Friday, August 23, 2019

The 38th St. Just-le-Martel International Salon of Caricature, Editorial and Gag Cartoons

The International Press and Humor Salon of Saint-Just-Le-Martel, to be held from September 28 to October 6, unveiled the program of its 38th edition.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Counterpoint reaches 50k subscribers

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Counterpoint has arrived with a punch.

The eagerness of participating cartoonists to promote this new platform explains, in part, why it has gone from some 750 subscribers three months ago to around 50,000 today.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CRNI monitors the loss of cartoonists from media outlets globally

From Index on Censorship.

Cartoonists around the world continue to be subjected to censorship, imprisonment, violence, threats, harassment and, in the worst cases, even death.

Although a small organisation, Cartoonists Rights Network International has had a big impact on challenging threats and abuses against editorial cartoonists worldwide.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Art Spiegelman withdraws an introduction to a forthcoming Marvel book

From The Guardian.

Art Spiegelman, the legendary graphic novelist behind Maus, has claimed that he was asked to remove criticism of Donald Trump from his introduction to a forthcoming Marvel book, because the comics publisher – whose chairman has donated to Trump’s campaign – is trying to stay “apolitical”.

Monday, August 19, 2019

"The London Cartoon Show"

From Pro Cartoonists.

Drawing by Christopher Burke

A free exhibition of cartoons on the theme of London, past and present, drawn by members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation (PCO) debutes today at Charing Cross Library.  

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cartoonist Ed Hall Censored on Facebook

Jews are not welcome here

Ed Hall is reporting this syndicated cartoon about the Trump/Netanyahu confrontation with two U.S. Congresswomen denying them entry into Israel has been removed from Facebook.

Once again a social media behemoth has conflated legitimate criticism of something with the thing itself.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An illustrated history of Charlie Hebdo

The following is a presentation I gave last week in Toronto at the 102nd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

You will find here cartoons from both versions of Charlie Hebdo as well as a few cartoons I drew after the shooting in their offices on January 7th 2015.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Edmonton Journal under fire for "anti-Semitic" cartoon

From the Canadian Jewish News.

The Edmonton Journal is under fire for publishing a cartoon that many believe is anti-Semitic.

On Aug. 1, the Journal ran an editorial cartoon by veteran contributor Malcolm Mayes, which criticized the recent Capital One hack in which the data of six million Canadians was potentially compromised, including social insurance numbers and bank account information.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The 24th International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" Italy 2019

Francisco Puñal Suárez in Mundiario.

More than 300 cartoonists from around the world sent a thousand works to this event, which was inaugurated at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Gallarate in Italy, and will remain open until September 15.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Instagram Deletes Then Restores a Matt Bors Cartoon

Instagram deletes a Matt Bors political cartoon criticizing white supremacy & violence for ... espousing violence and violating their community standards.

After Rolling Stone wrote about it, the cartoon was restored to his social media feed.


Thursday, August 8, 2019

MacKay Cartoon Sets New Record

From National Newswatch.

The above cartoon by Hamilton Spectator cartoonist Graeme Mackay, about Jody Wilson Raybould and Jane Philpott's run as independents against Justin Trudeau, has been posted on the National Newswatch site since last May 28th. Try beating that!

Monday, August 5, 2019

"A Very Stable Genius" / Mike Luckovich

From ECW Press.

How do you poke fun at a man who’s so absurd he practically satirizes himself? 

Even two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich admits it’s been a challenge covering the Cheeto-in-Chief in his internationally syndicated political cartoons.