Saturday, June 29, 2019

Michael de Adder dropped from New Brunswick newspapers

Cartoonist Michael de Adder was let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick. His cartoons will no longer appear in the Moncton Times & Transcript, the Fredericton Daily Gleaner and the Saint John Telegraph-Journal.

On a positive note, he has just finished a book that will be out in September and he still freelances for both The Toronto Star, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald  and The Hill Times. According to de Adder, "It's a setback, not a deathblow".

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cartoon Museum set to re-open on 1st July

From Boys adventure comics.

The new Cartoon Museum will open to the public on Monday July 1st 2019 at its new home on Wells Street near Oxford Circus.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

I wish I'd drawn... (53)

...this wonderful cartoon by Danish cartoonist Niels Bo Bojesen.

Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next U.K. prime minister, said that party members were not interested in why police were called to his home after neighbours heard a loud altercation between Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds.

Friday, June 21, 2019

On Israel Sensitivity to Criticism

Ofri Ilany in Haaretz.

Israelis enjoy having the freedom to insult and mock others in politically incorrect ways, but watch out when the tables are turned.

Early last week, The New York Times made a dramatic announcement. James Bennet, the editorial page editor, stated that the paper had decided to do away with political cartoons in its international edition. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marilena Nardi on the role of satire

From Slowcomix.

Following a controversy over a cartoon considered to be anti-Semitic, the New York Times announced that it would no longer publish editorial cartoons in its' international edition. In the local one, however, the cartoons have already been eliminated for some time.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey" by Rob Rogers

On the IDW Publishing website.

After 25 years as the political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump.

In Enemy of the People Rogers writes, “Trump’s open embrace of the darkest, ugliest corners of human nature has emboldened racists, neo-Nazis, criminals, thugs, despots, misogynists and liars to come out from under their rocks and display their shameful behavior publicly. 

Monday, June 17, 2019


From the AAEC website.

A press release from Counterpoint:
We are pleased to announce the publication of Counterpoint, a revolutionary new approach to the publication and distribution of editorial cartoons. 
Our motto: Seeking Truth Through Diverse Perspectives

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Implications of the NYT Ending Cartoons

From NPR.

Rayma Suprani, Venezuela / USA

On NPR Weekend Edition, political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte talks to Scott Simon about The New York Times' decision to stop publishing political cartoons in its international edition.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Response to "The New York Times" ban on editorial cartoons (1)

Lloyd Grove in The Daily Beast.

Cartoon by Joep Bertrams, Belgium

The New York Times is facing scathing condemnation over editorial page editor James Bennet's decision to stop publishing the daily work of two in-house editorial cartoonists—Patrick Chappatte and Heng Kim Song—in the Times’ international print edition and on its web site.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The end of political cartoons at "The New York Times"

From Chappatte's website.

Cartoon published on the front page of the NYT website on January 8, 2015, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks and won the 2015 Overseas Press Club Award.

All my professional life, I have been driven by the conviction that the unique freedom of political cartooning entails a great sense of responsibility.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment

From The Washington Post.

Cartoon by Jim Margulies

The First Amendment right to free speech is no laughing matter, as illustrated by a new exhibit at the world’s largest cartoon library.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Badiucao: Chinese dissident cartoonist revealed

From BBC News.


After years of anonymity, one of China’s leading dissident cartoonists has revealed his identity to the BBC.

The Australia-based artist whose work satirises China’s one-party rule explains why, despite threats, he is choosing the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy Tiananmen protests to reveal his identity.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"David Low Censored" Exhibition

From the Political Cartoon Gallery.

An exhibition of original unpublished cartoons by the greatest cartoonist of the 20th Century, Sir David Low

Monday, June 3, 2019

"Thurber's Columbus" Exhibition

From The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

How does our home shape who we are? James Thurber (1894–1961), one of the most popular writers and cartoonists of the mid-twentieth century, grew up in Columbus, Ohio. 

As an adult Thurber moved away from the city, yet his hometown left an indelible mark on his imagination and was a source of inspiration throughout his career.