Friday, November 30, 2012

AFP Pictures of the Year 2012

From Fubiz.

Like Reuters, Agence France Presse is one of the major news agencies covering all topical issues with photographs. Here are some of the most striking pictures of 2012: 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

World Press Cartoon 2012 (my cartoon)

I received yesterday the 2012 catalogue of the Sintra, Portugal World Press Cartoon competition.
The jury this year included Antonio Antunes, creator of the contest and exhibition, Liza Donnely (USA), Fernando Puig Rosado (Spain), Jean Mulatier (France) and Peter Nieuwendijk (Holland).

Here is my drawing in the editorial cartoon category:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Black Day at the "Vancouver Province"

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The Vancouver Province sports cartoonist Bob Krieger announced yesterday that he’s drawn his last cartoon for the paper but will be reassigned to work on the web desk along with editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy. Bob says the paper is short staffed so both he and Dan were reassigned as “the best way to manage resources.”

Here are Bob and Dan's last cartoons for the Province:

Last cartoon by Dan Murphy

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA

Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Also, an interesting perspective on Kubrick at Fubiz:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Steve Bell editorial cartoon called antisemitic

From The Daily Cartoonist.

A recent cartoon by The Guardian’s editorial cartoonist Steve Bell is being attacked as antisemitic. 

The cartoon depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a puppet-master controlling Foreign Secretary William Hague and Tony Blair.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Calvin & Hobbes original sold at auction for $203,150

From The Daily Cartoonist.

An original hand-colored 1986 Sunday Calvin & Hobbes original has been sold at auction for $203,150 (login required to see final bid amount). The strip was owed by Adam@Home and Red and Rover creator Brian Basset, who told me last September that he acquired the original back in 1986 after agreeing to exchange originals with Bill Watterson. A recent financial pinch prompted him to put the piece up for auction.

Friday, November 16, 2012

International Day to End Impunity Editorial Cartoon Contest

IFEX, an international network of free expression groups, has launched the Draw Attention to Impunity: Editorial Cartoon Contest. This cartoon contest will be part of the second annual International Day to End Impunity on November 23, 2012. Some of the entries will be featured on the International Day to End Impunity website, and the top three winners will receive cash prizes.
If you subscribe to Facebook, you can vote until November 19 for your favorite cartoon here.
Here are three of the 40 finalists:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Batman as drawn by...

...some Comics' superheros.

Batman as drawn by Mort Drucker from Mad.

I don't usually bother fellow cartoonists for autographs or originals, but a Montreal friend, who was then publishing a Batman fanzine, learned that I was attending the 1989 NCS convention in Toronto and asked me if I could get a few sketches for him. The response was beyond my wildest dreams!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cartoon Slideshow: Obama Wins, Now What?

One of my recent cartoons was featured in PRI's The World latest slideshow.

The same cartoon was also part of the weekly round-up at the Newseum in Washington.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press" at the Newseum in Washington, DC

Last Wednesday's cartoon was featured in the weekly editorial cartoon selection at the "Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press" exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

A close up of the cartoons and more about the exhibition:

“The difference between Obama and Romney…”

From Robert L. Peter's blog.

This ad ran in China today… (perhaps inevitable, given the amount of scapegoating and slagging that Mr. Romney and the GOP have leveled at China in the past weeks and months).

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mucha Documentary

Posted by Charley Parker on his blog Lines and Colors.

A documentary on the brilliant Czech painter and graphic artist Alphonse (Alfons) Mucha is available on YouTube. The video is in six parts and is narrated in English. As always, it’s uncertain how long things like this will remain available on YouTube.
[Via Gurney Journey]


    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    How the hometown cartoonists drew the candidates

    From The Daily Cartoonist.

    As I watched the results roll in last night, I wondered how the hometown editorial cartoonists for the presidential candidates approached the win.
    President Obama is from Chicago, so let’s head over to Scott Stantis at The Chicago Tribune. Stantis is a conservative cartoonist who went for poignancy.

    Monday, November 5, 2012

    Oscar Cahén Exhibition at MOCA

    October 4- November 28, 2012 
    The Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary (MOCA) is proud to present the first Canadian solo exhibition of the illustration art of artist Oscar Cahén (1926-1956). His magazine covers helped define Canada at the mid-century. The exhibition was launched at Illustration House Gallery in New york City in 2011 and was curated by Jaleen Grove.

    Jeffrey Spalding in Today's Inspiration:

    Sunday, November 4, 2012

    Saturday, November 3, 2012

    World Evidences: The Drawings of Ángel Boligán

    Angel Boligán was born in Havana in 1965. In 1992 he moved to Mexico. He draws for the newspaper El Universal and the satirical magazines Conozca Más and El Chamuco. He is a member of the cartoonist group "Cartooning for Peace" and won worldwide more than 130 prizes in cartoon competitions.

    World Evidences: The Drawings of Ángel Boligán
    144 pages fully illustrated with drawings by Boligán.
    ISBN 978-960-973-402-8
    Size 17x24
    Prologue by Antonio Antunes, Cartoonist & Director of World Press Cartoon:

    Friday, November 2, 2012

    "The Housing Bubble" by Aleix Saló

    This is a subtitled version of "La burbuja inmobiliaria", a hilarious 6 minutes animated film by Catalan cartoonist Aleix Saló explaining the recent economic crisis in Spain.