Friday, August 23, 2019

The 38th St. Just-le-Martel International Salon of Caricature, Editorial and Gag Cartoons

The International Press and Humor Salon of Saint-Just-Le-Martel, to be held from September 28 to October 6, unveiled the program of its 38th edition.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Counterpoint reaches 50k subscribers

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Counterpoint has arrived with a punch.

The eagerness of participating cartoonists to promote this new platform explains, in part, why it has gone from some 750 subscribers three months ago to around 50,000 today.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CRNI monitors the loss of cartoonists from media outlets globally

From Index on Censorship.

Cartoonists around the world continue to be subjected to censorship, imprisonment, violence, threats, harassment and, in the worst cases, even death.

Although a small organisation, Cartoonists Rights Network International has had a big impact on challenging threats and abuses against editorial cartoonists worldwide.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Art Spiegelman withdraws an introduction to a forthcoming Marvel book

From The Guardian.

Art Spiegelman, the legendary graphic novelist behind Maus, has claimed that he was asked to remove criticism of Donald Trump from his introduction to a forthcoming Marvel book, because the comics publisher – whose chairman has donated to Trump’s campaign – is trying to stay “apolitical”.

Monday, August 19, 2019

"The London Cartoon Show"

From Pro Cartoonists.

Drawing by Christopher Burke

A free exhibition of cartoons on the theme of London, past and present, drawn by members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation (PCO) debutes today at Charing Cross Library.  

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cartoonist Ed Hall Censored on Facebook

Jews are not welcome here

Ed Hall is reporting this syndicated cartoon about the Trump/Netanyahu confrontation with two U.S. Congresswomen denying them entry into Israel has been removed from Facebook.

Once again a social media behemoth has conflated legitimate criticism of something with the thing itself.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An illustrated history of Charlie Hebdo

The following is a presentation I gave last week in Toronto at the 102nd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

You will find here cartoons from both versions of Charlie Hebdo as well as a few cartoons I drew after the shooting in their offices on January 7th 2015.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Edmonton Journal under fire for "anti-Semitic" cartoon

From the Canadian Jewish News.

The Edmonton Journal is under fire for publishing a cartoon that many believe is anti-Semitic.

On Aug. 1, the Journal ran an editorial cartoon by veteran contributor Malcolm Mayes, which criticized the recent Capital One hack in which the data of six million Canadians was potentially compromised, including social insurance numbers and bank account information.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The 24th International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" Italy 2019

Francisco Puñal Suárez in Mundiario.

More than 300 cartoonists from around the world sent a thousand works to this event, which was inaugurated at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Gallarate in Italy, and will remain open until September 15.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Instagram Deletes Then Restores a Matt Bors Cartoon

Instagram deletes a Matt Bors political cartoon criticizing white supremacy & violence for ... espousing violence and violating their community standards.

After Rolling Stone wrote about it, the cartoon was restored to his social media feed.


Thursday, August 8, 2019

MacKay Cartoon Sets New Record

From National Newswatch.

The above cartoon by Hamilton Spectator cartoonist Graeme Mackay, about Jody Wilson Raybould and Jane Philpott's run as independents against Justin Trudeau, has been posted on the National Newswatch site since last May 28th. Try beating that!

Monday, August 5, 2019

"A Very Stable Genius" / Mike Luckovich

From ECW Press.

How do you poke fun at a man who’s so absurd he practically satirizes himself? 

Even two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich admits it’s been a challenge covering the Cheeto-in-Chief in his internationally syndicated political cartoons. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Michael de Adder on drawing Donald Trump

From NBC News.

Trump makes the case for editorial cartoonists pretty much every day. Are we really willing to allow such an important journalistic tradition to die out?

Cartoonist Michael de Adder makes the case for editorial cartoons:

Monday, July 29, 2019

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

From the Daily Cartoonist website.

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS and their brand new website.


Friday, July 26, 2019

Covering Donald Trump

The New Yorker - Monday, January 23, 2017 - Issue # 4672 - Vol. 92 - N° 46 -
Animated Gif Cover “At the Wheel” by Barry Blitt.

Here is a selection of some favourite magazine (and a book) covers featuring Donald Trump.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics

From the Art Gallery of Hamilton website.

THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics presents a survey of contemporary Canadian artists working in the expansive genre of cartooning and indie comics. 

On the international stage, the comic arts are highly regarded, but in Canada, it is arguable that cartoonists don’t receive the same level of art world recognition. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Free Musa Kart

From Cartoonists Rights International.

Cartoonists at the Cartooning for Peace conference in Addis Ababa on World Press Freedom Day in May 2019.

On this 24 July 2019, the Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and his former colleagues Önder Çelik, Kemal Güngör, Hakan Kara, Güray Öz and Emre İper have been in custody for three months. 

Musa Kart is serving an unjustified sentence of 1 year and 16 days for "association with a terrorist organization".

Monday, July 22, 2019

Mark Streeter Loses Staff Position at the Savannah Morning News

From Savannah Now.

Mark Streeter, Savannah Morning News, November 13, 2018

Today marks the end of an era at the Savannah Morning News as Mark Streeter’s editorial cartoon is his last as a staffer.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Steve Bell protests over spiked cartoon

From the Middle East Monitor.

The Guardian has come under fire over its coverage of anti-Semitism after the paper refused to publish a cartoon depicting Jeremy Corbyn’s critics and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a negative light and also for the paper’s decision to pull a letter signed by 100 prominent Jews in defence of the Labour leader.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Graphic Humor Award of the Americas 2019

From Cartoon Home Network International's Facebook page.

Cartónclub, the club of the Latin cartoon, and Fábrica de Cultura AC, in collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Mexico through the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center invite cartoonists, illustrators and visual artists who explore new media, to participate in the first edition of the Graphic Humor Award of the Americas.

Corruption, social movements, violence, gender violence, ecology and migration.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Rhymes With Orange has a new home

From the Rhymes With Orange website.

Welcome to the all-new Rhymes With Orange website and blog!
This is the place to find out what’s new with Rhymes With Orange and its creators, Hilary Price and Rina Piccolo.
Our daily cartoon lives over at, but here’s where you’ll find Tune-In Tuesdays and Furry Fridays, as well as installments of The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter.
We’ve got prints and comic books for sale now, and will be adding mugs and more soon. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Murder of Political Cartooning

By Ted Rall.

Cartoon by Dale Cummings, Canada

A century ago newspapers employed more than 2000 full-time editorial cartoonists. Today there are fewer than 25.

In the United States, political cartooning as we know it is dead. If you draw editorial cartoons for a living and you have any brains you’re working in a different field or looking for an exit.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Cartoonist Ben Garrison won't attend White House summit

On The Hill website.

A political cartoonist accused of making an anti-Semitic image will no longer attend President Trump’s social media summit after his White House invitation was criticized by Jewish groups, Politico reported.

A senior administration official said Ben Garrison will no longer be attending the event on Thursday, according to the news outlet.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

World Press Cartoon 2019 (my cartoons)

Two of my cartoons have been exhibited and published in the catalogue of the 2019 edition of World Press Cartoon, in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha.

Monday, July 8, 2019

"Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau / Nouvelle Femme" at the Poster House

From the Poster House website.

Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters.

Through exhibitions, events, and publications, Poster House presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Newspaper editorial cartoons face 'existential threat'

From CBC Radio.

The editorial cartoon is facing an "existential threat" in the face of shrinking newsrooms and meme culture, according to a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist.

"Editorial cartoons … do cause a lot of trouble,' said Nick Anderson, who draws for The Washington Post Writers Group.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

MAD Magazine Is Shutting Down

From Pop Politics.

MAD Magazine #548, October 2017, Tom Richmond.

I just heard from a friend of mine who is in a Facebook group with MAD writer Stan Stinberg that, after the next two issues, MAD will no longer be publishing original material. Instead, it’ll publish reprinted material until it’s subscription responsibilities are fulfilled and then the magazine will cease publication.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Fragile State of the Political Cartoon

From Politico Magazine.

The reaper came for another editorial cartoonist over the weekend.

The Brunswick News newspaper group in Canada canceled Michael de Adder’s contract a couple of days after he distributed a cartoon on Twitter depicting Donald Trump on the fairway, golf club in hand, asking two face-down, drowned migrants, “Do you mind if I play through?”

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Michael de Adder dropped from New Brunswick newspapers

Cartoonist Michael de Adder was let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick. His cartoons will no longer appear in the Moncton Times & Transcript, the Fredericton Daily Gleaner and the Saint John Telegraph-Journal.

