Saturday, December 24, 2022

2022: The Year in Cartoons by Clay Bennett

A slideshow of the twelve cartoons featured above by cartoonist Clay Bennett can be found here.

Friday, December 23, 2022

The best Michael de Adder cartoons of 2022


Editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder drew his takes on all of 2022′s biggest stories. 
Here are his favourites.

The best Ann Telnaes cartoons of 2022

From abortion to Twitter to the war in Ukraine, 2022’s biggest stories came to life in Ann Telnaes' editorial cartoons. These are her favourites.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

AI-Created Comic Deemed Ineligible for Copyright Protection

From CBR.

Reversing an earlier decision, the United States Copyright Office rules that a comic book made using A.I. art is ineligible for copyright protection.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

An open letter to the Overseas Press Club from the AAEC

From the AAEC website.

It's no secret cartoonists were disappointed when the  Overseas Press Club dropped the name of Thomas Nast from their cartooning award. 

Now the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists President Kevin Necessary is asking the OPCA to rename the contest after 20th century great Bill Mauldin.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The artist behind Trump's NFT cards

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The artist who designed NFT digital cards with “amazing ART of Donald Trump’s Life & Career” is Clark Mitchell.

Clark Mitchell has been creating commercial art for years “for iconic brands, including Star Wars, Disney, Lucas Arts, Coca-Cola, Time Magazine and ESPN Magazine – to name a few.” 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Charlie Hebdo's international competition

From Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo is launching an international competition to produce caricatures of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader.

Friday, December 9, 2022

New Yorker Cartoonist Lee Lorenz Dies at 90

Lee Lorenz, The New Yorker‘s art editor from 1973-1993, and cartoon editor from 1993-1997, passed away yesterday morning at his home in Easton, Connecticut. 

Lee contributed cartoons and covers to The New Yorker for fifty-seven years, from March 8, 1958 through 2015. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Signe Wilkinson Remembers Tony Auth

From The Philadelphia Inquirer.

A decade after Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth departed The Inquirer, colleague Signe Wilkinson reflects on his memorable career — and mourns the decimated state of their still-vital profession.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Underground Cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb Dies At 74

From Forbes

The underground comix scene, which arose from the counterculture of the 1960s, was not especially supportive of female artists. 

One of the few to break through and leave a lasting legacy was Aline Kominsky-Crumb, whose frank, self-lacerating, darkly humorous stories helped inspire generations of visual storytellers and the wider culture. 

Word started spreading on social media that Kominsky-Crumb died on Tuesday at her home in France from pancreatic cancer. She was 74.