Sunday, September 15, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Turkish Cartoonist Musa Kart Freed on Appeal

From France 24.

Turkey's top appeals court on Thursday ordered the release of five former journalists from the Cumhuriyet newspaper, including prominent cartoonist Musa Kart, in a case that has highlighted the threat to press freedom in the country.

Drawn & Quarterly at Small Press Expo

From Drawn & Quarterly.

Drawn & Quarterly is at the 25th Small Press Expo this Saturday and Sunday in Bethesda, MD.

They will be in booth W1-4 for signings with Eleanor Davis (The Hard Tomorrow), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night), Sylvia Nickerson (Creation), and newly announced SPXer R. Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump). 

The complete signing and programming schedule is available here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Resurrecting "Gertie the Dinosaur"

From the NFB blog.

Through the combined efforts of the Cinémathèque québécoise and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), with support from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, an animated film once thought lost—Gertie, by Winsor McCay—has been brought back to life. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Robert Mugabe 1924-2019

Le Droit, Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

Some remember Robert Mugabe's role in freeing Zimbabwe from Rhosesia's white minority rule in 1980.

Others remember the arrest and torture of political opponents as well as his encouragement, beginning in 2000, of the invasion and takeover of white-owned farms.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Cartoonists sharpen their pens

Ed Hall, Artizans

Donald Trump's alteration of a Hurricane Dorian map with a Sharpie has not only become a meme but has also inspired editorial cartoonists.