Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MacKinnon cartoon headed to the Library of Congress

From the Chronicle Herald.


An image by Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon that went viral during Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last month is heading for the archives of the United States Library of Congress.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Variations on the Saudi flag


Garnotte, at Le Devoir, had fun last Friday transforming the Saudi flag following the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the premises of their consulate in Istanbul.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cartooning Global Forum 2018

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.


The inaugural États Généraux du Dessin de Presse / Cartooning Global Forum took place at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on October 3rd.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

6th Niels Bugge Cartoon Award Winners

From Graphic Art News.

Cartoon by Constantin Sunnerberg

Danish organizers say a Belgian artist has won the international Niels Bugge Cartoon Award that this year focused on artificial intelligence.

Lars Refn, the chairman of the international jury, said Friday that Constantin Sunnerberg won the 3,000-euro first prize for his "inspired" cartoon interpretation of AI depicting two robot-resembling figures.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Launching the new Sequential Magazine

From Sequential.


A revival of Sequential’s magazine edition by Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki founder Brendan Montgomery. 

The goal of this publication is to expand the efforts of both Sequential and the Wiki to promote self-published and indie comic books made by Canadians. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Banksy painting self-destructs minutes after being sold at auction

From CTV News.




Moments after a famous Banksy painting was sold for more than $1.7 million during a live auction, the piece was shredded from inside its frame.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Political Cartoonist Hermenegildo Sábat Dies at 85

From The Buenos Aires Times,


Hermenegildo “Menchi” Sábat, the award-winning political cartoonist best known for his work with the Clarín newspaper, died peacefully in his sleep yesterday at the age of 85.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive

From Black Dog and Leventhal.



This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Pedro Molina on the human rights crisis in Nicaragua

Cherian George in Drawing Fire.


It’s been six months since a wave of protests in Nicaragua sparked violent reprisals by the government of Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo. 

So far, police and paramilitary forces have killed some 350 people with impunity. The terror shows no sign of abating, with Ortega taking advantage of the fact that the world has bigger concerns right now than his small Central American country.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Editorial cartoonists at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus




The AAEC will have a table Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30, at the CXC — Cartoon Crossroads Columbus in the Expo and Book Fair at the downtown Columbus Metropolitan Library.

We'll be sponsoring two panels on Saturday afternoon on "Cartooning In The Time Of Trump" with Ann Telnaes, Signe Wilkinson, Nate Beeler and Rob Rogers

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Death of Editorial Cartooning

J.J. McCullough in The National Review.


The cartoonist's choice: Navigate a minefield of heightened sensitivities or produce pandering dreck for an audience of ideologues.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Michael Ramirez joins the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jason Bracelin on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.


In between organic chemistry and biology, there was surfing.

Ever since he was a teenager, Michael Ramirez loved the ocean.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

2018 AAEC Convention

From the AAEC website.


This year's gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will take place Sept. 20-23 in Sacramento, CA.

Hosts Jack Ohman and Pat Bagley released the convention's schedule today. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Herald Sun Cartoonist Defends Serena Williams Cartoon

From the HuffPost.


An Australian cartoonist is standing by his cartoon of Serena Williams that perpetuates the racist and sexist “angry black woman” trope.

Mark Knight, the editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun
in Melbourne, dismissed social media criticism of his drawing, which mocks the tennis legend after her loss to Naomi Osaka at Saturday’s U.S. Open final.

Monday, September 10, 2018

"NOT the National Portrait Gallery" Exhibition

Clive Goddard writes in Pro Cartoonists.


© Richard Jolley/ Private Eye

“No, its ‘Not the National Portrait Gallery’ but it is right on its doorstep in a brand new gallery space at Charing Cross Library.

It is an exhibition full of irreverent, funny and, in some cases, downright disrespectful caricatures and cartoons, all poking fun at the singularly human business of having a likeness made.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of photojournalism at Visa pour l’Image

Olivier Laurent in The Washington Post.



Beyond the exhibitions and screenings, where hundreds of thousands of visitors can discover or rediscover some of the best of photojournalism produced around the world, Visa pour l’Image, the annual photography festival held in Perpignan, France, is also a meeting place.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pedro Molina Wins Courage in Cartooning Award

From Cartoon Movement.



Pedro X. Molina of Nicaragua is a long-standing proponent of freedom of expression and a tireless ally of cartoonists in trouble elsewhere. 

Of late he has had cause to chronicle the deteriorating condition of society under President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

World Humour Awards 2018

From World Humour Awards.


The prizes of the third edition of the contest have been awarded and will be given out at the awards ceremony Saturday September 1st. at Hotel Terme Baistrocchi in Salsomaggiore Terme.

The drawings will be exhibited from August 29 toSeptember 6.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Davor Štambuk 1934-2018


Croatian cartoonist Davor Štambuk, born in Split on December 29, 1934, passed away in Zagreb on March 7, 2018.

Monday, September 3, 2018

The Village Voice is no more

From The New York Post.


The storied New York tabloid the Village Voice — already down to around two dozen employees — is now officially dead, its owner announced Friday.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The first exhibition of "Caricaturist stars of the World" in Iran excludes women



A comment from Italian cartoonist Paolo Lombardi about the "Caricaturist stars of the World" exhibition in Iran :
September will see an exhibition in Iran where were the greatest cartoonists in the world are invited.   
All men. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Meet the cartoonist chronicling the unrest in Nicaragua

From Roads and Kingdoms.

Pro-Ortega paramilitaries have been accused of killing and abducting hundreds of civilians in recent months.

Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro Molina says the country’s paramilitary groups are like ISIS.

Pedro Molina wants you to know that what’s happening in Nicaragua is not a civil war.

