Wednesday, June 30, 2021

"V for Vendetta: Behind The Mask" at the Cartoon Museum

 From Cartoon Museum.

This major new exhibition invites you to step inside the story and characters of one of the world’s most iconic graphic novels: V for Vendetta.

Presenting 36 original comic artworks alongside storyboards and costume designs from the hit Warner Bros movie, V for Vendetta: Behind the Mask charts the rise from comic to graphic novel, Hollywood film to iconic symbol of protest. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

"Pogo" Exhibition at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

 From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

"Into the Swamp: The Social and Political Satire of Walt Kelly's Pogo" exhibition is on display through October 31, 2021 at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Pedro Molina's fight for fair elections in Nicaragua

 From PRI.

Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina wants to see fair elections in his country. 

Living in exile in Ithaca, New York, Molina fled Nicaragua on Christmas Day 2018 during a government crackdown on the press. 

He's still drawing images against the government of Daniel Ortega, posting cartoons online in Confidencial, an independent media outlet in Nicaragua.

Molina joined The World's Carol Hills to talk about his work and the struggle for fair elections in Nicaragua.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

150th Day in Jail for Egyptian Cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi

 From Cartooning for Peace.

On January 25th 2021 Ashraf Hamdi, celebrated creator of Egyptoon, a brand of animated satirical social media content, was arrested at his home in Giza, Egypt. 

He posted a brief comment – “They are coming.” – to his Facebook page shortly after re-posting a link to an old animated cartoon that made a humorous observation about the 2011 revolutionary movement, Jan. 25th being the tenth anniversary of that event. 

The comment has since been deleted and the cartoon in question removed from YouTube.

Monday, June 21, 2021

"Lieutenant Dangerous" by Jeff Danziger


Jeff Danziger’s unique voice will resound in the same way other classics such as Catch-22, The Things They Carried and Matterhorn have done for years. Lieutenant Dangerous is also full of never-before-seen illustrations by the author created specifically for the book.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Washington Post Taken to Task for Canadian Coverage

 Andrew Cohen in The Citizen.

The Washington Post is one of the world’s great newspapers. It published the Pentagon Papers, exposed Watergate, and revealed Donald Trump’s finances.

In Canada, it is represented by Amanda Coletta, who studied journalism and international affairs at the University of Toronto. 

Her title is “Toronto-based correspondent” rather than “bureau chief” (a distinction the newspaper’s publicist declined to explain).

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Anita Kunz’s COVID-Induced Creative Outburst

 Françoise Mouly in The New Yorker.

“The Daughter of Man, by Renée Francoise Magritte.”

I was locked up for fifteen months,” the artist and illustrator Anita Kunz said, when reached in her native Toronto. 
“What else could I do but a painting a day?” 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

2020 Sigma Delta Chi Awards in Editorial Cartooning

 From the Society of Professional Journalists.

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of the 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism.

Matt Davies of Newsday won in the Newspaper Circulation 100,001+ or Affiliated Website/National Magazine category.

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Adrian Tomine’s “Easing Back”

 Françoise Mouly in The New Yorker.

For many of us, covid-19 transformed life in a matter of days. 

We have a bit more leisure when it comes to our return, with each person proceeding at their own pace. 

In his new cover, Adrian Tomine, the artist behind one of the most enduring images of quarantine, depicts the lingering presence of the pandemic on our past, our present, and perhaps even our future. 

Tomine recently told us about what he’s looking forward to this summer.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Many condemn the non Pulitzer Award for Editorial Cartooning

 From the AAEC website.

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists strongly disagrees with the decision by the Pulitzer Board to award no Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning in 2021. 

We are mystified by the pointed rejection of talented Finalists as well as the many other artists who have been creating powerful work in these most eventful and challenging of times.

Gaming the Pulitzers

 From J.P. Trostle's Facebook page.

Over the years I often made friendly bets with other cartoonists on who would win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. We never wagered money but instead played for bragging rights and the sheer chutzpah of handicapping our friend's work in the race for journalism's "big award."

Not anymore. There's no point.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mort Gerberg Awarded Gold Key Award

 From the National Cartoonists Society website.

The National Cartoonists Society takes great pleasure in announcing that the Gold Key Award will be presented this year to Mort Gerberg, for his widely-varied and successful career of over 60 years as a cartoonist.

The Gold Key, awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, honors the recipient as a member of the NCS Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

So, You Want to Be a New Yorker Cartoonist

From The New Yorker

Howdy. I’m Emma Allen, and I take it you want to be a New Yorker cartoonist.

Before you uncap that pen or dip your quill in the blood of your frenemies, you might want to take these cartooning tips and tricks into account. Or not! Who am I to tell you what to do?

Oh, right, I’m the cartoon editor of The New Yorker.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Fifty years of Martyn Turner cartoons at The Irish Times

Patrick Freyne in The Irish Times

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill. Background: Martyn Turner

Martyn Turner began contributing cartoons to The Irish Times in the summer of 1971. Half a century later, he's still a satirical genius. 

Martyn Turner is at his drawing board, brush in left hand, inking an addendum to the Irish Times guide to common garden birds that satirises vulture-like law professionals, cuckoo funds and the recently chosen leader of the DUP.