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

The 2021 Robert Russell Courage in Cartooning Award

From Cartoonists Rights.

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.