Friday, October 31, 2014

World Press Cartoon 2014 (my cartoon)

I received the 2014 catalogue of the Cascais, Portugal World Press Cartoon competition.
The jury this year included Antonio Antunes, creator of the contest and exhibition, Adriana Mosquera Soto [Nani] (Colombia), Rainer Ehrt (Germany), Ferruccio Giromini (Italy) and Jaume Capdevila, [Kap] (Spain).

Here is my drawing in the editorial cartoon category:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ralph Steadman: Into the Gentle Darkness

From The Comics Journal #131 (September 1989)

From George Orwell's Animal Farm

In this 1989 interview, Gary Groth picks Ralph Steadman’s brain on the topic of his growth as an artist, changing interests, loss of faith and times working with Hunter S. Thompson in a career-spanning conversation that always finds its way back to politics and all that’s wrong in the world.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

Milana Knezevic in  X Index.

Cartoon By Martin Rowson
When Turkish political cartoonist Musa Kart faced nine years in prison for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his colleagues from across the world fought back in the best way they know how — by drawing their own #erdogancaricature.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reprint on the iPolitics website (22)

Thursday's Le Droit cartoon was featured in the iPolitics website.

Bruce MacKinnon’s war memorial cartoon touches hearts worldwide

Editorial cartoon by Bruce Mackinnon

The Chronicle Herald's editorial cartoon after the shooting at the National War Memorial prompted an emotional response from around the world, the tender image garnering mentions in North American and European news sites, Twitter, and other forms of social media.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ben Wicks Pub RIP

BK Munn in Sequential.

The Ben Wicks Pub has ceased operations. Founded in Toronto in 1980 by popular cartoonist Ben Wicks and decorated with large murals of his cartoons, the basement bar and restaurant is now The Local Gest. One of only a half-dozen Canadian cartoonist landmarks in the country, the bar’s comics connection was maintained by its use as an informal meeting place for the Doug Wright Awards organizing committee for many years. The pub last made news in 2013 when its owner and his manager where ordered by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to pay $18,000 for the manager’s sexually harassment of a bartender in 2008.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The nominees for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards

BK Munn in Sequential.

The nominees for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced and several well-known comics and comic creators have made the cut in the children’s literature categories. Jillian Tamaki and Julie Morstad are nominated in the English illustration category, Mariko Tamaki in the English writer category, and Pascal Blanchet and Marianne Dubuc in the French-language illustration category. The winners will be announced November 18 and the winners each receive $25,000 (the rest of finalists receive $1,000 each).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

World Press Cartoon 2014

Sakshi (India) - 07/12/13

World Press Cartoon faces in 2014 the most dramatic challenge of its history. At the last minute, when the selection process was already on track, the Municipality of Sintra unilaterally decided to break the agreements established for the organization of the 2014 exhibition and awards ceremony. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

"You Might Be From Manitoba If..."

MacIntyrePurcell has just published "You Might Be From Manitoba If..." by longtime Winnipeg Free Press editorial cartoonist Dale Cummings.

Here is a small sample of what is in store for you:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Saul Steinberg at 100

Ian Frazier in The New Yorker.

If Saul Steinberg were still alive, he would be a hundred years old. He was born in Romania in 1914, just before the start of the First World War. In 1942, escaping from Italy, where he had been an architecture student, he came to the United States. For the next six decades, his amazing work levitated this magazine; here was a major twentieth-century artist who also possessed an unmatched gift for the magazine page, especially The New Yorker’s.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Poster for Tomorrow: This Year's Top Ten

Onur Aşkın (Turkey)


The right to work isn’t the right to employment. Nobody has the right to a job. But everybody has the right to work in a secure, safe, fair working environment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Interview with Afghan cartoonist Mehdi Amini

'The longer the beard, the smaller the brain.'

After losing a long and bitter electoral battle, President Hamid Karzai is stepping down. Opinions about his legacy are divided. Mehdi Amini is an architect, but he's been making political cartoons about Karzai for years, in secret. Now, he is speaking out against the regime for the first time: 'Karzai has protected dangerous warlords. It is the Taliban who profit.'

The complete article on The Cartoon Movement website.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Everyone Loves Illustration Art, But Where Does One See It?

Daniel Grant in The Huffington Post.

Here's the problem: There is a growing recognition that the commercial work known as illustration art is an important part of American fine art. For instance, Debra Force, former head of Christie's American art department and now a private dealer in Manhattan of 18th, 19th and 20th century American art, claimed that she has sold works by illustrators Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, J.C. Leyendecker and others to "some of my collectors of American art. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jerry Holbert uses ‘watermelon’ in an Obama cartoon

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

A cartoon by Jerry Holbert that ran yesterday in the Boston Herald has people speechless and wondering how it even made it into the paper. Here’s the cartoon as it ran in the Herald (online and print).

A less offensive version has been posted on GoComics (and I assume the one sent out to his syndicate subscribers: