Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Gene Basset 1927-2022

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The Philadelphia Daily News, Tuesday, July 12, 1977

50 years ago, Gene Basset was the President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, followed 20 years later by his son Brian — marking the only time the AAEC had multi-generational presidents.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Announcement from World Press Cartoon

When the World Press Cartoon 2022 exhibition in the city of Caldas de Rainha was coming to an end, in the last days of August, we received information from the mayor's office that it would no longer include support for our event in its annual plan of cultural activities.

«Without prejudice to the substantive value of the works of international scope that give rise to the competition and exhibition – which we recognize – a detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of carrying it out in Caldas da Rainha, in the light of the general panorama of city council investments in the area of ​​culture, not left room for a decision other than its interruption.»

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Tributes to Charles M. Schulz

From The Daily Cartoonist.

"Cartoonists across the nation are celebrating the 100th birthday of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz as only they can — with cartoons.

"More than 75 syndicated cartoonists have tucked tributes, Easter eggs and references to “Peanuts” in Saturday’s funny papers to honour the creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and company."

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is proud to share the collection of tributes on this page.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

George Lois, an icon of ads and magazine covers, has died at 91

From NPR.

George Lois, the hard-selling, charismatic advertising man and designer who fashioned some of the most daring magazine images of the 1960s and popularized such catchphrases and brand names as "I Want My MTV" and "Lean Cuisine," has died. He was 91.

Lois' son, the photographer Luke Lois, said he died "peacefully" Friday at his home in Manhattan.

Monday, November 21, 2022

"Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2022"


In Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2022 the nation's finest satirists turn their eyes and their pens to the biggest, funniest and most poignant news stories of the year so far. 

Bringing much needed humour to a tumultuous year in politics, this companion features the work of Peter Brookes, Steve Bell, Morten Morland, Nicola Jennings, Christian Adams, Dave Brown, Brian Adcock and many more, alongside captions from Britain's leading cartoon expert. 

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2022
Edited by Tim Benson
208 pages
ISBN10 1529153050
ISBN13 9781529153057

Friday, November 18, 2022

Happy 80th, Aislin: A Fanfare of Birthday Cartoons for Terry Mosher

From Policy.

On November 11th, legendary Montreal Gazette cartoonist, national treasure and Policy contributor Terry Mosher — a.k.a Aislin — turned 80. 

To mark the occasion, Wes Tyrell, president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, commissioned birthday cartoons from Terry’s fellow cartoonists across the country. 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Videos

From the AAEC website.

If you missed this year’s Cartoon Crossroads Columbus in October, the Festival has now posted all of the sessions on their YouTube channel.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Mike Graston donates cartoon collection to University of Windsor

From O Canada.

Crime, controversy, and corruption — Mike Graston had a lot to draw on. 

The artwork he spent nearly four decades creating, documenting history with a twist as the Windsor Star’s editorial cartoonist, will now be preserved for posterity.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Pledge drive for Cartoonists Rights Network International

We rarely ask our followers to give, but over the coming holiday season we are running a pledge drive. Head to our donate page now and lend your support to our mission - help us defend cartoonists’ free expression.

Free Expression doesn’t come cheap. In fact, multiple cartoonists have lost their lives in their pursuit of that right. Others have been assaulted and abused, criminalized or imprisoned, and an increasing number are displaced from their homes.

Our mission is to defend these vulnerable cartoonists, including material aid for those in emergencies. Now more than ever we can only meet their needs with your help. When you donate, you show support of our work and your commitment to human rights and free expression.

If you set up a direct debit of $50 or less today, it will be matched in the first two months by – but only while their offer lasts!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Filipino Cartoonist shot and killed in ambush

From Cartooning for Peace.

Cartoonist and art teacher Benharl Capote Kahil (Ben) was shot and killed on November 5 while riding his motorbike home in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat. 

The motive for the killing is unknown.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Auditor steals baseball cartoon

From Ann Telnaes' Twitter account.

This  full-page ad for the Janice Lorrah campaign was published in the Delaware Cape Gazette

The original cartoon (see below), by cartoonist Ann Telnaes, was altered, uncredited and used WITHOUT PERMISSION.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

George Booth 1926-2022

From Wikipedia.

New Yorker cartoonist George Booth passed away on Tuesday November 1. less than a week following the death of his wife, Dione.

His cartoons usually featured older couples beset by modern complexity and interacting with cats and dogs.