Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wuerker Gallery of Year’s Best Cartoons

From Politico.

The year ends on a positive note as I made it (at #13) on Matt Wuerker's Gallery of the Year’s Best Cartoons.

Another Canadian (at #47) made the list:

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Sketch Freedom‬ 2nd International Cartoon Expo Catalogue

The Sketch Freedom‬ 2nd International Cartoon Expo's Catalogue has just been published.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1502503689
ISBN-13: 978-1502503688
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

More about the exhibition here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Adrian Raeside Issues Apology For Offending the Wrong People

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

Adrian Raeside has posted an apology for an interpretation of one of his recent cartoons that ran in The Times Colonist. The First Nations leaders felt they were put down by being compared or associated with bugs.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor Faces Possible Prison Sentence Over Cartoon

From Cartoonists Rights Network.

Stephff (Stephane Peray), the artist behind an ISIS-skewering cartoon published in the Jakarta Post that’s put the paper’s chief editor in the crosshairs of Indonesia’s blasphemy laws, has made his first statement concerning that controversy — by means of a cartoon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

“The Art of Richard Thompson”

Alan Gardner reviews “The Art of Richard Thompson” in The Daily Cartoonist.

This Tuesday “The Art of Richard Thompson” will hit book shelves everywhere. Within the span of 220 or so pages are hundreds of examples of his work along with interviews with Richard by notable individuals (Peter de SèveGene Weingarten and Bill Watterson ) who are well respected or masters of the craft themselves. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reprint on the "Yahoo! Canada" website (14)

Last Saturday's cartoon in Le Droit is featured on the Yahoo Canada website.

Le Droit, Saturday December 13, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Zap: An Interview with Robert Crumb

From the archives of The Comics Journal.

Zap: The Interviews, Volume 9 of The Comics Journal Library, hits stores this month, collecting all the Zap-related Comics Journal interviews, plus several previously unpublished conversations with the Zap cartoonists.In celebration of this release, we’re going to do something a little different. Instead of sampling the book with excerpts from the interviews, we will be supplementing the book with interviews that didn’t quite fit into the 264-page anthology. Please enjoy Gary Groth’s complete interview with Robert Crumb from TCJ #143,

Friday, December 12, 2014

Clay Bennett Wins 2014 Berryman Award

From the Times Free Press.

"Community Relations", August 15, 2014

The National Press Foundation has named Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoonist Clay Bennett as the recipient of the 2014 Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Best of Britain's Political Cartoons 2014

From the Ellwood Atfield Gallery.

The UK’s leading cartoonists were eligible for two awards, the Political Cartoonist of the Year and the Political Cartoon of the Year. The results were announced by guest of honour Jeremy Paxman, at the award ceremony on December 2nd.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Backlash Over a Pat Bagley Cartoon

Lynchburg, VA - A political cartoon published on the News and Advance has started a firestorm online. It's also posted on their editorial cartoon page and a lot of people are talking.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Sketch Freedom" Exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden

The second edition of Sketch Freedom, an international cartoon expo, will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden in early 2015. Organized by exiled Iranian cartoonist and activist Kianoush Ramezani, the expo is an official event of the Gothenburg Film Festival, and brings together the work of many great cartoonists from all corners of the globe.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cartoonist Bas van der Schot wins Ink Spot Prize

From de Volkskrant.

-We must regain our ideological plumage.

Volkskrant cartoonist Bas van der Schot won the Inkspotprijs for best political picture of the year with his cartoon "A Brief History of the Labour Party".

Friday, December 5, 2014

Drawn & Quarterly Winter-Spring 2015 Releases

Bryan in Sequential.

Cover drawing by Tom Gauld

Montreal’s Drawn and Quarterly has officially announced its slate of books scheduled for the next six months. In addition to long-anticipated books by top-tier Canuck talent like Mark Bell (Stroppy), Jillian Tamaki (the collected Super Mutant Magic Academy), and a reprint of the groundbreaking Melody by Sylvie Rancourt, the company will be celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary with a “700-plus-page collection detailing the company’s history and featuring new and rare work from D+Q cartoonists and essays from Margaret Atwood, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lethem,” and others. We can expect many of these by TCAF in May.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Translating Pow Pow Press

Pow Pow Press is a Montreal-based, French language publisher that specializes in comics. Since its creation in 2010, it has published over twenty graphic novels and has rapidly become one of the biggest independent comics publisher in Québec.

Pow Pow Press now hopes to translate some titles from its already extensive catalogue, but in order to do so, need your help. This crowd funding campaign has been set up in order to print their first three titles in English, after which they will translate their new releases, as well as some of their back catalogue.

UPDATE (December 8, 10PM)
We are very happy to announce we've reached our $20,000 objective earlier today! Thanks everyone! We now have 48 hours to reach our stretch goal of $25,000 and translate a fourth book, Vampire Cousins by Cathon and Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau.