Saturday, October 23, 2021

Pedro X. Molina wins the 2021 Gabo Award for Excellence

 From Premio GGM.

The Gabo Foundation announced the Nicaraguan cartoonist, journalist, and illustrator Pedro Xavier Molina Blandón (PxMolina) as the winner of the 2021 Gabo Award for Excellence. 

He is one of the most persistent and incisive commentators on the current trends of corruption, growing authoritarianism, the rollback of civil liberties, and human rights abuses. Read PxMolina’s profile.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Hail to the King

 Jay Stone in The Ottawa Citizen.

Alan King’s most famous cartoon is probably the one he did in 1996 when Conrad Black bought the chain of Southam newspapers. 

The cartoon shows Black in front of a bowl labelled “Southam” and festooned with labels such as “Bank loans” and “Debt.” Black is saying, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing …”

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The 3rd Press & Cartooning Global Forum

The Press & Cartooning Global Forum was held on September 28th, 29th and 30th 2021. 

Organized with the active support of Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), an initiative of PEN America, NYC and under the continuing extraordinary circumstances worldwide this '21 edition was convened as a series of videoconference sessions spread over three days. 

Each year since 2017 (when the first meeting was held at UNESCO within the framework of La Presse en Liberté exhibition and its ancillary events) the Forum has brought together high-level international actors working directly with and on behalf of cartoonists; their discrete projects or ongoing programs all address cartoonists and freedom of expression.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Bruce MacKinnon Wins Reuben Award

 From SaltWire.

SaltWire network cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon was honoured Saturday night by the National Cartoonists Society.

Anne Telnaes of the Washington Post presented MacKinnon with a Reuben award for editorial and political cartoons in a very efficient virtual ceremony.

The award-winning cartoon depicts the transformation of U.S. president Donald Trump from a clown to the Joker.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

"Dark Laughter Revisited: The Life and Times of Ollie Harrington" Exhibition

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

“Here Brother Bootsie, take this extra hammer I got here in case the gentlemens
of the law decide that this demonstration is TOO peaceful!”
Ollie Harrington, Bootsie, June 29, 1963.

Throughout his career, Oliver “Ollie” Harrington used his voice and artistic talents as a cartoonist to attack racial, economic and social injustice with razor-sharp wit and insight. 

Speaking from the perspective of a cartoonist of color, his commentary chronicled many of the events and issues that defined the 20th century from racism and segregation, to war and poverty. 

Harrington’s life and career intersected with the Harlem Renaissance, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, the post-war Black émigré community in Paris and communist East Germany.

Friday, October 15, 2021

"Power Lines: Comics and the Environment" Exhibition

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Art by Peter Kuper from Ruins, published by SelfMadeHero, 2015.

This exhibit surveys over 100 years of comics that depict both the pleasures and dangers of human interaction with the environment. 

We survive and thrive thanks to the earth’s many resources, but we can also cause our planet irreparable harm. 

Monday, October 11, 2021