Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Female Arab cartoonists challenge authority

Excerpts from an article by Severine Dieudonne & Naomi Scherbel-Ball on BBC News.

© Doaa el-Adl

As part of its ‘100 Women’ season, the BBC asked three female cartoonists from Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco to illustrate how the practice of ‘male guardianship’, even though not always enshrined in law, continues to affect women’s lives.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"A Global Look at a Decade of Editorial Cartoons" Conference

From the Society of Illustrators' website.

Cartoon by Michael Zlatkovsky, Russia.

On the evening of December 8, the Society of Illustrators will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Cartooning for Peace with a discussion of these timely with cartoonists Ann Telnaes, Nicolas Vadot, Patrick Chappatte, Jeff Danziger and Liza Donnelly.

Friday, November 25, 2016

"Seth’s Dominion" DVD + Hardcover Book

From Drawn & Quarterly.

Last year saw the release of Seth’s Dominion on the film festival circuit, this year we get the DVD.

Seth's Dominion is a double-spined hardcover that opens in two directions as a interview with Seth and film-maker Luc Chamberland's notes.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cartoon Sparks Battle Over Australia’s Hate Speech Law

From The Washington Post.

Emboldened in part by the rise of right-wing populists like Donald Trump, Australia’s conservatives are using an official investigation into a cartoon to pursue a long-cherished goal: dismantling a law protecting minorities from abuse.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Book Signing in Montreal

I will be signing copies of my latest book, « Qui ça, bêtes et méchants? » at booth 347 of the Montreal Salon du livre at Place Bonaventure today from 3 to 4PM as well as from 6 to 7PM.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Cartoon Art Museum finds a new home

From the Cartoon Art Museum.

Opening to the public in the spring of 2017, with a breathtaking view of the San Francisco Bay, the Cartoon Art Museum’s new location at 781 Beach Street in San Francisco is just one block from Aquatic Park, the Maritime Museum, Ghirardelli Square, and the Hyde Street cable car turnaround.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

VanCAF Merges with TCAF

BK Munn in Sequential.

The big news in the world of comics festivals in Canada today is that the young Vancouver Comic Arts Festival has become part of its Toronto inspiration, TCAF.

Monday, November 14, 2016

"The Illustrators 2016" at the Chris Beetles Gallery

From the Chris Beetles Gallery website.

Chris Beetles Gallery welcomes you to The Illustrators, the largest and most popular annual event worldwide for cartoon and illustration collectors. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Naranjo 1937-2016

From La Jornada.

Rogelio Naranjo, the El Universal editorial cartoonist who for more than 50 years portrayed Mexican politics and politicians, as well as major social movements, such as the student revolt of 1968, died yesterday of a cardiac arrest.

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen passed away Monday at the age of 82. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Satire on the Front Line

From PEN-England.

Cartoonists Aseem Trivedi and Martin Rowson will be giving an illustrated talk on human rights and political cartooning at Free Word Centre in London on November 18.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Andy Donato named to the Canadian News Hall of Fame

From The Toronto Sun.

November 22 is a significant date for Andy Donato for two reasons.

It was the date U.S. president John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. It’s also when Donato, the veteran Toronto Sun cartoonist, will be inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brodner's Cabinets

Cartoonist Steve Brodner imagines for Politico what a Clinton as well as a Trump cabinet would look like.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Exiled Venezuelan cartoonist draws the repression back home

From PRI.

Cartoonist Rayma Suprani was for nearly 20 years the staff cartoonist at El Universal, a Venezuelan newspaper in Caracas.

She became known as a tough but original and nuanced cartoonist. Her work became the topic of conversations and a must-see each week.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cartoonists Under Siege

From the Pro Cartoonist website.

Cartoonist Musa Kart is interviewed by media prior to police questioning

Reports from Turkey indicate that several staff members of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been detained by police following raids on their homes. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

"The Artist Within" by Greg Preston

From Print.

Pat Oliphant

Photographer Greg Preston is a good-natured, low-key guy. There’s an ease about him that enhances his subjects’ comfort amidst their already-familiar surroundings.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Robert Weber 1924-2016

From Inkspill.

The great cartoonist Robert Weber, who contributed nearly 1500 cartoons and 11 covers to the New Yorker since 1962, died on Oct. 20 in Branford, Connecticut. He was 92.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Great Minds Think Alike

I love this cartoon by the great Clay Bennett published in today's edition of The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
It turns out I came up with the same idea: