Tuesday, March 30, 2021

"Free Speech: And Why You Should Give a Damn" Zoom Talk

 From The Free Library.

In conversation with Bob Mankoff, cartoonist, cartoon and humor editor for Esquire, and former cartoon editor, The New Yorker.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Cartoonist Michael de Adder joins Washington Post Opinions

 From The Washington Post.

Washington Post Opinions today announced Michael de Adder will join Ann Telnaes as a political cartoonist. 

Beginning March 31, de Adder will draw three cartoons a week for The Washington Post in print and online

On the other four days of the week, readers will continue to see cartoons from a variety of the best cartoonists including Drew Sheneman, Pia Guerra, Mike Luckovich and others.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Ann Telnaes' year of covid cartoons

 From the Washington Post.

With regular use of hand sanitizer and keeping a safe distance from all the toxicity, Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes visually recorded the politics and policies of our long year living with the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Rob Rogers wins the 2021 Herblock Prize

 From the Herblock Foundation website.

Contributing cartoonist to Tinyview.com and Counterpoint, Rob Rogers is the award-winning, nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist formerly with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After earning an MFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984, Rogers landed an internship at the Pittsburgh Press

Three months later he was hired as the full-time editorial cartoonist. In 1993, Rogers joined the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Altered Cartoon Causing a Stir in Trenton

 From The Trentonian,

Original cartoon by Brian Fairrington

It's not the first time a politician was upset about a political cartoon.

But at-large councilman Jerell Blakeley said he felt an editorial satire that appeared on a local Facebook group went too far by calling for his assassination during a taut time in city politics.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The American Bystander at 18

 From The Daily Heller.

When in 2015, Trump was just an annoying little gnat, Michael Gerber knew that humor would be a saving grace in a demonic moment of history & unveiled The American Bystander, the first new national humor magazine in 30 years. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Humorist Tony Hendra Dies at 79

 From The New York Times.

Tony Hendra, a humorist whose wide-ranging résumé included top editing jobs at National Lampoon and Spy magazines and a zesty role in the mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” died on Thursday in Yonkers, N.Y. He was 79.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status

 From the BBC.

A spokesman for the human rights organisation in Moscow told the BBC that he believed the wave of requests to "de-list" Navalny was part of an "orchestrated campaign" to discredit Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic and "impede" Amnesty's calls for his release from custody.

But on review, Amnesty International concluded that comments made by Navalny some 15 years ago, including a video which appears to compare immigrants to cockroaches, amounted to "hate speech" which was incompatible with the label "prisoner of conscience".

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Six Dr. Seuss books pulled from publication (updated)

 From The National Post.

Six children’s books written by Dr. Seuss decades ago were pulled from publication because they contain racist and insensitive imagery, the company formed to preserve the deceased author’s legacy said on Tuesday.

The books – “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer” – are among more than 60 books written by Dr. Seuss, the pen name of the American writer and illustrator Theodor Geisel, who died in 1991.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

PEN America Calls for the Release of Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore

 From PEN America.

In the wake of the death in custody of Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed last week, PEN America is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of codefendant cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, who has reportedly undergone torture in detention at the Kashimpur High Security Prison and whose health is reportedly failing.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Bill Sanders 1930-2021

 Jordyn Noennig in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Former Milwaukee Journal political cartoonist William (Bill) Sanders died Saturday at the age of 90. 

Sanders was a thorn in the side of politicians locally, especially Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier, but presidents from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump also felt the heat from his pen.