tell me how far I've missed the mark!

Crain's Detroit Business published the annual collection of my cartoons for the year this week, and I'm grateful that this has become a year-end feature. I hope when you take a look, that you will realize not only how much I love this work, but how much I love my hometown.

Here's 2016 in review - laugh, grimace, or let me know I missed the mark: Crain's editorial cartoons year in review

Happy New Year, Detroit!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cartoon of the Week: Thankful for ... Everything!

The News-Herald, November 23
This is my annual Thanksgiving Day editorial cartoon for The News-Herald - I'm thankful for the topics, the News-Herald staff members, and especially my Downriver readers - all of whom have sustained me for another year (my 30th penning cartoons for The News-Herald)!

My thankfulness this season extends to my family, my friends, my colleagues, my neighbors in my hometown of Royal Oak, and my fellow parishioners at Guardian Angels Catholic Community. I'm thankful for every blessing, for the joy each brings to my life; and I try to be thankful for every challenge, and for what I learn from persevering.

I wish you all happiness, good health and much to be thankful for this year!
That's the Point!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cartoon of the Day: 9-11

The News-Herald - September 11

"Where were you when the first plane hit?" "What did you think happened when you first heard?" "What did you tell your kids?" These and other questions have be asked today, the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. While the answers to these questions are personal, the memory is collective. Let's remember those who lost their lives and their families, let's remember the survivors who still struggle with their memories, and let's remember the sense of unity that our nation shared in the aftermath of this tragedy.
That's the Point.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cartoon of the Year: Thank you CDB and SPJ!

Crain's Detroit Business - December 7, 2015

Thank you to my colleagues at Crain's Detroit Business, thank you to SPJ Detroit, and thank you to all my readers in metro Detroit for this humbling honor that I received last night. To grow up in Detroit and, at this point in my life and career, see a special award like this - from such a prestigious organization as SPJ - that reads, "First Place ... Editorial Cartoon, Daniel Saad, Crain's Detroit Business" is, well (I should be able to come up with something more clever than this!), unbelievable.

For more than 30 years, I've had the opportunity and the privilege to do editorial cartoons in my own back yard, at The Advisor Newspaper, The Advertiser Journal, The Daily Tribune (and Suburban Sunday), The Grosse Pointe News, The Dearborn Press & Guide; and I'm honored to still be penning them for Crain's Detroit Business (20 years this June), and The News-Herald (30 years in May).

Thanks go to every editor who has given me space and collaborated with me, to every reporter who has inspired my cartoons with their coverage, and to the readers in every community who have embraced my work and offered feedback (both positive and negative) - it's all contributed to making my work better.

Lastly, my special thanks go to Draper Hill and Larry Wright. These incredibly gifted cartoonists took the time to encourage me, critique me and finally welcome me as a colleague; which was the greatest "lifetime achievement award" someone like me can get.

Well, every editor I've worked for will be looking at this post now and saying, "Cut it by half - nobody's going to read all that!" Nonetheless, I hope you have read this far, because without everyone and every publication mentioned above, none of this would have been possible.
That's the Point!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cartoon of the Week: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

The News-Herald - March 13
Do you know what time it is? Did you "spring forward?" (... even though spring is days away.) Really, are we "saving" daylight in today's 24/7, online, connected culture by moving our clocks ahead each March? If we're going to continue with this "DST" nonsense, let's at least admit that the acronym stands for "Daylight Shifting Time!"
That's the Point!