Thursday, August 31, 2017

London Police reinvestigate 1987 murder of Palestinian cartoonist

From The Guardian.

London's Metropolitan police appeals for information over the death of Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim Hussain al-Ali, who died after being shot in a Knightsbridge street on July 22, 1987.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Newseum is in deep trouble

Margaret Sullivan in The Washington Post.

The Newseum opened as the journalism industry tanked. No wonder it’s in deep trouble.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"50 Cartoons and More on Women " by Doaa el-Adl

From Fast Company.

Egyptian artist Doaa el-Adl published last March the first caricature book (translated into English and French) dealing with controversial issues facing women in Egypt and The Middle East.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Winners of the 2nd World Humor Awards

From World Humor Awards.

The winners of the 2nd edition of World Humor Awards were announced this week and the 185 works submitted by 102 different authors will be on display September 1-10 in the meeting room and in the veranda of the Baistrocchi Baths in Salsomaggiore, Italy.

The theme of the contest was "Artificial Civilization".

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MacKay Cartoon Stirs Controversy

Hamilton Spectator cartoonist Graeme MacKay had to delete the above cartoon from his Facebook page because of the abusive comments it generated.

Here is what he wrote:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Turkey’s Embattled Political Cartoonists

From The Wall Street Journal.

The April 2015 cover of the Turkish cartoon magazine Penguen, which closed this summer.
The headline reads, ‘We Continue to Draw,’ with an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A Turkish tradition of satire and caricatures is disappearing in the age of Twitter and Erdogan.

Friday, August 18, 2017

"The First and Only Book of Sack"


For 36 years, Steve Sack has summed up community outrage, national tragedy, and political foibles by putting pen to paper. He is the venerable editorial cartoonist for the Star Tribune.

As part of the Star Tribune's 150th anniversary celebration, Sack is releasing a book showcasing some of the thousands of cartoons he's created over the years.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pat Oliphant on Donald Trump

Matt Grubs in the Santa Fe Reporter.

After 60 years of editorial cartooning, Pat Oliphant wonders how the art form will survive.

At 81, Pat Oliphant’s eyes are finally giving him enough trouble that he’s no longer drawing regularly. He hasn’t stopped thinking about it, though. And it’s torture.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trump Retweets Altered Cartoon

From The New York Times.

Someone altered a January 2017 original cartoon from editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel and wiped out his signature.

President Trump then shared the cartoon on Twitter with a CNN logo covering the person’s head, three days after a fatal collision in Charlottesville, Va.

Mr. Trump deleted his retweet minutes later.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Q&A with New Yorker cartoonist Paul Noth

From Columbia Journalism Review.

Plenty of Trump-focused political cartoons have circulated the web and social networks since Election Day but this one has drawn particular viral attention.

Paul Noth, the New Yorker cartoonist who drew it, sold it to the magazine back in January of last year and figured it would never appear.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mexican Cartoonist 'Rius' Dies at 83

From Tele Sur.

Mexican cartoonist and writer Eduardo del Rio, widely known as Rius, died Tuesday at the age of 83 in Tepoztlan, in the state of Morelos, Mexico.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Chicago Tribune Cartoonist Dick Locher dies at 88

From his AAEC Profile.

Dick Locher’s ability to capture the absurdities of life through political cartooning culminated in his winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and garnering top honors from the the Sigma Delta Chi/ Society of Professional Journalists in the same year.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

"You Might Be From Hamilton If..."

From MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.

The Hammer. The Ambitious City. Steel town. 

Canada's tenth largest city, Hamilton, Ontario, has been called a lot of things. But Hamiltonians, near and far, know they can always come home to a place that has a rich history--and a lot of amusing stories only locals would know.

In comes Graeme MacKay, the editorial cartoonist for the Hamilton Spectator. As a Hamiltonian born and bred, he knows this city's quirks, its characters and its love affair with being the underdog to Toronto's "Centre of the Universe" mentality.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017