Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 Giants of the North Hall of Fame Inductees

From the Doug Wright Awards website.


Fiona Smyth, an artist and teacher known for her groundbreaking comics tackling female sexuality, and Alootook Ipellie (1951–2007), a multi-faceted artist, writer, activist, and cartoonist recognized for his satirical comics about Inuit life in Canada, will be inducted next month into the Giants of the North Hall of Fame for Canadian cartoonists.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Women Cartoonists International Award – 2019

From United Sketches.



After months working on the concept and wonderful exchanges with Ann Telnaes, Marilena Nardi and Anne Derenne, United Sketches is honored to announce the very first International award dedicated exclusively to Women cartoonists.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Winners of the Euro-Kartoenale 2019

From the ECC website.

Agim Sulaj (Italy)


The Berlin Wall fell exactly 30 years ago and today we see new boundaries erected all over the world.

This inspired the theme for the 22nd edition of the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem: ‘The Wall - in all its forms’.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment


Pillars, Jimmy Margulies, August 16, 2018.

What do current debates about social media, trigger warnings, fake news, and libel have to do with the First Amendment and editorial cartoonists?

"Drawing Blood: Comics and Medicine" Exhibition

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Rx: A Graphic Memoir by Rachel Lindsay, 2018
Drawing Blood: Comics and Medicine, curated by Professor Jared Gardner opens this Saturday, April 20th at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Friday, April 19, 2019

BICLM becomes Ohio's first historic journalism site

From the Ohio State University Libraries website.



The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) has been recognized as the first Ohio historic journalism site selected by the Society of Professional Journalists, Central Ohio Professional Chapter (SPJ) and the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Notre-Dame fire in cartoons


Niels Bo Bojesen, Denmark

The fire that struck Notre Dame Cathedral inspired artists from around the world.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dwane Powell 1944-2019

From The News & Observer.


Retired News & Observer editorial cartoonist Dwane Powell, whose drawings summarized and satirized decades of North Carolina political debates and decisions with humanity and humor, died Sunday night.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

World Press Photo 2019 - Winners

On the Artsy website.

Photo of the Year

Crying Girl on the Border, John Moore, Getty Images

For 62 years, World Press Photo’s independent jury has recognized the photojournalists who best capture critical events around the globe.

Friday, April 12, 2019

US Supreme Court Will Hear Ted Rall's Anti-SLAPP Case

From the AAEC website.


Cartoonist Ted Rall is one step closer to getting his day in court: the California Supreme Court has granted his Petition for Review in his anti-SLAPP lawsuit against the Los Angeles Times

Rall had been attempting to sue the newspaper for wrongful dismissal and defamation, after he was fired as a contributor by the newspaper in 2015. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

I wish I'd drawn... (51)

...these wonderful cartoons by The Toronto Star cartoonist Theo Moudakis.




Premier Doug Ford* is risking getting into hot water with Ontarians by ordering a redo of the “three men in a hot tub” trillium logo.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

CRNI Wins 2019 Freedom of Expression Campaigning Award

From Index on Censorship.


Winner of the 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Campaigning Award, Cartoonists Rights Network International monitors threats and abuses against editorial cartoonists worldwide.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Steve Benson finds a new home at the Arizona Mirror

From the Arizona Mirror website.


Did you see Steve Benson’s cartoon today?

Since late January, the answer to that question for Arizonans who grew up with his daily skewering of the powerful on the editorial pages of The Arizona Republic was, sadly, “No,” because Benson was laid off by Gannett, the Republic’s parent company.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Facebook deletes a Clay Bennett anti-hate group cartoon

From the AAEC website.


On March 28, Facebook summarily deleted a week-old editorial cartoon by PulitzerPrize-winning political cartoonist Clay Bennett, and then warned him his complaint about the deletion had violated the site's community standards & deleted that.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Joann Sfar Exhibition at the Basel Cartoonmuseum

From Cartoonmuseum Basel.


Cartoonmuseum Basel presents the exceptional artist Joann Sfar in a large-scale overview exhibition with over 200 original drawings, watercolours, paintings and film clips, while focusing on his latest works.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Patrick Chappatte Wins Third Thomas Nast Award



Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte will receive for the third time the Thomas Nast Award for his drawings published on the website, social media and print editions of the New York Times in 2018.

Monday, March 18, 2019

National Newspaper Awards 2018 nominations

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association announced today the finalists of the 70th National Newspaper Awards.

Brian Gable, Globe and Mail.

Here are the other finalists in the editorial cartooning category:

Friday, March 15, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Mort Gerberg On the Scene: A 50-Year Cartoon Chronicle

From Fantagraphics.


Mort Gerberg broke into print with irreverent drawings in The Realist in the early ’60s, whose social-justice-minded—and bitingly funny—cartoons have since appeared in all major magazines, including The New Yorker, Playboy, and the Saturday Evening Post.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Matt Davies Wins the 2019 Herblock Prize

From Newsday.


Newsday editorial cartoonist Matt Davies has been named the 2019 Herblock Prize winner — the first two-time recipient of the prestigious honor.

The Original "American Bystander"

Jennifer Finney Boylan in The New York Times.


American Bystander, published for just one issue in the 1980s, is back. It was worth the wait.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Building a New Cartoon Museum in London’s West End

From Bleeding Cool.


If you look on Google Maps on Wells Street in London’s West End, you’ll see the Cartoon Museum listed. 

A jewel in the crown of the comic art scene, with amazing collections that often see visitors jaws drop. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Two newspapers apologized for editorial cartoons this week.

From AAEC News.

Two newspapers apologized for cartoons that ran in their pages this week. 

In San Diego, the Union-Tribune quickly pulled and apologized for a Steve Breen cartoon about disgraced TV actor Jussie Smollett. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

My entries in the "Brexit - The Cartoons" contest


The jury of the "Brexit - The Cartoons" contest selected my cartoon "The road to Brexit" for the exhibition and approved "Theresa May at the door" as an entry.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Controversial Serena Williams cartoon ruled not to have breached press standards

From CNN.


A widely criticized  newspaper cartoon, by Australian Mark Knight, showing tennis legend Serena Williams jumping up and down next to a broken racket and a pacifier which she had spat out was not racist, according to the country's media watchdog. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Save the "Non Sequitur" Comic Strip

From Elayne Boosler's Official Site.


This is the Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 cartoon which led to 100 newspapers canceling the brilliant Wiley Miller strip,
Non Sequitur. Can you even find the word that caused this?

Friends, and Lovers of Truth, Justice, Freedom and Comedy,

The great, multi-award winning cartoon strip, Non Sequitur, by humanitarian and genius Wiley Miller, has been canceled by over 100 newspapers this week over last Sunday’s cartoon. 

After decades of award winning genius, and producing over 9,896 funny, brilliant and touching cartoons, last Sunday Wiley included a “wink” to the Resistance in the strip. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Turkish Cartoonist Musa Kart Returns to Prison

From Cartoonists Rights Network.


All the Cumhuriyet co-accused sentenced to less than five years must serve their prison terms after the appellate court rules the 2017/18 trial lawful.

CRNI is distressed and outraged by the court ruling in Ankara earlier today. Musa’s own reaction was swift and betrayed a degree of resignation to his fate:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

de Adder apologizes for controversial cartoon

From the CBC and Global News.


Halifax political cartoonist Michael de Adder says he will no longer depict women in violent situations.

His decision was sparked by a cartoon he posted last week on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

‘Non Sequitur’ comic strip hides Trump profanity

From The Philadelphia Inquirer.


The Butler Eagle, a Pennsylvania newspaper, has dropped cartoonist Wiley Miller's comic strip Non Sequitur over a profane message about President Donald Trump drawn into one of its panels.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tomi Ungerer dies at 87

From Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace.


Strasbourg author, illustrator and illustrator Tomi Ungerer died on Friday night in Cork, Ireland, at the home of his daughter Aria. He was found in the morning at 9:00 in bed.

The artist was 87 years old and leaves behind a huge work of which a museum in Strasbourg ensures the radiation.

Friday, February 8, 2019

The PEI Guardian adds de Adder and MacKinnon to its pages

From the PEI Guardian.


The (PEI) Guardian is adding two of Canada’s top cartoonists and their opinionated snapshots, from lighthearted to biting offerings, to its editorial pages.

Beginning today, Michael de Adder and Bruce MacKinnon will take turns creating a cartoon for the newspaper’s Monday to Friday newspapers.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

The ABCs of Style: A Graffiti Alphabet


Filled with 26 colorful marker drawings contributed by some of graffiti art's ultimate style masters, The ABCs of Style is part children's book, part adult art primer, tracking the evolution of graffiti letterforms.  

Monday, January 28, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pulitzer-Winning Cartoonist Among Laid Off at Arizona Republic

From The Phoenix New Times.


The Arizona Republic laid off two staffers on Wednesday as part of a national cost-cutting effort by Gannett, the paper's parent company, according sources in the newsroom.

Newsroom sources say the two editorial employees laid off today were Steve Benson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, and Matthew Crowley, a digital desk editor.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Gahan Wilson Retires


The great Gahan Wilson, just shy of his 89th birthday, announced he is retiring and putting down his pen.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sexist cartoons in the Post-Gazette draw ire from Pittsburghers

From the Pittsburgh City Paper.


The P-G fired its last cartoonist because they "wanted clever and funny instead of angry and mean.”

This week, Pittsburgh readers looking for some biting satire and political laughs in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette were treated to some tone-deaf sexism instead.

Two political cartoons illustrated by cartoonist Steve Kelley attempt to joke about gender relations, one actually drawing from headlines about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' divorce.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Ottawa Catholic board pulls book with LGBT characters

On the CBC website.



The Ottawa Catholic School Board has quietly removed a popular book from its elementary school libraries after parents complained about its LGBT content.

Drama, a 2012 graphic novel by American author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier, is about a student who wants to be part of her middle-school theatre production.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Taking African Cartoons Seriously

From Michigan State University Press.


Cartoonists make us laugh—and think—by caricaturing daily events and politics. The essays, interviews, and cartoons presented in this innovative book vividly demonstrate the rich diversity of cartooning across Africa and highlight issues facing its cartoonists today, such as sociopolitical trends, censorship, and use of new technologies.