Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spitting Image set to return to TV

From the Daily Mail.

The programme's creators Roger Law, pictured left, and Peter Fluck, pictured right, are seen among a selection of their puppets.

Spitting Image is set to return to TV screens as it is remade for an American audience by the network behind Game of Thrones.

Programme maker HBO has US president Donald Trump in its sights - with an insider saying there 'has never been more material for political satirists'.

Monday, April 24, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

This caricature of Mordecai Richler was down in the early seventies.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Elections in France


France votes today in the first round of its' presidential election. The final round will take place on May 7th.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raeside's second compilation of "The Other Coast" comic strip.

Cathryn Atkinson in Pique News Magazine.


Cartoonist Adrian Raeside is a great person to have lunch with on St. Patrick's Day.

Two Guinnesses into it and the craic and laughter are flowing. Listening to the tape now, there is definitely an interview in there somewhere.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Reprint in the Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery

From Cartooning for Peace.


The original version of Wednesday's's cartoon in Le Droit was featured in the weekly Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cartoon Xira 2017

From the website of the Municipality of Xira.


Internationally renowned cartoonist Quino will be joining the national guests for this edition of "Cartoon Xira", which will take place from April 22 to May 28 in the Celeiro da Patriarcal building.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards

From The Doug Wright Awards Blog.



Chester Brown, Michael DeForge, Julie Doucet, Chris Oliveros and John Martz lead the nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards, a featured event at the 2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), which takes place at the Toronto Reference Library, May 13-14.

The winners of the 2017 Doug Wright Awards will be presented at a ceremony held in the Forest Hill Ballroom at The Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario on May 13. 

Admission is free, but is first-come, first-serve.

The Nominees:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"The Inking Woman" Exhibition at the Cartoon Museum

From Cartoon Museum.


An exhibition of British women cartoon and comic artists will take place at the Cartoon Museum in London.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Banned in the U.S.A.

Tristin Hopper in The National Post.


For the first time, a Canadian book has nabbed top billing on an annual ranking of books that Americans have tried their hardest to ban.

This One Summer, a graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki, earned the number one spot on the American Library Association’s 2016 list of “banned and challenged books.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017

19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon

From the website of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.


We invite you to join us at the 19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon on May 2nd at the Fairmont Chateau-Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

Join journalists, politicians, academics, media executives and others who champion the vital role of the press and free expression in fostering democracy and open government.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Miami Herald cartoonist Jim Morin wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize

From the Pulitzer Prizes website.


For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both, Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) is awarded to Jim Morin of Miami Herald.

Nominated as finalists in Editorial Cartooning in 2017:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Winners of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017

From the ECC website.

Cover art by Elena Ospina

Here are the winners of the 21st edition of the Euro-Kartoenale. The contest received 2164 cartoons by 782 artists from 82 different countries.

The prize winners were announced at the award ceremony on April 8th.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart faces 29 years in prison

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.

“Date 12 September 1980 – We have found ideal/suitable ground to climb up!”
In a 2004 cartoon published in
Cumhuriyet, Kart depicts Fethulla Gülen as having infiltrated the Turkish military after the 1980 coup d’état. Kart is accused by the current regime of supporting Gülen.

After five months of imprisonment Turkey has finally, formally indicted the staff from Cumhuriyet newspaper including cartoonist Musa Kart who, if found guilty, faces a twenty-nine year sentence.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

50 years of Aislin at the McCord

Marina Scott in the Montreal Gazette.


In his 50 years as an editorial cartoonist, Terry Mosher — better known as Aislin — has created more than 12,000 cartoons. Half of those are preserved at the McCord Museum.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"Aislin: 50 Years of Cartoons"

From the McCord Museum.


The exhibition Aislin: 50 Years of Cartoons will present a retrospective of the best cartoons created by Aislin over the 50-year course of his far-reaching career.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"La Caricature, 1830-1835 : Lithographies complètes"

From Michael Shamansky, Bookseller.


La Caricature was the 19th Century equivalent and the precursor of Charlie Hebdo. The editor Charles Philipon employed the major satirical artists of the mid-19th Century notably Daumier, Grandville, E. Forest, Charlet, Bellangé, Traviès, Raffet and Gavarni

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Reprint in the Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery

From Cartooning for Peace.


The original version of Thursday's cartoon in Le Droit was featured in the weekly Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Imprisoned for Painting Kurdish Town Attack

From Humorgrafe.


Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan has been sentenced to 2 years, 9 months, and 22 days in prison for creating a painting which depicted the destruction caused by Turkish security forces in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province, a Kurdish region in Turkey.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jack Ziegler 1942-2017





Jack Ziegler, whose satirical, silly and observational style enlivened more than 1,600 cartoons at The New Yorker since February 1974, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was 74.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Winners of the 19th PortoCartoon Festival 2017

From Museo Virtual do Cartoon.



Here are the winners of the 19th Festival PortoCartoon 2017, chosen among the 1 500 works submitted by more than 400 artists from 62 countries.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bob Robertson dead at 71

From CBC News British Columbia.


Veteran Canadian comedian Bob Robertson has passed away in Nanaimo, B.C., last Sunday.

Robertson and business partner, Linda Cullen, had been called the funniest married couple in Canada after spending decades in the entertainment business together.

Friday, March 24, 2017

24th Alcalá International Exhibition of Arts of Humor

From Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor.


The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, through the Instituto Quevedo del humor announces the 24th International Exhibition of Arts of Humor with “Donald Trump” as its' theme.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Claude Monet, caricaturist

From Vintage News.


French painter Claude Monet is known as the founder and the central figure of the Impressionist movement. The term “Impressionism” itself was derived from the title of his 1872 painting “Impression, Sunrise”.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

National Newspaper Awards 2016 nominations

Cartoon by Brian Gable

Brian Gable and David Parkins, cartoonists for The Globe and Mail, and Guy Badeaux (Bado) of Le Droit were nominated in the editorial cartooning category for the 2016 National Newspaper Awards.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Milton Glaser's Dylan Poster Turns 50

From Gothamist.



Arguably the most famous image of Bob Dylan is not a photograph or painting, but a drawing: a suggestion of the man rather than a precise, dead-ringer likeness. And that's fitting. After all, what better way to celebrate Dylan's kaleidoscopic sensibility than with a fanciful, yet recognizable, portrait? 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Xavier Bonilla Winner of the 56th Knokke-Heist Festival



Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla (Bonil) won the Golden Hat at the 56th edition of the Knokke-Heist international cartoon contest in Belgium.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

World Press Cartoon 2017


After overcoming financial restrictions that forced the 2016 interregnum, World Press Cartoon is back on track!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Vancouver Sun Cartoonist Graham Harrop

From The North Shore News.



While working as a cab driver many years ago, Graham Harrop once picked up a passenger while wearing a gorilla suit.

But he had a good reason. It was his brother’s birthday, after all.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign for "Design Canada"

From Fast Code Design.


Greg Durrell was working as part of the design team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when he first noticed a dearth of Canadian graphic design history.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cartoonist's illustration used without permission on P.K. Subban's shirt

Sarah Lawrynuik on CBC News.


Southern Alberta hockey fan and cartoonist Robert de Gruchy was shocked to see a drawing he said he created emblazoned on his NHL idol's workout gear — without anyone asking his permission. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bulgaria's "Charlie Hebdo" Blocked From News Stands

Mariya Cheresheva in Balkan Insight.


After complaining that their satirical new newspaper, Pras Press, had been blocked from reaching newsstands, the cartoonists and writers behind it have decided to sell copies directly on the streets. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Jay Lynch 1945-2017

Photo by Caitlin McGurk

Legendary satirist and cartoonist Jay Lynch has passed away. His work, from Bijou Funnies to Wacky Packages, had an incalculable influence on comics, humor, and pop culture.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

TCAF 2017 Poster from Sana Takeda

From TCAF.


