Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

A message from cartoonist Pedro Molina

"Censura" (Censorhip) is misspelled in the cartoon, a recurrent trick cartoonist Pedro Molina uses to show the stupidity of the ruling couple.

There is no Happy Christmas for journalism in Nicaragua. 
Another independent media outlet has been attacked by Dictatorship forces, the same way they did with us at

Friday, December 21, 2018

The Overseas Press Club Renames Thomas Nast Award

From the OPC website.

The Usual Way of Doing Things, by Thomas Nast, 1871.
Source: The Ohio State University

The OPC Board of Governors has decided to make a change to the OPC’s award for best cartoons on international affairs.  

Monday, December 17, 2018

"Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet"

Ian McGillis in The Montreal Gazette.

Photo by Allen McInnis

Montreal's Julie Doucet revolutionized comics — then she walked away.

The just-published Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet is a labour of love that gives the prestige treatment to the underground artist's work, but now she's happy to let her inheritors carry the torch.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Crime Comics No Longer Criminal in Canada

From the Department of Justice.

Today, the Senate approved C-51, which cancels (among other things) the following criminal offense:
- Possessing, printing, distributing or publishing crime comics (paragraph 163(1)(b).

Monday, December 10, 2018

Report: The First Cartooning Global Forum

From Cartoonists Rights Network International .

One of the most significant tasks for CRNI over the past year was our role within the planning committee for the Cartooning Global Forum (États Généraux du Dessin de Presse), not a new organisation but rather a new opportunity for cartoonists, the bodies that represent them and affiliated stakeholders from the press and media as well as those working to protect freedom of expression to share knowledge and experience and identify areas of common interest where we can work collectively.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Tell me a story where the bad girl wins: The life and art of Barbara Shermund"

From the Billy Ireland Library and Museum.

The New Yorker - Saturday, June 8, 1940 - Issue # 799 - Vol. 16 - N° 17

Barbara Shermund is an unheralded early master of gag cartooning. 

Her sharp wit and loose style boldly tapped the zeitgeist of first-wave feminism with vivid characters that were alive and astute. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

GB Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2018

From Ellwood Atfield.

Winner - Peter Brookes

The team at Ellwood Atfield are delighted to have hosted the Political Cartoon of the Year Awards.