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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

American Editorial Cartoonists Meet in Columbus

A series of presentations and panel discussions featuring prominent cartoonists Steve Brodner, Liza Donnelly, Jules Feiffer (via Skype), Peter Kuper and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters, who draws the Mother Goose & Grimm comic strip, will be open to the public on Thursday through Saturday in conjunction with the annual Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Columbus, Ohio.

The CCAD is co-hosting the event with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University.

Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and Design
60 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus OH 43215

The full schedule here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Angel Boligán

From National Traveller.

Angel Boligán creates thought-provoking works with a touch of sadness and surrealism.