Thursday, January 19, 2017

Women Drawing Against President Trump

From The Daily Beast.

The comic RESIST! is a reaffirmation of the liberal principles—free speech, a free press, racial and gender equality—that its creators see as threatened by a Trump presidency.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Problem with Editorial Cartooning

From The Comics Journal.

This is a 1988 panel about the viability of satire in editorial cartooning, featuring Jules Feiffer, Chuck Freund, Brad Holland, David Levine and Peter Steiner.

One of the biggest topics at last year’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonist’s convention was the perceived decline of hard-hitting, politically committed satire in editorial cartoons in favor of a softer, non-controversial style of humor. This perception was heightened by the Pulitzer Prize awarded to Berke Breathed for Bloom County, a gag strip with topical overtones.

Monday, January 16, 2017

50 years of Aislin

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

The second is a caricature of Jean Drapeau published in 1974.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Montrealers: A Story in Portraits

From the Montreal Gazette.

Place d’Armes (1941) Conrad Poirier / BANQ
This commemorative book shows Montrealers, from the beginnings of photography through to 1976, in images that capture the fragility of a moment, fleeting, yet frozen in time. Through hundreds of snapshots, this book reveals the face of an entire social world.  
Some photos are the work of masters of photography such as Robert Notman, Henri Cartier-Bresson, John Max, Alain Chagnon, Yousuf Karsh and many more. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Realist Cartoons

The first-ever compilation of cartoons from The Realist --- the legendary, iconic, hugely-influential satirical magazine published by Paul Krassner has been published.