Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mike Ramirez Wins 2016 Golden Reuben Award

Freelance editorial cartoonist  Mike Ramirez won the 2016 Reuben Award at the 70th annual Reuben Awards ceremony held last weekend at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ann Telnaes Wins 2016 Silver Reuben Award for Editorial Cartooning

Supreme Court bobbleheads

Washington Post Cartoonist Ann Telnaes won the 2016 Reuben Award in the Editorial Cartoon category at the 70th annual Reuben Awards ceremony held last weekend at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.

Dan Piraro Wins 2016 Silver Reuben Award for Newspaper Panel Cartooning

Gag cartoonist Dan Piraro won the 2016 Reuben Award in the Newspaper Panel Cartoon category at the 70th annual Reuben Awards ceremony held this weekend at the Peabody hotel in Memphis, TN.

The Winners of the 4th Niels Bugge Cartoon Contest

Artists from France, Italy and Belgium were the winners of the 4th Niels Bugge Cartoons Awards, which focused this year on Europe's migrant crisis.

Winners Adene, Marco d'Agostino and Luc Vernimmen.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Yorker Cartoonist Frank Modell Has Died at 98

Michael Maslin from Ink Spill.

Frank Modell, whose first New Yorker cartoon appeared in the issue of July 20, 1946 died last Friday just a year and small change from his 100th birthday. Frank was a great cartoonist, a raconteur, a New Yorker historian, and not least, a truly truly nice person.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Montreal This Weekend: FBDM

From Sequential.
fbdm2016The 5th annual Festival BD de Montréal/Comic Arts Festival Montreal takes place this weekend at the scenic Parc la Fontaine.
Guests include Chester Brown, Nick Maandag, Michel Rabagliati, Sylvie Rancourt, Jean-Paul Eid and many more!

Bruce MacKinnon Wins 2015 National Newspaper Award

Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle Herald

Bruce MacKinnon was the winner, for the fifth time, of the National Newspaper Award in the editorial cartooning category at a ceremony in Edmonton yesterday.

Friday, May 27, 2016

New Yorker Cartoonist Kim Warp

Kim Warp is a cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker and Reader’s Digest, among other publications. She has lived in Virginia Beach since 2004.

Winners of the 2016 Bedelys Awards

BK Munn in Sequential.

The winners of the 2016 Prix Bédélys, awards dedicated to comics published in the province of Quebec during 2015, were announced Thursday night at a ceremony presided over by comedian Frédéric Millaire-Zouvi at the Théâtre Sainte-Catherine Cafe Bar in Montreal. This is the 17th year of the awards.

Here are the winners:

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jasper the Bear in Maclean's

Conan Tobias in Maclean's

James Simpkins with his creation Jasper the Bear for the Maclean’s July 6, 1963 issue.

In 1948, Jim Simpkins visited the offices of Maclean’s to pitch himself as a regular cartoonist. Simpkins had studied at the Winnipeg School of Art under Group of Seven artist LeMoine FitzGerald, and was one of the original artists hired by the National Film Board, where he worked full-time for 16 years.

70th Annual NCS Reuben Awards

From the NCS website.

L to R, top row: Bruce Higdon, Sergio Aragonés, Mo Willems (Reubens emcee), Jeff Smith, Terry Moore. Second row: David Apatoff, Jenny Robb, Luke McGarry, Matt Diffee, Lynn Johnston, Paul Coker Jr. Front: Jan Eliot, Maria Scrivan, Deborah Peyton.
(caricatures by Tom Richmond)

The 70th Annual NCS Reuben Awards Weekend will take place in Memphis, TN May 26th-29th, 2016.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mell Lazarus 1927-2016

Mell Lazarus passed away on the morning of May 24, 2016, at his home in Woodland Hills, CA.

He is best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach (1957–2002) and Momma (1970–present). For his comic strip Pauline McPeril (a 1966-69 collaboration with Jack Rickard), he used the pseudonym Fulton, which is also the name of a character in his novel, The Boss Is Crazy, Too.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"This Campaign is YUUUGE!" at the ToonSeum

From Eventbrite.

Cartoon by Steve Brodner

An opening night party for a new show, This Campaign is YUUUGE! Cartoonists Tackle the 2016 Presidential Race, will be held at the ToonSeum on May 27th from 7 to 10 pm.

Friday, May 20, 2016

“Complete Peanuts” Comes to a Close

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

This October Fantagraphics will publish the final volume — No. 26 — to conclude its “The Complete Peanuts” hardcover box set.

