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.


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.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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"Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers"

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is launching an exhibition of Rob Rogers' unpublished editorial cartoons, alongside larger, colorized versions of all the cartoons killed by Rogers' former employer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Careless Talk" by Fougasse

Rupert Besley in The Cartoonist's Club of Great Britain website.

There can’t be many cartoonists whose work can be said to have changed the behaviour of a nation. Nor too many whose work affected the course of fashion. And not too many, either (just two), who went on to edit Punch.

The cartoonist in question is Cyril Kenneth Bird, known to most as Fougasse.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mihai Ignat Exhibition at the ECC

From the ECC website.

Romanian cartoonist Mihai Ignat won the European Cartoon Center prize at the 2017 Euro-Kartoenale and now has his personal exhibition in the ECC.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

2017 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Audio Slideshow

The Society of Professional Journalists presented the 2017 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism last Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post's "Comic Riffs" columnist Michael Cavna was the winner in the Audio Slide Show category.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

World Press Cartoon 2018 (my cartoons)

Two of my cartoons have been exhibited and published in the catalogue of the 2018 edition of World Press Cartoon, in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pittsburgh paper spikes work of longtime editorial cartoonist

From WESA.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and its recently hired editorial director, Keith Burris, may be on the verge of another controversy over the direction of its editorial page.

Over the past week, the paper has not published five cartoons by its editorial cartoonist, Rob Rogers.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Marilena Nardi wins 13th edition of World Press Cartoon

From World Press Cartoon.

The cartoon «Freedom of Expression» by Italian cartoonist Marilena Nardi was awarded the Grand Prize of the 13th edition of World Press Cartoon, the annual celebration of humour art in the international press, which opened its doors yesterday at the Conference and Cultural Center of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

NCS Uncovers Award Error

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The National Cartoon Society just had their Oscar moment—announcing the wrong winner in two categories at this years NCS convention. 

Turns out Clay Bennett should have received the award for Editorial Cartooning and New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes for Gag Cartooning.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Erich Sokol Exhibition in Krems

From Karikaturmuseum Krems.

The highlight exhibition, starting on March 25, will show a selection of Erich Sokol’s best work (1933 - 2003).

Sokol is regarded as a pioneer of a new Austrian school in the caricature scene and satire, and especially within his supreme discipline, portrait caricature. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free

From CRNI.

Nine months on, Ramón has left Equatorial Guinea behind. The cartoonist is safe and well with friends in Madrid, Spain.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"Mo" by Ann Telnaes

From GoComics.

Washington Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes now produces a weekly comic strip "Mo", syndicated by GoComics.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Turkish cartoonist given one-year jail sentence for drawing Moses

From Stockholm Center for Freedom.

Cartoonist Seyfi Şahin, who used to work for the closed-down popular humor magazine Gırgır, has been handed down a jail sentence of one year, 15 days for insulting sacred values in a controversial cartoon featuring the biblical prophet Moses.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Glen Keane Receives 2017 NCS Reuben Award

From the NCS website.

National Cartoonists Society members have chosen the winner of the 2017 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”.

Ballots were sent out to all voting NCS members last April, and the Reuben Award was presented to animator Glen Keane at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26th in Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, May 25, 2018

World Press Cartoon 2018

The 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards will return on June 2 to the Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha, with a great exhibition of the best works published in 2017 in newspapers and magazines from around the world. 

The winners come from eight countries on three continents: Europe, Asia and South America.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Signe Wilkinson reflects on her career

From the Chestnut Hill.

Famed Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was the first female political cartoonist to receive the Pulitzer Prize, which was awarded in 1992.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Student Cartoonist Jake Thrasher Honoured

Jake Thrasher from the University of Mississippi is the winner of the 2018 Mark of Excellence in Editorial Cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists which honours the best in student journalism. 

Thrasher was a finalist for last year's Courage in Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights Network after receiving death threats for an anti-KKK cartoon in his university newspaper.

And in a "welcome to the real world" coda, the cartoonist noted — in the same email announcement about the SPJ award — that his position at the local Mississippi newspaper, the Oxford Eagle, was recently eliminated after the publisher left.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

German newspaper drops cartoonist after Netanyahu drawing

From Reuters.

German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said it had ended its decades-long collaboration with cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch after he depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu using “anti-Semitic cliches”.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Why India (and the rest of the world) needs more women in editorial cartooning

From ShethePeople TV.

Earlier this month, cartoonist Kshitij Bajpai got a shoutout on Twitter from a very important person.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged an illustration Bajpai had made of him after attending an election rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Movies Recreate Iconic Paintings

From deMilked.

La Mort de Marat (1793) vs. About Schmidt (2002)

Vugar Efendi is a 23 years old writer and director. In his portfolio, he says he grew up in various countries surrounded by their rich cultures, such as United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine. 

Vugar received a lot of attention online after he uploaded his incredible three-part ‘Film Meets Art‘ videos that compare classical paintings and iconic movie scenes. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tom Wolfe, cartoonist

On Parents Day
"Puh-leeze, Mummy, nobody wants to hear about coke, Acapulco, or Fleetwood Mac. "

Very few people realize it, but author Tom Wolfe, beside penning the idioms "aw-shucks", "radical chic", "fuhgedaboudit" and "me generation", was also an accomplished cartoonist, as can be seen in this drawing, first published in Harper's magazine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Doug Wright Awards Winners

From the Doug Wright Awards blog.

The winners of the 14th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics, were announced Saturday evening at a ceremony in Toronto. 

One of this year’s winners is a multiple Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three took home awards for the first time.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Duncan Macpherson, "Giant of the North"

From The Toronto Star.

Duncan Macpherson with his caricatures of the Supreme Court of Canada Justices.

25 years after his death, Duncan Macpherson racks up another honour this weekend as he is inducted in the Doug Wright Hall of Fame, "The Giants of the North", cartoonist Terry Mosher writes.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018

BK Munn In Sequential.

Posters by Ho Che Anderson and Fiona Smyth

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018 takes place today and tomorrow at the Toronto Reference Library.

The 2018 Doug Wright Awards Nominations

From the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The nominations for the 2018 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning have been unveiled and this year’s winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 12.

Here are the nominees:

Friday, May 11, 2018

A message from Nicaragua

Repression in Nicaragua is getting worse, at this point we have 49 dead, tv channels are being taking off the air, news websites have been attacked and today Ortega's Govt. called a meeting with Internet providers.

Reprint on the iPolitics website (37)

Today on the iPolitics website.

Le Droit, Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Pat Oliphant archives housed at the University of Virginia

Fom The Augusta Free Press.

Elevator, 2010, oil on canvas, Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant has donated his archives to the University of Virginia, including original artwork, sketchbooks & sculptures.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Musa Kart honoured by the Swiss Cartooning for Peace Foundation

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Swiss Cartooning for Peace Foundation presented the fourth International Press Drawing Prize of the City of Geneva to Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Art of Resistance: The Winners

From Cartoon Movement.

With a total 1781 submissions from 76 countries we think our first international cartoon competition was a huge success! 

Out of all these submissions we made a shortlist of 200 cartoons; on March 5, this shortlist was presented to a professional jury, tasked with the difficult job to select the cartoons that will be featured in the upcoming exhibition ‘The Art of Resistance’ and to determine the winners.