Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Israeli cartoonist modifies Gaza drawing

From Alba Wafa.

Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj took to social media to decry the hijack of one of his drawings on the situation in Gaza.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Results of 39th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition

From the Aydın Doğan Foundation.

First Prize, Pawel Kuczynski, Poland

This year, 570 cartoonists from 64 countries participated in the Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition, which brings together artists from all over the world who bring different ideas and beliefs into cartoons and allows them to express their art, with a total of 1,365 works.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Record price set at auction for single-panel cartoon

From CartoonStock.

July 5th, 1993 was a simpler time. Facebook, Google, the iPhone and the phrase “social media” had yet to be invented. The “World Wide Web” aka “the internet” had been, but only techies who knew how to work a dial-up modem were actually using it.

Cartoonist Peter Steiner wasn’t among them. And yet, in that week’s issue of The New Yorker, he was somehow able to distill an essential truth of what, for better or worse, or maybe both, the internet was, is, and always will be.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Cartoonists rally to Steve Bell's defense

From the Greek Cartoonists Association Facebook page.

The Greek Cartoonists Association strongly protests the Guardian’s dismissal of colleague Steve Bell, one of the best cartoonists in the world. 

The termination of his employment took place in the aftermath of unsupported accusations of "anti-Semitic stereotypes" in his last cartoon, accusations that the paper's management sadly adopted .

Monday, October 23, 2023

"Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2023"

 From Amazon.

Bringing much-needed humour to another chaotic year in politics, Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2023 offers a tour of the most high-profile, notorious and absurd news stories of the year, as seen through the eyes of our nation's finest satirists. 

This collection 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. 

Friday, October 20, 2023

"Cartoonists on the line"

From Cartoonists Rights.

Cartooning for Peace and Cartoonists Rights will be releasing, on November 7, "Cartoonists on the Line", a report on the situation of threatened cartoonists around the world.

Cartoonists Rights are pleased to announce a new report – Cartoonists on the Line – covering the situation of cartoonists and threats to their freedom of expression, written jointly with colleagues Cartooning for Peace, and supported by our partners Freedom Cartoonists

Monday, October 16, 2023

Steve Bell sacked by Guardian

From the BBC website.

Photo: Alamy

Long-serving Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has been sacked by the newspaper in a row over a drawing he created of Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

The cartoon, featuring Netanyahu operating on his own stomach, showed a cut in the outline of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Montreal Cartoon Art Festival and AI

From the FBDM's Facebook page.

Portrait: Boum

In 2023, 290 comics creators were present at our festival. It goes without saying that without their presence, our celebration of comics would not be the same.

The advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are impressive, but there is currently a lack of supervision and regulations to protect creators. The situation worries many, and understandably so. 

This is why MCAF wishes to position itself today as an event that focuses on art made by humans. 

We're not at all opposed to tools that can lighten artists' workloads, but art generated in whole or in part by artificial intelligence will not be considered for the Bédélys Awards, nor allowed for sale at the Festival. 

This is our way of showing our support for the comics creators. 

- Mélanie La Roche, Executive Director

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Townsie Award 2023

From the ACC website.

Every two years, the Association of Canadian Cartoonists gives out its Townsend Award, otherwise known as "The Townsie", to both Anglophone and Francophone cartoonists whose work stood out during that period.

This year the prize was awarded both to me and Dale Cummings during our convention last week in San Francisco.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Cold feet at The Guardian

From Sofi Siete.

The Guardian has rejected a Steve Bell cartoon of Netanyahu inspired by a famous Lyndon B. Johnson Vietnam cartoon made in 1966 by David Levine.


The Guardian has informed Bell that they won't publish any of his cartoons for the next six months!

More on the subject in The Daily Cartoonist.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

AAEC convention in San Francisco

From the AAEC Facebook Page.

Cartoonists from across the US and Canada (and one from New Zeland) descend on San Francisco today for the confab of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.


This year's AAEC awards have been announced:

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Star Tribune Eliminates Staff Editorial Cartoonist Position

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The Star Tribune is moving on without an editorial cartoonist, following an announcement Monday that Mike Thompson would be moved from a full-time role to a freelance position.

The independent Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Mike Thompson, who the newspaper hired in April of this year as a staff editorial cartoonist, will now be working for the paper in a freelance position.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Dustin bites the dust in Gannett newspapers

From Jeff Parker's Facebook page.

After 21 years of publication in Gannett newspapers across the US, today marks the final appearance of Dustin, including our local paper as the company switches to a standardized comics lineup.