Thursday, December 31, 2015

La Presse ends 131 years of daily printed news

From The Globe and Mail.

The presses are stopping at La Presse, as the newspaper’s last weekday print edition hits doorsteps today.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ann Telnaes Cartoons: 2015 in review

From The Washington Post.

In January, Chief Justice Roberts released his “2014 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary” and announced that the Supreme Court will offer all documents online as early as 2016.
A collection of animated and still editorial cartoons on Ann Telnaes' blog at the Washington Post.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Cards

Here are, in no particular order, some of the Christmas cards I received this year.

Bob Englehart, USA

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Washington Post Pulls “Ted Cruz Uses His Kids as Political Props” Political Cartoon

Still from an animated cartoon by Ann Telnaes

The Washington Post on Tuesday night pulled a political cartoon by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes straightforwardly titled “Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props.”

The animated cartoon, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ann Telnaes, sketched the Texas senator in a Santa suit turning a Jack-in-the-box-style crank that made the monkeys dance. A headline said, “Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props” — a reference to a recent viral campaign video in which Cruz and his daughters spoofed familiar Christmas stories.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Illustrated Victorian ghost stories by Seth

Peter Robb in The Ottawa Citizen.

The Canadian graphic artist Seth (aka Gregory Gallant), has teamed up with the very hot Windsor, ON-based publisher Biblioasis, to produce a series of illustrated Victorian ghost stories, many of which have not been seen since the late 19th and early 20th century.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Charb's “Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia and the True Enemies of Free Expression”

From Facebook.

An impassioned defense of the freedom of speech, from Stephane Charbonnier, a journalist murdered for his convictions. 
On January 7, 2015, two gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. They took the lives of twelve men and women, but they called for one man by name: Charb

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jacques Hurtubise 1950-2015

BK Munn in Sequential.

My tribute to Jacques Hurtubise in Tuesday's edition of Le Droit.

Cartoonist Jacques Hurtubise, aka Zyx, died this past week in Montreal of heart failure.

A key figure in the development of comics culture in the province of Quebec, Hurtubise was one of the founders of the seminal humour magazine Croc and was a ceaseless innovator and promoter of comics throughout his career.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

‘Charlie Hebdo’ donates $4M to victims of January attacks

Lori Hinnant of The Associated Press.

Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper whose staff was decimated by Islamic extremist gunmen and then beset by internal tensions over an unexpected influx of donations and readers, said Wednesday it will turn over all the money to victims of the three days of attacks in January.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cartooning for Human Rights

On the Cartooning for Peace website.

From December 15 to 17, in Strasbourg, Cartooning for Peace presents a selection of events about press cartoons and human rights in partnership with the European Union : exhibition, meetings, debates …
Download the Press Release (in French)
The cartoon gallery here.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Marc Beaudet Fired from Journal de Montréal

From La Presse.

Cartoon published on January 22, 2008 in Le Journal de Montréal
Honorable Mention at World Press Cartoon 2009, Portugal.

The journalists' union of the Journal de Montréal has signed a four years collective agreement with the employer. Unionized workers retain their wages, vacation and pension plan, but they lose their cartoonist Marc Beaudet. He will not be back in 2016. The Journal de Montréal will use Yannick Lemay (Ygreck), a freelancer at the Journal de Québec.

"Clearly, for us, it is a disappointment, said Matthew Payen, a member of the union negotiating committee, in a telephone interview with La Presse Affaires. As in any collective agreement renewal, there are points that we agree with and others we do not. That is a point that did not please us."

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nude Painting of Stephen Harper sold for $20,000.

Douglas Quan in The Ottawa Citizen.

A controversial painting of former prime minister Stephen Harper reclining in the buff surrounded by faceless figures has a new, unlikely owner. Vancouver’s Fred Ghahramani, 38, founder and chief executive officer of telecom software company, airG, reportedly paid retired civil servant Danielle Potvin $20,000. 
The painting by Margaret Sutherland, titled Emperor Haute Couture, alludes to the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, about a vain ruler who marches naked through town thinking his clothes are made of superior fabric invisible to those who are incompetent or stupid. 
In an interview, Ghahramani explains to Douglas Quan why he bought the painting.

