Saturday, March 31, 2018

De Adder shortlisted for an Atlantic Journalism Award

From the Atlantic Journalism Awards website.

Atlantic Books Today has been shortlisted for an Atlantic Journalism Award in the category of Best Magazine Cover for the Spring 2017 issue, featuring the work of political cartoonist Michael DeAdder.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The 23rd International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" Italy 2017

A cartoon I drew for Le Droit about Brexit was selected for the catalogue of the 23rd International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" in Italy.

The theme was "On the road" and the winning cartoons can be found here.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Boligan wins 11th Don Quichotte Cartoon Contest

First Prize / Angel Boligan, Mexico

The theme of the contest was "child brides".

Other finalists:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"Setting the Standard’"

An exhibition of original cartoons celebrating 90 years of political cartoons from the Evening Standard featuring Low, Vicky, Jak, Blower and Adams

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Interview with "The American Bystander" editor

Steven Heller in Print.

Cover of issue #6 by Arnold Roth

Cry and you cry alone. Michael Gerber, the founder and publisher of The American Bystander, the last of the sophisticated American humor magazines, may be committed.

In fact, he is committed to print. Once, the field was full of funny mags; now, trenchant humor has migrated to late-night television and the digital world as populated by laff-makers too. 

Has this hurt the following of Gerber’s magazine? Let’s see.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Niels Bugge Award in jeopardy

The participants to the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award were informed yesterday that the competition organizer, Niels Bugges Kro & Hotel, went bankrupt.

At the moment, the organizers of the contest were trying to find a way to continue the project on a smaller scale and will presumably be able to announce the winners in September.

Friday, March 23, 2018

"Trump's ABC"

From Fantagraphics.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Ann Telnaes has over the last 20 years skewered injustice, inequality, sham, hypocrisy, racism, misogyny, and corruption with her incendiary combination of elegance, wit, and moral suasion.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Michael Kupperman on death tribute cartoons

From The New Statesman.

I assumed Prof Hawking had succumbed to illness or age, but this cartoon makes it look like his wheelchair just made a hard stop.

Whether it’s Stephen Hawking leaving a wheelchair or the Buddhist Steve Jobs meeting God, these grief gags show the decline of cartooning as an art.

Monday, March 19, 2018

National Newspaper Awards 2017 nominations

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association announced today the finalists of the 69th National Newspaper Awards.

Serge Chapleau, La Presse, Montreal.

Here are the other finalists in the editorial cartooning category:

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Robert Grossman (1940-2018)

Robert Grossman was born on March 1, 1940 in Brooklyn and died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan.

In a career spanning fifty years, his illustrations have appeared over 500 times on the covers of various national publications such as TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Times, The Nation, The New York Observer, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Evergreen Review, New York, National Lampoon, and The New York Times.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Censorship in Spain

From The Irish Times.

Edu Galán and Darío Adanti are sitting in the offices of satirical magazine Mongolia, in the basement of a shoe shop in Madrid’s Malasaña district, ruing the fact that a recent news story broke too late for them to put on their next front cover.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Drawing Trump

Sarah Boxer in The Atlantic.

The 45th president should be an easy target for political cartoonists, but they’ve struggled to come up with an image that sticks.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Doug Ford is fodder for editorial cartoonists

From City News.

Graham Mackay, The Hamilton Spectator

Newly chosen Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford has been a familiar face to Ontarians – and especially Torontonians – for years. As a city councillor, he was by his brother Rob’s side during his headline-grabbing tenure as mayor. 

Their father, Doug Ford Sr., was also a provincial politician and successful Etobicoke businessman.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


I was pretty sure yesterday, as I sat at my drawing table, that I would not be the only cartoonist inspired by David Low's " Rendez-vous"published in The Evening Standard on September 20th, 1939.

Here are a few examples:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

André Carrilho Mural at the "Vanity Fair" 2015 Oscar Party

From André Carrilho's page on flikr.

Guests of the "Vanity Fair" 2015 Oscar party were treated to a mural drawn by cartoonist André Carrilho.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Matt's 30th Anniversary at The Telegraph

From The Telegraph.

The Duke of Edinburgh has paid tribute to the “genius” of the Telegraph’s Matt, as Britain’s leading public figures celebrate the cartoonist’s 30th anniversary at this newspaper.

Friday, March 2, 2018

"Messy Drawings" by Oscar Grillo

From Oscar Grillo's Facebook page.

Messy drawings in Portugal from March 3rd to July 8th...Miss it at your peril!...The works were selected by the great Antonio Antunes.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Vancouver illustrator is overwhelmed by positive response

From Global News.

Eight days have passed since Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” became an enduring memorial to the victims of a deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.