Sunday, September 30, 2018

Pedro Molina on the human rights crisis in Nicaragua

Cherian George in Drawing Fire.

It’s been six months since a wave of protests in Nicaragua sparked violent reprisals by the government of Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo. 

So far, police and paramilitary forces have killed some 350 people with impunity. The terror shows no sign of abating, with Ortega taking advantage of the fact that the world has bigger concerns right now than his small Central American country.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Editorial cartoonists at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

The AAEC will have a table Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30, at the CXC — Cartoon Crossroads Columbus in the Expo and Book Fair at the downtown Columbus Metropolitan Library.

We'll be sponsoring two panels on Saturday afternoon on "Cartooning In The Time Of Trump" with Ann Telnaes, Signe Wilkinson, Nate Beeler and Rob Rogers

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Death of Editorial Cartooning

J.J. McCullough in The National Review.

The cartoonist's choice: Navigate a minefield of heightened sensitivities or produce pandering dreck for an audience of ideologues.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Michael Ramirez joins the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jason Bracelin on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.

In between organic chemistry and biology, there was surfing.

Ever since he was a teenager, Michael Ramirez loved the ocean.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

2018 AAEC Convention

From the AAEC website.

This year's gathering of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will take place Sept. 20-23 in Sacramento, CA.

Hosts Jack Ohman and Pat Bagley released the convention's schedule today. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Herald Sun Cartoonist Defends Serena Williams Cartoon

From the HuffPost.

An Australian cartoonist is standing by his cartoon of Serena Williams that perpetuates the racist and sexist “angry black woman” trope.

Mark Knight, the editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun
in Melbourne, dismissed social media criticism of his drawing, which mocks the tennis legend after her loss to Naomi Osaka at Saturday’s U.S. Open final.

Monday, September 10, 2018

"NOT the National Portrait Gallery" Exhibition

Clive Goddard writes in Pro Cartoonists.

© Richard Jolley/ Private Eye

“No, its ‘Not the National Portrait Gallery’ but it is right on its doorstep in a brand new gallery space at Charing Cross Library.

It is an exhibition full of irreverent, funny and, in some cases, downright disrespectful caricatures and cartoons, all poking fun at the singularly human business of having a likeness made.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Celebrating 30 years of photojournalism at Visa pour l’Image

Olivier Laurent in The Washington Post.

Beyond the exhibitions and screenings, where hundreds of thousands of visitors can discover or rediscover some of the best of photojournalism produced around the world, Visa pour l’Image, the annual photography festival held in Perpignan, France, is also a meeting place.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pedro Molina Wins Courage in Cartooning Award

From Cartoon Movement.

Pedro X. Molina of Nicaragua is a long-standing proponent of freedom of expression and a tireless ally of cartoonists in trouble elsewhere. 

Of late he has had cause to chronicle the deteriorating condition of society under President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

World Humour Awards 2018

From World Humour Awards.

The prizes of the third edition of the contest have been awarded and will be given out at the awards ceremony Saturday September 1st. at Hotel Terme Baistrocchi in Salsomaggiore Terme.

The drawings will be exhibited from August 29 toSeptember 6.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Davor Štambuk 1934-2018

Croatian cartoonist Davor Štambuk, born in Split on December 29, 1934, passed away in Zagreb on March 7, 2018.

Monday, September 3, 2018

The Village Voice is no more

From The New York Post.

The storied New York tabloid the Village Voice — already down to around two dozen employees — is now officially dead, its owner announced Friday.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The first exhibition of "Caricaturist stars of the World" in Iran excludes women

A comment from Italian cartoonist Paolo Lombardi about the "Caricaturist stars of the World" exhibition in Iran :
September will see an exhibition in Iran where were the greatest cartoonists in the world are invited.   
All men.