Sana Takeda is a Japanese artist who has worked on several American comics for Aspen, Image and Marvel. She is currently collaborating with Marjorie Liu on the fantasy series Monstress from Image Comics. 

For more info about our Featured Guests at TCAF 2017 here.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017
Saturday, May 13th, and Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Toronto Reference Library, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, The Masonic Temple, and The Pilot Tavern.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2016 NCS Reuben Award Nominees Announced!

From NCS.


The National Cartoonists Society just released the names of the nominees for the 2016 award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”, also know as “The Reuben”. 

The nominees are: Lynda BarryStephan PastisHilary B. PriceMark Tatulli and Ann Telnaes.

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff to Step Down

From WWD.


Bob Mankoff is leaving the post of cartoon editor at The New Yorker after more than two decades, and will be replaced by editorial staffer Emma Allen.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Festival of Europe

From Cartoon Movement.

Cartoon by Marilena Nardi

The Festival of Europe brings together 20,000 people each year in May in Ile de Loisirs de Bois-le-Roi, a municipality just south of Paris, France.

The festival aims to raise awareness about Europe and European issues though debates, art, comedy, lectures, exhibitions and performances.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Archives: Arnold Roth Interviewed in The Comics Journal

From The Comics Journal.


Arnold Roth is a workaholic. But in his case the old adage “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” doesn’t hold true. That’s because Arnold Roth’s work, cartooning, is his play.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

South Africa's ‘Hate Speech Bill’ Threatens Freedom of Speech

David Jenkin in Media Update.

Zuma cartoon by Dr Jack & Curtis

Editorial cartoonists and satirists in general have a vital role to play in the news landscape. The pen, wielded by a talented hand with a gift for comedy, can be a powerful weapon against the malfeasant while simultaneously entertaining the public. 

In a world of increasingly visually-orientated media, a strong cartoon can pack a knock-out punch.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

James Stevenson 1929-2017

Michael Maslin from Ink Spill.


James Stevenson, who contributed to The New Yorker for nearly half a century has died.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Publisher shuts Turkey weekly over 'offensive' Moses cartoon

From The Straits Times.


Istanbul (AFP) - The publisher of one of Turkey's most prominent cartoon magazines shut down the weekly on Friday and fired all its staff after it published a cartoon of the Prophet Moses deemed to be offensive.

Girgir had published in its latest edition a cartoon showing the bearded Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt, with his companions complaining and using vulgar curse words.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Illustrator / caricaturist Steve Brodner

Anne Telford in Lürzer's Archive.


A self-described news junkie, Steve Brodner might rue that predilection after his marathon drawing sessions during the recent presidential election cycle. Brodner is most likely seeing images of The Donald’s tiny hands and ridiculous comb over in his sleep after endless iterations drawn live during the debates and the Republican National Convention for the Village Voice.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Image of Turkish assassin wins 2017 World Press Photo award

From The Guardian.


The chilling photograph that captured the moment a police officer shot and killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey at an art gallery in Ankara has won photo of the year at the World Press Photo awards.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Trump and Bannon drag Oliphant out of retirement

From The Nib.


Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant hasn’t published any work in years, but released two comics last week on the President and his Chief Strategist.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Detained cartoonist ‘Eaten Fish’ on hunger stike

From PCO.

Cartoon by David Rowe

The PCO are sorry to report that the situation on Manus Island has taken a dramatic turn for the worse since our last article on the notorious refugee camp, with news of the beleaguered and desperate artist going on a hunger strike in protest at his treatment.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pro Cartoonists leaves FECO

From the PCO blog.



After a great deal of thought by the board of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation and through consulting our members, PCO [UK] has decided to leave the Federation of European Cartooning Organisations [FECO] forthwith.