Monday, January 30, 2017

Ecuadorian cartoonist, activist Vilma Vargas

From The Northside Chronicle.

Vilma Vargas is one of many artists Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum has taken under their wings via their ‘Artists in Exile’ program. It is a program which helps aid various artists from across the globe in their pursuit of creative freedom – a liberty often denied to them in their native countries.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Political cartoonists are having a field day covering Donald Trump

From the CBC's Day 6.

Cartoon by Michael de Adder

Three cartoonists joined Day 6 host Brent Bambury this week to discuss how they're navigating what some consider to be a creative heyday for their industry.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Covering Donald Trump as an editorial cartoonist

From the CBC.

Host John Northcott speaks with Ann Telnaes, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post about the role of an editorial cartoonist today.

Friday, January 20, 2017


A selection of cartoons about US President Donald Trump.

Henrique Monteiro, Portugal

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Women Drawing Against President Trump

From The Daily Beast.

The comic RESIST! is a reaffirmation of the liberal principles—free speech, a free press, racial and gender equality—that its creators see as threatened by a Trump presidency.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Problem with Editorial Cartooning

From The Comics Journal.

This is a 1988 panel about the viability of satire in editorial cartooning, featuring Jules Feiffer, Chuck Freund, Brad Holland, David Levine and Peter Steiner.

One of the biggest topics at last year’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonist’s convention was the perceived decline of hard-hitting, politically committed satire in editorial cartoons in favor of a softer, non-controversial style of humor. This perception was heightened by the Pulitzer Prize awarded to Berke Breathed for Bloom County, a gag strip with topical overtones.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Montrealers: A Story in Portraits

From the Montreal Gazette.

Place d’Armes (1941) Conrad Poirier / BANQ
This commemorative book shows Montrealers, from the beginnings of photography through to 1976, in images that capture the fragility of a moment, fleeting, yet frozen in time. Through hundreds of snapshots, this book reveals the face of an entire social world.  
Some photos are the work of masters of photography such as Robert Notman, Henri Cartier-Bresson, John Max, Alain Chagnon, Yousuf Karsh and many more. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Realist Cartoons

The first-ever compilation of cartoons from The Realist --- the legendary, iconic, hugely-influential satirical magazine published by Paul Krassner has been published.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Two Years After Charlie, Cartoonists Are Still Persecuted

A message from Reporters Without Borders, Cartooning for Peace, CRNI, AAEC and Cartoon Movement.

© Joep Bertrams (Netherlands) - Cartooning for Peace

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Cartooning for Peace, Cartoon Movement and other press cartoonist associations pay tribute to all press cartoonists who defend media freedom by means of their cartoons.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Aislin celebrates 50 years of cartoons

Marian Scott in the Montreal Gazette.

Who can recall former Parti Québécois minister Louise Beaudoin without picturing her as a leather-clad dominatrix, complete with spurs, cattle prod and a Nazi cap?

Monday, January 2, 2017

"Times" Cartoonist Peter Brookes, Commander of the Order of the British Empire

From the Pro Cartoonists website.

Whether you regard the annual awarding of the gongs as worthwhile acclaim for outstanding achievement or a worthless anachronism that rewards cronyism, there is no doubt that even the most ardent opponent of the honours system would recognize Peter Brookes’ CBE falls into the first category.