Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The State of Editorial Cartooning

The original article by Michael Cavna in Comic Riffs.

When someone asks me about the state of editorial cartooning for staff newspaper artists, I usually unfurl a long and winding answer about losses and gains and more losses, about diversifying and digital skills, about the rise of apps and animation. Yet today, I now have a pithy, one-word reply about the state of staff editorial cartooning. And that state is:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman (2)

From "The Comics Journal".

To say that Art Spiegelman’s Maus changed everything might seem like excessive hyperbole, but it did exactly that. The publication of the first volume twenty-five years ago (has it really been that long?), was like a warning shot that took everyone by surprise – and not just the comics-reading public, but mainstream America as well. 

“Attention everybody! Here’s what the medium is actually capable of.”

Monday, November 21, 2011

"My Toronto" by Dušan Petričić

Now available in bookstores.

"Polar Lines" Exhibition at the NAC

The "Polar Lines" exhibition was unveiled last November 2nd at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa for the 40th anniversary celebration of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
In attendance were 4 cartoonists whose work can be found in the exhibition.

From left to right: Graeme Mackay (Hamilton Spectator), Terry Mosher aka. Aislin (Montreal Gazette), Wes Tyrell (freelance cartoonist) and Guy Badeaux aka. Bado (Le Droit, Ottawa).                                                                                                                                       Photo: Lois Siegel
An interview with cartoonist and "Polar Lines"curator Terry Mosher from NunatsiakOnline:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Benetton scandal

From the «Fait d'image» website.

Where do advertisers, who are well paid to do so, get all their ideas ?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"The Someday Funnies" in Mother Jones

From Mother Jones.

Michel Choquette at the "Someday Funnies" book launch at the McGill Faculty Club last Thursday.

An interview with editor Michel Choquette and selections from "Someday Funnies".

Monday, November 14, 2011

Canadian Cartoonists draw "Polar Lines"

"Polar Lines" is an exhibition of 100 Canadian editorial cartoons dealing with the North curated by Montreal's Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher aka Aislin for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

Anita Kunz
An presentation by curator Terry Mosher, a selection of cartoons and the complete exhibition below:

Brad Holland in the New Yorker

At last, my favourite illustrator can now be found in the New Yorker.

Steven Pinker's history of violence, The New Yorker, October 3, 2011, p.75
More Brad Holland illustrations and an interview by Irene Gallo on the Tor-Com website.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Why Are Political Cartoons Incendiary?

Victor S. Navasky reacts to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in the New York Times Sunday Review.

Honoré Daumier was thrown in jail for his depiction of King Louis-Philippe as Gargantua.

As the founding editor and publisher in the late 1950’s of Monocle,  a “leisurely quarterly of political satire” (that meant we came out twice a year) whose motto was “In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king,” whenever the offices of a satirical magazine are firebombed, I’m interested.

Cartoon of the week (9)

Viewed 324 times on Twitpic*.

*Thanks to a retweet by Colombian cartoonist Vladdo.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Resurrection of Gahan Wilson’s 'Nuts'

Steve Bunche in Publishers Weekly.

Fantagraphics has done readers a great favor by releasing the first full collection of Nuts, the hilarious cult strip by famed Playboy and National Lampoon cartoonist Gahan Wilson.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cartoonists Who Are Women

From the "dscriber" website

Women Cartoonists
05 November 2011

Please follow the link for complete profiles of the cartoonists.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bado as seen by...

One of the great joys of being a caricaturist is to be drawn by great names of the trade.

Jerry Robinson (USA)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Yorker Cartoonist Sam Gross

Excerpts from an interview with Richard Gehr in The Comics Journal:

Sam Gross can do just about anything in cartoons. Much of the time he’s simply cute: A cat deposits a piece of garbage into a can marked “kitty litter”; a long dachshund chases a stretch limousine down the street, and so on. 
At the other end of the spectrum, well, if you’ve ever seen his downright subversive 1977 collection, I Am Blind and My Dog Is Dead, or ran across his work in the National Lampoon, you know that Gross has an edge that can cut deeply.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Attack on "Charlie Hebdo" is a violent reminder of the satirist’s risk

Michael Cavna from Comic Riffs.

At a news conference Thursday, Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Charb wears a T-shirt reading "God Is Love" at Théatre du Rond-Point in Paris. 

The offices of the French satirical magazine were destroyed a day after they featured a caricature of the Islamic prophet Muhammad on its cover and named him editor-in-chief.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

French Satirical Magazine "Charlie Hebdo" firebombed

100 lashes if you don't die of laughter!
The article from The New York Times:

David Simpson plagiarizes Jeff MacNelly yet again

From the "Daily Cartoonists"
This morning I asked jokingly if today’s new David Simpson cartoon was an original. Turns out it’s not. A Daily Cartoonist reader who wished to remain anonymous found the source of the cartoon in the Jeff MacNelly official archives (last cartoon on the page). He tells me it took him about five minutes to find it.
Again, here’s the original:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tintin and the war

Very informative article about Hergé's war years from The Financial Times Magazine.
October 21, 2011
By Simon Kuper

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