Sunday, June 23, 2019

I wish I'd drawn... (53)

...this wonderful cartoon by Danish cartoonist Niels Bo Bojesen.



Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next U.K. prime minister, said that party members were not interested in why police were called to his home after neighbours heard a loud altercation between Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds.




Friday, June 21, 2019

On Israel Sensitivity to Criticism

Ofri Ilany in Haaretz.


Israelis enjoy having the freedom to insult and mock others in politically incorrect ways, but watch out when the tables are turned.

Early last week, The New York Times made a dramatic announcement. James Bennet, the editorial page editor, stated that the paper had decided to do away with political cartoons in its international edition. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marilena Nardi on the role of satire

From Slowcomix.



Following a controversy over a cartoon considered to be anti-Semitic, the New York Times announced that it would no longer publish editorial cartoons in its' international edition. In the local one, however, the cartoons have already been eliminated for some time.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey" by Rob Rogers

On the IDW Publishing website.


After 25 years as the political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump.

In Enemy of the People Rogers writes, “Trump’s open embrace of the darkest, ugliest corners of human nature has emboldened racists, neo-Nazis, criminals, thugs, despots, misogynists and liars to come out from under their rocks and display their shameful behavior publicly. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Counterpoint

From the AAEC website.


A press release from Counterpoint:
We are pleased to announce the publication of Counterpoint, a revolutionary new approach to the publication and distribution of editorial cartoons. 
Our motto: Seeking Truth Through Diverse Perspectives

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Implications of the NYT Ending Cartoons

From NPR.

Rayma Suprani, Venezuela / USA

On NPR Weekend Edition, political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte talks to Scott Simon about The New York Times' decision to stop publishing political cartoons in its international edition.

Transcript: