Thursday, July 22, 2021

Filipino Artists dare to dissent in online campaign

From Rappler

Cartoon by Tarantadong Kalbo

What started out as a simple image has inspired Filipino artists across the nation to stand up for what they believe in.

Satirical cartoonist Tarantadong Kalbo posted a digital drawing on Saturday, July 17, of “fist people” bowing down to seemingly resemble the fist bump gesture used by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies. 

The focus of the drawing is on the one fist person, reminiscent of the raised fist used by activists everywhere, who dared to stand up and stand out from the crowd.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

"Buffalo News" Cartoonist Adam Zyglis Joins Byline Strike

From WBFO.

Cartoons by Adam Zyglis have disappeared from the pages of The Buffalo News after he joined the byline strike by the Buffalo Newspaper Guild against owner Lee Enterprises. 

Adam posted the above message on social media.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Results of World Press Cartoon 2121

From World Press Cartoon.

Gio, "Digital Imprint", Il Mundiario

Italian cartoonist Gio won first prize in the Gag category and the Grand Prize of the 2121 World Press Cartoon competition in Caldas da Rainha.

Copyright lawsuit proceeds against Disney and Pixar

 From The National Post.

If you were a student of animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont., twenty years ago, you probably saw a 14-minute live-action low-budget student production about the internal life of a boy called Lewis and how his behaviour is controlled by five organs, each personified as a character: Brain, Stomach, Colon, Bladder and Heart.

It was called Inside Out.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Is Killed In Afghanistan

 From National Public Radio.

An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on Sept. 11, 2017.
Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Danish Siddiqui, who worked for the Reuters news agency based out of India, was killed Friday while on assignment in southern Afghanistan after coming under fire by Taliban militiamen.

Siddiqui, who was 38 years old, had been embedded with Afghan special forces in southern Kandahar province when he was killed along with a senior Afghan officer, Reuters reports.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Morten Morland Wins Cartoonist of the Year in the British Press Awards

 From the Society of Editors.

Morten Morland, of The Sunday Times and The Times, was chosen Cartoonist of the Year in the British Press Awards. 

The runner-ups were Ben Jennings (The Guardian), Chris Riddell (The Observer), Jonathan Pugh (Daily Mail), Matt Pritchett (The Telegraph) and Nick Newman (The Sunday Times).