Friday, December 4, 2015

2015 Paris Climate Conference in editorial cartoons

Cartoons by Cristina, Riber, Bertrams, Morin, Chappatte, Hajjaj, Bado, Danziger, Molina, Falco, Boligan and Bénédicte.
Cartooning for Peace’s cartoonists are committed to the fight against climate change. From November 30 to December 12, take a look at our cartoons collection about climate changes issues and COP21 negotiation’s highlights.
During COP21, Greenpeace also presents a daily cartoon in the Gazette of the COP, in association with Cartooning for Peace Sign up here toreceive the Greenpeace daily newsletter !
Have also a look at our weekly collections of cartoons about International news

Thursday, December 3, 2015

UK Political Cartoon of the Year Awards

Political Cartoon of the Year 2015 – Peter Brookes, The Times

The Ellwood Atfield Gallery hosted the Political Cartoon of the Year Awards on 1st December, celebrating the UK’s National Newspaper cartoonists.
The winner of The Political Cartoon of the Year and the Political Cartoonist of the Year was announced on the evening of 1st December 2015.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"You Might Be From Newfoundland and Labrador If..."

You might be from Newfoundland and Labrador... is a delightful, illustrated romp through this one-of-a-kind place.

From one of the most celebrated cartoonists in the country, Michael de Adder delivers his unique take on Canada’s most unique province, tickling the funny bone on every page.

Friday, November 27, 2015

"There is only one dove" Exhibition in Rome

From La Repubblica.

Cartoon by Marco de Angelis

"Cartoonists and designers from around the world remind us that the humble dove of peace, with its white feathers, represents hope for a better quality of life for all the inhabitants of the earth." The Nobel Prize for Peace Rigoberta Menchu says of "There is only one dove", an exhibition curated and organized by Julio Lubetkin, founder of the International Festival of Graphic Humour, held from November 28 to December 20 in Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome's Palazzo Corsini.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Michael Gross 1945-2015

John Rogers from Associated Press.

Michael Gross in his studio in Oceanside, California, in 2014.

Michael C. Gross, an artist, illustrator, film producer and personal designer who created two of the most iconic pop culture images of the 20th century – the enduring Ghostbusters logo and a dog with a gun to its head for the cover of National Lampoon – has died of cancer at age 70.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Riber Hansson's last cartoon for "Hundsport"

A message from Swedish cartoonist Riber Hansson on Facebook.

Vincent Van Gogh

I have illustrated for the magazine Hundsport for about 25 years. This year’s December drawing is unfortunately the last. I would like to show some selected flashbacks here. Today some Artists.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Iranian Cartoonist Hadi Heidari Arrested

From Iran Human Rights.

Hadi Heidari’s last cartoon was related to the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Security forces arrested the prominent Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari in his office at Shahrvand Daily in Tehran, November 16, 2015. Two co-workers of Heidari at the Tehran daily confirmed the arrest and told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that “a young man came with a warrant. He showed Hadi the warrant and they took him quietly.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

French Cartoonist Jean Jullien on Creation of “Symbol of Peace for Paris”

From Time magazine.

"In all this horror there’s something positive that people are coming together in a sense of unity and peace."

Jean Jullien had just begun his vacation when he heard on the radio about the terrorist attacks in his native France that killed more than 120 people on Friday. While others around the world struggled to put their feelings about the violence in Paris into words on social media, Jullien, a professional illustrator, picked up his brush instead.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

She & He - The Erotic Art of Anita Kunz and Blair Drawson

From the Association of Registered Graphic Designers' website.

Internationally acclaimed visual artists Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz bring a showcase of cutting edge personal work inspired by eroticism to Toronto. For almost four decades, their visual images have appeared in print worldwide. The work of the two artists has been featured regularly in publications such as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times, among many others. 
Charlotte Hale & Associates is proud to present a controversial and provocative exhibition of the private visual musings of two celebrated artists; exploring the themes of love, lust, and the politics of desire from both the male and female perspective, and beyond.

The Erotic Art of Anita Kunz and Blair Drawson
The Charlotte Hale Gallery
588 Markham St., Toronto 
Gallery Hour: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 6pm

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

King Features Comics Celebrating 100 Years

Panel by Dan Piraro

Sunday, November 15th, King Features Syndicate is celebrating its' 100th anniversary
by publishing a big extra Sunday Comics insert in newspapers.

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Paul dans le Nord"

Robert Everett-Green in The Globe & Mail.

It’s 15 minutes before the supposed end of a two-hour book signing at my local Montreal bookshop, and the aisles are still crowded with people waiting to get a signature and a few words from Michel Rabagliati, diligently signing books at a desk near a big stack of his graphic novels.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mordillo Exhibition in Krems

Over 100 original Mordillo artworks are on display at the Karikature Museum in Krems, Austria (just near Vienna) until November 22, 2015.

