Saturday, April 30, 2016

Patrick Chappatte wins the 2015 Thomas Nast Award

From ArcInfo.



Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag cartoonist, received for the second time the prestigious Thomas Nast Award, the equivalent of the Pulitzer for foreign cartoonists.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hadi Heidari released from prison

From United Sketches and Cartoonists Rights Network.


Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been released from Tehran’s Erin Prison. He had been arrested by government agents on November 16, 2015, at the offices at the reformist newspaper, Shahrvand.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Erdogan depicted as an ape in Dutch newspaper

From The Washington Post.


After a Dutch journalist was arrested in Turkey this weekend for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the most-read newspaper in the Netherlands on Monday published a front-page editorial cartoon that shows Erdogan as an ape, apparently crushing Europe's free speech.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani should be out of prison in May

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.

Cartoon by Fadi Abou Hassan, courtesy of FadiToOn

Artist/Activist Atena Farghadani has had her 12-year, nine-month prison sentence reduced, CRNI Deputy-Director Nik Kowsar has learned.
Appeals Court No. 54 of the Province of Tehran has reduced the artist’s sentence to 18 months — which, by her lawyer’s calculation, means Atena Farghadani should be out of prison sometime in May.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Anita Kunz, Canadian Icon


Anita Kunz’ work is as entrenched in our popular culture as the sources for many of her images – whether you’ve opened a copy of The New Yorker or Rolling Stone in the past twenty years, sent a letter with a specialty stamp, or stepped into any number of well-known galleries across the U.S. and Canada, you’ve probably come across Anita’s work. And likely, you’ve been touched with emotion, provoked with complex thoughts about a social issue or simply, laughed out loud at her sly use of humour.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Erdoğan and The Penguin: Satire in Modern Turkey

Xin Fan from Mapping Daily Ridicule.

‘Tayyip World’ (2005) depicts different zoo animals with Erdogan faces. Penguen drew the cover to ridicule Erdogan’s (unsuccessful) suing of Musa Kart, a cartoonist with the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhurriyet, who had depicted him as a cat. Erdogan gave Penguen the same treatment, although the courts threw his second huff out a lot sooner.
A look at satire magazines in modern Turkey: why does Erdogan hate Penguins?

Turkey Files a Criminal Complaint Against a German Comedian

From Der Spiegel.

German television comedian Jan Böhmermann could face criminal proceedings for insulting Turkey's prime minister.
Turkey is calling for criminal proceedings against a German comedian who crudely disparaged its president on public television.

Personally ordered by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the complaint threatens to create a massive political crisis for Chancellor Merkel.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Political Cartoonists to Move Forward with North Carolina Convention

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory

DURHAM, NC — Amid the wave of job losses and high-profile concert cancellations in North Carolina, there is finally some good news for its beleaguered governor and state legislature.

One group has decided not to pull its upcoming convention in the wake of the controversial law HB2: Political Cartoonists.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sacramento Bee cartoonist Jack Ohman wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize

From the Pulitzer Prizes website.


For cartoons that convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) is awarded to Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee.

Nominated as finalists in Editorial Cartooning in 2016:

Monday, April 18, 2016

R. Crumb "Art & Beauty" Exhibition in London

From Hi Fructose.



Last Thursday, the David Zwirner Gallery in London debuted new drawings by cartoonist R. Crumb for the third installment of his Art & Beauty magazine.
Art & Beauty was first published in 1996 and inspired by an early 20th century publication of the same name, which produced semi-erotic images of life models for art lovers and aspiring artists.
Following in this tradition, but with his own sense of humor and iconic style, Crumb has created portraits of modern day women based on photographs of celebrities, close friends, and even complete strangers.
Featuring the likes of Serena Williams and the artist’s wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb, the drawings represent “a satirical take on aesthetics and beauty” while revealing the artist’s own fascination with the female form.

R. Crumb's Top 10 Most Expensive Works at Auction

From ArtNet News.

Abstract expressionist ultra super modernist comics (3 works) (1967)
sold for $72,000 at Bonhams & Butterfields on May 22, 2007.

As Robert Crumb's inaugural exhibition of drawings from his Art & Beauty series opens at David Zwirner's London gallery this weekend, we take a closer look at the celebrated illustrator's market, examining how he moved from the realm of comic books to the walls of a blue-chip institution.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ohio State receives collection from 'underground comix' master Jay Lynch

From The Columbus Dispatch.


The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University has acquired the personal collection of underground cartoonist Jay Lynch, library officials announced on Friday.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Colombian Cartoonist Elena Ospina



A profile of Elena Ospina, a top cartoonist and illustrator from Colombia on the Cartoon Gallery website.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

1st Latin American Humor Exhibition



The Memorial of Latin America, with the support of the Association of Cartoonists of Brazil and the Memorial Institute of graphic arts of Brazil, presents the 1st Latin American Humor Exhibition.
The theme chosen was "Latin American Songs".
150 works were selected for the exhibition which will take place from April 18th to May 20th 2016 at the Gabriel Garcia Marques Space, in the Memorial da América Latina in São Paulo, Brazil.
A prize of R$ 12.000,00, (twelve thousands Reais) will be awarded to the winner.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The story behind a San Francisco psychedelic icon




John Mackie in The Vancouver Sun.

Victor Moscoso's poster of a Big Brother and the Holding Company show.

One of the best-known images of the psychedelic ’60s is a native Indian in a top hat smoking a joint.

It was the logo for Family Dog, a hippie music promoter in San Francisco that produced gigs by ’60s legends such as Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and the Grateful Dead.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

William Hamilton 1939-2016

John McMurtrie in The San Francisco Chronicle.


William Hamilton, The New Yorker cartoonist known for his wry depictions of the upper crust, has died at age 76.

Mr. Hamilton was killed in a car accident Friday afternoon in Lexington, KY, said his friend, Lewis H. Lapham.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sam Gross at the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium

From NY Comics Symposium.

From the December 1970 issue of the National Lampoon

The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium welcomes Sam Gross to speak about his career of producing non-politically correct cartoons.
His cartoons have appeared in such diverse publications as Good Housekeeping and National Lampoon.

NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium 
Tuesday April 12 at 7pm 
Parsons School of Design
2 West 13th Street
Bark Room (off the lobby)
Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Morten Morland, GB Cartoonist of the Year 2015

From the Great Britain Press Awards.

Camila Batmanghelidjh

The Times' 
Morten Morland was proclaimed Great Britain Cartoonist of the Year for 2015.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Otto Anton Reisinger 1927-2016


Legendary Croatian cartoonist Otto Anton Reisinger passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at age 89.

Brito Exhibition at the European Cartoon Center

From the ECC website.



Carlos Brito was born in Lisbon in 1943 and moved in 1963 to Paris for political reasons. He studied sociology and followed no artistic training.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Posy Simmonds meets Florence Cestac

From The House of Illustration website.

Posy Simmonds and Florence Cestac

Join two pioneering creators as they explore the world of comics in France and Britain, from the 1970s to today.
Two leading lights of graphic novels from Britain and France reflect on their contrasting careers in comics from the 70s to today.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Giving Offense: Humor and Stereotype in Political Cartoons

From The University of Tulsa website.


From April 8-9, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa will host a public symposium on the role of stereotype and humor in American political cartoons. This event kicks off with a keynote talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) on Friday April 8, followed by a day-long series of panels featuring nationally recognized political cartoonists Clay Bennett (Chattanooga Times) Bruce Plante (Tulsa World), and Scott Stantis (Chicago Tribune) as well as local civil rights leaders, law professors, and free speech scholars.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Message from the Jury President


The deadline for the 16th International Editorial Cartoon Competition of the Canadian Committee for Press Freedom has now passed.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Riad Sattouf: The Arab of the Future

From the Institut's website.



Riad Sattouf will be presenting his graphic novel The Arab of the Future and conversing with cartoonist Posy Simmonds, whom he holds in high regard, next Wednesday at the French Institute in London.