Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kirby and Marvel Make Peace

Photo of Jack Kirby via ComicVine.
Just a few days before the Kirby v. Marvel case was scheduled to be considered by the Supreme Court, both parties settled, out of court. This was unexpected and it sure feels good to write that compensation (and, I hope, credit on the movies) is on its way to the Kirby heirs.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Milton Glaser's "10 Things I Have Learnt"

From Design Indaba.

The celebrated graphic designer on the limits of being professional, why style is not to be trusted and other career (and life) lessons.

My bio in Lambiek

My biography and a somewhat recent cartoon in the Lambiek Comiclopedia.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Rayma Suprani fired from "El Universal"

From The New York Times.

A Venezuelan cartoonist said she was fired from her newspaper for a caricature that used the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's signature to satirize the state of healthcare.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Australian Cartoonists Exhibition in Saint Just le Martel (France)

The Australian Cartoonists' Association (ACA) is organizing an exhibition of Australian Cartoonists' artwork as part of the 2014 International Cartoon Festival of Saint Just le Martel (France)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

“Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”

From Bored Panda.

David Bailey / Mick Jagger "Fur Hood" (1964), 2014 Sandro Miller

Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, he had to do something special. So he, with Malkovich as his dashing unisex model, recreated some of those influential photographers’ most important portraits in a photo series called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Satire Fest" in San Francisco

For three days in October (9th to 11th), the Marines' Memorial Theater will host Satire Fest and showcase some of the best talent in satire. Events will range from Pictionary-style "draw-offs" to lessons about cartooning in wartime to hands-on tips about making a living doing something as unique as visual satire. There will be performances, pictures and politics from left, right, center, up and down. (As well as opportunities to buy signed art and merchandise from your favorite cartoonist.)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Referendum in Scotland

Raffaella Spinazzi has selected a wide variety of cartoons about the Scottish referendum on her Fany-blog. Here is a small selection:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Winsor McCay: The Complete Little Nemo 1905–1927"

From the Taschen website

Meet Little Nemo, a diminutive hero of comic narrative, but one of the greatest dream voyagers of the 20th century. The master creation of Winsor McCay (1869–1934), restless sleeper Nemo inspired generations of artists with his weekly adventures from bed to Slumberland, a realm of colorful companions, psychedelic scenery, and thrilling escapades.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"The Coalition Book" by Martin Rowson

Since 2010, Martin Rowson has been documenting the highs and lows – mainly the lows – of the Tory-Lib Dem coalition week after week in The Guardian, as well as in many other publications. This book collects Rowson’s best, most brutally funny, cartoons from a period that began with a “big, open, comprehensive offer” to Nick Clegg, continued on through riots, phone-hacking, double-dip recession and endless debates on Europe, and will end (perhaps) with the general election in 2015. Accompanied by witty explanatory text, The Coalition Book takes a biting satirical look at Cameron and Clegg’s first – and perhaps last – five years in charge.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tony Auth 1942-2014

From Philly Com.

Tony Auth, 72, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and mainstay of The Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial page for four decades died this Sunday.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jules Feiffer at the Small Press Expo

Michael Cavna speaks to Jules Feiffer in Comic Riffs.

Jules Feiffer’s newest graphic novel, “Kill My Mother.”

The artist is scheduled to appear at Politics & Prose and Small Press Expo in Washington this weekend.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Art Spiegelman's Perspective on Gaza

From Art Spiegelman's Facebook page.

I've spent a lifetime trying to NOT think about Israel—deciding it has nothin more to do with me, a diasporist, than the rest of the World's Bad News on Parade. Israel is like some badly battered child with PTSD who has grown up to batter others. 
But... here's a collage I did for last week's Nation magazine.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014

From September 17th to 21st, the nation's capital will once again become the center of the animation universe. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest event of its kind in North America, a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans thoroughly enjoyed this year's great line up of screenings.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World"

A review by Don Simpson in The Pittsburg Post-Gazette.

Monte Beauchamp arranges a glorious mash-up: 16 contemporary cartoonists telling the stories of 16 groundbreaking cartoonists.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nate Beeler wins John Fischetti Award

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

The Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler was named this year’s John Fischetti award winner for 2014. The award is unique in that it is based on one single cartoon. Nate’s cartoon depicted the Statue of Liberty and Lady Justice in a joyful kiss after the Supreme Court ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"The Auld Acquaintance" in London

From the ProCartoonists website.

The Auld Acquaintance exhibition is also under way in London at the News & Media Gallery of The Guardian & Observer newspapers in the thick of the hubbub at Kings Cross St Pancras and not far from the newly opened House of Illustration.

The exhibitions are free of charge and open daily. The show will close the weekend after the referendum. In Glasgow we shut on 19 September and in London on 21 September.