Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Charges dropped against cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé

From Index on Censorship.

Index on Censorship welcomes the news that charges against cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé, who frequently uses his art to lampoon senior Equatorial Guinea government officials, have been dropped.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Toronto Star’s editorial cartoonists

From The Toronto Star.

On the afternoon before Valentine’s Day, Theo Moudakis sat down at his desk in his home office and instead of drawing, as one might expect the Toronto Star’s editorial cartoonist to do, he started writing poetry.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Newton's apple

My Saturday drawing in Le Droit was inspired by Donald Trump's suggestion to arm teachers to counter shootings in schools.

To my surprise, I am not the only cartoonist to have been struck by the same idea.

Friday, February 23, 2018

20 Iconic New Yorker Covers

Emily Temple in the Literary Hub.

“View of the World from 9th Avenue,” Saul Steinberg, March 29, 1976

Many iconic images of New York have originated at the New Yorker. You will find here 20 of the most memorable.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MacKinnon Cartoon Goes Viral

From The Chronicle Herald.

Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon is somewhat used to striking a chord with his pointed pen. Sometimes people love his drawings and sometimes not.

Sometimes, they just appreciate his political point of view.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance

From the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Gloria Stoll Karn, "Girl with mittens", 1945. Watercolor on board. Private Collection

It was a culture shock for a city girl to be transplanted from pulse of the Big Apple to a house surrounded by woods in in Pittsburgh, PA. But Gloria Stoll’s marriage to Fred Karn did just that, whisking her away from New York City and a blossoming art career in 1948.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

"Ben" Creator Daniel Shelton

From The Montreal Gazette.

Remember when we used to call them funny papers, those ever-present cartoon strips in our daily newspapers, that often as not we would turn to before settling into the more serious stuff.

Well, happy to say, they are still with us.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cartoon Humor in Magazines

From Facebook.

Come join Michael Gerber, editor and publisher of The American Bystander – hailed as “the last great humor magazine” – as he discusses his amazing career from writing comedy for The New Yorker and Saturday Night Live to working with an array of such outstanding and legendary comics artists as Roz Chast, Seymour Chwast, Arnold Roth, Ed Sorel, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Mimi Pond, Stan Mack, R.O. Blechman, M.K. Brown and Steve Brodner.

Free and open to the public!
Presented by Michael Dooley’s Design History of Comics and Animation class.

Monday, February 19th, 8:30PM
Art Center College of Design
LA Times Media Center, Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena 91103 

* don't get lost: download directions on the discussions page.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Maclean's highlighting pay gap

 From The National Post.

Maclean’s magazine is highlighting the gender pay gap by asking men to fork over 26 per cent more for its latest issue.

The news magazine says it hopes the move “will stir urgent conversation.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Albuquerque Journal apologizes for cartoon

From The Washington Post.

Readers of the Albuquerque Journal opened up the opinion section on Wednesday to find a provocative, racially tinged cartoon.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

On the Edge: The Cartoon World of McLachlan

From the Chris Beetles Gallery.

"For crying out loud, hurry up!"

The Chris Beetles Gallery is delighted to present On the Edge: The Cartoon World of Ed McLachlan

A selling exhibition of over 200 cartoons by one of Britain's finest cartoonists.

Friday, February 2, 2018

The First Woman to Draw Wonder Woman

From The Daily Beast.

One of the first female cartoonists to succeed in a male-dominated field, Trina Robbins somehow also found time to make clothes for Mama Cass and show up in a Joni Mitchell song.