Karikaturmuseum Krems
Steiner Landstraße 3a
A-3500 Krems-Stein
T: (+43-2732) 90 80 20
F: (+43-2732) 90 80 21

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Seth Exhibition at Adam Baumgold Gallery, NYC

BK Munn in Sequential.

The Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York City is presenting a month-long show of Seth originals beginning with an opening reception November 6. Titled “Nothing Lasts” the show and sale will feature comics pages from Seth’s “Owen Moore” (Walrus Magazine, 2015) and “Nothing Lasts” (Palookaville #22 & 23).

Monday, November 2, 2015

Illustration Week

From Brodner's Bicycle.

It's Illustration Week and the School of Visual Arts will be presenting our talk: POW! Mighty Art That Takes No Prisoners, 209 E. 23 St., 3rd floor amphitheater, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6:30. Free to all.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Palestinian Cartoonists Baha Boukhari Dies

From  Cartoonists Rights.

In his Ramallah studio, 2013

Baha Boukhari, prominent cartoonist for a number of Palestinian journals and for Al-Ayyam newspaper since 1999, has died in Ramallah at the age of 71. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Cartoonist’s Autobio Collection Cited by Comics Critics Group

BK Munn in Sequential.

Montreal-based cartoonist Jimmy Beaulieu has won the first ever prize honouring Quebec comics given out by the international group of comics critics, L’Association des critiques et journalistes de bande dessinée (ACBD). 

Beaulieu’s collection of autobiographical comics, Non-aventures (trans. “Non-Adventures”) was cited for its “unparalleled” and “fascinating” ability to convey narrative through art. The book, which chronicles Beaulieu’s amorous and quotidian activities between 1996 and 2013 was originally published by Mécanique Générale in Quebec and by Les Impressions nouvelles (as Les Aventures) in France this year.

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Humour and Tolerance" Mural at Plaza del Teatro, Quito

Last month, I was invited by Xavier Bonil to participate in the 2nd International Meeting of graphic humor in Quito (Ecuador).
Besides giving talks at Academia Cotopaxi and Universitad San Francisco, I joined cartoonists Caco Galhardo (Brazil), Dario Castillejos (Mexico), Daryl Cagle (USA), Bernardo Erlich (Argentina), Pedro Molina (Nicaragua), Thomas Plassman (Germany), Pancho CajasMarcello Chamorro and Vilma Vargas (Ecuador) in drawing a mural in Plaza del Teatro.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

University of Saskatchewan honours editorial cartoonist Brian Gable

From CBC News.

Photo: Rosalie Woloski

If a picture is worth a 1000 words then the work of Brian Gable would equal a library full of text. Gable has worked as a full-time editorial cartoonist for the last 35 years.

He grew up in Saskatoon and got a job as cartoonist at the Regina Leader-Post in 1980.
Gable was hired by The Globe and Mail in 1987 and has been drawing cartoons for the national paper ever since.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Windows on Death Row: Art From Inside and Outside Prison Walls

From the exhibition website.

Drawing by Ann Telnaes

Images can trigger conversations, sometimes far better than words. Internationally known political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte and journalist Anne-Frederique Widmann have come together to organize a one of a kind exhibition, entitled Windows on Death Row: Art From Inside and Outside the Prison Walls.

The exhibition will feature over 60 works of some of the most famous American political cartoonists as well as artworks drawn from a more unlikely source, death row inmates. By presenting a variety of perspectives, from both inside and outside of the prison walls, Chappatte and Widmann hope to stimulate conversation on an issue that touches politics, race, morality, and the question of equality under the law.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Garry Trudeau announces extended hiatus

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

What do you want first: the bad news or the worse news?
Okay, the bad news: Doonesbury is going on hiatus (again). The worse news: The sabbatical is entirely open-ended.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Robert Crumb Interview

Cartoonist Robert Crumb and his drawings exhibited at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne Germany.
(Photo: Brill Ullstein/ Getty Images)

Friday, October 9, 2015

1001 Visages promotes comic art in all its many forms

Terry Mosher in The Montreal Gazette.

Le Devoir cartoonist Garnotte (Michel Garneau) draws a cartoon of Stephen Harper.
Having attended any number of cartoon functions in Canada and around the world, I must confess that, while dealing with members of my own profession, the idiom “like herding cats” has often come to mind. Cartoonists can be funny – most certainly – but they can also be as insecure, self-centered and contemptuous as any other collection of artistic types.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Terry Anderson Voted onto Board of Cartoon Rights Network International

From ProCartoonists.

Wes Tyrell, Terry Anderson and Graeme Mackay at the AAEC convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Terry Anderson was recently voted onto the board of Cartoonists Rights, the human rights organisation formed specifically to fight the corner of cartoonists whose life, liberty or livelihood is threatened by governments, corporations and extremists.

Monday, October 5, 2015

International Festival in Ferrara - A cartoon for Europe 2015: The Winners

From Fany-Blog.

First Prize: Old Europe by Marilena Nardi

Here are the winners of the competition for the best cartoon of the year about Europe, chosen by a jury and a vote by the public.
The award ceremony took place in Ferrara during the International Festival 2015 on October 4.
The jury president, Thierry Vissol, is the author of Freedom of Expression in Europe.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Matt Diffee Book Tour

New Yorker cartoonist Matt Diffee will be heading out on a little book tour to promote his recent collection Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Syria: Cartoonist Akram Raslan confirmed dead under torture

It is with great sorrow that the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has received news of the killing of Syrian human rights defender and cartoonist Akram Raslan. Raslan, the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI)'s 2013 winner of the Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning, died under torture in a government detention center a few months after being arrested in October 2012 at his workplace in Hama. There had been no confirmed news until Monday of Raslan’s whereabouts since he was detained three years ago. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cartoonists Meet in Caen

From Cartoon Movement.

On September 11-12 and 13, 35 political cartoonists from all corners of the globe came together in Normandy, France, to discuss the future of their profession after Charlie Hebdo.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Funny Graphs from Wumo

Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler (the creative duo known as Wumo) have created a brilliant series of graphs that illustrate some of the basic painful truths of everyday life in the Western world. Their graphs and diagrams are snarky and sarcastic but, for the most part, true.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Chats with Ralph Steadman

From ProCartoonists.

Ralph Steadman discusses his "Do It Yourself" exploits with The Guardian and – slightly less frivolously – his career in this Ten Minute Interview.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"You Might Be From British Columbia if..."

From CBCNews British Columbia.

Veteran political cartoonist Dan Murphy has a new comic book on what it is like to live in British Columbia.

The book, "You Might Be From British Columbia if..." is an illustrated journey through the culture and cliches that make up the province.

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Humour and Tolerance in the Middle of the Earth"

On the Centro cultural PUCE website.


I will attend, from September 16 to 18, the 2nd International Meeting of graphic humor in Quito (Ecuador) under the theme "Humour and Tolerance in the Middle of the World".

I have been invited by Xavier Bonil and will be accompanied by cartoonists Caco Galhardo (Brazil), Dario Castillejos (Mexico), Daryl Cagle (USA), Bernardo Erlich (Argentina), Pancho Cajas (Ecuador), Pedro Molina (Nicaragua) and Thomas Plasman (Germany).

Sunday, September 13, 2015

African Cartoonists’ World View

From ProCartoonists.

A gallery of African political cartoonists and their take on world events can be found here on The Guardian’s website. 
One of the most striking images is Egyptian Doaa Eladl’s cartoon about female genital mutilation (see above). Handled with a graphic sensibility both immediate and sensitive, it’s easy to see why she is regarded by many as her country’s leading female cartoonist.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ronald Searle: ‘Obsessed with drawing’

From the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Ronald Searle (1920-2011), Molesworth, 1999 (detail) © The Estate of Ronald Searle

‘Obsessed with drawing’
Ronald Searle
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1RB
Tuesday 13 October 2015 to Sunday 31 January 2016

Tel: 01223 332900
Fax: 01223 332923

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Likeness of Being: Portraits by Philip Burke

From the Burchfield Penny website.

Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, New York Observer—the editors of these and numerous other prominent newspapers and magazines from around the world have all been drawn to Philip Burke's work. Burke creates portraits—part caricature, part abstract expression—that vividly capture the essence of the person he's painting. His process begins with careful study of the landscape of the subject's face, sketching until he's gained an intimate understanding of the geometry and topography of the individual's unique features. 
Knowing how the person looks allows Burke the freedom to explore who they really are. That's when, as the artist describes it, the "dance" begins, resulting in lyrical explosions of color on canvas and bold pen strokes on paper. As faces warp and melt, the soul of the subject—from musicians to movie stars, from athletes to politicians, from family and friends to Burke himself—comes into view. The Likeness of Being brings together powerful portraits from throughout the artist's prolific career.

The Likeness of Being: Portraits by Philip Burke
April 10 to September 13, 2015
Burchfield Penny Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222