Saturday, April 29, 2023

The winners of the 19th annual Doug Wright Awards

From the Doug Wright Awards.

The 2023 Doug Wright Awards, hosted by Dustin Harbin, were held at the Arts & Letters club in Toronto

The winners are:

Friday, April 28, 2023

Treasures of comic strip art on "Sunday Morning"

From CBS News.

An original copy of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."

Bill Blackbeard was something of a superhero. During his lifetime, he collected and preserved 2.5 million ephemeral artifacts of comic strip art, including newspapers and Sunday color sections dating as far back as 1893. 

Treasures from his collection are now featured in a new exhibit, "Man Saves Comics," at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University. 

"CBS Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Interview with Posy Simmonds

From The Big Picture.

Posy Simmonds, The Guardian 2004, Literary Life 2

Born in 1945 in Berkshire, Posy Simmonds drew from an early age. 

After studying at the Sorbonne and Central School - now Central St Martins - respectively, she entered the world of print journalism, working as a cartoonist for several British newspapers from the late 60's onwards. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

"'You're Not A Real Parent Until..."

From Jason Chatfield's Facebook page.

This collection of delightful observations from award winning writers and cartoonists Scott Dooley and Jason Chatfield will reassure all parents that everything’s going to be totally fine. 

Whether it’s accepting dried vomit as a constant presence or helping them move into their first apartment, You’re not a real parent until... joyfully delves into what makes parenting the most rewarding, frustrating, hilarious, gross, and wouldn’t-change-it-for-the-world experience.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Mike Thompson becomes the Star Tribune editorial cartoonist

From the Star Tribune

Mike Thompson was hired as the new staff editorial cartoonist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune where he succeeds Steve Sack, who retired from the position last year.

He comes to Minneapolis by way of USA Today, where he was staff editorial cartoonist, and before that the Detroit Free Press, where he worked on staff for more than two decades.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

2023 World Press Photo Contest

From World Press Photo.

This year’s World Press Photo Contest global winners highlight the climate crisis, community, war’s impact on civilians, and the importance of press photography around the world.

The four global winners were selected from 24 regional winners, which were chosen from more than 60,000 entries. 

The entries were judged first by six regional juries and all winners chosen by a global jury consisting of the regional jury chairs plus the global jury chair.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Official posters of the 12th edition of MCAF

From the MCAF Facebook page.

This year we asked comic artist Cab (Utown, Hiver nucléaire) to create our new posters.

Inspired by this year’s theme "Creation: from imagination to reality", the Montreal artist wanted to capture that magic moment just before the pencil touches the paper.

Not one, not two, but three variations of the poster will be displayed this year to represent how both the script and drawings come to life.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Edward Koren 1935-2023

From The New Yorker and Ink Spill.

New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren, known for his furry or fuzzy beast, has died at eighty-seven at his home in Brookfield, Vermont.

Over the last 60 years, he produced more than a thousand gags, illustrations, and covers for the magazine, a feat equalled only by five other New Yorker artists.

Friday, April 14, 2023

18th International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustrators

From the Tapirulan Association.

From April 15 to June11, the 18th International Exhibition of Contemporary Illustrators will be held in Cremona, Italy with Guy Billout as guest of honour. 

There will be an exhibition dedicated to his work with around 200 pieces spanning 50 years of his career.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Winners of the 24th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem

From the European Cartoon Center.

Shahrokh Heidari Sorjani is the winner of the 24th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem 'The Future of Mobility: On the Road to Cartopia'.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Mad Magazine Cartoonist Al Jaffee Dies at 102

From The New York Times.

Al Jaffee at work in 2010 in his studio in Provincetown, Mass.

Al Jaffee, a cartoonist who folded in when the trend in magazine publishing was to fold out, thereby creating one of Mad magazine’s most recognizable and enduring features, died on Monday in Manhattan. 

Saturday, April 8, 2023

"Bill Blackbeard Saves Comics!" Exhibition

From OSU Library.

MAN SAVES COMICS! Bill Blackbeard’s Treasure of 20th Century Newspapers, which mines the staggering 2.5 million items in the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, will be on view at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

"Ducks" by Kate Beaton wins Canada Reads!

"We are all implicated in the story Ducks tells. Ducks is one woman's story, but it is the story of an industry that we all rely on in some way.”—Mattea Roach, champion of Ducks on Canada Reads.

Ducks is the first graphic novel to make it to the top in Canada's premier literary competition.