Tuesday, December 31, 2013

TCAF unveils 2014 Festival Poster by Isabelle Arsenault

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to reveal its second poster image for the 2014 event, by Montreal illustrator Isabelle Arsenault.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

If the New Yorker Were Set in Paris

Emily Greenhouse on the New Yorker website.

Last January, the French graphic artists Aurélie Pollet and Michael Prigent, living in Paris and “entourés d’artistes,” invited illustrators to envision the Gallic capital. Under the imprimatur of their association, La Lettre P, they gave them, Prigent told me last week, “a carte blanche to express with the greatest possible force their vision of Paris in an image”—all this “with the covers of The New Yorker in mind.” In implicit homage, Pollet continued, “we wanted to imagine the covers of an imaginary magazine: The Parisianer.”

Friday, December 27, 2013

100 cartoons by Cartooning for Peace for Press Freedom

From Inter Press Service.

The USA are spying on us

A woman and her husband are seated at a table. As she talks, he seems to be ignoring her, his head hidden behind a newspaper.

“At least Obama is listening to me,” she says.

This is just one satirical reference to the ongoing international surveillance scandal, in a book published earlier this month by the French-based group Reporters Without Borders, which works to protect freedom of expression and of information.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Story Behind "Saying Grace"

David Apatoff in Illustration Art.

Saying Grace, 1951 by Norman Rockwell

The brilliance of Norman Rockwell's painting Saying Grace has always been in plain view for anyone of good will and good taste to appreciate, but since it sold at Sotheby's last week for $46 million, art critics are finally able to appreciate it as well. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Rick McKee wins United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award

From The Augustra Chronicle:

A political cartoon criticizing the United Nations’ handling of Syria, drawn by Augusta Chronicle cartoonist Rick McKee, won first place in the international organization’s annual awards.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Celebrities edited into classic paintings

From 22 Words

Angelina Jolie

Over the last couple years, the folks at Worth 1000 have held almost 20 “Modern Renaissance” contests to see who can most skillfully and creatively manipulate an image to put a celebrity into a classic painting. Here are some of the best and most interesting…

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Reuters Photos of the Year 2013

From Fubiz.

Peter Thomas, Germany

No matter if it is to illustrate a news story, a natural disaster or to highlight the testimony of victims of armed conflict, the Reuters news agency collects and distributes thousands of photos every year, taken on all continents. 
Here is a selection of the 93 shots found in Reuters Photos of the Year:

Monday, December 9, 2013

World Press Cartoon 2013 (my cartoon)

I received the 2013 catalogue of the Sintra, Portugal World Press Cartoon competition.
The jury this year included Antonio Antunes, creator of the contest and exhibition, Francisco Puñal Suárez (Cuba), Marilena Nardi (Italy), Riber Hansson (Sweden) and Ricardo Antunes (Brazil).

Here is my drawing in the gag cartoon category:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Steve Bell Wins the Political Cartoon of the Year Award

Text and photos by Kasia Kowalska in Procartoonists.

Steve Bell (after Gustave Doré), The Guardian

Steve Bell was announced the winner of the coveted Gillray Cup for Political Cartoon of the Year for his portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, above, with Andy Davey as the runner up. Morten Morland was named 2013 Political Cartoonist of the Year.

Friday, December 6, 2013

"Searle in America" Exhibition in San Francisco

"Searle in America" from November 16 to March 30, 2014 at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

The Cartoon Art Museum presents the first career retrospective of the work of famed British cartoonist and illustrator Ronald Searle in Northern California.

Animator Matt Jones, Exhibition Curator and longtime manager of the Ronald Searle Tribute blog, has assembled the best of Searle’s work produced while on reportage assignment around the United States. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Amnesty – "Not Here But Now" Campaign

From Fubiz.

The Walker Agency reminds us of the extent to which human rights are violated on a daily basis in some countries. Wanting to shock residents of Zurich, 200 "trompe l'oeil" posters were distributed for Amnesty International in the Swiss city.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dave Brown Interview

Kasia Kowalska in The Independent.

The Fighting Portsmouth tugged to its last berth to be turned into bagpipes

Dave Brown is defending his title as winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year. Kasia Kowalska meets the man behind the pictures.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Remembering Roy Peterson

Shannon Clarke in The Ryerson Review of Journalism.

'The company does not love you': the editorial cartoon after Roy Peterson
From his termination at The Vancouver Sun to his role in the community of illustrators, we remember the "Great Cartoonist"