Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Mad, Mad World of Peter Arno

Brenda Cronin in The Wall Street Journal.

Peter Arno, whose cartoons skewered cafe society for more than 40 years, was driven more by ire than inspiration.

According to Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist, a biography by Michael Maslin out April 19, the artist said, “You don’t do good work of this sort unless you’re mad at something.”

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Red, White, Black and Blue: An Evening With Cartoonist Keith Knight

ToonSeum and Point Park University in Pittsburgh will present an evening of race, media, politics and satire.

Keith Knight, creator of the Knight Life, K Chronicles and (th)ink), will share cartoons culled from over 20 years of his award-winning nationally-syndicated work. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Burka Babes

The Burqa Babes became so popular in The Netherlands that its' author, Peter De Wit, published in 2008 a compilation of his best gags.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Garry Trudeau donates giant Philip Burke painting to Ohio State

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Facebook page.

Around 20 years ago, Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) commissioned this spectacularly large painting from renowned caricaturist Philip Burke of all the presidents from Nixon through George H. W. Bush, to hang in his studio.
It now hangs in the archive of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

How Tintin became the symbol of solidarity in the Brussels attacks

From Vox World.

After three bomb blasts devastated Brussels Tuesday morning, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 100, people around the world have turned to an iconic children's comic to show their solidarity with the Belgian capital.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brussels attacks in cartoons

Here is a selection of editorial cartoons drawn in response to the Brussels terrorist attacks.

Lectrr, Belgium

Monday, March 21, 2016

What EU cartoonists think of Brexit

From The Guardian.

Patrick Chappatte, Switzerland

The UK referendum has provoked as much debate abroad as at home – and as many laughs. Observer cartoonist and children’s laureate Chris Riddell offers a roundup of humour from across the continent.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

National Newspaper Awards 2015 nominations

From the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle Herald

Bruce MacKinnon and Michael de Adder, cartoonists for The Chronicle Herald, and André-Philippe Côté of Le Soleil were nominated in the editorial cartooning category for the annual National Newspaper Awards announced Friday.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Plagiarism in the Women's Rights International Cartoon Contest

From Cartoon World News.

From Elena Ospina's Facebook page.

Italian "cartoonist" Mario Russo lifted a cartoon from Colombian cartoonist Elena Ospina and entered it in The Women's Rights International Cartoon Contest.
"Plagiarism!!!.... So blatantly. If it was only the drawing, I'd think it was a mistake, but I never put additional texts, nor do I send this picture. Things that should not happen"
Elena Ospina

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer"

From Hyperallergic.

Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer, a recent book by Martha Fay, now takes the cake for presenting “more Feiffers than have ever been discovered together in one spot before.” Here, we see the evolution of Feiffer’s ability to convey wild movement and explosive emotion in just a few pen scribbles.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The World of Sergey Kolesov

From Design you trust.

A native of Ivanovo, Russia, Sergey Kolesov (aka Peleng) uses a fantasy style to create his scary, but cool and rather dramatic pictures.
A few samples:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Kenyan Cartoonist Fired After Mocking President

From Jerome Starkey at The Times.

A recent cartoon by Gado about freedom of expression in Kenya.

One of Africa’s most famous cartoonists has been sacked by Kenya’s biggest media group as fears grow that the country’s press is caving in to government suppression of free speech.

Godfrey Mwampembwa, better known by his pen name, Gado, had mocked countless presidents — and won legions of fans — during his career at the Daily Nation, which started in 1992. Colleagues have called him “Africa’s most important cartoonist,” but his drawings earned him powerful enemies as well.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cartoon Xira 2016

This Saturday sees the opening of the exhibition “Cartoon Xira 2016" showing the best 2015 cartoons of Portuguese cartoonists António, Bandeira, Brito, Carrilho, Cid, Cristina, Gargalo, Gonçalves, Maia, MonteiroRodrigo and a 25 year retrospective of the work of Belgium cartoonist Cécile Bertrand.
The exhibition will run until May 8th.

Celeiro da Patriarcal
Rua Luís de Camões, n.º 130
Vila Franca de Xira
Tel. 263 271 155

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Women’s Rights in Cartoons

From Icorn.

The cartoon competition on women’s rights organized by Arifer Rahman (Arif) and tOOns Mag received 1625 drawings by 567 cartoonists from 79 different countries.

A selection is represented in the Women’s Rights exhibitions, which opens in Drøbak, Bangalore and Uttar Pradesh for the International Women’s Day 8 March 2016.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Dalcio Machado awarded Golden Hat at Knokke-Heist

Dalcio Machado was awarded the Golden Hat at the 55th International Cartoon Festival in Knokke -Heist, Belgium, the oldest in the world. 598 cartoonists from 77 countries submitted 2,266 works.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mark Fiore wins 2016 Herblock Award

Mark Fiore has been awarded the 2016 Herblock Prize for excellence in political cartooning. Fiore is self-syndicated and the first animator to win the award, named after the legendary Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block. One of the judges for this year’s prize, cartoonist and illustrator Peter Kuper, praised Fiore’s “ability to convey complex topics with great humour, rage and irony...  His work honours the legacy of Herblock and expands the form.”