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...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A case of "déjà vu"

I came upon this cartoon by Bob Matson a few days ago but had a strange feeling of having seen it before.

Then it hit me:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's a Dog's Life

From Riber Hansson's Facebook page.

Salvador Dali

Swedish cartoonist Riber Hansson announced last week that this year’s December drawing for the magazine Hundsport, where he has worked for 25 years, was unfortunately the last.

Here is a selection of "artists painting dogs" published in their pages:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Behind the Lines: Australia’s Best Political Cartoons of 2017

From the Museum of Australian Democracy website.

The Three Ring Circus by David Rowe

Australia has a rich tradition of political cartooning, nothing and no one is sacred, all politicians and policies may face the brute force of the cartoonist’s pen.

Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons is an annual exhibition run by the museum bringing together a selection of the best works of the last year.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

British Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017 (Entries)

From Ellwood Afield.

Steve Bell, The Guardian

Internet users were invited to vote for their favourite British political cartoon of the year. The winners will be announced later today in London.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The American Bystander Blog

From the American Bystander blog.

Cartoon by John Cuneo.

Welcome to the blog of The American Bystander, the all-star print humor quarterly.  
We acknowledge the internet only grudgingly, but have decided to put down our buggywhips and create a cubbyhole online where we could stick a few pieces from each issue, and give our staff a place to publish timely stuff. Enjoy!

— The Editors. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists"

From the Library of Congress.

Photo by Barbara Dale

Original works by women cartoonists and illustrators are featured in a new exhibition opening at the Library of Congress on Nov. 18.

Spanning the late 1800s to the present, “Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists” brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to these art forms.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Britain's Editorial Cartooning Boys' Club

Becky Morton in BBC News.

Illustration by Ella Bucknall

Why do the UK's national newspapers' full-time cartoonists never seem to be women?

Out of nearly 180 cartoons featured in last year's edition of Britain's Best Political Cartoons not one was drawn by a woman.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

World Press Cartoon 2015 (my cartoon)

I received the catalogue of the Caldas da Rainha 2017 World Press Cartoon competition.

My Escher parody was selected in the gag cartoon category:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Jim Morin Creates 2018 Miami Film Festival Poster

From Vimooz.

Miami Film Festival unveiled the 2018 Official Festival Poster created by Miami Herald and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Morin.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

KAL Wins 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award

From National Press Foundation.

Kevin Kallaugher, cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist, will receive the 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cartoons & Cocktails with New Yorker cartoonists

From Gilt City.

New York’s new cutting-edge arts space presents an evening of laughs and libations at the Public Arts at the Public Hotel on the Lower East Side.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"Gagged: an Exhibition of Cartoons About Censorship & Repression"

From Pro Cartoonists.

The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation [UK] alongside Cartoonists’ Rights Network International and X Index bring the plight of persecuted cartoonists to the fore by presenting Gagged: an Exhibition of Cartoons About Censorship & Repression with works by cartoonists from around the world.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

International Campaign to free cartoonist Ramón Esono

The Professional Association of Illustrators Madrid

PEN International is extremely concerned over the detention of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé, alias Jamon y Queso, who was arrested on September 16 in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

He was initially questioned by security agents in relation to his cartoons that are critical of President Obiang and other government officials. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

"George Booth: A Cartoonist's Life" Exhibition

From the Society of Illustrators.

In the history of drawn cartoons the name George Booth brilliantly shines like an unshaded 60 watt (incandescent) light bulb hanging from a lone electrical cord.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The AAEC 2017 Annual Convention

From the AAEC website.

Cartoon by Matt Davies

The 2017 Annual Convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, hosted by Matt Davies (Newsday) and AAEC President Ann Telnaes (Washinton Post) will be held November 1-4 at Hofstra University in Hempstead (Long Island), New York in conjonction with the Satire & the City: Political Cartoon & Satire Festival.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Celebrating Editorial Cartooning at the Society of Illustrators

Liza Donnelly in The New Yorker.
Cartoon by Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
Ten years ago, I was invited to be a part of an organization that changed my life. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

From Penguin Random House.

Another blockbuster collection of the year's wittiest political cartoons, featuring artworks by Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Martin Rowson, 'Mac' and many more.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Quino 60 anos de humor

From Bandas Desenhadas.

Documenta, in partnership with the Town Hall of Vila Franca de Xira, published the album Quino - 60 anos de humor, on the occasion of the exhibition of the invited artist of the 18th edition of Cartoon Xira, which took place last spring in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How Barry Blitt became the master of the political moment

Matt Wueker in Politico Magazine.

Nothing cuts through our over-taxed frontal cortexes like a simple visual joke. It skips past the language centers of our brains and engages lower brain stem humor with bright color and energetic line, working with an elegance and speed and directness unmatched by other kinds of satire.

There aren’t a lot of masters of this genre—it is, after all, the simplest and hardest form of cartooning. But certainly one of them is Barry Blitt.

Friday, October 20, 2017

“People matching artworks” by Stefan Draschan

Photographer Stefan Draschan always keeps himself entertained at art galleries by creating his own art projects.

One of those projects is “People matching artworks”.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics"

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

“Looking Backward” by Joseph Keppler. Puck, January 11, 1893

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be hosting the opening their new exhibition, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics on November 4th from 3 to 5pm.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New members of the ACC

From the ACC's Facebook page.

Cartoon by Tom Chitty

The ACC would like to familiarize you with some new members that have joined over the last few months - talented young artists Derek Evernden, Phil Jones, Adriana Blake, Faez Doosti, Bruce Outridge, Eric DyckDavid Brouitt as well as New Yorker contributor Tom Chitty.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cartoons Featured in "No End of Blame"

From the Sydney Morning Herald.

Cartooning turned deadly serious after Charlie Hebdo.

"Suddenly everybody had an understanding of the weight of what it is we do," says Cathy Wilcox. "It made everybody realise what we do is not just us being jolly jesters."

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wildfire Burns Home of ‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schulz

From the Associated Press.

The home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson said Thursday.

Jean Schulz, 78, evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz said.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Frank Magazine bows to demand to alter 'racist' cartoon

From the Toronto Sun.

A cartoon in Frank  satirical magazine that depicts a black poet and activist with a jutting chin and sloping forehead is being modified after critics who call it racist launched campaigns to remove the magazine from stores.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Savage Ink" Exhibition

Caitlin Hawkins in Big Issue North.

Cartoon by Steve Bell

Some world leaders don’t need a cartoonist to make them look grotesque or ridiculous, but none are exempt from a savage inking.

A new exhibition in Manchester's People History Museum celebrates a long tradition of political cartoons.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Charlie Hebdo's new subject: U.S. under Trump

Carol Hills from PRI's The World.

Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, a cartoonist and editor of Charlie Hebdo, arrives for his interview accompanied by bodyguards who hover outside the neutral office location where we talk.

They've been the cartoonist's permanent companions since January 2015, when the Kouachi brothers forced themselves into the offices of the French satirical newspaper and murdered his friends and colleagues in the name of Islam. Riss was injured in the attack.