Monday, November 30, 2020

A message of solidarity with French cartoonists and educators

The Association of Canadian Cartoonists and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wish to express solidarity with our cartooning colleagues and educators in France.

Viewed from our shores, the violence perpetrated by extremists has been shocking and deeply saddening.

Citizens have the right to disagree with the content of a cartoon, but that right can under no circumstances include a violent response.

The murder of Samuel Paty was a dreadful act and something no educator should ever have to fear.

Our members stand with the people of France and insist that crimes against cartooning professionals and the educators that bravely bring context to their material should never be tolerated or justified.

The Association of Canadian Cartoonists and The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

 Cartoon by Bruce Mackinnon, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

"Paper. Pen. Pandemic: Viral Cartoons from around the Globe"

From Benevento.

Cover by Bruce Mackinnon

Paper. Pen. Pandemic. examines the coronavirus crisis and its consequences for the economy, politics and society. 

A critical examination of current events in more than 400 cartoons from around the world.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Charlie Hebdo trial resumes

From Euronews

A man looks at a painting in tribute to the members of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

The trial over the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack resumes in Paris on Monday after being suspended for three weeks when several defendants tested positive for coronavirus.

But some French legal professionals have taken issue with the fact that primary suspect Ali Riza Polat, who is ill with COVID-19, will not appear in person at court, but via video link.

Monday, November 23, 2020

"Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits"

 From Rizzoli New York.

From iconic portraits to political cartoons, Rolling Stone magazine has cultivated an unrivaled archive of illustrated work by some of the greatest artists of recent times, from Ralph Steadman to Mark Ryden.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Temporary closure of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum


"Fleeing" by A.B. Chapin for the St. Louis Republic, 1918.

Beginning Friday, November 20, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Galleries and Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will temporarily close in compliance with the Franklin County Stay-At-Home advisory issued on November 18. 

This decision to close, made with careful guidance from The Ohio State University and public health officials, is to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.

World Press Cartoon 2020 (my cartoons)


Two of my cartoons have been exhibited and published in the catalogue of the 2020 edition of World Press Cartoon, in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Steve Sack Wins 2020 Berryman Award

Steve Sack, editorial cartoonist at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, has been awarded the National Press Foundation’s Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons, a prestigious award named for two Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A Cartoon Collection by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin


Entertainer Steve Martin has joined forces with New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss and will be collaborating on the syndicated “Bliss” cartoon panel indefinitely.

Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided artwork, and together they have created A Wealth of Pigeons, a collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Cold front from Canada


"The cold front that usually blows from Canada has turned into a sigh of relief!"

My latest cartoon on the AAEC website.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

I wish I'd drawn... (63)

... this wonderful cartoon by Nick Anderson for Counterpoint.

“I don't know who is going to win the election yet, but I do know that President Trump is already suing over ballot counting in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia. I don't think he wants all the votes to be counted.” - Nick Anderson

Monday, November 2, 2020

Barry Blitt's "America in Line"

 From The New Yorker.

One does not envy the artist assigned to do a cover for a Presidential election. Four years ago, Barry Blitt aced the task, producing an image that, in a polarized country, could resonate with most any American. 

In The New Yorker’s latest issue, he pulls a similar trick, nodding only to what we already know: that many people are eager to vote, and that those who didn’t mail their ballots have often been spending hours in line to cast them. 

We recently talked to Blitt about how he’s preparing himself for the results.