Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hellraising Magazine of the 60s

Steven Heller in Print.

Bertrand Russell by Norman Rockwell

In the 1960s, San Francisco’s youth culture of acid rock, underground comix, radical lifestyle movements and, not least, progressive counter-culture journalism (including newsprint tabs like Rolling Stone, The Berkeley Barb and the San Francisco Oracle) shocked and awed the world.

But even more threatening to the established order for their guile and grit were two monthly magazines that went head to toe with the status quo: Ramparts (1962–1975) and Scanlan’s (1970–1971).

Monday, September 18, 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.

A caricature of North Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh from the early 70s.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Censorship at the European Parliament

On the Keep Talking Greece website.

Cartoon by Dimitris Georgopalis

Member of the European Parliament, Stelios Kouloglou (SYRIZA), has denounced an unprecedented form of censorship by the European Union.

The censorship was imposed on the caricatures of 12 Greek caricatures that were to participate in an exhibition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Ministers in Caricature" Exhibition

From The Chronicle Herald.

Cover of the exhibition catalogue.

When it came to Canada’s prime ministers, Bruce MacKinnon decided he had to catch ’em all.

MacKinnon, the award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Chronicle Herald since 1985, had a bit of a head start assembling his collection of likenesses of the nation’s leaders, but he was understandably light on works depicting Sir Mackenzie Bowell and R.B. Bennett.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ottawa International Animation Festival

From the festival website.

Poster by Elise Simard

From September 20-24, 2017 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.

Friday, September 8, 2017

How Condé Nast Put the Squeeze on New Yorker Cartoonists

Seth Simons in Paste Magazine.


In late June, cartoonists for The New Yorker received an email from Condé Nast, the magazine’s parent company.

“We wanted to take an opportunity to reacquaint you with the ecosystem of services that Condé Nast and The New Yorker offer to cartoonists,” reads the email, signed by Courtney Ercolino, Director of Image Licensing. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Art Director and Author Steven Heller

Mariam Aldhahi in Magenta.


School of Visual Arts’s Steven Heller has helped launch dozens of high-profile design careers. To his protégés, he seems like the ultimate insider — but he didn’t start out that way.

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Last Girl Standing" by Trina Robbins


Underground cartoonist Trina Robbins has done it all! She ran one of the hippest fashion boutiques in the East Village, mingled with rock stars and produced feminist art by putting together the first all-woman comics anthology in the 1970s.