Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The 'Profusely Illustrated' Life of Edward Sorel

 From the New York Times.

Toward the end of Edward Sorel’s new memoir, “Profusely Illustrated,” the veteran artist describes first seeing, in these pages, a cover review, written by Woody Allen, of his 2017 book “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary.” 

“To say that it made me ‘very happy’ would be an understatement,” he writes of the glorious moment. To Mr. Sorel, then, apologies in advance: I can only assume that seeing this byline will be pretty anticlimactic — or perhaps his habitual modesty has rubbed off. 

But if there’s one thing I learned from his memoir, it’s that the guy’s a mensch, and one with a solid regard for jobbers on a deadline.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Ed Hall in "Le Monde" (take 2)

 From Le Monde.

This cartoon, which appeared in Le Monde on November 15, is signed by American cartoonist Ed Hall, a member of the Cartooning for Peace association. 

Another of his cartoons was published on the front page of the paper last August.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Telnaes named EWK Laureate

 From the AAEC website.

The Washington Post’s Ann Telnaes is this year’s winner of the EWK Prize. Named after political cartoonist Ewert Karlsson, and presented each year by the EWK Society in Sweden, the award celebrates satirists and cartoonists around the globe.

The selection jury noted that Telnaes’ work “appears as a ‘shining star of hope’ for picture-oriented journalism in a media landscape under pressure,” and that “her scathing visual comments, honed by her characteristic style, have been a force in the political game.”

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

"Send Help!: A Collection of Marooned Cartoons"

From Voracious Books.

A hilarious collection of desert island cartoons from New Yorker cartoonists Jon Adams and Ellis Rosen to help us feel isolated. . . together.

This timely reflection on isolation brings together the best of a beloved genre, featuring an array of desert cartoons done in the signature single-panel style of a New Yorker cartoon. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Kambiz Derambakhsh 1942-2021

 From Tehran Times.

Top Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh, whose works were published in the world’s major newspapers and magazines such as New York Times and Spiegel, passed away in a Tehran hospital on Saturday after a severe battle with COVID-19. He was 79.

Born in Shiraz, on May 29, 1942, he began his professional career by drawing cartoons for Tofiq, Iran’s most popular satirical magazine before the Islamic revolution, when he was only 14.

Friday, November 5, 2021

ACC Shop


You can now buy t-shirts, baseball caps, pillow cases, mugs, greeting cards, spiral notebooks, shower curtains and various items designed by members of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists.

Proceeds will go to the association. You may purchase items here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Sun Spots: A Treasury of Graham Harrop's Editorial Cartoons

From Amazon

Twenty five years' worth of the editorial cartoons of Graham Harrop are collected in this first ever treasury of his work for The Vancouver Sun

Monday, October 25, 2021

"Inked" by Joe Dator"

 From Turner Bookstore.

From inspiration to conception and all the trials in-between, Inked is a collection of cartoons from one of the New Yorker’s most beloved cartoonists. 

Filled with more than 150 of Joe Dator’s single-panel cartoons, this lively, quick-witted book betrays a deadpan sense of humor.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Pedro X. Molina wins the 2021 Gabo Award for Excellence

 From Premio GGM.

The Gabo Foundation announced the Nicaraguan cartoonist, journalist, and illustrator Pedro Xavier Molina Blandón (PxMolina) as the winner of the 2021 Gabo Award for Excellence. 

He is one of the most persistent and incisive commentators on the current trends of corruption, growing authoritarianism, the rollback of civil liberties, and human rights abuses. Read PxMolina’s profile.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Hail to the King

 Jay Stone in The Ottawa Citizen.

Alan King’s most famous cartoon is probably the one he did in 1996 when Conrad Black bought the chain of Southam newspapers. 

The cartoon shows Black in front of a bowl labelled “Southam” and festooned with labels such as “Bank loans” and “Debt.” Black is saying, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing …”

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The 3rd Press & Cartooning Global Forum

The Press & Cartooning Global Forum was held on September 28th, 29th and 30th 2021. 

