Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy 70th, Bob!

Bob Dylan by Víctor Vélez (Chubasco)
More cartoon in Chubasco's blog.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I wish I'd drawn...(1)

...this likeness of Julian Assange. It won Boligan the Second Prize in the "caricature" category at the World Press Cartoon 2011 contest in Sintra, Portugal.

Here are more drawings by the Cuban native Mexican cartoonist:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cartoon of the week (1)

Viewed 127 times on Twitpic:

Former Liberal Party of Canada leader and Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien defaces the portrait of predecessor John Turner and successor Paul Martin.

30th anniversary at Le Droit

Thirty years ago today, Le Droit published my first cartoon on its' editorial page.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cartooning For Japan

Marlene Pohle and Zoran Petrovic of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations) and Meisi Grill of the Förderverein Komische Pinakothek will be holding a sale of  cartoons for the benefit of the victims of the latest tsunami in Japan.
In the beautiful rooms of the Förderverein Komische Pinakothek, Herzog-Rudolf-Straße 9, Munich, they will, on May 26 / 27, offer for sale originals and signed prints of renowned cartoonists and entrust the receipts to the Japanese consul and the president of FECO Japan.

The work of four Canadian cartoonists will be featured:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gable wins National Newspaper Award in Editorial Cartooning

Last night in Ottawa, Brian Gable of The Globe & Mail took home his sixth NNA for drawings on subjects as diverse as American politics and the rise of a tech-savvy generation with little knowledge of books. In one memorable take on the role-reversal of Toronto and Calgary’s mayoral races, he depicted a boat-load of elite Easterners fleeing Rob Ford country for the sanctuary of the Naheed Nenshi-run Alberta city.
The finalists were Montrealers Terry Mosher (Aislin) of The Gazette and Serge Chapleau of La Presse.

Oct. 27, 2010
Here are Gable's winning entries:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rosemère Biennial of Caricature

The City of Rosemère, north of Montreal, will be holding, on the weekend of May 27-29 2011, the first edition of it’s Biennale of Caricature.
The event will feature exhibitions featuring the work of:
-2000 Pulitzer prize winner Ann Telnaes
-2001 Pulitzer prize winner Clay Bennett
-Le Soleil editorial cartoonist André-Philippe Côté
-Former Journal de Montréal editorial cartoonist Roland Pier
-Nice Matin editorial cartoonist Frédéric Deligne
-Drawings by 19th Century cartoonist Henri Julien from the archives of the McCord Museum
-Le Droit editorial cartoonist Bado, who will also serve as honorary president of the event.
There will also be presentations by cartoon historian Mira Falardeau as well as cartoonists Yves Demers, Ferg Gadzala and Robert Lafontaine.

"Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes" Exhibition

May 3rd. 2011 saw the opening of the exhibition "Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes" at the Panorama Room of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The traveling exhibition, sponsored by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and produced by "Bleu, blanc rouge / Kolegram" celebrates the first ten years of the CCWPF editorial cartoon contest and displays, on 12 giant panels, a selection of the winning entries.

"Freedom in Broad Strokes" (2001-2003)

"Freedom in Broad Strokes" (2003-2005)

"Freedom in Broad Strokes" (2006-2007)

"Freedom in Broad Strokes" (2008-2010)

13th annual World Press Freedom Awards luncheon in Ottawa

Although somewhat overshadowed by the federal election, the 13th annual World Press Freedom Awards luncheon in Ottawa on May 3 was a great success, with almost 200 participants to hear Tony Burman, formerly director of Al Jazeera English and now based in Washington. He analyzed the challenges to the media in covering the Arab Spring, and the impact of new media in that turmoil.
Read the entire speech on our website.

Bob Carty, Hugh Winsor, Tony Burman, Don Newman,Pauline Dugré, Bado and Charles Morrow

11th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition-