Friday, March 23, 2018

"Trump's ABC"

From Fantagraphics.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Ann Telnaes has over the last 20 years skewered injustice, inequality, sham, hypocrisy, racism, misogyny, and corruption with her incendiary combination of elegance, wit, and moral suasion.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Clay Bennett receives the 2018 Thomas Nast Award

From the Times Free Press.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett was honored Wednesday with the 2018 Thomas Nast Award for the best cartoons on international affairs. The award is presented by the The Overseas Press Club of America.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Michael Kupperman on death tribute cartoons

From The New Statesman.

I assumed Prof Hawking had succumbed to illness or age, but this cartoon makes it look like his wheelchair just made a hard stop.

Whether it’s Stephen Hawking leaving a wheelchair or the Buddhist Steve Jobs meeting God, these grief gags show the decline of cartooning as an art.

Monday, March 19, 2018

National Newspaper Awards 2017 nominations

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association announced today the finalists of the 69th National Newspaper Awards

Serge Chapleau, La Presse, Montreal.

Here are the other finalists in the editorial cartooning category:

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Robert Grossman (1940-2018)

Robert Grossman was born on March 1, 1940 in Brooklyn and died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan.

In a career spanning fifty years, his illustrations have appeared over 500 times on the covers of various national publications such as TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Times, The Nation, The New York Observer, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Evergreen Review, New York, National Lampoon, and The New York Times.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Censorship in Spain

From The Irish Times.

Edu Galán and Darío Adanti are sitting in the offices of satirical magazine Mongolia, in the basement of a shoe shop in Madrid’s Malasaña district, ruing the fact that a recent news story broke too late for them to put on their next front cover.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Drawing Trump

Sarah Boxer in The Atlantic.

The 45th president should be an easy target for political cartoonists, but they’ve struggled to come up with an image that sticks.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Doug Ford is fodder for editorial cartoonists

From City News.

Graham Mackay, The Hamilton Spectator

Newly chosen Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford has been a familiar face to Ontarians – and especially Torontonians – for years. As a city councillor, he was by his brother Rob’s side during his headline-grabbing tenure as mayor. 

Their father, Doug Ford Sr., was also a provincial politician and successful Etobicoke businessman.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


I was pretty sure yesterday, as I sat at my drawing table, that I would not be the only cartoonist inspired by David Low's " Rendez-vous"published in The Evening Standard on September 20th, 1939.

Here are a few examples:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

André Carrilho Mural at the "Vanity Fair" 2015 Oscar Party

From André Carrilho's page on flikr.

Guests of the "Vanity Fair" 2015 Oscar party were treated to a mural drawn by cartoonist André Carrilho.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Matt's 30th Anniversary at The Telegraph

From The Telegraph.

The Duke of Edinburgh has paid tribute to the “genius” of the Telegraph’s Matt, as Britain’s leading public figures celebrate the cartoonist’s 30th anniversary at this newspaper.

Friday, March 2, 2018

"Messy Drawings" by Oscar Grillo

From Oscar Grillo's Facebook page.

Messy drawings in Portugal from March 3rd to July 8th...Miss it at your peril!...The works were selected by the great Antonio Antunes.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Vancouver illustrator is overwhelmed by positive response

From Global News.

Eight days have passed since Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” became an enduring memorial to the victims of a deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Charges dropped against cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé

From Index on Censorship.

Index on Censorship welcomes the news that charges against cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé, who frequently uses his art to lampoon senior Equatorial Guinea government officials, have been dropped.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Toronto Star’s editorial cartoonists

From The Toronto Star.

On the afternoon before Valentine’s Day, Theo Moudakis sat down at his desk in his home office and instead of drawing, as one might expect the Toronto Star’s editorial cartoonist to do, he started writing poetry.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Newton's apple

My Saturday drawing in Le Droit was inspired by Donald Trump's suggestion to arm teachers to counter shootings in schools.

To my surprise, I am not the only cartoonist to have been struck by the same idea.

Friday, February 23, 2018

20 Iconic New Yorker Covers

Emily Temple in the Literary Hub.

“View of the World from 9th Avenue,” Saul Steinberg, March 29, 1976

Many iconic images of New York have originated at the New Yorker. You will find here 20 of the most memorable.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MacKinnon Cartoon Goes Viral

From The Chronicle Herald.

Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon is somewhat used to striking a chord with his pointed pen. Sometimes people love his drawings and sometimes not.

Sometimes, they just appreciate his political point of view.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance

From the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Gloria Stoll Karn, "Girl with mittens", 1945. Watercolor on board. Private Collection

It was a culture shock for a city girl to be transplanted from pulse of the Big Apple to a house surrounded by woods in in Pittsburgh, PA. But Gloria Stoll’s marriage to Fred Karn did just that, whisking her away from New York City and a blossoming art career in 1948.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

"Ben" Creator Daniel Shelton

From The Montreal Gazette.

Remember when we used to call them funny papers, those ever-present cartoon strips in our daily newspapers, that often as not we would turn to before settling into the more serious stuff.

Well, happy to say, they are still with us.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cartoon Humor in Magazines

From Facebook.

Come join Michael Gerber, editor and publisher of The American Bystander – hailed as “the last great humor magazine” – as he discusses his amazing career from writing comedy for The New Yorker and Saturday Night Live to working with an array of such outstanding and legendary comics artists as Roz Chast, Seymour Chwast, Arnold Roth, Ed Sorel, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Mimi Pond, Stan Mack, R.O. Blechman, M.K. Brown and Steve Brodner.

