Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Canada's heat wave

From Vetustideces.

Canada's heat wave has sparked a humorous wave of softened architecture. 

The warped CN Tower in Toronto stands out in the urban panorama of David Parkins in The Globe and Mail, Bado turned those of the tower of the Federal Parliament of Canada located in Ottawa into soft Dalinian clocks. 

Monday, June 24, 2024

Jules Feiffer on the Artists and Works from His Collection

From Swann Auction Galleries.

David Levine, Jules Feiffer with Cigar, 1983, unpublished.

Jules Feiffer’s career spans decades, producing a remarkable range of projects and generating numerous awards and honors. 

His contributions to the field of comics since his start in the late 1940s have been recognized with his induction into the Comic Book Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Writers Guild of America. 

His satirical strip, Feiffer, which explored contemporary politics and social issues, ran for 42 years and earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1986

Friday, June 21, 2024

Cartoonist Symposium in Montreal


Canadian and American editorial cartoonists, as well as a few European guests, will meet this fall in conjunction with a conference on the digital future of the profession organized by the Université du Quebec à Montréal.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Iranian Cartoonist Sentenced to Six Years

From The Daily Cartoonist

From Iran International:
The Revolutionary Court of Tehran has handed down a six-year prison sentence to Atena Farghadani, a cartoonist targeted for her critique of the government.

According to her attorney, Mohammad Moqimi, Farghadani has been behind bars since her arrest on April 13, charged with “insulting sacred values and propagating against the ruling system”.
Farghadani received five years for the former and an additional year for the latter. Moqimi blasted the proceedings as a “sham trial” in a post on the X, denouncing the judiciary’s manipulation of charges to secure the harshest possible sentence.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

"What, Me Worry? The Art and Humor of MAD Magazine" Exhibition

From the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Illustration by Richard Williams

The Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the art and satire of MAD magazine in the exhibit, What, Me Worry? The Art and Humor of MAD Magazine. 

Over 150 pieces of original art will be displayed, including paintings, drawings, cartoons, ephemera, artifacts, and other media. 

One gallery will be focused solely on the work of Mort Drucker, who spent more than five decades drawing caricatures and illustrations for MAD.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Rainer Hachfeld 1939-2024

German political cartoonist and playwright Rainer Hachfeld died of a stroke in Berlin on May 27.

Born on March 9, 1939 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Hachfeld studied animation and stage design from 1956 to 1960 at the Master School for Arts and Crafts in Berlin

Monday, June 3, 2024

Reuben Nominees for 2023 Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

From the National Cartoonists Society.

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the nominees for the Reuben Award (Cartoonist of the Year). Due to a tie there are six finalist rather than the usual five.
  • Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Darrin Bell and the creator of Candorville
  • Daniel Clowes – comic book creator of last year’s highly acclaimed graphic novel Monica.
  • Cartoonist Will Henry, creator of the Wallace the Brave comic strip. 
  • Hilary B. Price – cartoonist, storyteller, speaker (Hillary’s 12th year being nominated). 
  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn comic strip and best-selling books cartoonist Dana Simpson
  • Lio’s cartoonist and graphic novel author Mark Tatulli (Mark’s 11th nomination for The Reuben).
The winner of the Reuben will be announced on August 23, 2024 at the Reuben Awards Banquet, part of the annual NCS Conference held this year in San Diego.