Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists"

From the Library of Congress.

"Dancing Couples No. 1," Anne Harriet Fish (1890–1964). Cover for Vanity Fair, March 1920.


Original works by women cartoonists and illustrators are featured in a new exhibition opening at the Library of Congress on Nov. 18.

Spanning the late 1800s to the present, “Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists” brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to these art forms.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Britain's Editorial Cartooning Boys' Club

Becky Morton in BBC News.

Illustration by Ella Bucknall

Why do the UK's national newspapers' full-time cartoonists never seem to be women?

Out of nearly 180 cartoons featured in last year's edition of Britain's Best Political Cartoons not one was drawn by a woman.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

A caricature of Montreal businessman Richard Renaud.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

World Press Cartoon 2015 (my cartoon)

I received the catalogue of the Caldas da Rainha 2017 World Press Cartoon competition.


My Escher parody was selected in the gag cartoon category:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Jim Morin Creates 2018 Miami Film Festival Poster

From Vimooz.



Miami Film Festival unveiled the 2018 Official Festival Poster created by Miami Herald and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Morin.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

KAL Wins 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award

From National Press Foundation.



Kevin Kallaugher, cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist, will receive the 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cartoons & Cocktails with New Yorker cartoonists

From Gilt City.


New York’s new cutting-edge arts space presents an evening of laughs and libations at the Public Arts at the Public Hotel on the Lower East Side.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"Gagged: an Exhibition of Cartoons About Censorship & Repression"

From Pro Cartoonists.



The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation [UK] alongside Cartoonists’ Rights Network International and X Index bring the plight of persecuted cartoonists to the fore by presenting Gagged: an Exhibition of Cartoons About Censorship & Repression with works by cartoonists from around the world.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

International Campaign to free cartoonist Ramón Esono


The Professional Association of Illustrators Madrid


PEN International is extremely concerned over the detention of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé, alias Jamon y Queso, who was arrested on September 16 in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

He was initially questioned by security agents in relation to his cartoons that are critical of President Obiang and other government officials. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

"George Booth: A Cartoonist's Life" Exhibition

From the Society of Illustrators.


In the history of drawn cartoons the name George Booth brilliantly shines like an unshaded 60 watt (incandescent) light bulb hanging from a lone electrical cord.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The AAEC 2017 Annual Convention

From the AAEC website.

Cartoon by Matt Davies

The 2017 Annual Convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, hosted by Matt Davies (Newsday) and AAEC President Ann Telnaes (Washinton Post) will be held November 1-4 at Hofstra University in Hempstead (Long Island), New York in conjonction with the Satire & the City: Political Cartoon & Satire Festival.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Celebrating Editorial Cartooning at the Society of Illustrators

Liza Donnelly in The New Yorker.
Cartoon by Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
Ten years ago, I was invited to be a part of an organization that changed my life. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

From Penguin Random House.



Another blockbuster collection of the year's wittiest political cartoons, featuring artworks by Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Martin Rowson, 'Mac' and many more.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Quino 60 anos de humor

From Bandas Desenhadas.


Documenta, in partnership with the Town Hall of Vila Franca de Xira, published the album Quino - 60 anos de humor, on the occasion of the exhibition of the invited artist of the 18th edition of Cartoon Xira, which took place last spring in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How Barry Blitt became the master of the political moment

Matt Wueker in Politico Magazine.


Nothing cuts through our over-taxed frontal cortexes like a simple visual joke. It skips past the language centers of our brains and engages lower brain stem humor with bright color and energetic line, working with an elegance and speed and directness unmatched by other kinds of satire.

There aren’t a lot of masters of this genre—it is, after all, the simplest and hardest form of cartooning. But certainly one of them is Barry Blitt.

Friday, October 20, 2017

“People matching artworks” by Stefan Draschan





Photographer Stefan Draschan always keeps himself entertained at art galleries by creating his own art projects.

One of those projects is “People matching artworks”.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics"

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

“Looking Backward” by Joseph Keppler. Puck, January 11, 1893

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be hosting the opening their new exhibition, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics on November 4th from 3 to 5pm.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New members of the ACC

From the ACC's Facebook page.

Cartoon by Tom Chitty

The ACC would like to familiarize you with some new members that have joined over the last few months - talented young artists Derek Evernden, Phil Jones, Adriana Blake, Faez Doosti, Bruce Outridge, Eric DyckDavid Brouitt as well as New Yorker contributor Tom Chitty.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cartoons Featured in "No End of Blame"

From the Sydney Morning Herald.


Cartooning turned deadly serious after Charlie Hebdo.

"Suddenly everybody had an understanding of the weight of what it is we do," says Cathy Wilcox. "It made everybody realise what we do is not just us being jolly jesters."

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wildfire Burns Home of ‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schulz

From the Associated Press.


The home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson said Thursday.

Jean Schulz, 78, evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz said.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Frank Magazine bows to demand to alter 'racist' cartoon

From the Toronto Sun.


A cartoon in Frank  satirical magazine that depicts a black poet and activist with a jutting chin and sloping forehead is being modified after critics who call it racist launched campaigns to remove the magazine from stores.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Savage Ink" Exhibition

Caitlin Hawkins in Big Issue North.

Cartoon by Steve Bell

Some world leaders don’t need a cartoonist to make them look grotesque or ridiculous, but none are exempt from a savage inking.

A new exhibition in Manchester's People History Museum celebrates a long tradition of political cartoons.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Charlie Hebdo's new subject: U.S. under Trump

Carol Hills from PRI's The World.


Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, a cartoonist and editor of Charlie Hebdo, arrives for his interview accompanied by bodyguards who hover outside the neutral office location where we talk.

They've been the cartoonist's permanent companions since January 2015, when the Kouachi brothers forced themselves into the offices of the French satirical newspaper and murdered his friends and colleagues in the name of Islam. Riss was injured in the attack.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons

From The Ottawa Citizen.


Montreal Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) sat down with the Citizen ahead of an exhibition of his work at the Ottawa Citiy Hall art gallery.

The event comes on the heels of the release of his new book, an illustrated career retrospective titled Trudeau to Trudeau: Aislin 50 Years of Cartooning.

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons
October 13 to 29
Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vladimir Renčín 1941-2017


Czech cartoonist and illustrator Vladimír Renčín died last Wednesday after a long illness.

Born in 1941, he owes his notoriety notably for his cartoons and jokes, drawn from current events, which have been compiled in some thirty books.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Two newspapers apologize for publishing Las Vegas shooting cartoon

From The Philadelphia Daily News-Inquirer.


Two small newspapers, one in Vermont and another in Iowa, have apologized after running a controversial cartoon about the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MM and HH

Lulu Garcia-Navarro in NPR.


Hugh Hefner is expected to be laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe.

He bought the crypt next to her because, as he told The LA Times, quote, "spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up." 

Marilyn was both the cover and the centerfold of the very first issue of Playboy, but it wasn't by choice. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The stories behind some iconic ‘SNL’ photos

From CNN.

Tina Fay in a parody of George Lois' cover for Esquire.

They’re the first thing you see when “Saturday Night Live” comes back from a commercial break: Those iconic celebrity portraits, so bold and fun and quirky that they almost seem to jump off the screen.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Milton Glaser Discusses "The Design of Dissent"

From Eventbrite.


Milton Glaser, the renowned artist and designer, returns to his alma mater for a free, public discussion on "The Design of Dissent."

Following the conversation with designer Steven Heller, there will be a book signing of the 2017 updated version of Glaser's The Design of Dissent (co-authored with Mirko Ilic), newly subtitled, "Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts and the Resistance."

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Student cartoonist targeted by white supremacists in Mississippi

From Study International.

Cartoon by Jake Thrasher

A student cartoonist from the University of Mississippi has reportedly been issued death threats from white supremacists for his work that criticizes racism and the Ku Klux Klan.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2017

From the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus website.


CXC is a free, citywide arts festival hosted every year by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts.

CXC connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art.

Together, they celebrate the stories that can only be told in visual media that are as diverse as the people who imagined them.

The full list of special guests here.



Friday, September 22, 2017

Gerald Scarfe joins the Evening Standard

From The Evening Standard.


As legendary cartoonist Gerald Scarfe joins the Evening Standard this week, he tells Nick Curtis about the biting art of satire, working with Pink Floyd and why the ‘misuse of power’ drives him.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hellraising Magazine of the 60s

Steven Heller in Print.

Bertrand Russell by Norman Rockwell

In the 1960s, San Francisco’s youth culture of acid rock, underground comix, radical lifestyle movements and, not least, progressive counter-culture journalism (including newsprint tabs like Rolling Stone, The Berkeley Barb and the San Francisco Oracle) shocked and awed the world.

But even more threatening to the established order for their guile and grit were two monthly magazines that went head to toe with the status quo: Ramparts (1962–1975) and Scanlan’s (1970–1971).

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Censorship at the European Parliament

On the Keep Talking Greece website.

Cartoon by Dimitris Georgopalis

Member of the European Parliament, Stelios Kouloglou (SYRIZA), has denounced an unprecedented form of censorship by the European Union.

The censorship was imposed on the caricatures of 12 Greek caricatures that were to participate in an exhibition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Ministers in Caricature" Exhibition

From The Chronicle Herald.

Cover of the exhibition catalogue.

When it came to Canada’s prime ministers, Bruce MacKinnon decided he had to catch ’em all.

MacKinnon, the award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Chronicle Herald since 1985, had a bit of a head start assembling his collection of likenesses of the nation’s leaders, but he was understandably light on works depicting Sir Mackenzie Bowell and R.B. Bennett.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ottawa International Animation Festival

From the festival website.

Poster by Elise Simard

From September 20-24, 2017 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.

Friday, September 8, 2017

How Condé Nast Put the Squeeze on New Yorker Cartoonists

Seth Simons in Paste Magazine.


In late June, cartoonists for The New Yorker received an email from Condé Nast, the magazine’s parent company.

“We wanted to take an opportunity to reacquaint you with the ecosystem of services that Condé Nast and The New Yorker offer to cartoonists,” reads the email, signed by Courtney Ercolino, Director of Image Licensing. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Art Director and Author Steven Heller

Mariam Aldhahi in Magenta.


School of Visual Arts’s Steven Heller has helped launch dozens of high-profile design careers. To his protégés, he seems like the ultimate insider — but he didn’t start out that way.

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Last Girl Standing" by Trina Robbins


Underground cartoonist Trina Robbins has done it all! She ran one of the hippest fashion boutiques in the East Village, mingled with rock stars and produced feminist art by putting together the first all-woman comics anthology in the 1970s.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

London Police reinvestigate 1987 murder of Palestinian cartoonist

From The Guardian.


London's Metropolitan police appeals for information over the death of Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim Hussain al-Ali, who died after being shot in a Knightsbridge street on July 22, 1987.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Newseum is in deep trouble

Margaret Sullivan in The Washington Post.


The Newseum opened as the journalism industry tanked. No wonder it’s in deep trouble.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"50 Cartoons and More on Women " by Doaa el-Adl

From Fast Company.


Egyptian artist Doaa el-Adl published last March the first caricature book (translated into English and French) dealing with controversial issues facing women in Egypt and The Middle East.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Winners of the 2nd World Humor Awards

From World Humor Awards.



The winners of the 2nd edition of World Humor Awards were announced this week and the 185 works submitted by 102 different authors will be on display September 1-10 in the meeting room and in the veranda of the Baistrocchi Baths in Salsomaggiore, Italy.

The theme of the contest was "Artificial Civilization".

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MacKay Cartoon Stirs Controversy


Hamilton Spectator cartoonist Graeme MacKay had to delete the above cartoon from his Facebook page because of the abusive comments it generated.

Here is what he wrote: