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

Thursday, June 11, 2020

European Cartoon Award 2020

From the European Press Prize.

Cartoon by Cau Gomez, Courrier international

In collaboration with Studio Europa Maastricht, we proudly present the first edition of the European Cartoon Award - showcasing the best cartoons created in Europe.  
This shortlist of nominees was composed by united efforts of the Cartoon Award’s own preparatory committee and the panel of judges, carefully selected out of hundreds of cartoons submitted.
The winner will be anounced in October. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Al Jaffee Retires at 99

From The Daily Cartoonist.

Al Jaffee, officially the longest-working comic artist ever, has decided to retire at age 99. So to mark his farewell, Mad’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” will salute Jaffee with a tribute issue next week.

It will be the magazine’s final regular issue to offer new material, including Jaffee’s final Fold-In, 65 years after he made his Mad debut.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

"Police Brutality" in the Billy Ireland Collection

From The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum blog.

David Seavey, USA Today.

In the coming days and weeks, we'll be sharing cartoons from recent and not-so-recent history that explore themes that are on everyone's mind right now: civil rights, police brutality, systemic racism, protests, rioting and more.
It has been enlightening and disturbing to comb through our databases and collect these, seeing how little has changed and revisiting horrors of the past.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Gustav Peichl (1928-1019)

From Wikipedia.

Ten Impressions, 1958

Austrian architect and caricaturist Gustav Peichl died on November 17, 2019 in his home in Vienna.

Born on March 18, 1928, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 1953 and, in order to pay for architectural school, drew caricatures under the pseudonym Pei to protect his identity from the Red Army, which occupied Austria at the time.