Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chuck Asay announces retirement

From the AAEC website.

Long-time political cartoonist Chuck Asay has announced his retirement. Again.

Asay stepped down from his post at the Colorado Springs Gazette in 2007, but continued to draw for Creators Syndicate until 2013.

He recently capped off his career by donating all his original cartoons, along with the publishing rights, to the Pikes Peak Library.

"The cartoons are in the process of being archived now," Asay wrote in an email. "It might take a few years to get everything up on site but you can find the ongoing work". 

The cartoonist, known for his strong conservative stance, also sent the following farewell note:

"My mom always taught us kids to leave a place just a little better than the way we found it. As I look at the issues I’ve visited in the past 30 to 40 years in my editorial cartoons, I’m finding almost everything has gotten worse. Sorry.

We have more government and less freedom. Addictions have grown stronger and families are weaker. There are still wars and rumors of wars. But it’s fun to look back and see how the more things change the more they stay the same.

In June of 2016 the Pikes Peak Library District had a show and a panel discussion about some of my more provocative cartoons. 

You can find this program at

I’ve given all my cartoons along with publishing rights to the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs. It’s a legacy thing. The folks at PPLD have graciously accepted the donation of my life’s work. We want to make it available to the general public.

You can also find some Asay interviews, demonstrations and programs by doing a search on your internet provider at and type in chuck asay or go to to see a little cartoon story about Xmas.

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