Monday, July 30, 2018

João Fazenda

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

Tom Batchell's caricature to illustrate "The Paparazzo Who Wants to Catch Justin Bieber Happy" in last week's edition of The New Yorker seemed a bit different from his usual style.

And for good reason.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Cartoonist axed for ‘Animal Farm’ parody of Likud lawmakers

From The Times of Israel.

A veteran Israeli cartoonist was cut loose on Tuesday from the magazine he worked at for nearly three decades over an illustration portraying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud lawmakers as pigs from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”

The cartoon by Avi Katz drew on a photo of Netanyahu and members of his Likud party snapping a selfie at the Knesset following the passage of the so-called Jewish State law last week.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

'New York Daily News' Staff Slashed By Half

From NPR.

Cartoon by Bill Bramhall

The newspaper publishing company Tronc has moved to slash the New York Daily News newsroom, announcing cuts of 50 percent to the paper's editorial staff, according to an internal memo obtained by NPR and other news outlets.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The origin of "Thagomizer"

When the Far Side came out in 1982, paleontologists realised they'd never actually named that part of a stegosaurus and began using the term informally. 

And now, 36 years later, if you type "Thagomizer" into a search engine...

Friday, July 20, 2018

The 2018 Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

From the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival website.

Poster by the The Surreal McCoy

The theme of this year Herne Bay Cartoon Festival is "Turning the Tide". The main event is August 5 on Herne Bay Pier. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A message from cartoonist Pedro Molina

More than 350 deaths and counting... Ortega's Paramilitary have killed unarmed nicaraguan citizens almost daily for the past 3 months and he continue to do so ... Please share and help us stop him.


Monday, July 16, 2018

USA Bans Italian Cartoonist From Attending San Diego Comic-Con

From Bleeding Cool.

Italian cartoonist Zerocalcare, who has become a national sensation after selling a million copies of his graphic novels in the last six years in Italy alone, was invited to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

His work has become increasingly popular in Europe and he was planning to promote and celebrate the American launch of his book on the struggle of Kurdish rebels in Syria, Kobane Calling, from American publishers Lion Forge.

That was before he reckoned with the American government.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

"Spiked: The Unpublished Political Cartoons of Rob Rogers"

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is launching an exhibition of Rob Rogers' unpublished editorial cartoons, alongside larger, colorized versions of all the cartoons killed by Rogers' former employer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"As I Was Going Along...", an exhibition of Tom Fluharty's work

One of America’s greatest satirical artists Tom Fluharty has a gallery show this month at the Bloomington Minnesota Art Center (Artistry).

Monday, July 9, 2018

U.S. Postal Service must pay millions for Statue of Liberty mistake

From The Washington Post.

A federal judge ordered the Postal Service to pay $3.5 million to Robert S. Davidson, after admitting it had confused an image of his plaster sculpture replica in Las Vegas for the 19th-century stone-and-copper behemoth off the New York shore.

Friday, July 6, 2018

The 2018 Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony Postponed

From the Joe Shuster Awards.

The Joe Shuster Awards, which honours Canadians comics and graphic novels, announced on their website that they were unable to finalize the 2018 winners and present the awards tomorrow at the Montreal Comic Con.