Organized with the active support of Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), an initiative of PEN America, NYC and under the continuing extraordinary circumstances worldwide this '21 edition was convened as a series of videoconference sessions spread over three days. 

Each year since 2017 (when the first meeting was held at UNESCO within the framework of La Presse en Liberté exhibition and its ancillary events) the Forum has brought together high-level international actors working directly with and on behalf of cartoonists; their discrete projects or ongoing programs all address cartoonists and freedom of expression.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Bruce MacKinnon Wins Reuben Award

 From SaltWire.

SaltWire network cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon was honoured Saturday night by the National Cartoonists Society.

Anne Telnaes of the Washington Post presented MacKinnon with a Reuben award for editorial and political cartoons in a very efficient virtual ceremony.

The award-winning cartoon depicts the transformation of U.S. president Donald Trump from a clown to the Joker.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

"Dark Laughter Revisited: The Life and Times of Ollie Harrington" Exhibition

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

“Here Brother Bootsie, take this extra hammer I got here in case the gentlemens
of the law decide that this demonstration is TOO peaceful!”
Ollie Harrington, Bootsie, June 29, 1963.

Throughout his career, Oliver “Ollie” Harrington used his voice and artistic talents as a cartoonist to attack racial, economic and social injustice with razor-sharp wit and insight. 

Speaking from the perspective of a cartoonist of color, his commentary chronicled many of the events and issues that defined the 20th century from racism and segregation, to war and poverty. 

Harrington’s life and career intersected with the Harlem Renaissance, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, the post-war Black émigré community in Paris and communist East Germany.

Friday, October 15, 2021

"Power Lines: Comics and the Environment" Exhibition

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Art by Peter Kuper from Ruins, published by SelfMadeHero, 2015.

This exhibit surveys over 100 years of comics that depict both the pleasures and dangers of human interaction with the environment. 

We survive and thrive thanks to the earth’s many resources, but we can also cause our planet irreparable harm. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Anita Kunz interview in the Daily Heller

 From the Daily Heller.

Ruby Bridges (b. 1954) “was 6 years old when she became the first African American child
to integrate an all-white public elementary school in the South.

In her forthcoming (November 8), poignant and most ambitious work to date, Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage (Pantheon Books), Kunz has identified 150 women from all ages, walks of life, races, creeds and accomplishments. 

They range from known to forgotten to misplaced, but all have one thing in common: remarkable achievements in all areas of life.

The full interview here.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Canada Post Honours Editorial Cartoonists - Aislin

Canada Post has issued a new set of stamps that highlight the works of five of Canada’s most renowned editorial cartoonists.

The five cartoonists are Serge ChapleauBrian GableTerry (Aislin) MosherDuncan Macpherson and Bruce MacKinnon.

Tom Janssen wins 2nd edition of the European Cartoon Award

 From Cartoon Movement.

The European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht have announced the name of the winner and runners-up of this year’s edition of the European Cartoon Award

With his work EU and Belarus published in the newspaper Trouw, Dutch cartoonist Tom Janssen won the first prize. The two runners-up are Dutch cartoonist, Hajo de Reijger, and the Turkish artist Musa Gumus - both published by Cartoon Movement.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Canada Post Honours Editorial Cartoonists - Brian Gable

Canada Post has issued a new set of stamps that highlight the works of five of Canada’s most renowned editorial cartoonists.

The five cartoonists are Serge ChapleauBrian GableTerry (Aislin) MosherDuncan Macpherson and Bruce MacKinnon.

Arrest and imprisonment of Tanzanian cartoonist Optatus Fwema

 From Cartooning for Peace.

Cartooning for Peace condemns the arrest and imprisonment of cartoonist Optatus Fwema for cartoon.

On 4 October, the East African Cartoonists’ Society, Katuni, issued a statement informing of the arrest and imprisonment of cartoonist Optatus Fwema at Oysterbay police station, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

It was followed by the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC). 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Canada Post Honours Editorial Cartoonists - Serge Chapleau

Canada Post has issued a new set of stamps that highlight the works of five of Canada’s most renowned editorial cartoonists.

The five cartoonists are Serge ChapleauBrian GableTerry (Aislin) MosherDuncan Macpherson and Bruce MacKinnon.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Canada Post to pay tribute to five legendary editorial cartoonists

Canada Post will pay tribute to five legendary editorial cartoonists this week through a special stamp issue.

Over the next week, Canada Post will unveil five stamps that celebrate five of Canada'sgreatest editorial cartoonists, whose thought-provoking and seminal work has helped shape our national fabric over the last half-century. 

Videos and stories will be shared with each unveiling, with a special online roundtable discussion with the artists planned for Friday, October 8. 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

The 2020 Townsie Awards

Wes Tyrell, president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists met ACC past Presidents Andy Donato and Graeme Mackay to unveil the long-delayed Townsie Awards. 

They were to be given out in Ottawa last year and, because of the Covid comedy, have been sitting waiting in the Townsie closet. But, no longer!

Watch the video below for a one-in-a million twist!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2021

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus will be online and in person over the next 4 days — click here for the complete 2021 schedule:

Of interest is the virtual conversation with Counterpoint editorial cartoonists Nick Anderson and Chip Bok on Friday, Oct. 1 at 1pm EST. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

World Press Cartoon 2021 (my cartoons)


Two of my cartoons have been exhibited and published in the catalogue of the 2021 edition of World Press Cartoon, in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Winner of the 3rd International Libex 2021 Competition

 From Centro Librexpression.

Tom Janssen is the winner of the editorial cartoons International Competition: LIBEX2021 dedicated to “Cancel Culture and politically correctness"

Award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Dutch national newspaper Trouw and several regional newspapers, he graduated from the Academy of Arts in Amsterdam. 

His cartoons are distributed internationally by  the Cartoonists & Writers Syndicate, Cagle Cartoons, and and published in numerous publications including: Courrier International, Le Monde and the Japan Times.

Monday, September 27, 2021

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.

The 2021 Robert Russell Courage in Cartooning Award goes to Lagoon Eain and Waiyan Taunggyi, two exiled cartoonists who fled Myanmar after February’s military coup and who have recently found safe haven in the USA.

Friday, September 24, 2021

"Aislin's Favourite Covid Cartoons From Around the World"

Originally conceived as a collection of Aislin’s own cartoons on COVID-19, the scope of the book expanded once he saw what his colleagues world-wide were producing.

All the cartoonists - Pulitzer Prize winners and small-town artists alike - donated their work to help raise money for the people and institutions who cared for us during the pandemic. 

Some favourite cartoons:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Len Munnik, "Trouw" cartoonist for 45 years

 From a July 25, 2018 article by Monic Slingerland in Trouw.

Cartoonist Len Munnik has been drawing for Trouw for 45 years and all that time his work has been about war and peace, about justice and injustice. 

Campaigning makes sense, he says, even with pen, ink and paper. "I haven't gotten cynical."

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

"Press cartoons, free to laugh?" Online Conference

From Facebook.

At the invitation of the EUNIC network in Montreal, the European Union National Institutes for Culture and Cartooning for Peace proposes the second online conference, Press cartoons, free to laugh?

Conducted in English, it will take place online today, on the symbolic date of World Peace Day.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Ottawa International Animation Festival

 From the Animation Festival website.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading animation events providing screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment since 1976. 

OIAF is an annual five-day event bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub. This year the event is taking its screenings and talks online with extended dates from September 22 to October 3.

You can find the schedule here.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

My cartoon at the third International editorial cartoons competition LIBEX 2021

I received the exhibition catalogue of the third International editorial cartoons competition LIBEX 2021 on “Cancel Culture and politically correctness”.

My cartoon:

Friday, September 17, 2021

Cau Gomez wins the 23rd PortoCartoon Grand Prix

 From Mundiario.

The plague, Grand Prix / Cau Gomez, Brazil

Brazilian cartoonist Cau Gomezwho has also received the award in 2002, wins the 23rd PortoCartoon Grand Prix at the event organized by the Museu da Imprensa, in Porto, Portugal.

