Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Celebrating Editorial Cartooning at the Society of Illustrators

Liza Donnelly in The New Yorker.
Cartoon by Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
Ten years ago, I was invited to be a part of an organization that changed my life. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

From Penguin Random House.

Another blockbuster collection of the year's wittiest political cartoons, featuring artworks by Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Martin Rowson, 'Mac' and many more.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Quino 60 anos de humor

From Bandas Desenhadas.

Documenta, in partnership with the Town Hall of Vila Franca de Xira, published the album Quino - 60 anos de humor, on the occasion of the exhibition of the invited artist of the 18th edition of Cartoon Xira, which took place last spring in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How Barry Blitt became the master of the political moment

Matt Wueker in Politico Magazine.

Nothing cuts through our over-taxed frontal cortexes like a simple visual joke. It skips past the language centers of our brains and engages lower brain stem humor with bright color and energetic line, working with an elegance and speed and directness unmatched by other kinds of satire.

There aren’t a lot of masters of this genre—it is, after all, the simplest and hardest form of cartooning. But certainly one of them is Barry Blitt.

Friday, October 20, 2017

“People matching artworks” by Stefan Draschan

Photographer Stefan Draschan always keeps himself entertained at art galleries by creating his own art projects.

One of those projects is “People matching artworks”.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics"

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

“Looking Backward” by Joseph Keppler. Puck, January 11, 1893

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be hosting the opening their new exhibition, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics on November 4th from 3 to 5pm.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New members of the ACC

From the ACC's Facebook page.

Cartoon by Tom Chitty

The ACC would like to familiarize you with some new members that have joined over the last few months - talented young artists Derek Evernden, Phil Jones, Adriana Blake, Faez Doosti, Bruce Outridge, Eric DyckDavid Brouitt as well as New Yorker contributor Tom Chitty.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cartoons Featured in "No End of Blame"

From the Sydney Morning Herald.

Cartooning turned deadly serious after Charlie Hebdo.

"Suddenly everybody had an understanding of the weight of what it is we do," says Cathy Wilcox. "It made everybody realise what we do is not just us being jolly jesters."

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wildfire Burns Home of ‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schulz

From the Associated Press.

The home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson said Thursday.

Jean Schulz, 78, evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz said.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Frank Magazine bows to demand to alter 'racist' cartoon

From the Toronto Sun.

A cartoon in Frank  satirical magazine that depicts a black poet and activist with a jutting chin and sloping forehead is being modified after critics who call it racist launched campaigns to remove the magazine from stores.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Savage Ink" Exhibition

Caitlin Hawkins in Big Issue North.

Cartoon by Steve Bell

Some world leaders don’t need a cartoonist to make them look grotesque or ridiculous, but none are exempt from a savage inking.

A new exhibition in Manchester's People History Museum celebrates a long tradition of political cartoons.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Charlie Hebdo's new subject: U.S. under Trump

Carol Hills from PRI's The World.

Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, a cartoonist and editor of Charlie Hebdo, arrives for his interview accompanied by bodyguards who hover outside the neutral office location where we talk.

They've been the cartoonist's permanent companions since January 2015, when the Kouachi brothers forced themselves into the offices of the French satirical newspaper and murdered his friends and colleagues in the name of Islam. Riss was injured in the attack.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons

From The Ottawa Citizen.

Montreal Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) sat down with the Citizen ahead of an exhibition of his work at the Ottawa Citiy Hall art gallery.

The event comes on the heels of the release of his new book, an illustrated career retrospective titled Trudeau to Trudeau: Aislin 50 Years of Cartooning.

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons
October 13 to 29
Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vladimir Renčín 1941-2017

Czech cartoonist and illustrator Vladimír Renčín died last Wednesday after a long illness.

Born in 1941, he owes his notoriety notably for his cartoons and jokes, drawn from current events, which have been compiled in some thirty books.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Two newspapers apologize for publishing Las Vegas shooting cartoon

From The Philadelphia Daily News-Inquirer.

Two small newspapers, one in Vermont and another in Iowa, have apologized after running a controversial cartoon about the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MM and HH

Lulu Garcia-Navarro in NPR.

Hugh Hefner is expected to be laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe.

He bought the crypt next to her because, as he told The LA Times, quote, "spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up." 

Marilyn was both the cover and the centerfold of the very first issue of Playboy, but it wasn't by choice. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The stories behind some iconic ‘SNL’ photos

From CNN.

Tina Fay in a parody of George Lois' cover for Esquire.

They’re the first thing you see when “Saturday Night Live” comes back from a commercial break: Those iconic celebrity portraits, so bold and fun and quirky that they almost seem to jump off the screen.