Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Signe Wilkinson (semi-) retires from daily cartooning

 From The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Signe Wilkinson, the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and the cartoonist for The Inquirer and Daily News since 1985, is stepping down from daily cartooning at the end of 2020.

She will continue to make occasional guest appearances through her syndicate.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Ann Telnaes strikes again


After depicting as rats, in last Sunday's Opinion Page of the Washington Post, all the state attorneys and U.S. Congress members who collaborated with President Trump in his attempt to subvert the Constitution and stay in office, Ann Telnaes takes aim, this week, at the President himself.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Ann Telnaes and the Republican rats


Ann Telnaes drew as rats, in Sunday's Opinion Page of the Washington Post, all the state attorneys and U.S. Congress members who collaborated with President Trump in his attempt to subvert the Constitution and stay in office.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Indian Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice To Rachita Taneja

From Live Law.

The central figure, Arnab Goswami, surrounded by a figure representing
the ruling party and the Supreme Court, saying "You don't know who my father is."

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to comic illustrator Rachita Taneja on the petitions seeking criminal contempt action against her over her caricatures published in 'Sanitary Panels' social media handles about the judiciary. 

The notice is returnable within 6 weeks. The bench has dispensed with the personal presence of Taneja.

The bench noted that the Attorney General has granted consent for initiating contempt action.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

GB Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2020

 From Ellwodd Atfield.

Gillray Goblet for the Political Cartoon of the Year – Graeme Bandeira, Yorkshire Post

Ellwood Atfield are delighted to announce the winners of The Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2020.

The Cartoon Museum will audit its 'white bias'


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2020

 From Amazon.

2020 will forever be remembered as the year of coronavirus: twelve months in which we collectively forgot about Brexit, to turn our attention to the NHS, furloughs and social distancing. 

All of us, that is, apart from Britain's political cartoonists. 

Here, our finest satirists turn their eyes to Covid and much more: from the never-ending Brexit psychodrama to the Labour leadership election to the next US president. 

Featuring the work of Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and Nicola Jennings, Britain's Best Political Cartoons is your trusty companion to another year of turmoil, tantrums and Trump.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

De Adder interviewed on "The Chesterfield"


Editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder talks to Ben Rayner about the influence of Terry "Aislin" Mosher on his work and why satire and journalism remain essential tools of democracy. 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

A sad anniversary for cartoonist Pedro X. Molina

From the Twitter account of Pedro X. Molina

Today marks two years since Ortega's regime raided the offices of Confidencial in Nicaragua. So I took the space of my Sunday comic page to talk a little bit about that. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

De Adder reprinted in "The Washington Post" (take 2)


The above cartoon, by Michael de Adder, was republished in today's edition of The Washington Post.

Here is the colour version:

Friday, December 11, 2020

The arc of the political cartoon

 Will de Búrca in The Irish Times.

"Fashionable Contrasts, or the Duchess's Little Shoe Yielding to the Magnitude of the Duke",
James Gillray

Anthony J Mourek is a property manager and political art collector from Chicago. 

Fascinated by political cartoons and the use of art in political discourse since the late 1960s, he collects original drawings of political cartoons, prints, oil paintings, sculpture, and related books.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Richard Corben Dies At 80

 From Comic Book.

Richard Corben, a famed artist who created work for Heavy Metal, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and more, has died at the age of 80. 

His wife Dona Corben revealed the sad news on the Corben Studios Facebook page, where she said Richard passed away following heart surgery.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Australia: "Behind the Lines 2020: The year in political cartoons"

 Genevieve Jacobs from The Riot Act.

Two-time political cartoonist of the year Cathy Wilcox reckons you can tell a lot about a country by the state of its cartooning.

Accepting an award from the Museum of Australian Democracy as cartoonist of the Year, Wilcox (whose work appears in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) noted that in some countries, cartoonists are harried, pilloried or even imprisoned. Elsewhere they face extremism and intimidation.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Digital cartoon wall

From Cartoon Movement

On December 9 and 10, the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (WPFC) will take place online and in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

The WPFC gathers journalists, media companies, human rights defenders, members of the judiciary, policymakers, academics, youth, NGOs and everyone who is interested in press freedom worldwide.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020