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.