Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Underground cartoonist and production designer Ron Cobb Dies at 83

 From The Hollywood Reporter.

Ron Cobb, the underground cartoonist turned production designer who influenced the making of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and helped shape the worlds of Conan the Barbarian, Alien and Back to the Future, has died. He was 83.

Cobb died Monday — his birthday — of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, his wife of 48 years, Robin Love, reported.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Tallahassee Democrat Apologizes for Published Cartoon

From the Tallahassee Democrat.

Cartoon by Joey Weatherford.
On Monday, the Tallahassee Democrat ran a syndicated editorial cartoon that was offensive to readers. It showed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a way that some rightly said drew on stereotypes of Jewish people. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Results of the 15th edition of World Press Cartoon

From World Press Cartoon

A disheveled Boris Johnson, by German cartoonist Frank Hoppmann, won the Grand Prix of the 15th edition of World Press Cartoon, at a ceremony which took place last night in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Jeff Koterba laid off from the Omaha World Herald

Editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba announced on Facebook today that he was laid off trom the Omaha World Herald after 31 years of daily cartoons at his hometown newspaper.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Society of Illustrators reopens to the public

 From the Society of Illustrators.

The Society is happy to reopen to the public tomorrow, September 16 with two great comic exhibits.

Monday, September 14, 2020

"Stop Online Bullying" Cartoon Contest

 From Cartoon Home Network International.

Cartoon Home Network International launches its' third humanitarian initiative "Stop Online Bullying... The Universal Message of  Solidarity".

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Pat Bagley wins 2020 NCS Award for Editorial Cartooning

 From the AAEC Facebook page.

Pat Bagley is the winner of this year's National Cartoonist Society award for Editorial Cartooning.

Pat has been the editorial cartoonist of The Salt Lake City Tribune for the last 40 years and is the past President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Catherine Gong wins the 2020 Locher Award

From the Locher Award website.

Catherine Gong is the winner of the 2020 Locher Award, a contest for emerging cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social issues.  

Tom Coute was the runner-up:

Monday, September 7, 2020

2020 Reuben Awards

The NCS will be holding their long-delayed Reuben Awards on Saturday, September 12. Click here for details.

The event is free and anyone can watch; there will be an Saturday afternoon full of panels online.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Sheriffs association demands apology for Bagley cartoon

 From KUTV.

The Utah Sheriffs Association has issued a stern rebuke of the Salt Lake Tribune and editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley in response to what it called a divisive and prejudicial cartoon.

In sharing the cartoon on his Facebook page, Bagley wrote that," White supremacists have made a point of infiltrating law enforcement. That's a fact. That's a problem."

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Charlie Hebdo reprints cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

 From PRI-The World.

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is reprinting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, just as accomplices in the 2015 office attack begin their trial today. 

That massacre left a dozen people dead, including some of France’s most notable — and controversial — cartoonists. 

Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte talks to host Carol Hills about what's changed in the past 5 years in terms of tolerance for political cartoons.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Ramirez cartoon criticized as racist

 From NBC News.

A Michael Ramirez cartoon that appeared in the Sunday edition of the Southeast Missourian newspaper is being criticized as racist.

It depicted King with exaggerated facial features saying, "I have a dream that my four children will one day loot stores in Chicago and call it reparations."

Friday, August 28, 2020

Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj arrested for a cartoon

" Israel asks the United States not to sell F35 to the United Arab Emirates "

Cartooning for Peace joins the solidarity efforts and demands the release of Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj from its' network.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jon McNaughton has been outdone

If you thought Jon McNaughton was a sycophant, the work of Dany Hahlbohm really takes the cake.


Someone mentionned on the web that his depiction of Christ bears a likeness to Charles Manson.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Reopening of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum reading room and galleries will reopen to the public on September 3. Due to COVID-19, new protocols have been put in place to ensure the safety of our staff and guests. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Allan Fotheringham, dead at 87

From The Globe and Mail

Allan Fotheringham as seen by Maclean's collaborator Roy Peterson.

In May, 1979, when Allan Fotheringham’s array of journalistic sniper’s nests included the back page of Maclean’s magazine, a local Vancouver TV interview program, and a thrice-weekly column in the Vancouver Sun, Tom Alderman concluded a profile of him in The Canadian magazine by noting the columnist had resisted participating in the article but eventually agreed to a chat over lunch. 

The encounter was amiable, then turned alarming: “‘Remember,’ [Fotheringham] said gleefully as we waved goodbye, ‘you can run a Fotheringham story maybe once every 10 years. I’ve got a column every week to get back at you.’”