Friday, August 17, 2018

A positive message from the Niels Bugge’s Cartoon Award


We are happy to inform you that The Niels Bugge Cartoon award is going to be held this year, and will continue as an international cartoonist competition with all the central elements of the event intact, and most of the boardmembers and the international jury are going to continue their work on the event. But the event management is from here on being handled by the cultural department under the municipality of Viborg.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

"JOIN, or DIE" newspaper sells for $40,000.

From The Daily Cartoonist.


Four pages* of the May 9, 1754 issue of Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette, including the page with the original printing of the "Join, or Die" cartoon sold for the minimum bid of $40,000

A buyer’s premium of 25% brought the total to $50,000.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Finalists of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 Contest

From the website of the LIBREXPRESSION Center.


Fifty five cartoons were chosen for the final selection of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 contest launched on May 15th by the Euro-Mediterranean Center LIBREXPRESSION of the “Giuseppe Di Vagno” Foundation, on the theme chosen for the 14th edition of the Lector In Fabula festival: “Imagination and Power in the digital age“.

Monday, July 30, 2018

João Fazenda

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

Tom Batchell's caricature to illustrate "The Paparazzo Who Wants to Catch Justin Bieber Happy" in last week's edition of The New Yorker seemed a bit different from his usual style.

And for good reason.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Cartoonist axed for ‘Animal Farm’ parody of Likud lawmakers

From The Times of Israel.


A veteran Israeli cartoonist was cut loose on Tuesday from the magazine he worked at for nearly three decades over an illustration portraying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud lawmakers as pigs from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”

The cartoon by Avi Katz drew on a photo of Netanyahu and members of his Likud party snapping a selfie at the Knesset following the passage of the so-called Jewish State law last week.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

'New York Daily News' Staff Slashed By Half

From NPR.

Cartoon by Bill Bramhall

The newspaper publishing company Tronc has moved to slash the New York Daily News newsroom, announcing cuts of 50 percent to the paper's editorial staff, according to an internal memo obtained by NPR and other news outlets.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The origin of "Thagomizer"


When the Far Side came out in 1982, paleontologists realised they'd never actually named that part of a stegosaurus and began using the term informally. 

And now, 36 years later, if you type "Thagomizer" into a search engine...

Friday, July 20, 2018

The 2018 Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

From the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival website.

Poster by the The Surreal McCoy

The theme of this year Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is "Turning the Tide". The main event is August 5 on Herne Bay Pier. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A message from cartoonist Pedro Molina


More than 350 deaths and counting... Ortega's Paramilitary have killed unarmed nicaraguan citizens almost daily for the past 3 months and he continue to do so ... Please share and help us stop him.

Pedro.

Monday, July 16, 2018

USA Bans Italian Cartoonist From Attending San Diego Comic-Con

From Bleeding Cool.


Italian cartoonist Zerocalcare, who has become a national sensation after selling a million copies of his graphic novels in the last six years in Italy alone, was invited to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

His work has become increasingly popular in Europe and he was planning to promote and celebrate the American launch of his book on the struggle of Kurdish rebels in Syria, Kobane Calling, from American publishers Lion Forge.

That was before he reckoned with the American government.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

"Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers"



The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is launching an exhibition of Rob Rogers' unpublished editorial cartoons, alongside larger, colorized versions of all the cartoons killed by Rogers' former employer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"As I Was Going Along...", an exhibition of Tom Fluharty's work



One of America’s greatest satirical artists Tom Fluharty has a gallery show this month at the Bloomington Minnesota Art Center (Artistry).

Monday, July 9, 2018

U.S. Postal Service must pay millions for Statue of Liberty mistake

From The Washington Post.


A federal judge ordered the Postal Service to pay $3.5 million to Robert S. Davidson, after admitting it had confused an image of his plaster sculpture replica in Las Vegas for the 19th-century stone-and-copper behemoth off the New York shore.

Friday, July 6, 2018

The 2018 Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony Postponed

From the Joe Shuster Awards.



The Joe Shuster Awards, which honours Canadians comics and graphic novels, announced on their website that they were unable to finalize the 2018 winners and present the awards tomorrow at the Montreal Comic Con.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Finalists of World Humour Awards 2018

From World Humor Awards.


The jury has completed the selection for the 2018 nominations and, even this year it was not easy to choose between the works submitted, all of excellent quality!

The winners will receive shortly the communication and the invitation to the awards ceremony in Salsomaggiore Saturday, September 1 in the meeting room of Terme Baistrocchi.

Here is the list of nominees.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Trump Grotesk

Steven Heller in Print.


Trump infects the body politic’s mind to such a degree that now we even have a typeface in his image.

Snyder/Studio designer Mattias Mackler created Trump Grotesk to remind us of some of the truly grotesque things he’s said, done and will do. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rob Rogers' firing is a frightening omen

Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the CNN website.


Every once in a great while, American readers experience a rare moment of collective awareness about editorial cartooning -- in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France and the Mohammed cartoon controversy in Denmark, for example, when the loss of life and violent demonstrations forced the world to take note.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cartoonist Pedro Molina's View on the Violence in Nicaragua

From Cartoonists Rights Network.



Cartoonists often complain that politicians are unfair competition because they can be crazier than our cartoons. This is particularly true in Nicaragua, where I live and work as a cartoonist.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

An interview with Tomi Ungerer

From Print.


An interview with Tomi Ungerer conducted by Steven Heller in 2015 when both spoke at his first U.S. retrospective at the Drawing Center in New York.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

" Take That, Adolf!: The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War"



Art historian Mark Fertig explores the geopolitical underpinnings of World War II through the colorful covers of Golden Age comic books. 


With surprising sophistication, these images reflect the complexities of that global conflict.