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.