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 –– 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.