Monday, February 27, 2012

Theo Dimson 1930-2012

I learned today, in the Globe & Mail, the death of celebrated graphic designer Theo Dimson.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Team Cul de Sac

From the Daily Cartoonist.

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Chris Sparks of Team Cul de Sac has released the dust cover art for their upcoming book of all the artists contributing to the fund raiser for Parkinson’s Disease.
The book will feature Cul de Sac inspired art from over 150 cartoonists and artists.
Buy either the regular edition book or the author edition.
A sneak preview:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Art is...The Permanent Revolution

From the Daily Heller blog

Filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer's latest film, Art Is . . . The Permanent Revolution: Outrage in Great Art opens on March 2 at the Quad Cinema in NYC. The film documents the work of the great European graphic commentators, Goya, Daumier, Grosz, Kollwitz and more, while surveying four contemporary printmakers in the service of conscience - Sigmund Abeles, Ann Chernow, Paul Marcus and James Reed. Through their insights polemically humanist art is illustriously brought to the foreground.
The trailer:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blown Covers of the New Yorker

Abrams will be soon publishing Françoise Mouly's Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Applied Arts 2012 Photography & Illustration Awards Winners

Applied Arts is pleased to announce the winners of our 2012 Photography & Illustration Awards!
The winning work represents some of the very best produced in North America and abroad over the past year. All winning entries will be proudly displayed in the May/June 2012 issue of the magazine, the Winners Gallery on our website and at our annual Winners Exhibit, which will be held on November 1, 2012, in Toronto.
In 2011 we introduced the popular Young Blood categories, designed for young creatives who have been out of school for three years or less. The Young Blood winners will receive the same great exposure as all of our awards entries, with the added bonus of editorial coverage in a future issue of Applied Arts Magazine for the highest scoring entry in both Photography and Illustration. This year that special honour goes to Nicole Duplantis in the Photography category and Taryn Gee and Kelsey Heinrichs in the Illustration Category.
AACE Winners will be kept under wraps until the gala AACE Awards Ceremony, held November 1, 2012, receiving a uniquely designed award and extended coverage in an all-AACE issue of Applied Arts, published March 2013.
Here is fellow ACEC member Fred Sebastian's winning entry:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2012 Edition

The 2012 edition of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year is now in bookstores.

Front-cover cartoon by Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner.

Sadly, it also marks both the death of its' editor as well as former Hamilton Spectator cartoonist Blaine who had drawn some years ago the caricature of Charles Brooks on the back-cover of the book.

Here are the 3 cartoons of mine selected in this year's edition:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reprint on the iPolitics website (6)

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews tabled this week Bill C-30 which would require internet service providers to turn over customer information upon request by police.
Rick Mercer's rant on Bill C-30:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cartoon of the week (12)

Viewed 210 times on Twitpic.

China will loan Canada two cute pandas in exchange for crude oil.

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Don’t Want to Say Canadian Cartoonists Are Old...

J.J. McCullough on the state of Canadian editorial cartooning in Cartoon Movement.

I don’t want to say Canadian editorial cartoonists are old, but at one of our recent gatherings someone literally had to leave early to tend to his 100-year-old mother.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Editorial Cartoonists insulted by NYT solicitation

An editorial cartoonist tells Romenesko readers: “There’s a little tempest brewing in the cartoon teapot over an offer the NYT sent out yesterday to editorial cartoonists to submit sketches on spec. They then pick one to run in the Sunday Review section for which they’ll pay $250. A bunch of the cartoonists they solicited are taking the whole thing as an insult.”
Here’s the Times’ email

Clinton on the Tonight Show

In 1988, Bill Clinton bungled the biggest speech of his young career during the Democratic National Convention. Harry Thomason, Arkansas-born television and film producer and longtime friend of the Clintons, remembers the ill-received speech and his wife's idea to have Clinton redeem himself by going on the Johnny Carson show. Watch Thomason's retelling of Clinton's Carson appearance and tune in for the broadcast premiere of Clinton February 20-21, featuring his appearance on the Tonight Show!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Paul Karasik on Angoulême 2012

From the Rules To Vivere By website:
The poster by Art Spiegelman was hung everywhere... and I mean EVERYwhere.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Reprint on the iPolitics website (5)

Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu declared Wednesday that assassins should have a rope in their cell and deplored the fact that imprisonment of the Shafia family members would cost taxpayers $10M.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Angoulême 2012

Reports by Matthias Wivel in The Comics Journal, Richard Thompson in Cul de Sac and Michael Cavna in Comic Riffs.