Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Best Tom Toles Editorial Cartoons of 2016

From the Washington Post.

It was a year like no other in history, and will be the most remarkable in our lifetimes, other than the year to come, and possibly the one after that. If you ever wondered about the validity of the legendary curse “May you live in interesting times,” we are now finding out.

Graeme Mackay's Review of 2016

A cartoon review of 2016 with a look back at events that happened in Canada and the world.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pascal and Boris's favourite cartoons of 2016

From The Montreal Gazette.

It’s been an eventful year. For better and mostly for worse, events have offered no shortage of material for the Montreal Gazette’s editorial cartoonists.

In addition to the work of the celebrated Aislin (Terry Mosher), whose cartoons of the year are featured separately, we’ve been fortunate also to be able to present the work of two other extremely talented cartoonists: Pascal (Pascal Élie) and Boris (Jacques Goldstyn). 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Aislin's favourite cartoons of 2016

From The Montreal Gazette.

From the pundit-defying election of Donald Trump to the astonishing Olympic swimming performance of Toronto teenager Penny Oleksiak, 2016 was a year full of surprises.

Monday, December 26, 2016

The best Ann Telnaes cartoons and gifs of 2016

From The Washington Post.

It wasn’t easy keeping up with all the red meat, sexism and lies being tossed about during 2016. People think cartoonists love having so much material to work with, but it also presents the problem of deciding what to focus on. On the plus side, after this year, I do have a new appreciation for orange, a color I didn’t use much in my previous work.

Ann Telnaes

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dálcio Machado's Virtual "Child" exhibition

From Agencia Social de Noticias.

Child labor and kidnapping of children around the world inspired the nine cartoons by Dálcio Machado that compose the exhibition "Child" in the ASN Virtual Gallery.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Paul Peter Porges 1927-2016

From Michael Maslin's Ink Spill blog.

Paul Peter Porges' first drawing in The New Yorker.

Paul Peter Porges, who began his New Yorker career in the summer of 1965 (his first drawing in the magazine appears above) died this week at age 89.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How three editorial cartoonists took on 2016

From The Washington Post.

Washington Post cartoonists Tom Toles, Ann Telnaes and Michael Cavna picked the cartoon they felt best defined their work for the year and explain how and why they pulled it off.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

FECO-France becomes France-Cartoons

Following persistant clashes with FECO* International, its' French chapter officially renamed itself FRANCE-CARTOONS.

President of France-Cartoons, cartoonist Pierre Ballouhey explained the reasons in a press release published last Friday:

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Sun sets for Sue Dewar

From the Toronto Sun.

Long-time cartoonist Sue Dewar has filed her last cartoon for the Sun today.

“I’ll miss everybody,” says Dewar, reflecting on her career. “I’ll miss cartooning every day. I’ve had a great ride. I’ve been very lucky.”

Monday, December 12, 2016

"BELGIUM et cetera... 1830-2030 in Press Cartoons"

BELGIUM et cetera offers a unique sample of key moments in the history of Belgium.
Twenty-two famous Belgian cartoonists take an unflinching look at their homeland’s past, in collaboration with writer, humourist and historian Gilles Dal.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

“Cartooning for Human Rights” Exhibition in Moscow

From the Cartooning for Peace website.

Cartoon by Alessandro Gatto, Italy

The French Institute in Moscow is presenting until December 16th the exhibition “Cartooning for Human Rights” at the Winzawod Contemporary Art Center. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Call for release of jailed cartoonist Musa Kart

From Cartoonists Rights.

Musa Kart, the world-renowned political cartoonist for Cumhuriyet newspaper, Istanbul is one of several staff pending trial for “crimes on behalf of the Fethullahist Terror Organisation and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)”.

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:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Satire, Business, and the AAEC 2016 Convention

Excerpts from Rob Clough's article in The Comics Journal.

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) has been meeting annually since it was formed in 1957.

Their 60h meeting was held September 22nd-24th in Durham, North Carolina, in conjunction with Duke University’s Satire Festival. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Index on Censorship

From The Times Literary Supplement.

Founded in 1972 by the British author and translator Michael Scammell, Index on Censorship has been dedicated for more than four decades to documenting worldwide censorship and promoting freedom of expression. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"10 Years of Cartooning for Peace" at the Society of Illustrators

From the Society of Illustrators' website.

 The Society of Illustrators is hosting from October 25 to December 30 an exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cartooning for Peace.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Barry Blitt’s 100th "New Yorker" Cover

From Ink Spill.

Not all New Yorker cartoonists are cover artists, and not all New Yorker cover artists are cartoonists. 

Once upon a time there was plenty of cross-pollination; these days, in a movement begun in Tina Brown’s era the numbers are few (Bruce Eric Kaplan, Danny Shanahan, Sempé, Roz Chast, Barry Blitt, and Harry Bliss are the most contemporary cross-overs that come to mind).

Barry Blitt is the most visible cover artist in that crowd, celebrating his 100th cover with the publication of this week’s issue.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cartoonist Zunar banned from leaving Malaysia

From IFEX.

On 17 October 2016, freelance political cartoonist, Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, commonly known as Zunar, was stopped by immigration authorities at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport as he attempted to travel to Singapore. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Trump lifts cartoon caption for his speech at the Al Smith Dinner

From RJ Matson on Facebook.

RJ Matson published this cartoon of Trump on July 19.

Donald Trump tells the same joke at the Al Smith charity dinner three months later, lifting almost word for word the caption of the editorial cartoon in order to make a joke about his wife doing the same thing with a Michelle Obama speech.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How to Draw Donald Trump | Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair illustrators Edward Sorel, Steve Brodner, Philip Burke, and Robert Risko draw Donald Trump.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My favourite bookstore

My favourite bookstore happens to be located on the west bank of Paris, in rue Gît-le-coeur, one block east of Place Saint-Michel. 

A real Ali Baba's cave, it is where I discovered the work of Carlos Nine and found rare books by the likes of Paul Flora, Roland Topor and David Levine.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Serbian Cartoonist Dušan Petričić Fired From "Politika"

From Radio Free Europe.

It's not easy to be a political cartoonist in Serbia. Just how risky an occupation it may be is illustrated by the case of Dušan Petričić, one of the country's most prominent cartoonists, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Toronto Star.

On September 30 his contract with Serbia's main daily newspaper, Politika, was rescinded after seven years during which Petričić's cartoons graced the front page of the paper's Sunday edition.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The 35th St. Just-le-Martel International Salon of Caricature, Editorial and Gag Cartoons

From the Salon website.

Poster by Coco, winner of the Prix de l'Humour vache 2015.

The 35th St. Just-le-Martel International Salon of Caricature, Editorial and Gag Cartoons, held from October 1 to 9, featured tributes to cartoonists Cabu and Siné, who have died recently, retrospectives of cartoonists Bado and Boligan, exhibitions of recent works from CocoGiboPichon and Samson as well as a review of the year 2016, an exhibition from Cartooning for Peace on the environment and an historic exhibition "Léon Blum: caricatures against the Popular Front".

The "Humour Vache" Prize, for the meanest cartoon on show, was given jointly to Michel Kichka and Khalid Gueddar while the Porcelain Prize, for the most poetic cartoon, was awarded to Gérard Gibo. Italian cartoonist Marilena Nardi was awarded the International Press Award.