Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trial Begins for Turkish Cartoonist Musa Kart

Jude Terror in Bleeding Cool.

This cartoon by Cumhuriyet cartoonist Musa Kart led to an 2014 arrest.
It shows Edrogan looking the other way from a money laundering scheme inside the government.

Last November, journalists from Turkey’s opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were arrested as part of a political crackdown by the Turkish government responding to a failed coup that almost ousted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the previous July.

Monday, July 24, 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.

This cartoon from 1981shows Pierre Elliott Trudeau planting the Canadian Constitution.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daily Funnies: An Exhibition of Strip Cartoons

From the Cartoon Museum.

Cartoon by Steven Appleby

"Daily Funnies: An Exhibition of Strip Cartoons" will open to the public on July 25th..

The exhibition will feature examples of many well-known cartoon strips from British newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The AAEC condemns the firing of editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson


The Board of Directors of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has released a statement on Nick Anderson and his firing by the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Communications:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The CPERB vs. Annie Leibovitz

Leah Sandals in Canadian Art.

Merryl Streep by Annie Leibovitz

Reports this week of the latest financial problem for American photographer Annie Leibovitz—who in 2009 nearly had to file for bankruptcy and in 2010 was sued by a company who says it was unpaid for helping to restructure her debt—have unexpectedly placed a spotlight on a little-known Canadian group called the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

"Blitt"


Riverhead Books will publish this October a long-awaited collection of Barry Blitt's work including many never before seen cartoons, sketches and drafts.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cartoonist Nick Anderson Laid Off from the Houston Chronicle


Houston Chronicle cartoonist Nick Anderson announced today on his Facebook page that he was the latest victim of the layoffs in the newspaper industry.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Editorial Cartooning in Canada

An update of the article published in The Canadian Encyclopedia.

The Hecklers: A History of Canadian Political Cartooning (1979), Peter Desbarats and Terry Mosher.

The art of the political cartoon as we know it in Canada today began in the 1870s when John W. Bengough (1851-1923) started publishing the satirical magazine Grip.

In its pages, Bengough pilloried Canada's first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, and since then each prime minister has had an alterego with a sketchpad:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Clay Jones declines award from Iran’s Trump cartoon contest

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.


Virginia cartoonist Clay Jones discovered this week that a cartoon of his lampooning the president had been awarded a citation in the Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest, as announced Monday by Iran’s House of Cartoon in Tehran. 

His cartoon spoofed Time magazine’s 2016 selection of Trump as “person of the year” by drawing a comparison to Hitler, whom Time named its “man of the year” in 1938.

Thursday, July 6, 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, July 4, 2017

Comic artists draw out stories from resettled Syrian refugees

From PBS Newshour.


A Vancouver comic book collective is working closely with refugees like Mohammed Alsaleh, who fled from Syria, to help them tell their stories.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Brian Gable Named to the Order of Canada


The Order of Canada is receiving 99 new members, including Globe and Mail editorial cartoonist Brian Gable.
Here is the full list of new members.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

You Might Be from Canada If...

From Nimbus Publishing.


You Might Be From Canada If… is an examination of Canada at 150 by one of the country’s great cartoonist.

Michael de Adder draws for the Toronto Star as well as for the Hill Times and The Chronicle Herald.  His You Might Be From series of books have sold more than 50,000 copies.