Thursday, September 29, 2016

Moroccan cartoonist threatened for cartoon posted by killed Jordanian

From an Agence France Presse dispatch in The Daily Star.



Well-known Moroccan cartoonist Khalid Geddar has asked for police protection after being threatened for reposting a drawing that led to the murder of a Jordanian writer, he said Monday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rina Piccolo Leaves "Six Chix"

From Tina's Groove.

A panel by original Six Chix member Ann Telnaes
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Six Chix – it’s a single-panel comic strip shared by six women cartoonists, each assigned a day of the week for the dailies, and alternating on the Sundays.

The cartoonists, in order of weekday appearance are: Isabella Bannerman, Margaret Shulock, Susan Camilleri-Konar, Anne Gibbons, Benita Epstein, and Stephanie Piro.

It is syndicated worldwide by King Features Syndicate.

Rina Piccolo explains why she is leaving the Wednesday's spot:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2016

From Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.



The city-wide festival, set for its first four-day event on October 13-16, 2016 after a well-received two-day show in 2015, will offer nearly seventy-five hours of creator-driven panels, presentations, spotlights and discussions.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Support Campaign for Detained Cartoonist

Cartoon by Ramsés Morales Izquierdo

A request for cartoons to support a cartoonist stuck in one of the worst refugee camps in the world was made by Cartoonists Rights Network International:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The 2016 Political Cartoon & Satire Festival

From the 2016 AAEC Convention & Satire Festival Facebook page.


Adam Zyglis, Kal Kallaugher, Cullum Rogers and JP Trostle will be hosting the 2016 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention from September 21-24 at Duke University in Durham NC.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

World Humor Awards Winners

Here are the winners of the first edition of "World Humor Awards" under the theme "Climate Change".

First Prize : Elena Ospina, Colombia

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Library and Archives Canada looks back at Bado’s career


Accustomed to portraying personalities in the news and letting his drawings do the talking, Bado, cartoonist for Le Droit, recounts his own impressive career.

Guy Badeaux will be the guest of Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, as part of the Library and Archives Canada Signatures Series, which presents unique encounters with personalities who have donated their archives to the institution.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Garry Trudeau, "Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump"



Cartoonist Garry Trudeau talks about his use of Donald Trump as a character in his comic strip, "Doonesbury," from 1987 to today.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Laughing with death" Exhibition at the ECC

From European Cartoon Center.

Cartoon by Andrea Pecchia, Italy

Can you make jokes about death, funerals ...?
We asked some national and international cartoonists. And the result can be admired in the ECC ... with drawings of O-Sekoer, Nikola Hendrickx, Luc Vernimmen, Stefaan Provijn, Cost, Norbert Van Yperzeele, Pol Leurs, Alessandro Gatto, Marco D'Agostino, Andrea Pecchia, Pavel Kuczinsky, Florian Crihana, Riber Hansson ...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"A Retrospective: Ralph Steadman” at the Society of Illustrators

From The New York Post.


Hunter S. Thompson looms large — in spirit and in bronze — in A Retrospective: Ralph Steadman, a terrific new show of art by Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing” co-conspirator.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Partners With The Nib

From The Nib.

“The Campaign Reporter on Duty”, Frederick Burr Opper
Puck magazine, 1880.

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum made its debut on The Nib, a site that publishes political cartoons and non-fiction comics. 
It will regularly be posting throwback political cartoons like this one, a tribute to campaign seasons past.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Clay Jones on the State of Editorial Cartooning




Since the 18th century, news readers have found some of the most incisive, acerbic and brutally honest commentary about current affairs in the form of political cartoons.

Regrettably, political cartoons in the 21st century have been in a state of demise that many believe is related to the death of printed newspapers; however, the death of editorial cartoons in English language media has more to do with what U.S. cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall describes as “corporate slacktivism,” an aversion to rocking the boat with satire.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Letter to Mark Zuckerberg




Norway’s largest newspaper published a front-page letter to the Facebook CEO lambasting the company’s decision to censor a photograph of the Vietnam war.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Clear cases of plagiarism

Žarko Luetić, Croatia
One often feels a sense of "déjà vu" upon seeing some humorous drawings. Some cases are just coincidences but Australian cartoonist Louis Pol raises on his Facebook page some egregious cases of plagiarism.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

David Horsey on Hillary Clinton

From The LA Times.


Apparently, there is a famous woman running for president against Donald Trump who has a very good chance to win, not that there is much said about her in the media. Most days on cable TV news shows, in the political blogs and in the newspapers nearly all the discussion is about Trump’s latest weird tweet or bellicose speech or impulsive campaign stunt.
David Horsey's "Top of the Ticket" column here.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Ottawa cuts newspaper ads while reviewing industry

From CBC News.


The federal government has dramatically shifted its advertising to the internet and away from daily newspapers even as it studies how to deal with the decline of the traditional newspaper industry in the digital age.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Trumped!

From the Independent


Trumped!: An exhibition of original cartoons on Donald Trump, from September 15 to November 2 at the Political Cartoon Gallery, 16 Lower Richmond Road London SW15 1JP.