Sunday, June 28, 2015

Englehart Cartoon Plagiarized

From Bob Englehart's Facebook page.

Many of you have seen this cartoon circulating around the Internet. Somebody took my cartoon "Going...Going...Gone!," stripped off my caption and my name and altered it. This is in complete violation of copyright law and respect for an artist's work. In the spirit of new beginnings, I won't call whoever did this any names or what they might do with themselves. Use your imagination. This appeared on the Southern Poverty Law Center website. If they are lawyers, they're not very good ones. They certainly don't know, or care, about copyright law.

Bob Englehart
Editorial Cartoonist
The Hartford Courant

The "Going...Going...Gone!" cartoon:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Maine Governor Jokes About Shooting Newspaper Cartoonist

From The Huffington Post.

George Danby, The Bangor Daily News

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Wednesday that he'd like to shoot the cartoonist for the Bangor Daily News, a joke that fell flat in light of the January shooting that killed five Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in France.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Note on Recently Auctioned Calvin & Hobbes Artwork

From The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum blog.


Thanks to some dear friends and fans of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, it has come to our attention that there were recently three “original” Calvin & Hobbes comic strips listed for sale on eBay.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Return of Cartoonist Jules Feiffer

From The Wall Street Journal.

Jules Feiffer, 86, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1986 and is author of more than 35 books, plays and screenplays, including “Backing Into Forward: A Memoir.” His first graphic novel is “Kill My Mother” (Liveright, 2014). He spoke with Marc Myers.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

"Is Harper the worst prime minister in history?" (part 2)

Bruce Livesey in the National Observer.

Illustration by Victor Juhasz
“Brian Mulroney was an appalling prime minister, appalling. But if I had to pick one prime minister over the other [between Harper and Mulroney], I would pick Mulroney.”

– Stevie Cameron, author of On the Take, the 1994 bestseller about corruption during the Mulroney years.
Part 2 of 2 articles.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Is Harper the worst prime minister in history?" (part 1)

Bruce Livesey in the National Observer.

Illustration by Victor Juhasz

“I think (Harper)…can be vindictive, certainly not always grateful for what people have done for him in the past… So you can say he’s ruthless, which is probably true… Maybe that’s a personal failing.”
– Tom Flanagan, former Harper adviser, campaign manager and University of Calgary political scientist
Part 1 of 2 articles.

Monday, June 15, 2015

"Second Generation", the animated movie

Cartoonist Michel Kichka launched, a few weeks ago, a Kickstarter campaign to finance an adaptation of his Second Generation: What I did not tell my father comic book to the big screen.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cartoon App - The Illustrated

From Cartoon Movement.

A new cartoon app launched this month for both Android and Apple. The app, called The Illustrated, delivers 5 high quality political cartoons from around the world to your tablet or smartphone each day.

Its ultimate goal is ‘to create a visual historical receptacle of world events.’

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Author of ‘Headless’ Headline Dies

Vincent Musetto, a retired editor at The New York Post who wrote the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism, died on Tuesday in the Bronx. He was 74.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Cartoonist condemned in Iran

Iranian cartoonist Farghadani Atena, 28, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on multiple charges because of a caricature representing members of the Iranian Parliament with heads of animals. An unusually heavy sentence for a simple caricature.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

3rd Rosemère International Biennial of Caricature

On the City of Rosemère website.

The 3rd Rosemère International Biennial of Caricature will be presented from 10 AM to 5 PM on Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the HJ Hemens Library at 339 Grande-Côte.
It will include works by Garnotte, this year's honorary president, as well as works by Aislin, Beaudet, Côté, Bado, Goldstyn, Pier and Ygreck.
Also: digital caricature workshops with Patrick Gauthier, as well as conferences by Christian Vachon, curator at the McCord Museum, and Robert Aird, author and historian.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Art Speigelman pulls New Statesman free speech magazine cover

From The Outhousers.

Art Spiegelman pulled this cover for the New Statesman after the magazine refused to publish a free speech cartoon titled "First Amendment Fundamentalist" which appears to feature a drawing of Muhammad.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Bruce MacKinnon named journalist of year at National Newspaper Awards

Brett Bundale in The Chronicle Herald.

Bruce MacKinnon, the Chronicle Herald’s editorial cartoonist won his fourth National Newspaper Award for editorial cartoon.

The other finalists were the Globe and Mail’Brian Gable and Herald co-worker Michael de Adder.