Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jen Sorensen Wins 2014 Herblock Award

Jen Sorensen, cartoonist for the Austin Chronicle and other US papers, has become the first woman to win the coveted Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.

The annual award was created to recognise editorial cartooning as an essential vehicle for freedom of speech and the right of expression.

Monday, April 28, 2014

World Press Cartoon Board of Directors postpones the 2014 Salon

By its nature and scope, World Press Cartoon is an event whose viability depends on the combination of multiple supports and sponsorship. The natural main sponsor is the city that welcomes and associates its name to World Press Cartoon. This was the path that World Press Cartoon and Sintra followed together for the last 9 years, making Sintra the international capital of humour drawings in the press.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Kal Wins Thomas Nast Award

Kevin Kallaugher (Kal) has been named the winner of The 2014 Thomas Nast Award.

The award is presented by the Overseas Press Club of America every year for excellence in cartoons on international affairs. The presentation ceremony, the 75th celebration of the awards, took place last night at a black tie gala in New York. 

You can view his submission portfolio and the citation of the judges here.
Link to the overall award story and view other category winners here.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hopper paintings brought to life

Director Gustav Deutsch brings 13 Hopper paintings to life in his film, Shirley - Visions of Reality, the story of a woman whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Doug Wright Awards Kickstarter

From Sequential.

The Doug Wright Awards have started a campaign to crowdsource specific costs for their 2014 event, taking place during TCAF on May 10 at the Ballroom of the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. This is the 10th anniversary of the awards, and as a participant in the organization of the event in years past, I can attest that the costs of the event and the production of the actual awards puts quite a strain on the non-profit organization and its tiny group of volunteers. 

To offset the costs this year, the Wrights have launched a Kickstarter campaign. They are asking for exactly $6135.00 to cover the cost of the event, including production of the awards, the famous trophies, and a small 10th anniversary book, as well as travel costs for guests, including bringing Canadian Golden Age artist Jack Tremblay from Montreal.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Anita Kunz denounces copyright infringement

From Anita Kunz Facebook page.

This image has over 500 infringements throughout the web. I'm not credited anywhere and people are using it to brand their companies. DO NOT STEAL MY ART!!! This image is by Anita Kunz, registered with the Library of Congress copyright office. I'm tired of this theft.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Scarfe's Bar

From The Spectator.

Cartoonists and alcohol are often linked, and now one of the UK’s best known political cartoonists, Gerald Scarfe, has a bar named after him at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn, London. 
Cartoonist Scarfe has spent the last four months decorating the bar at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

LA Times cartoonist David Horsey named finalist for 2014 Pulitzer Prize

From the Tribune Content Agency.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey is a political commentator for the Los Angeles Times. His Top of the Ticket blog is the most frequently searched feature on LATIMES.com. David's work has appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek and MSNBC.com.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reprint on the iPolitics website (18)

Tuesday's cartoon in Le Droit was reprinted on the iPolitics website.

It has also received 315 clicks on Twitpic.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley named finalist for Pulitzer Prize

Christopher Smart in The Salt Lake Tribune.

He’s something like a soothsayer and a weather vane, pundit and funnyman all rolled into one.

On Monday, longtime Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley was recognized as a finalist in editorial cartooning for the Pulitzer Prize.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Kevin Siers wins the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning

From The Charlotte Observer.

Editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers, who for the past quarter century has skewered political egos across the Carolinas with the soft tip of a paintbrush, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize today.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Fukushima Mon Amour" by Yossi Lemel

From the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

Last month marked the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

3-D Newspaper Ad Hides Inside a Classifieds Page

From AdWeek.

Innovative newspaper ads are a rare beast. We've seen a few fun ones lately—the Game of Thrones ad with the dragon shadow; the ad for the movie The Book Thief with two almost completely blank pages.

Here's an interesting one from Colombia. It's an ad for kitchens hidden inside a fake classifieds page—thanks to a nifty 3-D effect applied to the text. "The kitchen you are imagining is in HiperCentro Corona," says the headline.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

George Lois and the Evolution of Modern Magazine Covers

Roman Mars in Slate.

You know the saying: You can’t judge a book by its cover. With magazines, it’s pretty much the opposite. The cover of a magazine is the unified identity for a whole host of ideas, authors, and designers who have created the eclectic array of stories and articles and materials within each issue. And, some would argue, this identity extends to the reader as well. If you’re seen with an issue of Vogue, you don’t just own that copy—you become a Vogue reader.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MK Brown's "Stranger Than Life: Cartoons and Comics 1970-2013"

Robert Kirby in The Comics Journal.

MK Brown isn’t just the really good, uniquely gifted cartoonist who occasionally contributed to Wimmen’s Comix, the one who had her character Dr. Janice N!Godatu animated on The Tracey Ullman Show in the late ’80s, though prior to reading this book, that’s mostly how I knew of her. But Brown’s work has been in print in all sorts of publications, including wide-circulation venues like The New Yorker, National Lampoon, and Mother Jones, as well as in legendary underground comix like Arcade and Young Lust

Sunday, April 6, 2014

"Stripped" on iTunes

The documentary Stripped, which covers the past, present and future of comic strips, looking at how they are affected by the digital age, has been released on iTunes.

There’s more at Boingboing, which gives it a thumbs up. And the creators of the film discuss the survival of strips in a Q&A here.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The work of killed AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus - in pictures

From The Guardian.

Photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Rome in 2005. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been shot dead in Afghanistan's violent east while covering preparations for the presidential election. A frequent contributor to the Guardian, here is a retrospective of her work, from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan to the London 2012 Olympics.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Signe Wilkinson Named in Defamation Suit

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was among several individuals connected to the Philadelphia newspapers named in a defamation suit filed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and his wife Lise Rapaport who allege the paper conducted a smear campaign. The suit mentions a specific Signe cartoon satirizing the couple.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

National Cartoonists Society's 68th Annual Reuben Awards

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the line-up of speakers for the upcoming Reuben Awards weekend. Also announced is a return of the NCS A.C.E. Award (Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinaire) given to a notable individual who aspired to be a cartoonist but became famous by other means. This year’s A.C.E. recipient is “Weird Al” Yankovic. Past recipients include: Carol Burnett, Jonathan Winters, Jackie Gleason, Orson Bean, Ginger Rogers, Al Roker, Denis Leary and Morley Safer.

Here’s the run-down on the speakers as posted on the NCS website:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I Wish I'd Drawn… (28)

... this wonderful cartoon by Dan Murphy.

While we're on the subject of the Conservatives, this one by David Parkins in Monday's Globe & Mail: