Sunday, May 29, 2022

Results of World Press Cartoon 2122

Dutch cartoonist Matias won first prize in the Caricature category and the Grand Prize of the 2122 World Press Cartoon competition in Caldas da Rainha.

Friday, May 27, 2022

"Let Us Prey"

 From Barry Blitt's Facebook page.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you", the tiresome response of the GOP after a mass shooting.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Gábor Pápai, winner of the Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning 2022

  From Fany Blog.

The Freedom Cartoonists Foundation, which defends freedom of expression in a spirit of dialogue, and the City of Geneva awarded their 2022 International Prize to European cartoonists Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine) and Gábor Pápai (Hungary). 

Jury: Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch (president), Sami Kanaan, City of Geneva and cartoonists Ann Telnaes (USA), Kak (France) and Chappatte (Switzerland).

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Vladimir Kazanevsky, winner of the Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning 2022

 From Fany Blog.

The Freedom Cartoonists Foundation, which defends freedom of expression in a spirit of dialogue, and the City of Geneva awarded their 2022 International Prize to European cartoonists Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine) and Gábor Pápai (Hungary).

Jury: Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch (president), Sami Kanaan, City of Geneva and cartoonists Ann Telnaes (USA), Kak (France) and Chappatte (Switzerland).

Monday, May 23, 2022

Winners of the 25th Gabrovo Biennial

From The Museum of Humour and Satire

From 81 cartoons by 69 cartoonists selected by Anne Derenne, Alla Georgieva, António Antunes, Niels Bo Bojesen and Rayma Suprani, the winners are:

Friday, May 20, 2022

Pulitzer Prize Cartoonists Pen Protest Letter to Pulitzer Board

From the AAEC website.

Ten days after the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes were announced, 33 cartoonists who have won or been finalists for the award signed an unprecedented open letter to the Pulitzer Board about recent changes to the prize.

After quietly expanding the parameters of the Editorial Cartoonist category in 2020 to include illustrators and graphic reporters, the Board that presides over the judging process for journalism’s biggest award renamed the category “Illustrated Reporting and Commentary” at the end of last year. 

This unannounced move came months after the Pulitzer Committee refused to pick a winner among the three qualified finalists in 2021, and 99 years after the Editorial Cartoonist” category was created.

Last week the AAEC sent a letter to the Pulitzer Board petitioning the restoration of the award, and now almost three dozen recipients of the Prize are collectively seeking the same thing. Here is their letter in its entirety.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Lalo Alcaraz profiled in The New Yorker

Graciela Mochkofsky in The New Yorker (excerpt).

Like many prestigious awards that recognize great accomplishment in this country, the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, created in 2004 to commemorate the legacy of the late Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, had never been offered to a nonwhite person—until this year. 

While accepting the prize at the Library of Congress on the evening of April 27th, Lalo Alcaraz, a Chicano from San Diego, California, said what many of his friends and followers were posting on social media: “It’s about time.” 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Nominees of the 18th annual Doug Wright Awards

 From the Doug Wright Awards

The Doug Wright Awards is pleased to announce the nominees for its 18th annual honours, selected from works published by Canadian creators during the 2021 calendar year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Celebrating Sparky

 From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts, an exhibition curated by Lucy Shelton Caswell, honors Schulz’s work and marks the centennial of his birth. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

I wish I'd drawn... (67)

 ... this beautiful illustration by Siri Dokken.

The drawing illustrates journalist Linn Stalsberg's comment in Dagsavisen about the men who must stay in Ukraine.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

An Open Letter to the Pulitzer Prize Board

 From the AAEC website.

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists would like to congratulate illustrator Fahmida Azim and the other contributors to the team that created the illustrated article, “I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp,” which won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in the recently renamed category of Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. 

We would like to also congratulate the finalists, The New Yorker cartoonist Zoe Si, and Washington Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes. 

Cartooning, regardless of genre, is time intensive, often challenging, occasionally dangerous, but always rewarding work.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Exhibition on the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign

 From the Maison du Dessin de Presse Facebook page.

The back view of Queen Elizabeth II by Canadian press cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) was chosen to illustrate the poster for the forthcoming exhibition on the 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at the Maison du Dessin de Presse, from June 4 to September 29, in Morges, Switzerland.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Ann Telnaes named Pulitzer Finalist for 2022

From AAEC website.

Washington Post editorial cartoonist (and past AAEC President) Ann Telnaes was selected as a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize in the newly renamed “Illustrated Reporting and Commentary” category. 

The judges cited her portfolio for its “succinct and layered cartoons covering a wide range of social and political topics with immediacy and impact.”

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Bruce MacKinnon wins National Newspaper Award 2021

From the NNA website.

Bruce MacKinnon of the Halifax Chronicle Herald was the winner in the Editorial Cartooning category at the 73nd edition of the National Newspaper Awards for the seventh time.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Counterpoint Media to Launch New Cartoon Syndication Platform

From Counterpoint

Counterpoint Media, an independent organization of political cartoonists of all perspectives, will represent former Washington Post syndicated editorial cartoonists and more beginning on June 1st. 

The initial list of cartoonists for licensing and syndication includes: Clay Bennett, Lisa Benson, Tim Campbell, Jeff Danziger, Jack Ohman, and current Counterpoint contributor Pedro X. Molina

Counterpoint will service each cartoonist’s existing clients while eventually expanding the roster of talent available.

The last few years have proven tough for political cartoonists – economic pressures on newsrooms have led to major publications eliminating the role of editorial cartoonists, and some have stopped printing cartoons entirely.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Great minds


Aislin's Thursday Montreal Gazette cartoon on the US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is uncannily similar to the one by Coco published in Libération. Or is it the other way around ?

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

22th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition (Results)

First Prize: Marilena Nardi, Italy

The jury, composed of the members of World Press Freedom Canada, met on April 14 to select the winners of the 22th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.

The theme, this year, was "Silence is golden".

Monday, May 2, 2022

Matt Davies Wins 2022 National Headliner Award

 From The Daily Cartoonist.

Newsday’s Matt Davies has won the 2022 National Headliner Award for his 2021 editorial cartoons. He previously won the award in 2017 and finished second in 2007.

Stephen P. Breen (The San Diego Union Tribune) and Michael Ramirez (Las Vegas Review-Journal) came in second and third place.

The National Headliner Award honors the best journalism in the United States. The awards were founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

World Press Cartoon 2022 in Caldas da Rainha

Once again, World Press Cartoon takes place in the city of Caldas da Rainha, thanks to the hospitality of its municipality, at a time of transition of ruling powers. 

The circumstances of this transition have meant that, in 2022, we did not have sufficient financial means to carry out the traditional prize-giving ceremony, forcing us to comply with only the minimum: the prizes, an exhibition and its' catalogue.

The exhibition will be open to the public on the 28th of May, at the Caldas da Rainha Centro Cultural e Congressos, until the 28th of August.