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

From Boston.com

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.