Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Freedom in Broad Strokes" (2011)

May 3, 2011 saw the opening of the exhibition "Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes" at the Panorama Room of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

The traveling exhibition, sponsored by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO celebrates the first ten years of the CCWPF editorial cartoon contest and displays, on 12 giant panels, a selection of the winning entries.

Here is the panel showing the winning cartoons of the 2011 contest.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ann Telnaes takes on Cheney

With the release of the former vice president’s memoir, Ann Telnaes revisits some of her favourite cartoons.

The cartoons found in the gallery were published here:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Stripped: The Comics Documentary (1)

Dave Kellett (creator of Sheldon and Drive) and cinematographer Fred Schroeder are now into the post-production process of their Stripped documentary. The feature-length documentary features 60 of the world’s best and most famous cartoonists to talk about the art of cartooning. The two have started a Kickstarter project to raise $58,000 needed to finish off the project. As of this writing they’ve raised just over $27,000 with 28 more days to go.
UPDATE: The target was reached on August 29th. (See story at the very bottom of this post)
Here’s their pitch video and the description below.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My favourite Cartoons (9): Hans-Georg Rauch

 The 1970's : Best Political Cartoons of the Decade, Jerry Robinson, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1979.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cartoonist Critical of Syrian Regime Assaulted

Prominent Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat was beaten Thursday by masked gunmen in Damascus. In recent months, as the government cracked-down on protesters, Frezat’s cartoons had been especially critical of the Assad regime. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with London-based writer and blogger Robin Yassin-Kassab, who has followed and written about Ali Ferzat for many years.

More information in The Washington Post.
You can see more of Ferzat's cartoons on this video:

A sample of Ali Ferzat cartoons (via Cartooning For Peace):

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"All the Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't)"

All the Art That's Fit to Print reveals the true story of the world's first Op-Ed page, a public platform that—in 1970—prefigured the Internet blogosphere. Not only did the New York Times's nonstaff bylines shatter tradition, but the pictures were revolutionary. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I wish I'd drawn...(9)

...this wonderful cartoon by Wiley.

You can get your daily dose of "Non Sequitur" here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lookink back on 9/11

With the ten year anniversary of 9/11 coming soon, American cartoonist Daryl Cagle collaborated on a French book project with Le Monde's front page cartoonist, Plantu. They had a 32 page "conversation" about the ten years since 9/11 in comic book format for an anthology called 12 Septembre published by the big Belgian graphic novel publisher, Casterman.
Find more about Daryl's contribution here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Royal Canadian Armed Farces

The decision to restore the "Royal" prefix to both the navy and the air force brought back to mind this 1967 cartoon by Duncan Macpherson:

Defence Minister Paul Hellyer on his way to pass the bill to merge the three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces.

A few favourite cartoons by the Toronto Star great:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Remembering Elvis

I am also late posting this wonderful strip by the very talented Richard Thompson of "Cul de sac" fame:

You can read his blog here
More "Cul de Sac":

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I wish I'd drawn...(8)

...this cartoon by Dan Piraro.

The "Bizarro" blog can be found here.
Another favourite cartoon:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Favourite Cartoons (4): Jaguar

_But how in the the hell can those damn Vietcongs disappear into thin air?
(Published in the 3rd International Salon of Cartoons catalogue, Montreal, 1966)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

38th Piracicaba International Humour Salon

Three gag cartoons and comic strips I submitted to the Brazilian contest have been selected.

Since I don't yet know which one they picked, here is my complete submission in both categories:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rumen Dragostinov 1956-2011

It's with great sadness that I learned about the death of Bulgarian cartoonist Rumen Kostov Dragostinov.
He was a finalist in the 4th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition with the following drawing:

"The Internet: Freedom of Expression and Access Issues"
Cartoon gallery:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Favourite Cartoons (3): Quino

From À table!, published by Éditions Glénat, France.
The official Quino website.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Reprints on the "iPolitics" website (1)

This cartoon was featured on this Wednesday:
English Canada blames the NDP interim leader for her past membership in the Bloc Quebecois while Montrealers are worried about a 25-tonne concrete block falling on the Ville Marie Expressway.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Bell Époque": 30 Years of Steve Bell at London's Cartoon Museum

As London's Cartoon Museum celebrated three decades of his work, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell talked about his childhood inspiration, his early work and a piece commissioned for the exhibition Link to this video