Thursday, May 19, 2022

Lalo Alcaraz profiled in The New Yorker

Graciela Mochkofsky in The New Yorker (excerpt).

Like many prestigious awards that recognize great accomplishment in this country, the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, created in 2004 to commemorate the legacy of the late Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, had never been offered to a nonwhite person—until this year. 

While accepting the prize at the Library of Congress on the evening of April 27th, Lalo Alcaraz, a Chicano from San Diego, California, said what many of his friends and followers were posting on social media: “It’s about time.” 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Nominees of the 18th annual Doug Wright Awards

 From the Doug Wright Awards

The Doug Wright Awards is pleased to announce the nominees for its 18th annual honours, selected from works published by Canadian creators during the 2021 calendar year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Celebrating Sparky

 From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts, an exhibition curated by Lucy Shelton Caswell, honors Schulz’s work and marks the centennial of his birth. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

I wish I'd drawn... (67)

 ... this beautiful illustration by Siri Dokken.

The drawing illustrates journalist Linn Stalsberg's comment in Dagsavisen about the men who must stay in Ukraine.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

An Open Letter to the Pulitzer Prize Board

 From the AAEC website.

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists would like to congratulate illustrator Fahmida Azim and the other contributors to the team that created the illustrated article, “I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp,” which won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in the recently renamed category of Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. 

We would like to also congratulate the finalists, The New Yorker cartoonist Zoe Si, and Washington Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes. 

Cartooning, regardless of genre, is time intensive, often challenging, occasionally dangerous, but always rewarding work.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Exhibition on the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign

 From the Maison du Dessin de Presse Facebook page.

The back view of Queen Elizabeth II by Canadian press cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) was chosen to illustrate the poster for the forthcoming exhibition on the 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at the Maison du Dessin de Presse, from June 4 to September 29, in Morges, Switzerland.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Ann Telnaes named Pulitzer Finalist for 2022

From AAEC website.

Washington Post editorial cartoonist (and past AAEC President) Ann Telnaes was selected as a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize in the newly renamed “Illustrated Reporting and Commentary” category. 

The judges cited her portfolio for its “succinct and layered cartoons covering a wide range of social and political topics with immediacy and impact.”