Free and open to the public!
Presented by Michael Dooley’s Design History of Comics and Animation class.

Monday, February 19th, 8:30PM
Art Center College of Design
LA Times Media Center, Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena 91103 

* don't get lost: download directions on the discussions page.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Maclean's highlighting pay gap

 From The National Post.

Maclean’s magazine is highlighting the gender pay gap by asking men to fork over 26 per cent more for its latest issue.

The news magazine says it hopes the move “will stir urgent conversation.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Albuquerque Journal apologizes for cartoon

From The Washington Post.

Readers of the Albuquerque Journal opened up the opinion section on Wednesday to find a provocative, racially tinged cartoon.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

On the Edge: The Cartoon World of McLachlan

From the Chris Beetles Gallery.

"For crying out loud, hurry up!"

The Chris Beetles Gallery is delighted to present On the Edge: The Cartoon World of Ed McLachlan

A selling exhibition of over 200 cartoons by one of Britain's finest cartoonists.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

TCAF 2018 Announces First Round of Featured Guests

BK Munn In Sequential.

Posters by Ho Che Anderson and Fiona Smyth

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival today announced its first group of headline guests for the 2018 event taking place May 12-13 at the oronto Reference Library. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

The First Woman to Draw Wonder Woman

From The Daily Beast.

One of the first female cartoonists to succeed in a male-dominated field, Trina Robbins somehow also found time to make clothes for Mama Cass and show up in a Joni Mitchell song.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The State of Political Cartooning is Strong

From the AAEC website.

There's a big announcement out today from the President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Pat Bagley (who, unlike some people, won the popular vote in a landslide without the help of the Russians).

Monday, January 29, 2018

Cataloguing of International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection is complete

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

The International Museum of Cartoon Art (IMCA) was founded by Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey and many other comic strips, in 1974. 

Originally named the Museum of Cartoon Art (MCA) when it opened, it was the first museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting cartoons. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mort Walker 1923-2018

From WULibrairies and the NCS website.

Cartoonist Mort Walker has passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut at the age of 94.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Inking Woman

From Myriad.

The Inking Woman, by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, is a groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, revealing a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A message from the Niels Bugge’s Cartoon Award

Dear cartoonists,

Unfortunately, we have been forced to close to website
The Cartoon Award will continue on the website
You can also upload your work directly to

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"Laughter in the Dark - Illustrating the Troubles"

From The Irish News.

Cartoon by Gerald Scarfe

A new exhibition which charts the birth and rise of the political cartoon and its use in Northern Ireland is open to the public in Belfast until next Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Drawn to Politics-The Editorial Art of Etta Hulme

From the University of Texas at Arlington.

Newly added to the vast holdings of the Special Collections at the University of Texas at Arlington is the work of long-time Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial cartoonist Etta Hulme.

Gifted to the University from the Hulme family, this collection consists of over ten thousand original cartoons, sketches, and other artwork.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Seyran Caferli Exhibition at the ECC

From the ECC-Kruishoutem website.

Seyran Caferli was born in 1966 in Imishli, Azerbaijan, and had his first cartoon published in the comic magazine Kirpi in 1982. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Curtains for Poster For Tomorrow

From Poster For Tomorrow.

2018 marks the 10th and final edition of Poster For Tomorrow in its current form.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Our Cartoon President"

Tony Wong in the Toronto Star website.

Showtime’s Our Cartoon President, an animated parody series inspired by a popular running bit on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will debut on Feb. 11.

Monday, January 15, 2018

"The Unquotable Trump"

Robert Sikoryac in The Globe and Mail.

The idea for The Unquotable Trump came to me in early November, 2016, just a few days before the election.

I was so exhausted and distressed by Donald Trump's outrageous statements as a candidate that I wanted to say something. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Location for the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum

From the Cartoon Art Museum website.

After a two-year hiatus, the Cartoon Art Museum is moving to its' new location at 781 Beach Street, near Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and the Cable Car Terminus.

The Museum will be open to the public with a first round of exhibitions:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CPJ announces Press Oppressors awards

From the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Amid the public discourse of fake news and President Trump's announcement via Twitter about his planned "fake news" awards ceremony, CPJ is recognizing world leaders who have gone out of their way to attack the press and undermine the norms that support freedom of the media. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

KAL updates his website

From KAL's website.

After a decade, KAL's website has been radically redesigned and relaunched. It features a user-friendly and regularly updated portfolio and blog.

Friday, January 5, 2018

I wish I'd drawn... (45)

... this cartoon by Tim Campbell of the Washington Post News Service & Syndicate.


It turns out that Kal (Kevin Kallaugher) came with the same idea:

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Not Yorker

From The Not Yorker.

City Life by Istvan Banyai

The Not Yorker is a collection of declined or late cover submissions to The New Yorker, curated by illustrators who love and admire traditional cover illustration. 

This is a site for celebrating cover art, and great ideas that didn't make it.

We encourage illustrators to submit their rejected covers here, so that they might have the opportunity to be rejected by us as well.

This site is not officially affiliated with The New Yorker.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Aislin at 50: The finale of a year-long cartoon celebration

From The Montreal Gazette.

Photograph of silver ring worn by longtime Montreal Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher.

This is the last column in Terry Mosher’s year-long series Aislin at 50

Starting this week, Aislin will be reducing his output to one original editorial cartoon per week on Saturdays. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"OppArt" in The Nation

From The Nation —October 2, 2017

Long a home to quality accountability journalism, The Nation has broadened its horizons in this unprecedented political moment with OppArt, a series of artistic dispatches from the front lines of resistance.