Monday, October 31, 2022

"The Art of the News: Comics Journalism" Exhibition

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

The Art of the News: Comics Journalism will be on view at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on November 12.

The exhibition is the first major retrospective devoted to the increasingly influential genre of comics journalism.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Terry Mosher remembers Pascal Élie

From The Montreal Gazette.

With cats and cartoonists, Pascal Élie took surprises in stride, Aislin remembers

Pascal fretted over his drawings, spending much of the day creating rough sketches before coming up with a final cartoon, Terry Mosher says.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

"* This Exhibition is a Work Event - The Tale of Boris Johnson"

From The Guardian.

"This Exhibition is a Work Event - The Tale of Boris Johnson", presented by the Cartoon Museum, is a look back on his three years as one of the most bombastic and controversial Prime Ministers we've ever had.

More than 50 artists' work recount the most tumultuous display of British politics in recent history.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Cartoonist Dennis Renault dies in car accident

From The Sacramento Bee

Dennis Renault in his Bee office in 1978

Dennis Renault, a political cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee and McClatchy’s other California newspapers for nearly 30 years, died Wednesday in an accident in Fremont Peak State Park, Monterey County. 

He was 86. 

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Pascal Élie 1959-2022

From Aislin's Facebook page.

Canadian cartoonists lost a great friend last week. Pascal Élie, the editorial page cartoonist for Le Devoir died after a long, frustrating battle with Parkinson's disease. 

Here in 2016, Serge Chapleau and Terry Mosher (Aislin) introduce Pascal to Gazette readers back when he was working for our newspaper:

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Kianoush Ramezani wins the 2022 LiberPress Award

From the Centro Librexpression website.

Kianoush Ramezani receives the LiberPress Award 2022 for his courage and decision to denounce religious fundamentalism, totalitarianism; to fight intolerance and dehumanization; to defend women and their freedoms; to ask for the equality of everyone and the respect and application of human rights in the world, but especially in his country, Iran, which has meant that he had to go into exile as a political refugee, putting his life at risk. 

And he also receives it for drawing all these injustices and cruelties, and doing it with wit, harshness and mordantness; because with pencils and inks he can fill with colors and tenderness a world that unfortunately tyrants and imbeciles show us only in black and white, and too often also with the red of blood.

Kevin Kallaugher on the art of editorial cartooning

From The Harvard Magazine.

Grotesquerie is Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher’s bread and butter. For fifty years the cartoonist has rendered newsmakers in a fleshy museum of knobbly noses, splayed teeth, dewlaps, wattles, and vast foreheads. 

He’s produced some 10,000 cartoons for the Baltimore Sun and The Economist—in 1978 he became the first cartoonist hired by the latter—and his work is syndicated in more than 100 newspapers worldwide.

Over the years, he has exhibited his work at the Tate Gallery in London and the Library of Congress, and he’s won numerous awards in both Europe and the United States, including the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award for editorial cartoons in 2002 and 2017—the only cartoonist to win twice. 

In 2015 and 2020, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

(Complete article in the link above)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Clay Jones banned on social media

From Clay Jones's Twitter account.

Editorial cartoonist Clay Jones is reporting he's been banned for 72 hours from @Facebook and @tiktok_us for this commentary on two recent news stories. 

The syndicated cartoon has gone to dozen of papers & news outlets with no problem, is apparently still up on Truth Social, but may have lost him one newspaper client and one monthly contributor.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Andy Warhol’s Image of Prince Before Supreme Court

From The Hollywood Reporter.

In a copyright battle with major implications, the justices heard arguments in a dispute over whether Andy Warhol’s alterations to a photograph of Prince should be considered a new work.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Kate Beaton Talks to Emily Donaldson

From The Globe and Mail.

In 2005, before she penned her funny, bestselling Hark! A Vagrant series of historically based comics, Cape Breton’s Kate Beaton decided to follow a well-worn path to Alberta’s oil sands with the goal of paying off her student loans. 

What she found in the camps – the loneliness, the toxic masculinity, the occasional beauty, the camaraderie of a place that, for better and worse, has been intrinsic to our economy, and to our image of ourselves at home and abroad – is detailed in her new graphic memoir, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.

The title has a double meaning – Beaton’s fellow Maritimers often refer to her, and each other, as “duck,” but there’s also an incident where a raft of ducks die in a tailing pond. 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2022

After two years of virtual meetings, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will be gathering in person this year for their annual convention.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has invited the AAEC to join them again as part of the CXC Festival the first weekend of October. 

As they did in 2019, the political cartoonists will hold a joint confab with CXC in Columbus, Ohio, from Oct. 6-9, 2022.

The full schedule here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Korean drawing genius Kim Jung Gi dies


Drawing genius Kim Jung Gi died on October 3 in Paris of a heart attack as he was about to catch a plane to New York after a long stay in Paris where he had an ongoing exhibition at Galerie Maghen. . He was 47 years old.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

The US Postal Service is celebrating the creator of "Peanuts"

From WTHR.

The United States Postal Service will commemorate the 100th birthday of Charles Schulz with Forever stamps of his famous characters.

Ten different designs on each sheet of 20 stamps will feature the "Peanuts" gang, including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Franklin, Sally, Pigpen, Linus, Snoopy (with Woodstock), Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie.