Tuesday, March 2, 2021

PEN America Calls for the Immediate Release of Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore

 From PEN America.

In the wake of the death in custody of Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed last week, PEN America is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of codefendant cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, who has reportedly undergone torture in detention at the Kashimpur High Security Prison and whose health is reportedly failing.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Bill Sanders 1930-2021

 Jordyn Noennig in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Former Milwaukee Journal political cartoonist William (Bill) Sanders died Saturday at the age of 90. 

Sanders was a thorn in the side of politicians locally, especially Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier, but presidents from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump also felt the heat from his pen. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The 21st World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition


1. The theme for the 21th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:


Censorship, shaming and disinformation on social media  


Social media and its algorithms can spare us from being confronted with contrary opinions, creating echo chambers for our own points of views.

The proliferation of disinformation has turned debates into fights where dialogue is no longer possible, and unpopular opinions are shouted down or cancelled out.

It leaves journalists operating in an environment where facts are often subordinated to lies and propaganda spread online. 

As the siege on Capitol Hill has demonstrated, moderating social media is no longer a luxury.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

In solidarity with Australian cartoonists, the AAEC condemns Facebook

From the AAEC.

The AAEC joins with the professional cartoonists, journalists and media outlets of Australia in rebuking Facebook and its continent-wide banning of news organizations on its platform, a ban that extends to anyone attempting to share a link to a published article, video or editorial cartoon. 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Pat Oliphant Exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

 From The Berkshire Eagle.

A new special collection gallery featuring the political cartoons of Pat Oliphant is on view through May 31 at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

"Selected Works" by Barbara Klunder

 From Barbara Klunder's Facebook page.

Barbara Klunder has just self-published, in a very limited edition, a selection of her work.

Divided in 14 Chapters, the book contains a few stories of the times as well as paper-cuts, illustrations for the BamBoo bar on Queens street in Toronto, posters, book and album covers as well as fonts design.