Saturday, June 30, 2018

Finalists of World Humour Awards 2018

From World Humor Awards.

The jury has completed the selection for the 2018 nominations and, even this year it was not easy to choose between the works submitted, all of excellent quality!

The winners will receive shortly the communication and the invitation to the awards ceremony in Salsomaggiore Saturday, September 1 in the meeting room of Terme Baistrocchi.

Here is the list of nominees.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Trump Grotesk

Steven Heller in Print.

Trump infects the body politic’s mind to such a degree that now we even have a typeface in his image.

Snyder/Studio designer Mattias Mackler created Trump Grotesk to remind us of some of the truly grotesque things he’s said, done and will do. 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Rob Rogers' firing is a frightening omen

Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the CNN website.

Every once in a great while, American readers experience a rare moment of collective awareness about editorial cartooning -- in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France and the Mohammed cartoon controversy in Denmark, for example, when the loss of life and violent demonstrations forced the world to take note.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cartoonist Pedro Molina's View on the Violence in Nicaragua

From Cartoonists Rights Network.

Cartoonists often complain that politicians are unfair competition because they can be crazier than our cartoons. This is particularly true in Nicaragua, where I live and work as a cartoonist.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

An interview with Tomi Ungerer

From Print.

An interview with Tomi Ungerer conducted by Steven Heller in 2015 when both spoke at his first U.S. retrospective at the Drawing Center in New York.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

" Take That, Adolf!: The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War"

Art historian Mark Fertig explores the geopolitical underpinnings of World War II through the colorful covers of Golden Age comic books. 

With surprising sophistication, these images reflect the complexities of that global conflict. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Careless Talk" by Fougasse

Rupert Besley in The Cartoonist's Club of Great Britain website.

There can’t be many cartoonists whose work can be said to have changed the behaviour of a nation. Nor too many whose work affected the course of fashion. And not too many, either (just two), who went on to edit Punch.

The cartoonist in question is Cyril Kenneth Bird, known to most as Fougasse.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mihai Ignat Exhibition at the ECC

From the ECC website.

Romanian cartoonist Mihai Ignat won the European Cartoon Center prize at the 2017 Euro-Kartoenale and now has his personal exhibition in the ECC.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

2017 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Audio Slideshow

The Society of Professional Journalists presented the 2017 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism last Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post's "Comic Riffs" columnist Michael Cavna was the winner in the Audio Slide Show category.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

World Press Cartoon 2018 (my cartoons)

Two of my cartoons have been exhibited and published in the catalogue of the 2018 edition of World Press Cartoon, in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pittsburgh paper spikes work of longtime editorial cartoonist

From WESA.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and its recently hired editorial director, Keith Burris, may be on the verge of another controversy over the direction of its editorial page.

Over the past week, the paper has not published five cartoons by its editorial cartoonist, Rob Rogers.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Marilena Nardi wins 13th edition of World Press Cartoon

From World Press Cartoon.

The cartoon «Freedom of Expression» by Italian cartoonist Marilena Nardi was awarded the Grand Prize of the 13th edition of World Press Cartoon, the annual celebration of humour art in the international press, which opened its doors yesterday at the Conference and Cultural Center of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

NCS Uncovers Award Error

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The National Cartoon Society just had their Oscar moment—announcing the wrong winner in two categories at this years NCS convention. 

Turns out Clay Bennett should have received the award for Editorial Cartooning and New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes for Gag Cartooning.