Thursday, March 23, 2023

"Milton Glaser: Pop"

From It's Nice That.

A new book shows Milton Glaser’s impact in the 60s and 70s, from psychedelia and beyond.

Hundreds of Glaser’s works, unseen since their original publication, feature in print once more to show the legendary designer’s portfolio before and after I ❤ NY.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The 19th Doug Wright Awards poster


Dwellings creator and 2022 Pigskin Peters winner Jay Stephens designed this year's Doug Wright Awards poster.

The ceremony will take place, Saturday April 29th at 8pm, at the Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street in Toronto.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

"So You Thought You Could Retire!" by Graham Harrop

From Northwest Prime Time.

The award-winning Graham Harrop creates cartoons for The Vancouver Sun and Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, along with the online comic strip Ten Cats

His work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, National Post, as greeting cards and even as medical specialists’ cards.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Mike Ramirez Finalist 2023 Herblock Prize

From the Herblock Foundation.

To commemorate Herb Block’s legacy, the Foundation awards the annual Herblock Prize for excellence in editorial cartooning.

The Foundation created the Herblock Prize in 2004 to encourage editorial cartooning as an essential tool for preserving the rights of the American people through freedom of speech and the right of expression.

Presented each spring at the Library of Congress, the prize is awarded by The Herb Block Foundation for distinguished examples of editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous standard set by Herblock and is judged by a panel of outside experts.

The Herblock Prize finalist receives a tax free $7,500 cash award.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Bill Tidy 1933-2023

From Down the tubes.

Legendary cartoonist William Edward “Bill” Tidy, MBE has died at the age of 89. 

As well as the scores of iconic cartoons he drew for PUNCH, he collaborated to Private Eye, the Daily Mirror and New Scientist.

Friday, March 10, 2023

The 2023 Press Awards Cartoonist of the Year Winner

From the Press Awards Twitter page.

The 2023 Press Awards winner in the Cartoonist of the Year category is Morten Morland of The Sunday Times.

Here are a few recent favourites:

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Ann Telnaes Wins 2023 Herblock Prize

From the Herblock Foundation

To commemorate Herb Block’s legacy, the Foundation awards the annual Herblock Prize for excellence in editorial cartooning. 

The Foundation created the Herblock Prize in 2004 to encourage editorial cartooning as an essential tool for preserving the rights of the American people through freedom of speech and the right of expression. 

Presented each spring at the Library of Congress, the prize is awarded by The Herb Block Foundation for distinguished examples of editorial cartooning that exemplify the courageous standard set by Herblock and is judged by a panel of outside experts.

The Herblock Prize winner receives a tax free $20,000 cash award.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

New look for the Doug Wright Awards

From the Facebook page of Conan Tobias.

Starting today, you’ll see a new look for the Doug Wright Awards, which we’ll slowly be rolling out over the next 12 months, across everything we do. 

The base element of the new design is a red button (mainly for use with social media and the like). 

The button is the centrepiece of our new day-to-day logo, and of a more formal shield (which will mainly be seen at the annual DWA ceremony). 

Our new logo features a vintage Doug Wright illustration of Nipper, and the whole thing was designed by John Montgomery, an award-winning, multi-faceted art director specializing in publishing and branding.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Wally (Trog) Fawkes 1924-2023

From The British Cartoon Archive.


Cartoonist and musician Wally Fawkes “Trog“ died peacefully, at 98, last Wednesday following a short illness.

A newspaper illustrator, comic strip artist and political cartoonist, he was also a renowned musician.

Friday, March 3, 2023

“The American Theatre As Seen By Hirschfeld"

From the Al Hirshfeld Foundation Facebook page.

The Museum of Broadway has extended its inaugural special exhibition, “The American Theatre As Seen By Hirschfeld,” through the end of March.

See works from every decade of Hirschfeld's career, sketchbooks, posters, albums...

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

23rd World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition


The theme for the 23rd International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:

Free speech or free for all

Intimidation and disinformation have become weapons in the arsenal of politicians and those who seek to control the media narrative.
Donald Trump’s rude behaviour and open disdain for rivals, the media and government institutions has encouraged others, such as Jair Borsonaro, to emulate him.
On average, Trump lied twenty times per day on Twitter and Facebook, bypassing mainstream media organizations that are responsible for checking facts.
Social media companies profit by creating algorithms that divide us and reward fear and anger, rather than accurate information.
Has mainstream media been derelict in its mission as it struggles to remain profitable? How can we filter abuse without curtailing free speech? And if that is at all possible, who would moderate the moderators?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Clay Jones gets another 30-day Facebook suspension

From Clay Toons.

My cartoon of Dilbert joining the hater lunch bunch at Mar-a-Lago wasn’t my first idea on the subject. 

This was my first idea. But like with a lot of first ideas for a cartoon, I figured it was too obvious and that others would do it. 

Nevertheless, I decided to share it with my readers on social media. It was posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Truth Social, TikTok, and Tribel.

The damn thing got more likes, comments, and shares than the better cartoon, but that’s social media for ya. Several hours later, it got me another 30-day suspension.

Monday, February 27, 2023

‘Dilbert’ dropped after cartoonist’s racist rant

From The Washington Post.

Newspapers across the United States have pulled Scott Adams’s long-running “Dilbert” comic strip after the cartoonist called Black Americans a “hate group” and said White people should “get the hell away from” them.

Friday, February 24, 2023

The Yellow Kid in glorious colour

From The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Facebook page.

What would the iconic Yellow Kid have looked like if we only had black & white library microfilm to view him on?

In Man saves comics! Bill Blackbeard’s Treasure of 20th Century Newspaper’ you can see the Yellow Kid from ‘McFadden’s Row of Flats’ on a microfilm reader as it was microfilmed from the New York Journal, November 8th, 1896.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Further announcement from World Press Cartoon

As previously announced, an unexpected decision by our main sponsor of the last six years has left the World Press Cartoon Board without the means to launch, in the autumn, as is tradition, the call for participation at the following year's contest.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Friday, February 17, 2023

Boris receives prize for humanitarian work

T'Cha Dunlevy in The Montreal Gazette.

Montreal Gazette political cartoonist Jacques Goldstyn, better known as Boris, received this week  the Artist for Peace Award, granted by the École nationale de l’humour.

The artist, who became the first cartoonist to win the award on Tuesday, believes everyone can play a part in social change.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

How Australia’s most famous cartoon was lost and found – twice

From The Conversation.

A man hangs, precariously, high above the street, holding onto the girder of an unfinished skyscraper. Around his ankles, a second man holds on for dear life.

This is no scene of drama, but hilarity. The second man has pulled down the first’s pants in his desperation to hold onto life, and is lost in laughter. Grimacing, the first man growls:

For gorsake, stop laughing: this is serious!

Published in 1933, this is Australia’s most famous cartoon, drawn by Stan Cross.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Christopher Weyant recalls the Boston cartoon that changed everything


Christopher Weyant has not just one, but two of the best jobs in cartooning.

First off, he’s a New Yorker cartoonist, where he’s spent 25 years making light of, well, anything and everything, including current events for the Daily Cartoon on the magazine’s website. That’s where he did a cartoon about Boston that became the New Yorker’s most shared cartoon ever up to that point.

He’s also an editorial cartoonist, often for The Boston Globe, skewering the powerful and pointing out the absurdity that seems to run more and more rampant in the halls of power these days. It’s a dichotomy Weyant says he relishes.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Chris Browne, long time cartoonist of Hägar the Horrible, has died

From The Comics Beat.

Chris Browne, the continuing cartoonist of the popular ongoing syndicated comic strip  Hägar the Horrible – and son of the series’ original creator Dik Browne – has died following a long illness. 

He was 70 years old. The news broke mere days after the strip passed its landmark fiftieth anniversary.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

"Local Fauna: The Art of Peter de Sève"

From Abrams Books.

Local Fauna, the definitive monograph by leading artist and illustrator Peter de Sève, features beloved New Yorker covers, iconic animated characters, and much more. 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

"The Big Picture: Poster Art of David Cowles"

From David Cowles' Facebook page.

On February 10th an exhibition of the poster art of David Cowles will open at the Colacino Gallery at Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

AI generated images

From Cartoonists Rights Network International Executive Director Terry Anderson.

Cartoon by Keyvan Varesi

Cartoonists are pushing back against so-called "a.i." with the class action lawsuit against DeviantArt, Midjourney and Stability AI now underway in the USA and a similar effort still being crowdfunded in Italy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

"The Flying Sailor" nominated for an Oscar

From The Calgary Citizen.

The Flying Sailor, Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The film The Flying Sailor by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), is nominated for an Oscar in the category of best animated short film.

Two ships collide in a harbour, an explosion shatters a city, and a sailor is blasted skyward. With ears ringing, blood pulsing and guts heaving, he soars high above the mayhem and towards the great unknown. 

A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Anita Kunz Exhibition in New York

From Anita Kunz's Facebook page.

A solo show of Anita Kunz's work will be taking place at the Philippe Labaune Gallery in Chelsea, New York City. The opening will be held Thursday, February 9 from 6 to 8pm. 

On display will be a number of her New Yorker covers along with large works from the book Another History of Art, a satirical look at art history, published by Fantagraphics. 

Friday, January 13, 2023

"Yayo's World" Exhibition in Belgium

From the ECC website.

Yayo is the pen name of Diego Herrera, born in Colombia in 1961. In the late 1980s, he moved north and is now living in Montreal, Canada. 

There, he draws cartoons, illustrations and children books for publishers in Canada, Colombia, the United States and France.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Norman Rockwell: Drawings, 1911-1976


The first book on the brilliant yet little-seen drawings of Norman Rockwell—including side-by-side comparisons of his drawings and his finished paintings.