Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Literary Life" by Posy Simmonds

Ten years after its' publication, I discovered this very funny book by Guardian contributor Posy Simmonds.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mikhail Zlatkovsky

I first saw the work of Mikhail Zlatkovsky when, as part of the jury of the 25th International Salon of Cartoons in Montreal in 1987, we came across his drawing of a headless flag bearer. It expressed eloquently the folly of nationalism.

The other jury members, Hans Georg Rauch, Jerry Robinson, Rinalto Traini (Editor of Comic Art and President of the Lucca Cartoon Festival in Italy) as well as Henri Barras (Artistic director of Montreal's Place des Arts), were equally impressed and he was ultimately awarded the Grand Prize.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Australian Cartoonist David Rowe

From Fany-Blog

Cartoonist David Rowe was awarded the Grand Prize in the 7th edition of World Press Cartoon in Sintra, Portugal for this cartoon published in The Sun-Herald in December 2010.
Here are a few more of his caricatures:

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Tough Road to Comic Stip Syndication

Rob Tornoe in Editor & Publisher.

For aspiring comic strip artists, columnists, and other content producers, newspaper syndication has always been a tough mountain to climb. With only a handful of new features picked up each year out of hundreds submitted, the odds are stacked against those cartoonists and writers who diligently compile the required six weeks’ worth of completed work, only to receive form letters informing them their skills aren’t up to snuff. And that was before economic recession struck.

Now it’s tougher than ever to make the jump to syndication.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Reprints on Yahoo and National Newswatch

The cartoon I photoshopped Sunday was reprinted on Yahoo Canada's website.

Based on a photo by Steve Poulin/QMI

... while the one I drew Tuesday was reprinted on the National Newswatch website:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Egyptian Cartoonists Divided

Bob Mankoff in The New Yorker.

Valérie Châr-Aux-Boeufs and King Tucky, Facebook, July 4, 2013

The cartoonists of Egypt have been as divided as the rest of the country about the military’s removal of President Mohamed Morsi from power on July 3rd.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cartoonists Rights Network International

From Sampsonia Way Magazine.

Cartoon by Ilian Savkov

Sampsonia Way presents Cartoonists Rights Network International, a cartoon-focused human rights organization, along with several of its affiliates and their work.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Matt Bors on the 2013 AAEC Convention

From Bors Blog.

Drawing With Dinos

I’m still processing the fact that I got drunk with Chuck Asay and debated whether or not Jesus was a communist.

These are the type of things that happen when you gather America’s editorial cartoonists in a hotel for a weekend; Christian fundamentalists mingle with Marxists over local microbrews and respectfully discuss how the other is totally wrong on everything. Except on editors. We’re all correct that they are terrible people for not running us.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Russia: Exhibition closed by authorities, gallery curator dismissed

From the Artsfreedom website.

Marat Guelman, a famous gallery curator in Russia, was dismissed as director of the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art after backing the controversial ‘Welcome! Sochi 2014’ exhibit by Vasily Slonov.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tomi Ungerer Interviewed on NPR

Interview with Terry Gross from the National Public Radio website.

Tomi Ungerer's 1967 book Moon Man follows its lonely protagonist as he visits Earth for the very first time.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Alan Gardner's 2013 AAEC Convention wrap-up

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Editorial cartoonists Steve Benson, Patrick F. Bagley and Kevin Kallaugher joined Doug at KUER 90.1 studio to talk about the art and potency of their work.

This year’s annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wrapped up on Saturday night (or early Sunday morning for some of us) in Salt Lake City. Full disclosure: I am not an unbiased source when it comes to this convention. I live near Salt Lake and am friends with the convention host Pat Bagley. That said, here’s my thoughts on the various events and issues surrounding this year’s convention.