And a guiding hand throughout the creative process, over the past 13 years, has been Seth, who delved into the forthcoming volume by gathering Schulz ephemera, including his advertising art and editorial illustration.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Seth's Giant Installation in Guelph

From the CBC.

Guelph's newest art installation is a celebration of the city's public life, and one of its best-known artists.
It's called "The Junkyard of Memory," a comic strip that's eighteen metres long by three metres wide and printed on fifteen aluminum panels, which were mounted to the exterior wall of the Bookshelf in downtown Guelph.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Great British Graphic Novel Exhibit at the Cartoon Museum

Dr. Paul Williams in the Geek Syndicate.

An exhibition looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel with works by William Hogarth, Kate Charlesworth, Dave Gibbons, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Chris Beetles Gallery hosts exhibition in support of House of Illustration

From Pro Cartoonists.

The Director and Trustees of House of Illustration together with Chris Beetles are exhibiting and selling of works from the 2008 exhibition What Are You Like? to raise funds for House of Illustration.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The 2016 Doug Wright Awards

From the Doug Wright Awards blog

The 2016 DWA nominees
The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were honoured last evening at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including first-time nods for Dakota McFadzean and Patrick Kyle and a repeat win for Michael Deforge (his third).

Saturday, May 14, 2016

‘Jasper the Bear’ cartoonist James Simpkins to be inducted into Giants of the North Hall of Fame

From the Doug Wright Awards website.

The Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, a feature event of the 2016 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), is proud to announce their 2016 finalists.

Rina Piccolo Illustrates "Quirky Quarks"

Linda Barnard in The Toronto Star.

Toronto cartoonist Rina Piccolo has illustrated a new book, Quirky Quarks, about the fun side of physics. She’ll be talking about it at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival Librarian & Educator professional day.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016

From the TCAF website.

Poster by Kate Beaton

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival will take place May 14th and 15th in Toronto with over 400 cartoonists scheduled to attend from more than a dozen countries.
Celebrating the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga, TCAF offers a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, free two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Siné: A Lifetime of Anti-Imbecile Cartoon Provocation

Michael Dooley in Print.

The notorious French anarchist-cartoonist Maurice Sinet, who signed his art Siné, died last Thursday at age 87. His favorite targets included capitalism, colonialism, and Christianity as well as all other major religions. And he viciously skewered them with considerable graphic dexterity and an incisive, often merciless—and occasionally crude and juvenile—wit.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Michel Rabagliati on the cover of "Quill & Quire"

From Quill & Quire.

A very interesting article about Paul's creator Michel Rabagliati and how he left Drawn & Quarterly to join Conundrum.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Artist Rokudenashiko Found Guilty of Obscenity

From CBC.

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, holds her vagina-inspired artworks
A Tokyo court ruled Monday that vagina-shaped objects created by a Japanese artist qualify as art, but found her guilty of obscenity for distributing digital data that could be used to make a three-dimensional recreation of her genitalia.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Comics Around The World: European Comics Traditions

From the event's Facebook page.

In this special presentation for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, a selection of European cartoonists will discuss the national character of their comic and graphic novel work, their international influences, and what European and North American authors can learn from one another.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Iranian artists Atena Farghadani and Hadi Heidari have been released

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.

Atena is on the right

Atena Farghadani was freed from Evin prison on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 
Speaking to CRNI, Ms. Farghadani expressed her utmost appreciation of Cartoonists Rights Network International and all organizations, cartoonists and activists who have supported her throughout her incarceration and given a voice to her and her cause. 
She also pointed out that although she’s happy to be free, she is also concerned about all of the unknown prisoners who have no supporters.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rick Friday fired after 21 years at Iowa's Farm News

From Rick Friday's Facebook page.

Rick Friday is no longer the Editorial Cartoonist for Farm News due to the above cartoon, published on Friday, April 29th.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

16th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition (Results)

Grand PrizeDale Cummings, Canada

The jury (composed of five members of the Canadian Committee of World Press Freedom)) met April 12, 2016 to select the winners of the 16th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.
The theme, this year, was "the right to be forgotten".

Monday, May 2, 2016

Investor's Business Daily ends daily print edition

From Mike Ramirez's website.

Mike Ramirez, Investor's Business Daily

It's with great sadness that I announce the end of the Investor's Business Daily daily print edition and the end of a great editorial page, as you know it. I am proud of the work that we've accomplished over the last ten years that I have been co-managing the page and the many years before that.

Reprint on the iPolitics website (30)

Today on the iPolitics website.

Sunday, May 1, 2016