Thursday, June 30, 2022

Seth Named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

From The Toronto Star.

Upon discovering he was to be appointed a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French minister of culture, Canadian cartoonist Seth reacted: “Why me, of all people?” 

It’s pleasing to imagine a scene in which anyone — literally anyone — who has met him would reply with a single raised eyebrow and an affectionate chuckle. Seth is, it is fair to say, a character.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Great minds...


At the US Supreme Court, at the end of a working day, after an historic verdict on abortion.
Serge Chapleau, La Presse, Montreal, Tuesday June 28, 2022.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Mike Smith and Clay Jones Win Sigma Delta Chi Awards

From the Society of Professional Journalists

Cartoonists Mike Smith and Clay Jones were awarded Sigma Delta Chi awards for Best Editorial Cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists.  

Monday, June 20, 2022

Irish cartoonist's IPSO complaints dismissed

 From The Irish News.

Veteran Irish News cartoonist Ian Knox has been "completely vindicated", the newspaper's editor has said, after press regulator IPSO dismissed complaints against two of his drawings.

Several people complained to IPSO about cartoons published in The Irish News on May 27 and May 28.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Winners of the18th Annual Doug Wright Awards

The Doug Wright Awards announced last night the winners for its 18th annual honours, selected from works published by Canadian creators during the 2021 calendar year.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

18th Annual Doug Wright Awards

From the Doug Wright Awards.

The Doug Wright Awards are this Saturday, June 18, at Harold Town Park, 725 Church Street, in Toronto, at 7 p.m. ET—hosted by Richard Crouse! 

You can also watch live on our YouTube channel. The nominees can be found here.

Friday, June 17, 2022

“Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue” at the National Portrait Gallery

From the National Portrait Gallery.

Jack Davis,1973 Time magazine cover, April 30, 1973

The break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, quickly escalated to become a political and legal crisis that reached the highest levels of the United States government. 

Today, fifty years after the incident took place in Washington, D.C., “Watergate” stands for much more than the burglary itself. 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Stuart Carlson Dies at 66

 From The Daily Cartoonist.

Stuart Carlson, who was the cartoonist for the Milwaukee Sentinel and the Journal Sentinel from 1983 to 2008, died Friday June 10th at age 66.

Ranan Lurie Dies at 90

From Haaretz

One of the most prominent and politically influential Israeli cartoonists, Ranan Lurie, passed away on Wednesday June 8th in the U.S. at the age of 90.

At the height of his career Lurie's cartoons reached hundreds of millions of people, publishing cartoons of hundreds of political leaders in thousands of newspapers and magazines across the globe. 

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2022

From CXC 2022.

CXC 2022 Poster Art and Logo by Robyn Smith, Design by Geoff Raker

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), the international showcase for cartoon art, is excited to announce its featured guests for the 2022 festival running October 6th to 9th, the organization’s first fully in-person festival since 2019. 

CXC brings the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators together with the people who love and are inspired by cartoon art, and connects them in Columbus, Ohio.

Friday, June 10, 2022

The 76th annual Reuben Awards

From the National Cartoonists Society website.

The 76th annual Reuben Awards will be held in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September, 2022.

We hope you will join us for captivating seminars from the industries’ biggest names, opportunities to celebrate achievements in cartoon arts, and of course, the legendary NCS parties that you and your peers will talk about for years to come!

Thursday, June 9, 2022

CNN anchor Jake Tapper makes public letter sent to the Pulitzer Board

From the AAEC website.

A few weeks after the AAEC and three dozen past Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists protested recent changes to the Editorial Cartooning category of journalism’s ‘biggest award’, aspiring cartoonist (and CNN anchor) Jake Tapper has written to the Pulitzer Prize Board encouraging them to rethink their decisions. 

Here is the letter Tapper sent, reprinted here with his permission.

Pulitzer Prize Controversy

Rob Tornoe in Editor & Publisher.

In May, Insider won a Pulitzer Prize, joining a small group of digital-only news organizations awarded journalism’s top prize. 

But like Politico back in 2012, the recognition came in an unlikely category for an online news organization — cartooning.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Clay Jones Wins 2022 RFK Human Rights Cartoon Award

From The Columbus Free Press.

Clay Jones of Virginia, is the 2022 winner of the RFK Human Rights Journalism Award in Editorial Cartooning. 

His work was awarded for its "unique style" which is "energetic" using "image and text to comment on larger issues." 

They stated that his cartoons hit on themes of human rights, imbalance of power and systemic racism. 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Gannett Slashes Editorial Pages

JP Trostle from the AAEC website.

Word has trickled down from Gannett (née GatehouseMedia) that, beginning June 1, they will be stripping out the daily editorial/opinion section in the print editions of all their daily papers. 

Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the USA as measured by total daily circulation, announced their Op/Ed pages will now only appear in print on Wednesdays and Sundays.