Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Claire Bretécher (1940 – 2020)

Cynthia Rose in The Comics Journal.

Claire Bretécher in 1979

Let's not bury the lead: Claire Bretécher, who has just died at the age of 79, made both real and important comics history. The fact of her sex isn't irrelevant.

But it wasn't being a woman that made Bretécher one of the few (if not the only) artists to work for all three of the 9th art's founding journals: Tintin, Spirou and René Goscinny's Pilote

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

"Journalism without fear of favour" Cartoon Contest

From Cartoon Movement.

Cartoon by Antonio Rodríguez

Cartoon Movement, in partnership with Cartooning for Peace, is launching an international cartoon competition for the World Press Freedom Conference 2020.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Star-Ledger editorial cartoonist Bil Canfield dies at 99

From NJ.com.


Editorial cartoonist William (Bil) Canfield, who entertained millions of newspaper readers, died peacefully on January 30th at his home in Phoenix, Ariz., with his daughter Susan at his side. He was 99.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Dr Li Wenliang cartoon goes viral on Weibo

From the Dessins de Chappatte Facebook page.

Source : New York Times

The death of Dr Li Wenliang, condemned for raising the alarm about coronavirus, is raising anger in China ... and reviving the art of political cartooning, banned in the country.

This image by Kuang Biao has gone viral on the Weibo social network.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Israeli organization calls for removal of Portuguese cartoonist for anti-Semitism

From the J.R. Mora website.


An Israeli-based human rights organization, Btsalmo, sent a letter to the editor of the Portuguese magazine Sabado requesting the immediate dismissal of the cartoonist Vasco Gargalo for a drawing published in November 2019*.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Seth Wins Jury Prize in Angoulême

On the Angoulême Festival website.


The 2020 Fauve Special Jury Prize, given to a work which particularly struck the jury by its narration, its aesthetics and the themes addressed, was awarded to “Clyde Fans”, by Seth, at the 2020 Angoulême Bande Dessinée Festival.

Friday, January 31, 2020

One million pages seen


I would like to warmly thank the readers of this blog for the interest you have shown to it !

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Artist Profile, Cartoonist Jeff Stahler


From PBS station WOSU in Ohio, a profile of cartoonist Jeff Stahler, whose political humor spans 6 U.S. presidents.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

China demands an apology from Danish newspaper

From the Courrier international website.

Cartoon by Niels Bo Bojesen

The Danish newspaper Jyllands-posten will not apologize for having published a drawing combining the coronavirus and the Chinese flag.

In a statement released on January 27, 2020, the Chinese embassy in Denmark demands an apology from the daily Jyllands-posten, one of the country's main newspapers.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Local Cartoonist Peter Waldner

Tara Smith in The Shelter Island Reporter.


Peter Waldner usually keeps a sketch pad within arm’s reach: in his car, on a bedside table, for whenever inspiration strikes.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

National Archives altered Trump signs in Women's March photo

From The Hill.


The National Archives acknowledged this week that it altered a photograph of the Women's March, which took place the day after President Trump's inauguration in 2017, to blur some signs held by marchers that were critical of the president.

Among the alterations are the blotting out of the word "Trump" in a placard that reads "God Hates Trump" and the blurring of the same word in another sign that reads "Trump & GOP - Hands Off Women." Words on other signs referencing female anatomy were also altered.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

World Press Cartoon 2020 Call for Entries

From World Press Cartoon.


World Press Cartoon announces its 15th edition and invites cartoonists to submit their best work in the gag, editorial and caricature categories.

Please remember that works produced for online publications are now admitted.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Harry and Meghan in Canada


After the Tim Hortons chain offered, on Twitter, free coffee for life to Prince Harry and Meghan if they moved to Canada, Michael deAdder came up with the above cartoon, inspired by the "roll the rim" contest.

Cartoonists Bruce Mackinnon and Vance Rodewalt, for their part, were inspired by a famous SCTV sketch:

Monday, January 13, 2020

Professional Heckler: The Life and Art of Duncan Macpherson



McGill-Queen's University Press will publish, on May 21, a candid biography of Duncan Macpherson, one of the most influential editorial cartoonists in recent Canadian history.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kevin Necessary Lands a Gig at the Enquirer

From the AAEC website.


On Friday afternoon Ohio cartoonist Kevin Necessary announced on Twitter he had been hired by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“I’m grateful I’ve had the opportunity over the last several years to create local editorial cartoons in Cincinnati. This city was lucky to have Jim Borgman. I’m going to try to honor his legacy with these weekly cartoons in The Enquirer."

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Is this the future of editorial cartooning?


Some believe that editorial cartoons could be replaced by memes. The problem is that their creators remain anonymous and don't credit the original photographer.

It could therefore be expensive to publish them and risk prosecution for copyright infringement.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

"Chapleau, Profession Cartoonist" at the McCord Museum

From the McCord Museum website.


You will be soon be able to explore the world of Serge Chapleau in the first major retrospective devoted to the creative work of this icon of cartooning.

Monday, January 6, 2020

"This is the End: The Last Cartoons from The New York Times" by Patrick Chappatte

From Chappatte Store.


Patrick Chappatte's eighth—and last!— collection of editorial cartoons published in The New York Times is now available.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Jim Morin Retires


After a 43 year career of drawing editorial cartoons, editorial cartoonist Jim Morin has decided to call it quits and pursue his passion for oil painting.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The new AAEC Executive Board

From the AAEC website.


The members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have voted for their new Executive Board. Jen Sorensen is now President-elect and Tim Campbell has been chosen Director.

Tim has been elected for a 2-year term, and Jen will step up to President in January 2021.

Elected to another term and returning to the Board are Mike Thompson (Vice President), Monte Wolverton (Treasurer) and Liza Donnelly (Director). They’ll be joining current members Ed Hall (Director), Pat Bagley (Past President) and Kevin Siers (President) as they enter the second year of their terms.