Monday, February 26, 2024

24th World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition

The theme of the 24th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:

Artificial Intelligence: yes or no?

Some believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will solve all our problems while it inspires apocalyptic talk in others.

AI can help journalists gather information, but “deep fakes” and voice simulators capable of generating believable audio segments, can sow doubt about the authenticity of content and put democracy at risk.

On the other hand, some politicians brandish the term “fake news” to denounce opposing opinions or deny reality.

Finally, using AI to generate illustrations on demand robs artists of their work and infringes on their copyright.

Fortunately, AI  hasn’t yet figured the number of fingers on one hand.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Harvard Faculty & Staff reposts antisemitic cartoon

From The Washington Post.

Harvard University is again embroiled in a controversy over antisemitism on campus, after student groups and a faculty group shared an antisemitic cartoon.

In a statement late Tuesday, Harvard interim president Alan M. Garber condemned the cartoon, calling it “flagrantly antisemitic,” after it was shared on social media by two student groups — the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and the African American Resistance Organization — and reposted by Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Jack Higgins 1954-2024

From The Chicago Sun-Times

Jack Higgins, Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun-Times editorial cartoonist died February 10 after a long illness.  He was 69.

Monday, February 19, 2024

"Cartoons do ano 2023" in Xira

From Víctor Vélez Chubasco's Facebook page.

Vila Franca de Xira presents, from February 24 to May 5, CartoonXira curated by António Antunes, at Celeiro da Patriarcal.

It features the work of cartoonists António. Carrilho, Cristina, Fazenda, Garcia, Gargalo, Maia, Monteiro, Rodrigo, Salgado, Saraiva and Silva.

Also presented, Imaginary horizons, a solo exhibition by Chubasco.

Monday, February 12, 2024

de Adder Toast at the Post

From The Daily Cartoonist.

It has been nearly a month since Michael de Adder‘s last weekly cartoon for The Washington Post.

Three years ago Michael, after freelancing for the paper, was signed as a contract cartoonist to The Washington Post and charged with supplying three cartoons a week.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Peru: cartoonist Carlín intimidated by police

From Cartooning for Peace.

"Learn to tell them apart (Don’t get confused)"
From left to right: "Delinquent in a policeman’s suit", "Delinquent policeman ", 
"Policeman doing his duty".

In a statement on January 30, 2024, the Peruvian National Police (PNP) announced that it would be taking legal action against cartoonist Carlín and his newspaper La República over the above cartoon.