Friday, March 31, 2017

Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Imprisoned for Painting Kurdish Town Attack

From Humorgrafe.

Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan has been sentenced to 2 years, 9 months, and 22 days in prison for creating a painting which depicted the destruction caused by Turkish security forces in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province, a Kurdish region in Turkey.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jack Ziegler 1942-2017

Jack Ziegler, whose satirical, silly and observational style enlivened more than 1,600 cartoons at The New Yorker since February 1974, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was 74.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Winners of the 19th PortoCartoon Festival 2017

From Museo Virtual do Cartoon.

Here are the winners of the 19th Festival PortoCartoon 2017, chosen among the 1 500 works submitted by more than 400 artists from 62 countries.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bob Robertson dead at 71

From CBC News British Columbia.

Veteran Canadian comedian Bob Robertson has passed away in Nanaimo, B.C., last Sunday.

Robertson and business partner, Linda Cullen, had been called the funniest married couple in Canada after spending decades in the entertainment business together.

Friday, March 24, 2017

24th Alcalá International Exhibition of Arts of Humor

From Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor.

The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, through the Instituto Quevedo del humor announces the 24th International Exhibition of Arts of Humor with “Donald Trump” as its' theme.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Claude Monet, caricaturist

From Vintage News.

French painter Claude Monet is known as the founder and the central figure of the Impressionist movement. The term “Impressionism” itself was derived from the title of his 1872 painting “Impression, Sunrise”.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Milton Glaser's Dylan Poster Turns 50

From Gothamist.

Arguably the most famous image of Bob Dylan is not a photograph or painting, but a drawing: a suggestion of the man rather than a precise, dead-ringer likeness. And that's fitting. After all, what better way to celebrate Dylan's kaleidoscopic sensibility than with a fanciful, yet recognizable, portrait? 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Xavier Bonilla Winner of the 56th Knokke-Heist Festival

Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla (Bonil) won the Golden Hat at the 56th edition of the Knokke-Heist international cartoon contest in Belgium.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Vancouver Sun Cartoonist Graham Harrop

From The North Shore News.

While working as a cab driver many years ago, Graham Harrop once picked up a passenger while wearing a gorilla suit.

But he had a good reason. It was his brother’s birthday, after all.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign for "Design Canada"

From Fast Code Design.

Greg Durrell was working as part of the design team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when he first noticed a dearth of Canadian graphic design history.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cartoonist's illustration used without permission on P.K. Subban's shirt

Sarah Lawrynuik on CBC News.

Southern Alberta hockey fan and cartoonist Robert de Gruchy was shocked to see a drawing he said he created emblazoned on his NHL idol's workout gear — without anyone asking his permission. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bulgaria's "Charlie Hebdo" Blocked From News Stands

Mariya Cheresheva in Balkan Insight.

After complaining that their satirical new newspaper, Pras Press, had been blocked from reaching newsstands, the cartoonists and writers behind it have decided to sell copies directly on the streets. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Jay Lynch 1945-2017

Photo by Caitlin McGurk

Legendary satirist and cartoonist Jay Lynch has passed away. His work, from Bijou Funnies to Wacky Packages, had an incalculable influence on comics, humor, and pop culture.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

TCAF 2017 Poster from Sana Takeda

From TCAF.

Sana Takeda is a Japanese artist who has worked on several American comics for Aspen, Image and Marvel. She is currently collaborating with Marjorie Liu on the fantasy series Monstress from Image Comics. 

For more info about our Featured Guests at TCAF 2017 here.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017
Saturday, May 13th, and Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Toronto Reference Library, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, The Masonic Temple, and The Pilot Tavern.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2016 NCS Reuben Award Nominees Announced!

From NCS.

The National Cartoonists Society just released the names of the nominees for the 2016 award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”, also know as “The Reuben”. 

The nominees are: Lynda BarryStephan PastisHilary B. PriceMark Tatulli and Ann Telnaes.

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff to Step Down

From WWD.

Bob Mankoff is leaving the post of cartoon editor at The New Yorker after more than two decades, and will be replaced by editorial staffer Emma Allen.