Friday, September 30, 2022

AI can now create any image in seconds

From The Washington Post.

None of these photos were taken by a camera. All of these images were created by the artificial intelligence text-to-image generator DALL-E. Named for Salvador Dali and Pixar’s WALL-E, DALL-E creates images based on prompts such as:
  • “A hobbit house designed by Zaha [H]adid.”
  • “A woman in a red coat looking up at the sky in the middle of Times Square.”
  • “Red and yellow bell peppers in a bowl with a floral pattern on a green rug photo.”

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Postmedia cuts Monday print editions

From CBC News.

Postmedia Network Inc. says nine of its urban daily newspapers will no longer be printed and delivered on Mondays effective Oct. 17.

The Vancouver SunThe Province, Calgary Herald, Calgary SunEdmonton JournalEdmonton SunOttawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun and Montreal Gazette will all be affected.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Finalists of the 4th Libex-2022 international competition

 From the Centro Librexpression website.

The ten finalists of the 4th international press cartoon competition, Libex-2022, under the theme “Towards the end of humanity? ", were chosen.

They are, in alphabetical order:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

New Brad Holland website

From Brad Holland's Facebook page.

Brad Holland has launched a new website which, in addition to the traditional categories of illustration, displays examples of his work organized going forward and backward and frequently sideways.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Winners of the European Cartoon Award 2022

Fom Fani Blog.

The European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht, founders of the European Cartoon Award, announced the names of the winner and runners-up of this year's edition of the award. 

The first prize was won by the Cuban cartoonist Carlos David Fuentes, for his work "Putin in Ukraine" published by the French magazine Courrier International

The two runners-up are Marilena Nardi (Italy) and Harry Burton (Ireland). Honorable mentions were awarded to Jean-Michel Delambre (France) and Vasco Gargalo (Portugal).

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Extension of the "Au sujet de Sa Majesté" exhibition

The  exhibition about the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II  has been changed to a memorial. 

All summer we had a great attendance, with enthusiastic visitors. Because of this success and with the sad news of her passing, the exhibition has been extended to October 16.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

"Defending Satire" panel at the MLRC London Conference

From Media Law Resource Center.

Cartoonists Terry Anderson, Patrick Chappatte and Zunar will be joining other panelists at the 2022 Media Law Resource Center Conference in London on Monday, September 19.

Defending Satire in an Increasingly Humorless World

World-wide threats to satirists and cartoonists. Why is satire such a threat to autocratic regimes? How can political satire be defended? 

With Patrick Chappatte (Lebanese-Swiss cartoonist); Zunar(Malaysian cartoonist); Terry Anderson (Cartoonists Rights Network International); Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC (Doughty Street); and Roslyn Mazer (Counsel of Record, Association of American Editorial Cartoonists as amicus curiae in Hustler Magazine v. Falwell)

Friday, September 2, 2022

"Living & Dying in America" by Steve Brodner

Every day, late at night or early in the morning, from March 26, 2020 to January 1, 2022, the political cartoonist and illustrator Steve Brodner would get to work. 

In those midnight hours, he would review the day’s reportage, sit down at his drawing board, and memorialize a singular person or event that played a role, willingly or unwillingly, in shaping that day.