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.