Monday, March 30, 2020

"Department of Mind-Blowing Theories" by Tom Gauld

From Publisher's Weekly.

Tom Gauld turns out this fizzy collection of one-panel cartoons, originally drawn for New Scientist magazine, showcasing his charmingly simplified art and brainy, gently off-kilter comic sensibility.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Counterpoint Moving to a Paid Subcription

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Last year was a tough one for political cartoonists. One of Counterpoint’s own award-winning artists lost his job after a cartoon criticizing the U.S. president’s approach to immigration went viral on Twitter, and some major publications—most notably the New York Times international edition—announced they’ll stop printing cartoons for good. 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 DWA Ceremony Will Be A Virtual Reality

From the Doug Wright Awards' blog.

As the city, country, and world continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 16th annual Doug Wright Awards, scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, in Toronto, will not be taking place exactly as planned but rather a live-streamed virtual ceremony.

The 2020 Doug Wright Awards will be broadcast online on Saturday, May 9th, at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The 2020 AAEC+ACC cartoonist convention is cancelled

From the AAEC website.

Big surprise, but the 2020 AAEC+ACC gathering in Ottawa is postponed until further notice.

The joint convention was planned for mid-May, but after watching international flights cancelled and hotels shut down for an unknown period of time, host Wes Tyrell put planning on hiatus. Last Tuesday the border between the two countries was closed to “non-essential” travel.

The two cartoonist associations will wait and see how the coronavirus crisis plays out over the next week before making a final call on the annual event.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Winners of the “Women Cartoonists International Award”

From United Sketches.

The “Women Cartoonists International Award“ announced Doaa Eladl from Egypt as the winner of the first grand prize, while Camila de la Fuente from Venezuela/Mexico won the youth prize after a tough selection from more than 1000 submissions of 260 artists from every corner of the planet, organized by United Sketches.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

POSTPONED// The World Press Freedom Conference and cartoon Movement competition.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, in close consultation with UNESCO, has decided to postpone the World Press Freedom Conference 2020. 

Friday, March 13, 2020

"Quentin Blake: We Live in Worrying Times" Exhibition

From Hastings Contemporary.

Quentin Blake returns to Hastings Contemporary with a startling showcase of new drawings, paintings, and a large-scale mural he has described as ‘his Guernica’, as raw, original and unlikely as anything he has produced in his eight decades of artistic creativity. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

End of an era: Labor cartoonists say farewell

From the Northwest Labor Press.

For more than three decades, cartoons from Huck/ Konopacki have appeared in the Northwest Labor Press. So it came as a shock to learn last month that labor cartoonists Mike Konopacki and Gary Huck are closing down their cartoon syndicate. 

Friday, March 6, 2020

15th International George van Raemdonck Cartoon Contest

IHA (International humour in art) with with their partners the Boechout Municipality, the Boechout Cultural Council and DF-Boechout-Vremde are pleased to announce the 15th International George van Raemdonck Cartoon Contest.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Michael de Adder wins the 2020 Herblock Prize

From the Chronicle Herald and the Herblock Foundation websites.

Michael de Adder, cartoonist for The Chronicle-Herald and The Hill Times in Ottawa and contributing cartoonist for both The Nib and Counterpoint, is the winner of the 2020 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cartoonists Rights President Joel Pett announces his retirement

From the Cartoonist Rights website.

Photo courtesy of Devta Kidd

After some fifteen years in the role Joel Pett, multi-award winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald Leader, has decided to retire from the presidency of Cartoonists Rights Network International’s board of directors.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Michael de Adder honoured by Mount Allison University

From the Mount Allison University website.

Editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder (Class of ’91) is one of five distinguished alumni of Mount Allison University recognized with an honorary degree during the 2020 Convocation ceremonies scheduled for May 11, 2020.