Friday, February 27, 2015

Cartoon Event in France Cancelled, Deemed Not Safe

Tjeerd Royaards in Cartoon Movement.

Yesterday, the Memorial de Caen decided to cancel a big cartoonist conference scheduled for April, because of safety concerns. The Memorial is a World War II museum in Normandy, France.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

9 Covers for The New Yorker's 90th

Françoise Mouly in The New Yorker.

Kadir Nelson

When the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, asked me months ago to think of ways to celebrate our ninetieth anniversary, I knew at least where to start: with the cover of the very first issue, from February of 1925, by the art editor Rea Irvin.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Understanding Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Translation: “After the scandal of Christ in the Avignon piss... All religions down the shitter ”

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has received a lot of attention after last month's attack at their office. Some of the criticism directed at Charlie Hebdo is uncalled for and inaccurate. This website tries to explain the cartoons within the context they were published so that they may be better understood.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Shooting at Copenhagen blasphemy seminar

From BBC News.

Danish police have said three officers were shot and wounded at blasphemy debate in Copenhagen where the French ambassador was speaking.

Two gunmen are said to be still at large.

Reports say up to 40 shots were fired outside the venue in the Danish capital.

Controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who in 2007 drew pictures of the Prophet Muhammad dressed as a dog, was also present at the debate.

Friday, February 13, 2015

World Press Photo 2015

Mads Nissen, Denmark
Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia

All the winners at World Press Photo.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar arrested and detained

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Malaysian editorial cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been arrested in a government crackdown on dissent. The New York Times reports that Zunar, who has long been targeted and harassed by the government for his cartoons, was detained after he posted the above cartoon on Twitter.
Cartoonists Rights Network International calls for the immediate release of Zunar.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cartoonists Rights Network International Indiegogo Campaign

Cartoonists Rights Network International is a non-profit organization that monitors threats and abuses against editorial cartoonists around the world. When a cartoonist is being arrested, abused, beaten, censored, or disappeared for his or her work, CRNI applies international pressure and works with the diplomatic community for redress. They’ve started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to expand their ability to respond to issues more effectively.

From their campaign:
CRNI is seeking to raise $40,000 to enhance operations. Since its inception CRNI has operated with a single paid staff and dedicated volunteers. As the needs have grown to assist cartoonists at risk, CRNI must grow with those needs. The funds will be used to expand our work and better utilize social networks and more quickly and effectively respond to cartoonists who are threatened. With that, we can move to increase our support systems and our financial position and establish dedicated efforts to helping those cartoonists most vulnerable and at-risk.
Please head over and support this important organization.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Reprint on the "National Newswatch" website (9)

Today on National Newswatch.

Cartoonist Bonil faces $500,000 fine in Ecuador

Ecuadorean cartoonist Bonil (Xavier Bonilla), who cartoons for the Guayaquil-based daily El Universo, has gone on trial for a cartoon published on August 5th, 2014. The cartoon juxtaposes a newly elected celebrity assemblyman’s communication skills with the substantial salary politician’s pull down.

Sunday, February 8, 2015