Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Signe Wilkinson (semi-) retires from daily cartooning

 From The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Signe Wilkinson, the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and the cartoonist for The Inquirer and Daily News since 1985, is stepping down from daily cartooning at the end of 2020.

She will continue to make occasional guest appearances through her syndicate.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Ann Telnaes strikes again


After depicting as rats, in last Sunday's Opinion Page of the Washington Post, all the state attorneys and U.S. Congress members who collaborated with President Trump in his attempt to subvert the Constitution and stay in office, Ann Telnaes takes aim, this week, at the President himself.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Ann Telnaes and the Republican rats


Ann Telnaes drew as rats, in Sunday's Opinion Page of the Washington Post, all the state attorneys and U.S. Congress members who collaborated with President Trump in his attempt to subvert the Constitution and stay in office.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Indian Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice To Rachita Taneja

From Live Law.

The central figure, Arnab Goswami, surrounded by a figure representing
the ruling party and the Supreme Court, saying "You don't know who my father is."

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to comic illustrator Rachita Taneja on the petitions seeking criminal contempt action against her over her caricatures published in 'Sanitary Panels' social media handles about the judiciary. 

The notice is returnable within 6 weeks. The bench has dispensed with the personal presence of Taneja.

The bench noted that the Attorney General has granted consent for initiating contempt action.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

GB Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2020

 From Ellwodd Atfield.

Gillray Goblet for the Political Cartoon of the Year – Graeme Bandeira, Yorkshire Post

Ellwood Atfield are delighted to announce the winners of The Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2020.

The Cartoon Museum will audit its 'white bias'


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2020

 From Amazon.

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of coronavirus: twelve months in which we collectively forgot about Brexit, to turn our attention to the NHS, furloughs and social distancing. 

All of us, that is, apart from Britain's political cartoonists. 

Here, our finest satirists turn their eyes to Covid and much more: from the never-ending Brexit psychodrama to the Labour leadership election to the next US president. 

Featuring the work of Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and Nicola Jennings, Britain's Best Political Cartoons is your trusty companion to another year of turmoil, tantrums and Trump.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

De Adder interviewed on "The Chesterfield"


Editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder talks to Ben Rayner about the influence of Terry "Aislin" Mosher on his work and why satire and journalism remain essential tools of democracy. 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

A sad anniversary for cartoonist Pedro X. Molina

From the Twitter account of Pedro X. Molina

Today marks two years since Ortega's regime raided the offices of Confidencial in Nicaragua. So I took the space of my Sunday comic page to talk a little bit about that. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

De Adder reprinted in "The Washington Post" (take 2)


The above cartoon, by Michael de Adder, was republished in today's edition of The Washington Post.

Here is the colour version:

Friday, December 11, 2020

The arc of the political cartoon

 Will de Búrca in The Irish Times.

"Fashionable Contrasts, or the Duchess's Little Shoe Yielding to the Magnitude of the Duke",
James Gillray

Anthony J Mourek is a property manager and political art collector from Chicago. 

Fascinated by political cartoons and the use of art in political discourse since the late 1960s, he collects original drawings of political cartoons, prints, oil paintings, sculpture, and related books.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Richard Corben Dies At 80

 From Comic Book.

Richard Corben, a famed artist who created work for Heavy Metal, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and more, has died at the age of 80. 

His wife Dona Corben revealed the sad news on the Corben Studios Facebook page, where she said Richard passed away following heart surgery.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Australia: "Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons"

 Genevieve Jacobs from The Riot Act.

Two-time political cartoonist of the year Cathy Wilcox reckons you can tell a lot about a country by the state of its cartooning.

Accepting an award from the Museum of Australian Democracy as cartoonist of the Year, Wilcox (whose work appears in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) noted that in some countries, cartoonists are harried, pilloried or even imprisoned. Elsewhere they face extremism and intimidation.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Digital cartoon wall

From Cartoon Movement

On December 9 and 10, the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (WPFC) will take place online and in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

The WPFC gathers journalists, media companies, human rights defenders, members of the judiciary, policymakers, academics, youth, NGOs and everyone who is interested in press freedom worldwide.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

A message of solidarity with French cartoonists and educators

The Association of Canadian Cartoonists and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wish to express solidarity with our cartooning colleagues and educators in France.

Viewed from our shores, the violence perpetrated by extremists has been shocking and deeply saddening.

Citizens have the right to disagree with the content of a cartoon, but that right can under no circumstances include a violent response.

The murder of Samuel Paty was a dreadful act and something no educator should ever have to fear.

Our members stand with the people of France and insist that crimes against cartooning professionals and the educators that bravely bring context to their material should never be tolerated or justified.

The Association of Canadian Cartoonists and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

 Cartoon by Bruce Mackinnon, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

"Paper. Pen. Pandemic: Viral Cartoons from around the Globe"

From Benevento.

Cover by Bruce Mackinnon

Paper. Pen. Pandemic. examines the coronavirus crisis and its consequences for the economy, politics and society. 

A critical examination of current events in more than 400 cartoons from around the world.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Charlie Hebdo trial resumes

From Euronews

A man looks at a painting in tribute to the members of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

The trial over the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack resumes in Paris on Monday after being suspended for three weeks when several defendants tested positive for coronavirus.

But some French legal professionals have taken issue with the fact that primary suspect Ali Riza Polat, who is ill with COVID-19, will not appear in person at court, but via video link.

Monday, November 23, 2020

"Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits"

 From Rizzoli New York.

