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.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The finalists of the Libex 2020 cartoon competition

 From Vox Europe.

The international jury of the Libex 2020 Prize for Freedom of Expression has chosen the ten finalists among the 55 cartoons that made the first selection. 

Organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Freedom of Expression (Libex) – Giuseppe Di Vagno Foundation, Cartooning for Peace and Voxeurop, the competition saw the participation of 118 cartoonists from 32 of the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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.  

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.