Sunday, December 31, 2017

Print magazine 1940-2017

From Wikipedia.

Print, A Quarterly Journal of the Graphic Arts was a limited edition quarterly periodical begun in 1940 and continued under different names through the end of 2017 as Print, a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Take Two

From History of Cartoons.

Accidents happen and cartoonists are not necessarily aware of every cartoon ever published, but some coincidences do seem troubling.

You be the judge:

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Drawing Trump

Matt Wuerker on Politico.

Eight of the United State’s top cartoonists show us how they lampoon the president.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette has featured an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

Three wise men and a drone: 2014 Christmas editorial cartoon card.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas !

Adrien Hébert, Christmas shopping, between 1938 and 1945, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

A biography of my great uncle Adrien on the Historica Canada website:

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Comic Strip Readers Fight Back

The latest redesign of the Globe and Mail saw the disappearance of the four comic strips carried by the newspaper.

A week later, no doubt due to protest from their readers, the gag panels have suddenly reappeared.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Eaten Fish released!

From the AAEC.

Adaptation of an Eaten Fish cartoon

After four years in a detention camp, cartoonist Ali Dorani (aka Eaten Fish) has been released.

The young Iranian cartoonist has been the focus of international attention on his plight and the deplorable conditions in Australian-run refugee camps on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

Here is the press release on this breaking news.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cartoonist Lee Judge Leaves the "Kansas City Star"

From The Kansas City Star.

It’s 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, and I’m about to start my last day at The Kansas City Star.

April 1, 1981 was my first day at The Star, and back then my boss was editorial page editor Jim Scott. 

Not long after I arrived in Kansas City, Jim taught me a valuable lesson.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Women Who Draw

From the website Women Who Draw.

The site "Women Who Draw" is an open directory of female illustrators intended to encourage art directors, editors, publishers and designers to hire women illustrators more frequently. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tomi Ungerer in The New York Times

From Tomi Ungerer's website.

How soon, darkness at noon. ©Tomi Ungerer, 2017

The New York Times
recently asked Tomi Ungerer, and a variety of other artists, to reflect on the year that’s been for their Turning Points magazine. 

The magazine explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead; Ungerer’s contribution reflects on the ongoing destruction of our environment, and the tipping point that 2017 has been for social and environmental crises:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I wish I'd drawn... (44)

... this cartoon by the Washington Post's Ann Telnaes.

After President Trump endorsed Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday, the Republican National Committee flip-flopped and announced support for his Alabama campaign.


You can now buy the t-shirt on Amazon.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff dies at 85

From The Architects Newspaper.

A range of logos produced by Ivan Chermayeff’s agency, Chermayeff & Geismar
(Courtesy History of Graphic Design)

Ivan Chermayeff, one of the founders of the modern profession of graphic design, passed away on December 3 at age 85. 

Born in London to design royalty, his father Serge was a Russian-born industrial designer, author, and architect of the De La Warr Pavilion (with Erich Mendelsohn).

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sexual harassment scandals in cartoons

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

Since the unmasking of Harvey Weinstein, the names of other celebrities accused of sexual misconduct have followed with the regularity of a drumbeat growing louder.

November brought forth such entertainment and media celebrities as Charlie Rose and Louis C.K., and the month ends with a flurry of such figures as Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, Russell Simmons...