Thursday, December 1, 2022

Underground Cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb Dies At 74

From Forbes

The underground comix scene, which arose from the counterculture of the 1960s, was not especially supportive of female artists. 

One of the few to break through and leave a lasting legacy was Aline Kominsky-Crumb, whose frank, self-lacerating, darkly humorous stories helped inspire generations of visual storytellers and the wider culture. 

Word started spreading on social media that Kominsky-Crumb died on Tuesday at her home in France from pancreatic cancer. She was 74.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Gene Basset 1927-2022

From The Daily Cartoonist.

The Philadelphia Daily News, Tuesday, July 12, 1977

50 years ago, Gene Basset was the President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, followed 20 years later by his son Brian — marking the only time the AAEC had multi-generational presidents.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Announcement from World Press Cartoon

When the World Press Cartoon 2022 exhibition in the city of Caldas de Rainha was coming to an end, in the last days of August, we received information from the mayor's office that it would no longer include support for our event in its annual plan of cultural activities.

«Without prejudice to the substantive value of the works of international scope that give rise to the competition and exhibition – which we recognize – a detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of carrying it out in Caldas da Rainha, in the light of the general panorama of city council investments in the area of ​​culture, not left room for a decision other than its interruption.»

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Tributes to Charles M. Schulz

From The Daily Cartoonist.

"Cartoonists across the nation are celebrating the 100th birthday of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz as only they can — with cartoons.

"More than 75 syndicated cartoonists have tucked tributes, Easter eggs and references to “Peanuts” in Saturday’s funny papers to honour the creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and company."

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is proud to share the collection of tributes on this page.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

George Lois, an icon of ads and magazine covers, has died at 91

From NPR.

George Lois, the hard-selling, charismatic advertising man and designer who fashioned some of the most daring magazine images of the 1960s and popularized such catchphrases and brand names as "I Want My MTV" and "Lean Cuisine," has died. He was 91.

Lois' son, the photographer Luke Lois, said he died "peacefully" Friday at his home in Manhattan.

Monday, November 21, 2022

"Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2022"


In Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2022 the nation's finest satirists turn their eyes and their pens to the biggest, funniest and most poignant news stories of the year so far. 

Bringing much needed humour to a tumultuous year in politics, this companion 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. 

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2022
Edited by Tim Benson
208 pages
ISBN10 1529153050
ISBN13 9781529153057

Friday, November 18, 2022

Happy 80th, Aislin: A Fanfare of Birthday Cartoons for Terry Mosher

From Policy.

On November 11th, legendary Montreal Gazette cartoonist, national treasure and Policy contributor Terry Mosher — a.k.a Aislin — turned 80. 

To mark the occasion, Wes Tyrell, president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, commissioned birthday cartoons from Terry’s fellow cartoonists across the country.