Monday, January 28, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pulitzer-Winning Cartoonist Among Laid Off at Arizona Republic

From The Phoenix New Times.

The Arizona Republic laid off two staffers on Wednesday as part of a national cost-cutting effort by Gannett, the paper's parent company, according sources in the newsroom.

Newsroom sources say the two editorial employees laid off today were Steve Benson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, and Matthew Crowley, a digital desk editor.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Gahan Wilson Retires

The great Gahan Wilson, just shy of his 89th birthday, announced he is retiring and putting down his pen.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sexist cartoons in the Post-Gazette draw ire from Pittsburghers

From the Pittsburgh City Paper.

The P-G fired its last cartoonist because they "wanted clever and funny instead of angry and mean.”

This week, Pittsburgh readers looking for some biting satire and political laughs in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette were treated to some tone-deaf sexism instead.

Two political cartoons illustrated by cartoonist Steve Kelley attempt to joke about gender relations, one actually drawing from headlines about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' divorce.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Ottawa Catholic board pulls book with LGBT characters

On the CBC website.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has quietly removed a popular book from its elementary school libraries after parents complained about its LGBT content.

Drama, a 2012 graphic novel by American author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier, is about a student who wants to be part of her middle-school theatre production.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Taking African Cartoons Seriously

From Michigan State University Press.

Cartoonists make us laugh—and think—by caricaturing daily events and politics. The essays, interviews, and cartoons presented in this innovative book vividly demonstrate the rich diversity of cartooning across Africa and highlight issues facing its cartoonists today, such as sociopolitical trends, censorship, and use of new technologies.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The best Ann Telnaes cartoons of 2018

From The Washington Post.

A look back at a tweet-filled year of Trump conflicts of interests and diversions through the cartoons of Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes.