Daily Cartoonist says it has caught Tulsa cartoonist plagiarizing for third time

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A week after calling out “the most blatant plagiarism example I’ve ever seen,” in which Urban Tulsa Weekly’s David Simpson redrew a cartoon from the late Jeff MacNelly, Alan Gardner says Simpson has done it again. Gardner writes that the similarities between Simpson’s cartoon and one by MacNelly indicate that Simpson again redrew the cartoon rather than trace it. Urban Tulsa Weekly, meanwhile, hasn’t responded to questions about last week’s cartoon, Gardner writes. Publisher Keith Skrzypczak tells me there will be something in the next issue about the plagiarism accusation, which should be online Wednesday. Update: Simpson has resigned his position with Urban Tulsa Weekly. Simpson lost his job at the Tulsa World in 2005 for plagiarism. || Related: Simpson loses place in Oklahoma Cartoonist Hall of FameEarlier: Could Tulsa cartoonist be a two-time plagiarist?

Correction: The original version of this post misstated the name of Urban Tulsa Weekly.

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  • Anonymous

    One day, technology will provide a way to show images on the Internet and then examples of the cartoons could be shown here.

  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    It’s confirmed: http://journ.us/tbeUdM He actually resigned last week. –Julie

  • http://www.thisistrue.com Randy Cassingham

    You never know: it could have been a fake e-mail! Glad you’re checking the original source.

  • http://ben.kree.gr/ Benjamin Kreeger

    Yep, I saw this comment here: http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2011/10/31/simpson-plagiarizes-another-macnelly/#comment-116435 — Fully story doesn’t seem to have run yet, but there you have it.

  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    We spoke with the publisher a few minutes ago and he didn’t share that. We’ll follow up. Thanks, Julie

  • http://www.thisistrue.com Randy Cassingham

    The UTW has notified Daily Cartoonist that Simpson has been fired.