Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kal in talks with Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Brew reports that The Baltimore Sun is in talks with its former editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) to bring him back for a once-a-week cartoon.

The article from The Baltimore Brew:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Chronicles From the Holy City by Guy Delisle

Quebec cartoonist Guy Delisle yesterday won first prize at the Angoulême Festival of Comics for his book "Chroniques de Jérusalem". The book is published in English by Drawn & Quartely.
Here is a small preview:

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio 25

The following cartoons of mine were published in Portfoolio 25

Portfoolio 25

A glance through these pages will illustrate how deftly Canada’s editorial cartoonists captured the essence of the issues even if they disagreed on the verdict. 
Published since 1985, the book features the highlights of the past year’s editorial cartoons with wry, breezy accompanying text to remind readers which politicians shot themselves in the foot and which tycoons fell from grace. 
As a bonus, there are photos and biographies of the cartoonists with individual examples of their work.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mike Constable

We don't often see his work these days, but Mike Constable is one of the funniest cartoonists around.

Drawn for Union Arts Services and also published in Portfoolio 85.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cartoon of the week (11)

Viewed 150 times on Twitpic.

In the words of the Harper government: "Environmental and other radical groups ... threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda. They seek to exploit any loophole they can find, stacking public hearings with bodies to ensure that delays kill good projects. They use funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada’s national economic interest. They attract jet-setting celebrities with some of the largest personal carbon footprints in the world to lecture Canadians not to develop our natural resources."
(The Northern Gateway pipeline would deliver crude oil from Alberta to Asian markets)

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Golden Age for Editorial Cartoonists is Over

A report presented by Mark Potts for The Herb Block Foundation

To contemplate the state of digital technology and how it’s radically changing the media and roiling journalism and cartooning, it would be helpful to conjure up a piece of particularly outlandish technology: a time machine.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Editorial Cartoonist Thomas Nast: Anti-Irish, Anti-Catholic Bigot?

An article by Michael Dooley from Imprint website.

Biased. Disrespectful. Offensive. All sterling job qualifications for any good editorial cartoonist. But "racist"? Woah!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Political Scene

The Political Scene is a new addition to the New Yorker website that provides the latest news, videos, podcasts, maps, articles, cartoons and photo galleries for the US elections watcher.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Graphic Novel Renaissance

Interesting article by Maya Jagi from Newsweek:
Twenty-five years after ‘Maus’ put graphic novels on the map, the art form is exploding.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Best of the Rejection Collection: Therapy Sessions

Directed and Edited by Jeromy Barber and Matthew Diffee.
· Matthew Diffee
· Sam Gross
· Paul Noth
· Marisa Acocella Marchetto
· Roz Chast
· David Sipress
It's the best of the worst: 293 of the funniest cartoons rejected by The New Yorker but luckily for us, now in paperback and available to enjoy. The Best of the Rejection Collection brings together some of The New Yorker's brightest talents—Roz Chast, Gahan Wilson, Sam Gross, Jack Zeigler, David Sipress, and more—and reveals their other side. Their dark side. Their juvenile side. Their sick side. Their naughty side. Their outrageous side.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ronald Searle 1920-2011

"The two people who have probably had the greatest influence on my life are Lewis Carroll and Ronald Searle."
—John Lennon

Photo: Eamonn McCabe/The Guardian
The year starts on a sad note with news of the death, last Friday, of one of the greatest cartoonists of our time.
I have featured earlier, on this blog, great cartoons by Ronald Searle.
You will find a complete list of tributes to the British cartoonist in the Perpetua website.
For those who don't know his work, here is a brief sample: