Friday, July 30, 2021

The Giles Family at the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

 From the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain.

The Herne Bay Cartoon Festival has returned with two cartoon exhibitions, a family workshop and a live cartooning event on the Pier on Sunday August 1st.

The main festival exhibition ‘Herne Bay takes to the Waves‘ is at Beach Creative until August 19th. Featuring a treasure trove of nautical themed cartoons by some of the very best cartoonists around today.

Belatedly celebrating the 75th birthday of the Giles family (2020) and focussing on their chaotic holidays and days out at the British seaside, the exhibition ‘The Giles Family Holidays at Home‘ runs until 7th August at The Seaside Museum Herne Bay.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Filipino Artists dare to dissent in online campaign

From Rappler

Cartoon by Tarantadong Kalbo

What started out as a simple image has inspired Filipino artists across the nation to stand up for what they believe in.

Satirical cartoonist Tarantadong Kalbo posted a digital drawing on Saturday, July 17, of “fist people” bowing down to seemingly resemble the fist bump gesture used by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies. 

The focus of the drawing is on the one fist person, reminiscent of the raised fist used by activists everywhere, who dared to stand up and stand out from the crowd.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

"Buffalo News" Cartoonist Adam Zyglis Joins Byline Strike

From WBFO.

Cartoons by Adam Zyglis have disappeared from the pages of The Buffalo News after he joined the byline strike by the Buffalo Newspaper Guild against owner Lee Enterprises. 

Adam posted the above message on social media.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Results of World Press Cartoon 2121

From World Press Cartoon.

Gio, "Digital Imprint", Il Mundiario

Italian cartoonist Gio won first prize in the Gag category and the Grand Prize of the 2121 World Press Cartoon competition in Caldas da Rainha.

Copyright lawsuit proceeds against Disney and Pixar

 From The National Post.

If you were a student of animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont., twenty years ago, you probably saw a 14-minute live-action low-budget student production about the internal life of a boy called Lewis and how his behaviour is controlled by five organs, each personified as a character: Brain, Stomach, Colon, Bladder and Heart.

It was called Inside Out.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Is Killed In Afghanistan

 From National Public Radio.

An exhausted Rohingya refugee woman touches the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on Sept. 11, 2017.
Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Danish Siddiqui, who worked for the Reuters news agency based out of India, was killed Friday while on assignment in southern Afghanistan after coming under fire by Taliban militiamen.

Siddiqui, who was 38 years old, had been embedded with Afghan special forces in southern Kandahar province when he was killed along with a senior Afghan officer, Reuters reports.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Morten Morland Wins Cartoonist of the Year in the British Press Awards

 From the Society of Editors.

Morten Morland, of The Sunday Times and The Times, was chosen Cartoonist of the Year in the British Press Awards. 

The runner-ups were Ben Jennings (The Guardian), Chris Riddell (The Observer), Jonathan Pugh (Daily Mail), Matt Pritchett (The Telegraph) and Nick Newman (The Sunday Times).

Friday, July 9, 2021

China ramps up anti-Canada offensive

 From The National Post.

The cartoon is not exactly subtle. It depicts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sitting on what appear to be the skulls of Indigenous people, grave stones in the background.

“We stole your land, we killed your men, we buried your child (sic),” says the smirking Trudeau character as vultures circle behind him. “Let’s reconcile.”

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The State of Cartooning in India

 From Live Wire.

In June 2021, political cartoonist Manjul was informed by Twitter that the social media site had received a legal request from Indian authorities to take action against his profile. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Cartoonist Carel Moiseiwitsch Loses Home and Art in Lytton Fire

 From James Lloyd's Facebook page.

Posting this in regards to the recent news of the destruction by fire of the nearby town of Lytton, which is nestled along the Fraser Canyon. 
One of Canada's true cartooning greats, Carel Moiseiwitsch, lives there, and word has it her studio and home did not survive.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Danny Shanahan (1957-2021)

 From Ink Spill.

The cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, who contributed drawings to The New Yorker from September of 1988 through last year, died early on July 5, according to his wife, Janet Stetson. 

He was 64, just days shy of his 65th birthday. His death was due to complications from surgery.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Editorial Cartoonists at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists

 From the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

AAEC President Jen Sorensen‬ has won First Place for her editorial cartoons from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. 

This is the first year the NSNC has included a category for cartooning, and it is a welcome addition to the annual slate of journalism awards.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

Vermont Publisher Defends Editorial Cartoons

 Paula Routly in Seven Days.

Self-portrait by Tim Newcomb

Every week, Seven Days publishes an assortment of cartoons. Most of them are in the back of the paper in a section called Fun Stuff.

That name is a bit of a deception. Cartoons aren't always lighthearted. Over the last few years, the strips we've published have offered searing political commentary and memorable caricatures. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Censorship in Jordan

From Cartooning for Peace.

On 29 June 2021, the Jordanian cartoonist and member of Cartooning for Peace, Osama Hajjaj, appeared in court to explain a cartoon about family planning in Jordan.