Friday, May 31, 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.

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.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ali Dorani: Iranian cartoonist on the drawings that saved his life

From BBC World.


Cartoonist Ali Dorani fled Iran at the age of 21 before becoming trapped in Australia's controversial Manus Island detention camp for four years - but things changed after his artwork was posted online.

Here's his story - in his own words and drawings.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum acquires Ollie Harrington collection

From the Ohio State Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog.


The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum has acquired a rare collection of materials by the late Oliver “Ollie” Harrington.

Arriving from Germany, Ollie Harrington’s collection includes original published cartoons, along with roughs, sketchbooks and other archival materials.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Nate Beeler laid off from The Columbus Dispatch


Cartoonist Nate Beeler was laid off yesterday from The Columbus Dispatch which he joined in March 2012.

Rick McKee laid off from The Augusta Chronicle


Editorial cartoonist Rick McKee was laid off from The Augusta Chronicle after 21 years with the paper. His last cartoon will be published July 20th.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Frank Frazetta's "Egyptian Queen" Sets $5.4 Million World Record

From Heritage Auctions.


The 1969 fantasy painting Egyptian Queen, one of the most legendary artworks by famed artist Frank Frazetta, sold for a world record $5.4 million Thursday, May 16, at a public auction of vintage comic books and comic art held by Heritage Auctions in Chicago.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Facebook Bans Artist For Transforming MAGA Hats

From Medium.

Hate Hat by Kate Kretz, 2019

It appears Facebook is once again censoring political artists from engaging in their First Amendment rights to criticize Hate Groups. 

This is no different than the time they blocked an anti-hate group cartoon by Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective

From House of Illustration.

Cassandra Darke, 2014


Posy Simmonds
’ sharp satire and progressive female characters have defined a career spanning 50 years. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Accident or coincidence?



Cartoonists Alberto Morales and Julian Pena-pai  have drawn attention about similarities between award-winning drawings at the 2019 World Press Cartoon and works drawn in the past.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Toronto animator censored in a "Good Fight" episode

From Canadian Press.


Canadian animator Steve Angel recognizes the irony that his cartoon about censorship was, itself, censored.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Seth at TCAF

From the Doug Wright Awards Facebook page.


This Saturday, the Doug Wright Awards co-founder Seth will be in conversation with the Doug Wright Awards executive director Conan Tobias about Seth's at-last-completed Clyde Fans.

It promises to be the most Doug Wright–tastic talk at TCAF.

Friday, May 10, 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.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019

From the TCAF website.


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018 will take place May 11 and 12, 2019 at the Toronto Reference Library.

TCAF 2019 – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
@ Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Saturday, May 11: 9am-5pm
Sunday, May 12: 10am-5pm
Free entrance

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

New Yorker cartoonist Nurit Karlin dies at 80

Liza Donnelly in The New Yorker.



Nurit Karlin, who died in Tel Aviv this week, at the age of eighty, was a regular cartoonist for The New Yorker for fourteen years, starting in 1974.

At that time, she was the only woman drawing cartoons for the magazine. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Quentin Blake's House of Illustration

From House of Illustration.


House of Illustration is a registered charity and the UK’s only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration and graphic art. 

Founded by Sir Quentin Blake it opened in July 2014 in King’s Cross, London.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Garnotte Wins National Newspaper Awards 2018

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association announced tonight, in Toronto, the winners of the 70th National Newspaper Awards.


Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.

Michel Garnotte won first prize in the Editorial cartoon category. The other finalists were Michael deAdder and Brian Gable.
You can see all the cartoons here. The Editorial cartoon category can be found on page 3.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition (Results)

Grand Prize: Luc Descheemaeker, Belgium

The jury (composed of seven members of the Canadian Committee of World Press Freedom) met on April 15th to select the winners of the 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.

The theme, this year, was "Open season on journalists" and we received 370 entries from 29 countries.