Thursday, October 31, 2019

"Drawn to Presidents: Portraits and Satirical Drawings by Drew Friedman"

From the Billy Ireland Library and Museum website.

Abraham Lincoln by Drew Friedman (All the Presidents, Fantagraphics, 2019)
Pennsylvania-based illustrator Drew Friedman has employed his intensely realistic, warts-and-all style of caricature to satirize celebrity and authority for four decades.

In his latest book from FantagraphicsAll the Presidents, Friedman points his pen at the exclusive club of the United States presidents.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Philip Street is bringing back "Fisher"

Philip Street will be posting seven of his Fisher comic strip every week on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Six days a week, the posts will feature older strips (starting from 2002), but a brand-new strip will be published each Sunday.

The strips are presented as short video clips, with one or two frames shown at a time.

Friday, October 25, 2019

"Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art"

From the Billy Ireland Library and Museum website.

Party Scene, by Mary Fleener, 1982

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum presents Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art from November 2, 2019 to May 3, 2020.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Threats to Freedom of Speech; Is Humor The First Casualty?

The Columbus Metropolitan Club recently posted an hour long video of the panel from Sept. 26 at this year's AAEC convention.

Professionally recorded and produced, "‪Threats to Freedom of Speech; Is Humor The First Casualty?‬" captures the talk between 3 recently fired cartoonists — Rob Rogers, Patrick Chappatte & Nick Anderson — on stage in front of a stunning sunset.

Watch the whole thing here.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Rusins Kaufmanis 1925-2019

From The Ottawa Citizen.

Rusins, The Ottawa Citizen, November 10, 1965

Rusins Kaufmanis (Rusins), political cartoonist for the Ottawa Citizen from 1963 to 1989, passed away September 20, 2019 in Victoria, BC.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

When editorial cartoons become propaganda

From The Guardian.

When The Chronicle Herald’s editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon learned this week that his work had been ripped off by some far-off politician, whom he had never heard of, his first reaction was, not again.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics

From The House of Illustration.

Day of the Heroic Guerrilla by Helena Serrano, 1968

Much of Cuba’s iconic graphic design is instantly recognizable the world over. But alongside the familiar image of Che Guevara, Cuban artists have produced uncompromising design and illustration to deliver Cuba’s revolutionary message around the world. These works have rarely been seen – until now.

Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics is the first major exhibition of graphic design from Cuba’s ‘golden age’. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cartoonist Stephff Resigns From Bangkok Post

From Twitter.

Cartoonist Stephff (Stéphane Peray) announced his resignation last Sunday from the Bangkok Post after three of his cartoons about China and Turkey, submitted in the past week, were not published.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Canada Strong and Proud uses de Adder cartoon without his permission

From CTV News.

Cartoonist Michael de Adder called out third-party political group Canada Strong and Proud for using his cartoon in an online advertisement without his permission.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Badiucao Wins Cartoonists Rights' Courage in Cartooning Award 2019

From Cartoonists Rights website.

In recognition of his bold defiance and courageous decision to remove the literal mask of anonymity under which he has worked for a decade, Cartoonists Rights Network International bestows its award for 2019 to the Chinese dissident, campaigner and visual artist Badiucao.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Newseum Closing at the End of the Year

From NBC Washington.

The D.C. museum dedicated to journalism, the First Amendment and a free press will close at the end of the year. The Newseum said in a statement that the museum will close Dec. 31, 2019.

The privately-funded museum has struggled financially for years, the statement said.