Monday, September 30, 2019

Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher Honoured at the AAEC Convention

From the AAEC website.

Baltimore-based cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher is the 2019 recipient of the "Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning." 

The panel of judges also decided to name a finalist for the Babin Award for the first time, choosing Columbus cartoonist Nate Beeler.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2019

From Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.

Drawing by Keren Katz

CXC is a free, citywide arts festival hosted every year by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts.

CXC connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

"Oliphant: Unpacking the Archive"

From the University of Virginia website.

From a watercolor of President H. W. Bush depicted as Mary Poppins to President Barack Obama drawn and sculpted as an Easter Island statue, visitors see the range of political cartoonist Patrick Oliphant’s work in the first tour of his voluminous archive in the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lynda Barry is awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant

From The Chicago Tribune.

Cartoonist Lynda Barry is one of the 26 winners of the 2019 MacArthur Foundation "genius grants,” the no-strings-attached $625,000 prizes given annually to artists, scholars and other creative thinkers, the Chicago-based philanthropy announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

"Making Faces: Portraits by John Kascht"

From Cartoon Art Museum.

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to present Making Faces: Portraits by John Kascht, a retrospective featuring more than 60 original portraits by one of America’s most incisive and celebrated caricature artists.

Friday, September 20, 2019

"You Might Be from Nova Scotia If …"

From Nimbus Publishing.

You Might Be From Nova Scotia If … is a delightful, illustrated romp through this one-of-a-kind place.

From one of the most celebrated cartoonists in the country, Michael de Adder delivers his unique take on Canada’s most unique province, tickling the funny bone on every page. 

Capital Comic Book Convention

From Facebook.

Capital Comic Book Convention returns to Ottawa on September 22nd with an awesome dealer room, and a great selection of what you all go to a comic book convention for : comic books!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Patrick Chappatte: A free world needs satire / TED Talk

From TED.

Are we entering a world where humor becomes impossible? A TED talk response by cartoonist Patrick Chappatte to the New York Time's decision to cease publishing editorial cartoons in its' international edition.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"An Image of Justice" Exhibition

Cartoon by Alireza Pakdel, Iran

The exhibition, under the theme “Genocide, Truth and Reconciliation”, will present cartoons selected by a jury over 600 submissions of 34 different countries for the first edition of the Global Cartoon Contest.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mœbius Exhibition in Brühl, Germany

From the Max Ernst Museum website and Paul Gravett's Facebook page.

The Max Ernst Museum in Brühl (about 20 km from Cologne and 25 from Bonn) will be hosting a major Moebius exhibition next September.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Turkish Cartoonist Musa Kart Freed on Appeal

From France 24.

Turkey's top appeals court on Thursday ordered the release of five former journalists from the Cumhuriyet newspaper, including prominent cartoonist Musa Kart, in a case that has highlighted the threat to press freedom in the country.

Drawn & Quarterly at Small Press Expo

From Drawn & Quarterly.

Drawn & Quarterly is at the 25th Small Press Expo this Saturday and Sunday in Bethesda, MD.

They will be in booth W1-4 for signings with Eleanor Davis (The Hard Tomorrow), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night), Sylvia Nickerson (Creation), and newly announced SPXer R. Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump). 

The complete signing and programming schedule is available here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Resurrecting "Gertie the Dinosaur"

From the NFB blog.

Through the combined efforts of the Cinémathèque québécoise and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), with support from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, an animated film once thought lost—Gertie, by Winsor McCay—has been brought back to life.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Robert Mugabe 1924-2019

Le Droit, Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

Some remember Robert Mugabe's role in freeing Zimbabwe from Rhosesia's white minority rule in 1980.

Others remember the arrest and torture of political opponents as well as his encouragement, beginning in 2000, of the invasion and takeover of white-owned farms.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Cartoonists sharpen their pens

Ed Hall, Artizans

Donald Trump's alteration of a Hurricane Dorian map with a Sharpie has not only become a meme but has also inspired editorial cartoonists.