Thursday, May 24, 2018

Signe Wilkinson reflects on her career

From the Chestnut Hill.


Famed Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was the first female political cartoonist to receive the Pulitzer Prize, which was awarded in 1992.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Student Cartoonist Jake Thrasher Honoured



Jake Thrasher from the University of Mississippi is the winner of the 2018 Mark of Excellence in Editorial Cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists which honours the best in student journalism. 

Thrasher was a finalist for last year's Courage in Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights Network after receiving death threats for an anti-KKK cartoon in his university newspaper.

And in a "welcome to the real world" coda, the cartoonist noted — in the same email announcement about the SPJ award — that his position at the local Mississippi newspaper, the Oxford Eagle, was recently eliminated after the publisher left.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

German newspaper drops cartoonist after Netanyahu drawing

From Reuters.


German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said it had ended its decades-long collaboration with cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch after he depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu using “anti-Semitic cliches”.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Why India (and the rest of the world) needs more women in editorial cartooning

From ShethePeople TV.


Earlier this month, cartoonist Kshitij Bajpai got a shoutout on Twitter from a very important person.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged an illustration Bajpai had made of him after attending an election rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Movies Recreate Iconic Paintings

From deMilked.

La Mort de Marat (1793) vs. About Schmidt (2002)

Vugar Efendi is a 23 years old writer and director. In his portfolio, he says he grew up in various countries surrounded by their rich cultures, such as United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine. 

Vugar received a lot of attention online after he uploaded his incredible three-part ‘Film Meets Art‘ videos that compare classical paintings and iconic movie scenes. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tom Wolfe, cartoonist

On Parents Day
"Puh-leeze, Mummy, nobody wants to hear about coke, Acapulco, or Fleetwood Mac. "

Very few people realize it, but author Tom Wolfe, beside penning the idioms "aw-shucks", "radical chic", "fuhgedaboudit" and "me generation", was also an accomplished cartoonist, as can be seen in this drawing, first published in Harper's magazine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Doug Wright Awards Winners

From the Doug Wright Awards blog.


The winners of the 14th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics, were announced Saturday evening at a ceremony in Toronto. 

One of this year’s winners is a multiple Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three took home awards for the first time.