Thursday, May 31, 2018

Erich Sokol Exhibition in Krems

From Karikaturmuseum Krems.

The highlight exhibition, starting on March 25, will show a selection of Erich Sokol’s best work (1933 - 2003).

Sokol is regarded as a pioneer of a new Austrian school in the caricature scene and satire, and especially within his supreme discipline, portrait caricature. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free

From CRNI.

Nine months on, Ramón has left Equatorial Guinea behind. The cartoonist is safe and well with friends in Madrid, Spain.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"Mo" by Ann Telnaes

From GoComics.

Washington Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes now produces a weekly comic strip "Mo", syndicated by GoComics.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Turkish cartoonist given one-year jail sentence for drawing Moses

From Stockholm Center for Freedom.

Cartoonist Seyfi Şahin, who used to work for the closed-down popular humor magazine Gırgır, has been handed down a jail sentence of one year, 15 days for insulting sacred values in a controversial cartoon featuring the biblical prophet Moses.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Glen Keane Receives 2017 NCS Reuben Award

From the NCS website.

National Cartoonists Society members have chosen the winner of the 2017 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”.

Ballots were sent out to all voting NCS members last April, and the Reuben Award was presented to animator Glen Keane at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26th in Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, May 25, 2018

World Press Cartoon 2018

The 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards will return on June 2 to the Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha, with a great exhibition of the best works published in 2017 in newspapers and magazines from around the world. 

The winners come from eight countries on three continents: Europe, Asia and South America.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Signe Wilkinson reflects on her career

From the Chestnut Hill.

Famed Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was the first female political cartoonist to receive the Pulitzer Prize, which was awarded in 1992.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Student Cartoonist Jake Thrasher Honoured

Jake Thrasher from the University of Mississippi is the winner of the 2018 Mark of Excellence in Editorial Cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists which honours the best in student journalism. 

Thrasher was a finalist for last year's Courage in Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights after receiving death threats for an anti-KKK cartoon in his university newspaper.

And in a "welcome to the real world" coda, the cartoonist noted — in the same email announcement about the SPJ award — that his position at the local Mississippi newspaper, the Oxford Eagle, was recently eliminated after the publisher left.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

German newspaper drops cartoonist after Netanyahu drawing

From Reuters.

German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said it had ended its decades-long collaboration with cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch after he depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu using “anti-Semitic cliches”.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Why India (and the rest of the world) needs more women in editorial cartooning

From ShethePeople TV.

Earlier this month, cartoonist Kshitij Bajpai got a shoutout on Twitter from a very important person.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged an illustration Bajpai had made of him after attending an election rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Movies Recreate Iconic Paintings

From deMilked.

La Mort de Marat (1793) vs. About Schmidt (2002)

Vugar Efendi is a 23 years old writer and director. In his portfolio, he says he grew up in various countries surrounded by their rich cultures, such as United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine. 

Vugar received a lot of attention online after he uploaded his incredible three-part ‘Film Meets Art‘ videos that compare classical paintings and iconic movie scenes. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tom Wolfe, cartoonist

On Parents Day
"Puh-leeze, Mummy, nobody wants to hear about coke, Acapulco, or Fleetwood Mac. "

Very few people realize it, but author Tom Wolfe, beside penning the idioms "aw-shucks", "radical chic", "fuhgedaboudit" and "me generation", was also an accomplished cartoonist, as can be seen in this drawing, first published in Harper's magazine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Doug Wright Awards Winners

From the Doug Wright Awards blog.

The winners of the 14th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics, were announced Saturday evening at a ceremony in Toronto. 

One of this year’s winners is a multiple Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three took home awards for the first time.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Duncan Macpherson, "Giant of the North"

From The Toronto Star.

Duncan Macpherson with his caricatures of the Supreme Court of Canada Justices.

25 years after his death, Duncan Macpherson racks up another honour this weekend as he is inducted in the Doug Wright Hall of Fame, "The Giants of the North", cartoonist Terry Mosher writes.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018

BK Munn In Sequential.

Posters by Ho Che Anderson and Fiona Smyth

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018 takes place today and tomorrow at the Toronto Reference Library.

The 2018 Doug Wright Awards Nominations

From the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The nominations for the 2018 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning have been unveiled and this year’s winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 12.

Here are the nominees:

Friday, May 11, 2018

A message from Nicaragua

Repression in Nicaragua is getting worse, at this point we have 49 dead, tv channels are being taking off the air, news websites have been attacked and today Ortega's Govt. called a meeting with Internet providers.

Reprint on the iPolitics website (37)

Today on the iPolitics website.

Le Droit, Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Pat Oliphant archives housed at the University of Virginia

Fom The Augusta Free Press.

Elevator, 2010, oil on canvas, Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant has donated his archives to the University of Virginia, including original artwork, sketchbooks & sculptures.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Musa Kart honoured by the Swiss Cartooning for Peace Foundation

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Swiss Cartooning for Peace Foundation presented the fourth International Press Drawing Prize of the City of Geneva to Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Art of Resistance: The Winners

From Cartoon Movement.

With a total 1781 submissions from 76 countries we think our first international cartoon competition was a huge success! 

Out of all these submissions we made a shortlist of 200 cartoons; on March 5, this shortlist was presented to a professional jury, tasked with the difficult job to select the cartoons that will be featured in the upcoming exhibition ‘The Art of Resistance’ and to determine the winners.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bruce MacKinnon wins National Newspaper Awards 2017

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association unveiled last night the winners of the 69th National Newspaper Awards.

Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle Herald.

Here are the other finalists in the editorial cartooning category:

Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

18th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition (Results)

Grand PrizeSteven Degryse (Lectrr), Belgium

The jury (composed of five members of the Canadian Committee of World Press Freedom) met on April 16th to select the winners of the 18th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.

The theme, this year, was "The high price of a free press" and we received 417 entries from 49 countries.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire" at Ohio State

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum website.

Harvey Kurtzman’s brainchild made its debut as a comic book in 1952 before switching to a magazine format in 1955.

Over the ensuing years, MAD has featured artwork by many of the most talented cartoonists in the industry. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Return of the "Daily Cartoonist" blog

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Welcome, cartoon friends! We’re “soft launching” the “new” Daily Cartoonist this week. The site is now owned and operated by my colleagues here in Kansas City (Mo.) at Andrews McMeel. 
Our plan is to restart/continue the great cartoon news site that Alan Gardner built. Alan has been a great help in the transition and we’re thankful for his counsel and goodwill. 
As to how the site will run on a day-to-day basis: staffers here at Andrews McMeel will do the occasional post, but we’ve signed the prolific comics news junkie D.D. Degg to serve as our main news/piece contributor. 
Future TDC plans include a site redesign, long-winded Q&As with sassy puppets and the occasional dance off. Thanks for coming by and let us know if you have any feedback. 

John Glynn