From iconic portraits to political cartoons, Rolling Stone magazine has cultivated an unrivaled archive of illustrated work by some of the greatest artists of recent times, from Ralph Steadman to Mark Ryden.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Temporary closure of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum


"Fleeing" by A.B. Chapin for the St. Louis Republic, 1918.

Beginning Friday, November 20, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Galleries and Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will temporarily close in compliance with the Franklin County Stay-At-Home advisory issued on November 18. 

This decision to close, made with careful guidance from The Ohio State University and public health officials, is to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

World Press Cartoon 2020 (my cartoons)


Two of my cartoons have been exhibited and published in the catalogue of the 2020 edition of World Press Cartoon, in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Steve Sack Wins 2020 Berryman Award

Steve Sack, editorial cartoonist at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, has been awarded the National Press Foundation’s Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons, a prestigious award named for two Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A Cartoon Collection by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin


Entertainer Steve Martin has joined forces with New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss and will be collaborating on the syndicated “Bliss” cartoon panel indefinitely.

Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided artwork, and together they have created A Wealth of Pigeons, a collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Cold front from Canada


"The cold front that usually blows from Canada has turned into a sigh of relief!"

My latest cartoon on the AAEC website.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

I wish I'd drawn... (63)

... this wonderful cartoon by Nick Anderson for Counterpoint.

“I don't know who is going to win the election yet, but I do know that President Trump is already suing over ballot counting in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia. I don't think he wants all the votes to be counted.” - Nick Anderson

Monday, November 2, 2020

Barry Blitt's "America in Line"

 From The New Yorker.

One does not envy the artist assigned to do a cover for a Presidential election. Four years ago, Barry Blitt aced the task, producing an image that, in a polarized country, could resonate with most any American. 

In The New Yorker’s latest issue, he pulls a similar trick, nodding only to what we already know: that many people are eager to vote, and that those who didn’t mail their ballots have often been spending hours in line to cast them. 

We recently talked to Blitt about how he’s preparing himself for the results.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Tom Toles’s final cartoon

From The Washington Post

As Tom Toles tells us today, he has decided to retire. 
After a half-century of brilliant cartooning, including 18 years at The Post, he is entitled, but we will miss him greatly, as we know will many of you. 

While we search for a replacement, we will offer a cartoon every day chosen from a roster of the best cartoonists in the country. 

You also may continue to enjoy the work of our other staff cartoonist, Ann Telnaes

— Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Welcome to "Freedom Cartoonists Foundation"

Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation "Cartooning for Peace", whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists throughout the world. 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Art Spiegelman Interviewed in The Guardian

Sam Leith in The Guardian.

Clockwise from top left: Valentine’s Day cover for the New Yorker, 1993, Nude Self-Portrait, 1999, Raw, Self-Portrait with Maus Mask, sketchbook study for Four Mice, 1991, Lead Pipe Sunday, 1990.

Forty years on from ‘the first masterpiece in comic-book history’, the Pulitzer-winning cartoonist talks fame, switching styles and why he doesn’t want to draw Trump.

Friday, October 16, 2020

"The Art of Political Cartooning"

 From YouTube.

New Yorker contributor Barry Blitt; cartoonist Pia Guerra; and Washington Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes explore the art of political cartooning with Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The winners of the "Cartoonists Vs. Conspiracy" cartoon contest

  From the Conspiracy Watch website.

The awarding of the international press cartoon competition “Cartoonists Vs. Conspiracy” will take place on November 4 in Paris behind closed doors, given the health situation.

The competition rewards cartoonists Virginia Cabras, Frédéric Siebert and Angel Boligán Corbo.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Washington Post Cartoonist Tom Toles to retire on November 1st

From Paul Farhi’s Facebook page.

Tom Toles' 1990 Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoon from The Buffalo News.

Reporter Paul Farhi, who writes about the news media for the Washington Post, posted an announcement from editorial page editor Fred Hiatt to the effect that Tom Toles, their editorial cartoonist, will retire on November 1st.

CXC 2020 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

 From YouTube.

Join Head Curator Jenny Robb and Associate Curator Caitlin McGurk as they take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum (BICLM) at The Ohio State University. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

15th George van Raemdonck cartoon contest

The George van Raemdonck cartoon contest received 1030 cartoons this year from 268 cartoonists from 54 different countries. The theme of the contest was "The clear line".

Friday, October 2, 2020

Cartoonists Against COVID lifts spirits with humour

 From the Toronto Sun.

If, as the Toronto Sun’s Andy Donato puts it, the role of a cartoonist is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,” then where does #CartoonistsAgainstCovid fit in?

The initiative by the Association of Canadian Cartoonists (ACC) — which can be found at acc.format.com –– finds the group posting COVID-related cartoons from across Canada in one place.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Aislin cartoon goes viral

From Terry Mosher's Facebook page.

Today's Montreal Gazette cartoon  by Terry Mosher (Aislin) has been picked up by the Ridin' with Biden Facebook page with 23,000 Likes and 42,000 Shares.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CXC 2020 is Online This Week


The 6th annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival will be held online starting this Thursday, October 1.

This year's festival features all-ages workshops, exclusive cartoonist interviews, panel discussions, interactive games, and more! All events are free to attend!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The winners of the Libex 2020 competition

 From Vox Europe.

The three winners of the Libex 2020 satirical cartoon competition for freedom of expression were announced on 26 September at the Lectorinfabula festival in Conversano (Italy).

The first prize goes to Marilena Nardi, with a cartoon on the border between caricature and work of art. 

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.