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.

Monday, November 26, 2018

“Cabinet of Horrors,” Exhibition by Robbie Conald

From The New Yorker.

Not long ago, Donald Trump acquired a reproduction of a painting that appears on postcards in gift shops around the capital, depicting a younger, more slender version of himself, with an I-date-models grin, drinking Diet Coke at a private club with Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, and a bunch of other Republican Presidents. I

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Martyn Turner Exhibition

The Irish Times presents "The Times We Live In", an exhibition of the work of their star cartoonist Martyn Turner.

The Times We Live In
November 29 to December 7
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
CHQ Custom House Quay, Dublin, D01 T6K4, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 906 0861

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stan Lee Remembered

Ted Anthony for The Associated Press.

It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth’s angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade.

But Stan Lee, who died Monday, was far more than that. It’s no stretch to say that he helped redraw the world of American fiction. And he certainly made sure everyone knew it.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Drawings in a Dangerous Time

From Facebook.

Cartoon by Christian Hovden Bloom

Norwegian and Canadian cartoonists share their visions of Donald Trump, Climate change, recent elections and much more!.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jeff Koons Found Guilty of Plagiarism

From artnetNews.

Fait d’Hiver by US artist Jeff Koons at Christie’s auction house is seen before going on sale for an estimated $4-6 million in New York on November 12, 2007. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

Jeff Koons is found guilty of plagiarism in Paris and ordered to pay $168,000 to the creator of an ad he appropriated

A French adman claims victory in his legal battle with the US artist over a surreal campaign featuring a rescue pig and freezing model.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Ralph Steadman on Trump, Hunter S.Thompson and Brexit

From The Guardian.

Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The outspoken gonzo illustrator talks about his friendship with Hunter S Thompson, his thoughts on the state of politics and shares an exclusive Brexit poem.

In 1970, the Welsh illustrator Ralph Steadman landed in Louisville to cover the Kentucky Derby for Scanlan’s Monthly, and was picked up by Hunter S Thompson in a red convertible.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2018"

From Penguin Books.

A blockbuster collection of the year’s funniest political cartoons, featuring the work of Mac, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and many more . . .

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hires a new conservative cartoonist

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

Four months after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fired left-leaning cartoonist Rob Rogers, the paper has hired an editorial artist from across the political aisle.

The Post-Gazette has announced that Steve Kelley, the veteran conservative cartoonist who has worked in New Orleans and San Diego, will be its new political cartoonist. His first cartoon as a staffer is scheduled to appear Nov. 4.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MacKinnon cartoon headed to the Library of Congress

From the Chronicle Herald.

An image by Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon that went viral during Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last month is heading for the archives of the United States Library of Congress.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Variations on the Saudi flag

Garnotte, at Le Devoir, had fun last Friday transforming the Saudi flag following the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the premises of their consulate in Istanbul.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cartooning Global Forum 2018

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.

The inaugural États Généraux du Dessin de Presse / Cartooning Global Forum took place at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris on October 3rd.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

6th Niels Bugge Cartoon Award Winners

From Graphic Art News.

Cartoon by Constantin Sunnerberg

Danish organizers say a Belgian artist has won the international Niels Bugge Cartoon Award that this year focused on artificial intelligence.

Lars Refn, the chairman of the international jury, said Friday that Constantin Sunnerberg won the 3,000-euro first prize for his "inspired" cartoon interpretation of AI depicting two robot-resembling figures.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Launching the new Sequential Magazine

From Sequential.

A revival of Sequential’s magazine edition by Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki founder Brendan Montgomery. 

The goal of this publication is to expand the efforts of both Sequential and the Wiki to promote self-published and indie comic books made by Canadians. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Banksy painting self-destructs minutes after being sold at auction

From CTV News.

Moments after a famous Banksy painting was sold for more than $1.7 million during a live auction, the piece was shredded from inside its frame.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Political Cartoonist Hermenegildo Sábat Dies at 85

From The Buenos Aires Times,

Hermenegildo “Menchi” Sábat, the award-winning political cartoonist best known for his work with the Clarín newspaper, died peacefully in his sleep yesterday at the age of 85.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive

From Black Dog and Leventhal.

This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick.

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. 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Meet the cartoonist chronicling the unrest in Nicaragua

From Roads and Kingdoms.

Pro-Ortega paramilitaries have been accused of killing and abducting hundreds of civilians in recent months.

Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro Molina says the country’s paramilitary groups are like ISIS.

Pedro Molina wants you to know that what’s happening in Nicaragua is not a civil war.

Friday, August 17, 2018

A positive message from the Niels Bugge’s Cartoon Award

We are happy to inform you that The Niels Bugge Cartoon award is going to be held this year, and will continue as an international cartoonist competition with all the central elements of the event intact, and most of the boardmembers and the international jury are going to continue their work on the event. But the event management is from here on being handled by the cultural department under the municipality of Viborg.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

"JOIN, or DIE" newspaper sells for $40,000.

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Four pages* of the May 9, 1754 issue of Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette, including the page with the original printing of the "Join, or Die" cartoon sold for the minimum bid of $40,000

A buyer’s premium of 25% brought the total to $50,000.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Finalists of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 Contest

From the website of the LIBREXPRESSION Center.

Fifty five cartoons were chosen for the final selection of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 contest launched on May 15th by the Euro-Mediterranean Center LIBREXPRESSION of the “Giuseppe Di Vagno” Foundation, on the theme chosen for the 14th edition of the Lector In Fabula festival: “Imagination and Power in the digital age“.

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...