Other finalists:

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

MacKinnon in "Courrier international"


French magazine Courrier international has published, in this week's edition, a cartoon of Trudeau father and son by Halifax Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon.

Monday, September 13, 2021

"Images of Justice" Cartoon Contest

 From the University of Ottawa.

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) of the University of Ottawa is pleased to participate in the third edition of Images of Justice: The Right to Housing.

This edition will exhibit satirical and comic visualization of various facets and challenges of the human right to adequate housing. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

"King of Cartoons"

King of Cartoons has been published. This legacy tribute book is an amazing collection of cartoons Alan King created while working at the Ottawa Citizen

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Graham Harrop celebrates 25 years at the Vancouver Sun

Kevin Griffin in The Vancouver Sun

Graham Harrop looks as whimsical as you might expect from a cartoonist known for aiming at the funny bone.

He seems to have a perpetual wry smile, like he’s hard-wired to see the absurdity of life. 

On his head, white hair tumbles over his forehead and ears. That he has so much of it at age 77 is a wonder.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Finalist in the 3rd International Libex 2021 Competition

From the Facebook page of Centro Librexpression.

Tom, Trouw, The Netherlands

The Euro-Mediterranean Center Librexpression (Giuseppe Di Vagno Foundation) is proud to present the 10 finalists of its editorial cartoons International Competition: LIBEX2021 dedicated to “Cancel Culture and politically correctness". 

They were chosen from the 218 cartoons submitted by160 cartoonists, from 55 different countries, by an international Jury composed of Marlene Pohle (Argentina), Marilena Nardi (Italy), Joep Bertrams (Netherlands), Z (Tunisia), Gian Paolo Accardo (Italy) and Oscar Buonamano (Italy).

Thursday, September 2, 2021

"The Push Pin Legacy"

 From The Daily Heller.

Poster House explores the incredible impact Push Pin Studios had on the resurgence and evolution of American commercial illustration.

Founded by Seymour ChwastReynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel—and soon joined by Milton Glaser—Push Pin served as a counterpoint to the slick ads being created on Madison Avenue and the rigid, grid-based designs popular in Europe. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Ed Hall in "Le Monde" and "The Washington Post"

 From Le Monde.

The cartoon, which appeared in Le Monde on August 30, is signed by American cartoonist Ed Hall, a member of the Cartooning for Peace association.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Winners of the 6th Edition of World Humor Awards

 From World Humor Awards.

The winners of the 6th Edition of World Humor Awards where announced lin early June and the prizes were awarded on Saturday August 28 at the San Francesco Auditorium in Bardi, Italy.

All the finalist works in competition will be exhibited in the Auditorium San Francesco in Bardi, Emilia Romagna.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

My Afghan cartoons

Le Droit, March 7, 2006

I've been following the situation in Afghanistan since 2001. Here are a few cartoons from my archives:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

"Red Lines - Political Cartoons and the Struggle against Censorship"

From Cartoon Movement

Red Lines by Cherian George and Sonny Liew, a 448-page behemoth, not only gives a broad and comprehensive overview of all forms of censorship, it does so in style, as the authors opted to present their book as a graphic narrative.

Monday, August 23, 2021

"Four Anglos Surviving the COVID Apocalypse"


During the week of September 1st to 5th, a comedic stage presentation will be held in Knowlton, Quebec, featuring Josh Freed, Bowser and Blue and Aislin in Four Old Anglos Surviving Covid. 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

"Ralph Steadman: Hidden Treasures" at the Cartoon Museum

 From the Cartoon Museum.

Experience your unique personal encounter with three never-before-seen artworks by British satirist, artist, cartoonist, illustrator and writer Ralph Steadman

These hidden treasures were uncovered as part of curatorial research completed in 2020.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Semi-finalist in the 3rd International Libex 2021 Competition


The cartoon I submited to the third international editorial cartoons competition Libex 2021 is among the 56 semi-finalists.

The 10 finalists will be announced in early September and the three winners on September 26.

My submission:

Saturday, August 14, 2021