Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tony Hendra's "The Final Edition"

Steven Heller in The Atlantic.

Comedy vet Tony Hendra's latest venture, The Final Edition, like its competitor The Onion, parodies newsgatherers and world events to make very-real points.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Great 1978 New York Times Parody

From The New York Times archives.

The modern standard for fake news was set in October 1978, with the publication of the one and only issue of Not The New York Times. It was a pitch-perfect replica, spiritually and physically. At that point, the actual newspaper had not been published for two months because of a strike, and the Internet did not yet exist.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I Wish I'd Drawn...(23)

... this wonderful cartoon by Michael de Adder.

Michael is also a finalist in the editorial cartoon category for the 67th Annual NCS Reuben Awards.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dave Gibbons 'Whaat' art challenges Lichtenstein's dubious 'legacy'

John Freeman from Down the Tubes.

"Whatt" by Dave Gibbons, after Irv Norvick

Watchmen artist and co-creator Dave Gibbons was interviewed on a recent BBC TV documentary about the Pop Art painting 'WHAAM!' by Roy Lichtenstein, which is currently on show in a major retrospective at Tate Modern, London.

Gibbons was probably the only dissenting voice in the documentary, critical of Lichtenstein's appropriation of comic art In some of his 1960s work - and has now created a piece of art honouring the original comic panel by American artist Irv Norvick that inspired 'WHAAM'.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Art of Controversy by Victor S. Navasky

On sale April 9, "The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduing Power", a lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look at the awesome power of the political cartoon to enrage, provoke, and amuse throughout history.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Poster for Tomorrow: 2013 call for entries

Poster for Tomorrow: A Home for Everyone

Poster for Tomorrow announces its 5th annual call for entries for social communication poster designs. The project has been running annually since 2009 and this year's topic will be the right to housing.

The objective is to meet and, hopefully, surpass the outstanding 3000+ entries from 105 countries received in last year's competition.

The website will receive entries from designers and design students from all over the world starting March 10. The deadline for entries is July 10, 2013.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

David Parkins in the Globe & Mail

Toronto's Globe & Mail have been publishing the cartoons of David Parkins for the last few Mondays, replacing Tony Jenkins who had filled the spot on Brian Gable's day off.

David Parkins, The Globe & Mail, Monday March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Steve Bell on the Iraq war, 10 years on

From The Guardian.

Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell takes us through some of his work at the time of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and shares his views on the decisions made by George Bush and Tony Blair.

He explains how he represents the reality of 'shock and awe'. Cartoons are often seen as a low art form which is generally humorous, says Bell – but much of his Iraq war work is grisly.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Art of Bill Plympton

"The Art of Bill Plympton", Today and tomorrow at the ToonSeum in Pittsburgh, PA.  

The Art of Bill Plympton Opening Reception, Screening and Master Class

On March 15th &16th, The Toonseum and Point Park University proudly presents a weekend with legendary indie animator Bill Plympton. With nine feature films and many more short films, including two oscar nominated shorts, Plympton has had a major impact on the world of animation. On Friday the 15th, at 6pm the ToonSeum will host the opening reception of The Art of Bill Plympton. Following the reception Plympton will head across town to Point Park University for a screening of some of his most iconic works.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Yorker Cartoonist Charles Barsotti

"Oh, yes, sir, the zebra is fresh."

I've been a fan of Charles Barsotti's sparse line ever since I first saw his "Sally Bananas" comic strip in the late 60s.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Palestinian Cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh Jailed by Israel

From PRI The World.

Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh was detained by Israeli authorities on February 16th, 2013 while crossing back into the West Bank from Jordan, where he had been on a four-day trip. Like many Palestinians in Israeli jails, Saba’aneh is being held without charge and cartoonists around the globe as well as journalist and human rights groups are demanding his release.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2012 Reuben Award Nominees

From the NCS website.

NCS membership nomination voting has been tabulated, and the nominees for the 2012 Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” are: Brian Crane, Rick Kirkman and Stephan Pastis

Friday, March 1, 2013

Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land (1)

An exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum from March 9 to May 5, 2013

An innovative Hungarian-born artist whose illustrations have been sought after by clients throughout the world, Istvan Banyai made his mark as an award-winning artist in the United States, and has been creating persuasive, elegant artworks for publishers and corporations for more than thirty years.

Banyai’s striking imagery has appeared on the covers and pages of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The New York Times, GQ and Esquire, and has been featured by Absolut Vodka, Nickelodeon, MTV Europe, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Penguin Putnam/Viking, and many others. The artist’s influential visual commentary and his approach to image-making will be explored. 

Visit the artist’s website:
Attend the exhibition opening, Saturday, March 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; artist commentary: 6:30 p.m.
Art Talk: A Conversation with Istvan Banyai. Saturday, March 23, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.