Monday, August 17, 2020

Cover of "Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2020"


Cartoon by Dave Brown

Here is the cover of Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2020, out at the end of October. 

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Australian’s Kamala Harris cartoon labelled racist

 From Special Broadcasting Service.

The Australian newspaper’s cartoon depicting Kamala Harris has been labelled racist by an array of politicians, activists, journalists, as well as Australia’s past and present Race Discrimination Commissioners.

I wish I'd drawn... (60)

... this wonderful cartoon by Morten Morland.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Ben Towle's Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Poster

From Caitlin McGurk's Facebook page.

Ben Towle created the poster for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus - CXC 2020. The festival will be virtual this year, but some truly excellent virtual programs have been planned with a solid slate of special guests, virtual workshops, interviews, games, panels, etc... 

Guests announced so far include Gene Luen Yang, Shing Yin Khor, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor, Vita Ayala, Faith Erin Hicks, Diane Noomin, Derf Backderf, Ebony Flowers, Kim Deitch, Jennifer and Matt Holm. Many more to be shared soon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Winners of the 2020 World Humor Awards

 From World Humor Awards.

The winners of the 5th edition of World Humor Awards have been announced. The theme of the contest was "Water, source of health".

The prizes will be awarded on Saturday September 12 at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Salsomaggiore Terme and all the works in competition will be exhibited in the Sala delle Colonne as of Saturday, September 5th.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Solo Exhibition for Liza Donnelly at the Norman Rockwell Museum

From Broadway World.

In the first-ever retrospective exhibition of Liza Donnelly's work, visitors of the Norman Rockwell Museum can explore her hand-drawn lines that are a means of examining the way we live our lives, finding common ground, launching political movements, or calling leaders into account. 

An accomplished cartoonist, with more than 40 years at The New Yorker, a writer, children's book illustrator, and visual journalist, Donnelly believes that humor can open the door to new ways of seeing, connecting us in ways that words alone cannot.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Adam Zyglis' Homage to Bob Mankoff

From The Buffalo News.

Bob Mankoff is president of, which he launched in 2018 after his legendary run as cartoon editor of the New Yorker. His most famous cartoon, which he drew in 1993, goes like this:

A business exec is standing at his desk, phone to his ear, checking his calendar. “No, Thursday’s out,” he says. “How about never – is never good for you?”

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Spitting Image returns to British TV

Spitting Image has revealed its Boris Johnson, Prince Andrew and Dominic Cummings puppets ahead of the show's return.

The prime minister's puppet has a mass of spiky blonde hair, while his key adviser, Mr Cummings, is seen in his trademark hoodie with a flamboyant silver collar.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

"Six Chix" cartoon stirs controversy

Bruce Campion-Smith in The Toronto Star.

Many readers saw nothing funny in Tuesday’s Six Chix comic strip.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Cartoon Museum gets £100k lottery funding

From Downthetubes Comic News.

We are delighted to report that The Cartoon Museum has been awarded a grant of £98,700 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to support the museum in combatting the severe financial threat resulting from the museum’s closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The power of the political cartoon

Neil Mackay in The Herald Scotland.

"Plumb-pudding in danger", James Gilray

The Guardian newspaper has decided that it won’t renew the contract of its top cartoonist Steve Bell, triggering a fresh round of controversy over cancel culture.

Writer at Large Neil Mackay looks at the power of the political cartoon and finds that for satire to work, it needs to offend and be brutal.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Jan Eliot’s comic strip Stone Soup comes to an end

Bob Keefer from The Eugene Weekly.

A gently humorous era comes to an end later this month when Eugene cartoonist Jan Eliot retires her popular family cartoon strip Stone Soup after 25 years of national syndication.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

New Stuff from Gary Larson

From the Far Side website.

Welcome to, the first official online home of The Far Side! 
Created by Gary Larson, the single-panel cartoon ran daily in newspapers from 1980 to 1995. In those fifteen years, The Far Side went from garnering controversy to becoming one of the most beloved cartoons of its time. 
Until now, it has never been offered online. We encourage you to read Gary's Letter to find out why. (Yes, he is definitely still alive.)

Friday, July 24, 2020

Why does no one want to be a cartoonist any more?

Nick Newman in The Spectator.

‘Nightmare!’ is how The Spectator’s cartoon editor Michael Heath has been describing cartooning for at least 30 years, but it’s truer now than ever. 

Eighty years ago, cartoonists were so celebrated that waxworks of Low, Strube and Poy were displayed in Madame Tussauds. 

