Monday, April 30, 2018

50 Glorious Shows at the Cartoon Museum

From the Cartoon Museum.

In February 2018, the Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation.

50 Glorious Shows! is the museums 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street, and features highlights from all the site’s previous exhibitions. 

It also showcases many of the wonderful artworks which the museum has acquired for the collection during that period.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

I wish I'd drawn... (47)

I had the same idea but ended up drawing something else. I'm now glad I did.

Steve Sack, The Star Tribune, Minneapolis.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Clay Bennett receives the 2018 Thomas Nast Award

From the Times Free Press.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett was honored in March with the 2018 Thomas Nast Award for the best cartoons on international affairs. The award is presented by the The Overseas Press Club of America.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Two Halifax editorial cartoonists see their work ripped-off

From CBC News.

For the second time in a week, a Nova Scotia editorial cartoonist has had his work stolen to profit off a national tragedy.

Michael de Adder's drawing of two hockey players in Toronto and Humboldt jerseys with their arms around each other went online on Tuesday.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

14 Cumhuriyet staff emprisoned on terrorism charges

From Reuters.

Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, along with 13 others, was sentenced to jail today, the culmination of a long sham trial resulting from a crackdown on political opponents by Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan in response to a failed coup attempt in November of 2016.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Clay Bennett receives the Sigma Delta Chi Award

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Clay Bennett, editorial cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, received yesterday the Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning (in a newspaper with a circulation above 100 000 copies).

The Sigma Delta Chi awards are awarded by the Society of Professional Journalism and recognize exceptional professional journalism produced in 2017.

Walt Handelsman receives the Sigma Delta Chi award

From The Advocate.

Walt Handelsman, editorial cartoonist for the New Orleans Advocate, received yesterday the Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning (in a newspaper with a circulation below 100 000 copies).

The Sigma Delta Chi awards are awarded by the Society of Professional Journalism and recognize exceptional professional journalism produced in 2017.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A new logo for the AAEC

From the AAEC website.

FINAL AAEC raster large

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists launches a new icon, updating its venerable ink bottle for the digital age

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Michael Sloan wins the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning

From The Pulitzer Prize.

Writer Jake Halpern and cartoonist Michael Sloan won the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning for an emotionally powerful series, told in graphic narrative form, that chronicled the daily struggles of a real-life family of refugees and its fear of deportation. 

Welcome to the New World” was published in 19 installments in The New York Times.

Jake Halpern is the co-author, most recently, of the novel “Edgeland.” 
Michael Sloan is an illustrator and artist.

Monday, April 16, 2018

15th Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

From the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival website.

A wide range of cartoons are on offer this year; cartoons from America, Ireland, Belgium as well as the UK, workshops, live drawing and a panel discussion. Come along to Shrewsbury this April for all manner of cartoon treats! 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

World Press Photo Contest 2018 – Highlights

From The Guardian.

José Victor Salazar Balza, 28, catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas. 

Highlights from this year’s World Press Photo competition include Ronaldo Schemidt’s image of a man on fire, which took the top prize.

Friday, April 13, 2018

KAL’s favourite cartoons

To celebrate KAL’s 40 years working with The Economist, we interviewed KAL and asked him to choose some of his favourite cartoons.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt Broncos cartoon resonates with Canadians

From Global News.

A Nova Scotia cartoonist’s illustration capturing the country’s pain in the wake of the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team is being described online as powerful, poignant and heart-wrenching.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition Deadline

The deadline to participate in the 35th Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition is May 4th.
All the information here.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Canada Post Honours Illustrators

From Canada Post.

Canada Post unveiled on April 5 a souvenir sheet featuring five great Canadian illustrators  from the past 50 years. The featured artists are Will Davies, Blair Drawson, Gérard DuBois, James Hill and Anita Kunz.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Death threats forces Colombia cartoonist off social media

From Colombia Reports.

The "betrayal" of  the subconscious
- And do not try to betray me Dr. Ivan Marquez
- I mean... Doctor Ivan Duque

As Colombia´s election race is heating up, some leading public personalities abandon social media amid threats and harassment from political fanatics and extremists.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Finalist in the "Colorful Human World" Cartoon Contest

One of my cartoons was shortlisted for the "A Colorful Human World" International Cartoon Contest & Expo 2018.