Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Michael de Adder on drawing Donald Trump

From NBC News.

Trump makes the case for editorial cartoonists pretty much every day. Are we really willing to allow such an important journalistic tradition to die out?

Cartoonist Michael de Adder makes the case for editorial cartoons:

Monday, July 29, 2019

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

From the Daily Cartoonist website.

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS and their brand new website.


Friday, July 26, 2019

Covering Donald Trump

The New Yorker - Monday, January 23, 2017 - Issue # 4672 - Vol. 92 - N° 46 -
Animated Gif Cover “At the Wheel” by Barry Blitt.

Here is a selection of some favourite magazine (and a book) covers featuring Donald Trump.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics

From the Art Gallery of Hamilton website.

THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics presents a survey of contemporary Canadian artists working in the expansive genre of cartooning and indie comics. 

On the international stage, the comic arts are highly regarded, but in Canada, it is arguable that cartoonists don’t receive the same level of art world recognition. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Free Musa Kart

From Cartoonists Rights.

Cartoonists at the Cartooning for Peace conference in Addis Ababa on World Press Freedom Day in May 2019.

On this 24 July 2019, the Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and his former colleagues Önder Çelik, Kemal Güngör, Hakan Kara, Güray Öz and Emre İper have been in custody for three months. 

Musa Kart is serving an unjustified sentence of 1 year and 16 days for "association with a terrorist organization".

Monday, July 22, 2019

Mark Streeter Loses Staff Position at the Savannah Morning News

From Savannah Now.

Mark Streeter, Savannah Morning News, November 13, 2018

Today marks the end of an era at the Savannah Morning News as Mark Streeter’s editorial cartoon is his last as a staffer.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Steve Bell protests over spiked cartoon

From the Middle East Monitor.

The Guardian has come under fire over its coverage of anti-Semitism after the paper refused to publish a cartoon depicting Jeremy Corbyn’s critics and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a negative light and also for the paper’s decision to pull a letter signed by 100 prominent Jews in defence of the Labour leader.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Graphic Humor Award of the Americas 2019

From Cartoon Home Network International's Facebook page.

Cartónclub, the club of the Latin cartoon, and Fábrica de Cultura AC, in collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Mexico through the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center invite cartoonists, illustrators and visual artists who explore new media, to participate in the first edition of the Graphic Humor Award of the Americas.

Corruption, social movements, violence, gender violence, ecology and migration.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Rhymes With Orange has a new home

From the Rhymes With Orange website.

Welcome to the all-new Rhymes With Orange website and blog!
This is the place to find out what’s new with Rhymes With Orange and its creators, Hilary Price and Rina Piccolo.
Our daily cartoon lives over at ComicsKingdom.com, but here’s where you’ll find Tune-In Tuesdays and Furry Fridays, as well as installments of The Charming-Yet-Infrequent Newsletter.
We’ve got prints and comic books for sale now, and will be adding mugs and more soon. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Murder of Political Cartooning

By Ted Rall.

Cartoon by Dale Cummings, Canada

A century ago newspapers employed more than 2000 full-time editorial cartoonists. Today there are fewer than 25.

In the United States, political cartooning as we know it is dead. If you draw editorial cartoons for a living and you have any brains you’re working in a different field or looking for an exit.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Cartoonist Ben Garrison won't attend White House summit

On The Hill website.

A political cartoonist accused of making an anti-Semitic image will no longer attend President Trump’s social media summit after his White House invitation was criticized by Jewish groups, Politico reported.

A senior administration official said Ben Garrison will no longer be attending the event on Thursday, according to the news outlet.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

World Press Cartoon 2019 (my cartoons)

Two of my cartoons have been exhibited and published in the catalogue of the 2019 edition of World Press Cartoon, in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha.

Monday, July 8, 2019

"Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau / Nouvelle Femme" at the Poster House

From the Poster House website.

Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters.

Through exhibitions, events, and publications, Poster House presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Newspaper editorial cartoons face 'existential threat'

From CBC Radio.

The editorial cartoon is facing an "existential threat" in the face of shrinking newsrooms and meme culture, according to a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist.

"Editorial cartoons … do cause a lot of trouble,' said Nick Anderson, who draws for The Washington Post Writers Group.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

MAD Magazine Is Shutting Down

From Pop Politics.

MAD Magazine #548, October 2017, Tom Richmond.

I just heard from a friend of mine who is in a Facebook group with MAD writer Stan Stinberg that, after the next two issues, MAD will no longer be publishing original material. Instead, it’ll publish reprinted material until it’s subscription responsibilities are fulfilled and then the magazine will cease publication.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Fragile State of the Political Cartoon

From Politico Magazine.

The reaper came for another editorial cartoonist over the weekend.

The Brunswick News newspaper group in Canada canceled Michael de Adder’s contract a couple of days after he distributed a cartoon on Twitter depicting Donald Trump on the fairway, golf club in hand, asking two face-down, drowned migrants, “Do you mind if I play through?”