Friday, July 17, 2020

"LEWSER!: More Doonesbury in the Time of Trump"

From Simon & Shuster.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose acclaimed Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump blew up the bestseller list, Gary Trudeau's third (and final?) collection of Doonesbury Trump cartoons takes readers through the dark heart of Trump's presidency and into 2020 election mania. 

Including two years' worth of original Doonesbury Sundays, full-color spreads, and 18 previously unpublished strips, the completion of Trudeau's Trump trilogy arrives just as the 2020 election is in full swing.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Aislin's tribute to Duncan Macpherson

Susan Schwartz in The Montreal Gazette.

Duncan Macpherson (1924-1993) was Canada’s most celebrated political cartoonist. He won six National Newspaper Awards for his work at the Toronto Star and was awarded the Order of Canada, among many other honours.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Second Libex International Competition of Political Satire

From Fany-Bog.

The Librexpression/LIBEX Centre of the Giuseppe Di Vagno Foundation (1889-1921), dedicated to the promotion of freedom of expression and political satire, has decided to launch its second international competition on the theme "freedom of expression and satire in danger", in collaboration with the association Cartooning for Peace and the multilingual website

Friday, July 10, 2020

Clay Bennett wins Sigma Delta Chi Award

From the AAEC website.

Clay Bennett, the editorial cartoonist at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, won this year’s Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalism. Bennett won in the category for papers of circulation of 100,000+

Alexander Hunter, a 28 years veteran of the Washington Times, won in the >100,000 category.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Henry Read Martin (1925 - 2020)

From Ink Spill.

Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Henry Read Martin (who signed his cartoons H. Martin) died on June 30, 2020, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Police Union Denounces Editorial Cartoon in Full Page Ad

From Theo Moudakis' Facebook page.

This cartoon by Theo Moudakis was published in The Toronto Star on June 25. The Hamilton police union then ran a full page ad in The Hamilton Spectator to denounce it and a former cop wrote in to call it "discrimination against a minority group".

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Former Province Editorial Cartoonist Strikes Again

From CBC News.

When Vancouver artist Bob Krieger started painting the heroes of his youth 10 years ago, he never imagined how much the portraits would resonate today.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Milton Glaser (1929-2020)

Christopher Bonanos in New York Magazine.

Milton Glaser, co-Founder of New York Magazine and Creator of ‘I❤NY,’ is dead at 91.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Hong Kong’s Cartoonists Aren’t Giving Up on Dissent

Rachel Cheung in The Nation.

Our Vantage, 2019, by the anonymous artist Harcourt Romanticist

As the city braces for a new law that could stifle free speech, local artists are still spurring on the protest movement.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Billy Ireland Library’s Collection of Cartoons

From The Columbus Dispatch.

For those who haven’t set foot in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, now is not the time.

But during the COVID-19 closure of the Ohio State University facility, thousands of the cartoons, comics, drawings and other materials in its collection ― the largest of its kind in the world ― can be seen online.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Kerry Waghorn's Legendary Led Zeppelin Poster

From The Vancouver Province.

Kerry Waghorn’s Led Zeppelin poster has become something of a Holy Grail for Led Zeppelin collectors.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A message from World Press Cartoon

World Press Cartoon 2020 has a new date for the Prizes Award Show and opening exhibition - September 19th.

The exhibition willl be open to the public until November 15th at Centro Cultural e de Congressos of Caldas da Rainha

Friday, June 19, 2020

Aurel Animated Feature ‘Josep' Selected for Cannes Film Festival

From Variety.

The sole French animated title in this year’s Cannes Official Selection “Josep” marks the feature debut of editorial journalist Aurélien Froment. 

Better known as Aurel, the award-winning cartoonist has filed illustrated reports for French daily Le Monde since 2007, while authoring graphic novels about jazz and international politics.

He’s also spent the past decade developing this feature debut, which is co-produced out of Catalonia, a formally inventive, decade-spanning portrait of Catalan artist Josep Bartolí. 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Repression in Brazil

From the Cartooning for Peace website.

Cartoon by Laerte

Laerte, Montanaro, Alberto Benett, Claudio Mor and Renato Aroeira : in two days, five press cartoonists from Brazil were intimidated. 

Cartooning for Peace strongly denounces the intimidations and joins the movements of solidarity with the cartoonists concerned.

Friday, June 12, 2020

A call for press cartoonists protection

From the European Centre for Press & Media Freedom.

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners call for press cartoonists to be protected to ensure they can realise their right to free expression across Europe