On a positive note, he has just finished a book that will be out in September and he still freelances for both The Toronto Star, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald  and The Hill Times. According to de Adder, "It's a setback, not a deathblow".

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cartoon Museum set to re-open on 1st July

From Boys adventure comics.

The new Cartoon Museum will open to the public on Monday July 1st 2019 at its new home on Wells Street near Oxford Circus.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

I wish I'd drawn... (53)

...this wonderful cartoon by Danish cartoonist Niels Bo Bojesen.

Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next U.K. prime minister, said that party members were not interested in why police were called to his home after neighbours heard a loud altercation between Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds.

Friday, June 21, 2019

On Israel Sensitivity to Criticism

Ofri Ilany in Haaretz.

Israelis enjoy having the freedom to insult and mock others in politically incorrect ways, but watch out when the tables are turned.

Early last week, The New York Times made a dramatic announcement. James Bennet, the editorial page editor, stated that the paper had decided to do away with political cartoons in its international edition. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marilena Nardi on the role of satire

From Slowcomix.

Following a controversy over a cartoon considered to be anti-Semitic, the New York Times announced that it would no longer publish editorial cartoons in its' international edition. In the local one, however, the cartoons have already been eliminated for some time.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey" by Rob Rogers

On the IDW Publishing website.

After 25 years as the political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump.

In Enemy of the People Rogers writes, “Trump’s open embrace of the darkest, ugliest corners of human nature has emboldened racists, neo-Nazis, criminals, thugs, despots, misogynists and liars to come out from under their rocks and display their shameful behavior publicly. 

Monday, June 17, 2019


From the AAEC website.

A press release from Counterpoint:
We are pleased to announce the publication of Counterpoint, a revolutionary new approach to the publication and distribution of editorial cartoons. 
Our motto: Seeking Truth Through Diverse Perspectives

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Implications of the NYT Ending Cartoons

From NPR.

Rayma Suprani, Venezuela / USA

On NPR Weekend Edition, political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte talks to Scott Simon about The New York Times' decision to stop publishing political cartoons in its international edition.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Response to "The New York Times" ban on editorial cartoons (1)

Lloyd Grove in The Daily Beast.

Cartoon by Joep Bertrams, Belgium

The New York Times is facing scathing condemnation over editorial page editor James Bennet's decision to stop publishing the daily work of two in-house editorial cartoonists—Patrick Chappatte and Heng Kim Song—in the Times’ international print edition and on its web site.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The end of political cartoons at "The New York Times"

From Chappatte's website.

Cartoon published on the front page of the NYT website on January 8, 2015, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks and won the 2015 Overseas Press Club Award.

All my professional life, I have been driven by the conviction that the unique freedom of political cartooning entails a great sense of responsibility.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment

From The Washington Post.

Cartoon by Jim Margulies

The First Amendment right to free speech is no laughing matter, as illustrated by a new exhibit at the world’s largest cartoon library.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Badiucao: Chinese dissident cartoonist revealed

From BBC News.


After years of anonymity, one of China’s leading dissident cartoonists has revealed his identity to the BBC.

The Australia-based artist whose work satirises China’s one-party rule explains why, despite threats, he is choosing the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy Tiananmen protests to reveal his identity.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"David Low Censored" Exhibition

From the Political Cartoon Gallery.

An exhibition of original unpublished cartoons by the greatest cartoonist of the 20th Century, Sir David Low

Monday, June 3, 2019

"Thurber's Columbus" Exhibition

From The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

How does our home shape who we are? James Thurber (1894–1961), one of the most popular writers and cartoonists of the mid-twentieth century, grew up in Columbus, Ohio. 

As an adult Thurber moved away from the city, yet his hometown left an indelible mark on his imagination and was a source of inspiration throughout his career.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Aislin and Chapleau participate in new Champlain Bridge time capsule

From The Montreal Gazette.

Aislin from The Montreal Gazette as well as Serge Chapleau from La Presse contributed editorial cartoons that will be hidden in the new span of the Champlain Bridge for future generations to find.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Political cartooning, a relic of a bygone era?

Jennifer Grygiel in The Conversation.

Not everyone possesses the skills to draw a cartoon, but pretty much anyone can make a meme.

The New York Times came under fire after a political cartoon appeared in print on April 25, 2019.