Thursday, December 23, 2021

Billboard companies boycott the boycott of Beijing Olympic Games

From 2GB

Billboards by Badiucao

Australian advertising companies have rejected a series of billboards supporting a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over fears of retribution from China.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Season's Greetings from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

 From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

All Dated Up: Margy, making joyous din, welcomes 'thirty-seven, John Held Jr.,
The San Diego Union, December 27, 1936.

2021 presented unique challenges and opportunities as we continued to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We are proud of the work we accomplished this year in both virtual, physical, and hybrid environments including serving researchers, providing access to our museum exhibits, cataloging our collections, and adapting our teaching and educational programming. 

These difficult times have emboldened us to explore new methods of providing service to our patrons and communities.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

GB Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2021

From Ellwodd Atfield.

Political Cartoon of the Year
Peter Schrank – The Times

The 2021 winners of the GB Political, Pocket and COVID Cartoons and Cartoonist​s were announced last December 9.

Thank you to everyone who voted, thank you to Political Cartoon Gallery, Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation and​, of course, a huge thank you to all the ​cartoonist​s.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Don Asmussen 1962-2021

From The San Francisco Chronicle.

Cartoonist Don Asmussen, passed away on December 9, 2021, at the age of 59, after a long battle with brain cancer.

Asmussen, 59, had been with the San Francisco Chronicle since it merged with the Hearst-owned Examiner in 2000, having worked at the Examiner for several years before that.

Friday, December 10, 2021

International Human Rights Day

 From Cartooning for Peace

Cartoon by Willem

Like every December 10th, the world celebrates human rights with this day that the UN has placed this year under the sign of equality and against poverty.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights opens with this first article: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”.

A principle that sounds obvious and yet, we must admit that it is not self-evident.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

The Atlantic's Top News Photos of 2021

 From The Atlantic.

Here is a look back at some of the major news events and moments of 2021. 

The breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 set the stage for a contentious year in the United States, and COVID-19 variants and regional surges slowed worldwide efforts to return to pre-pandemic life.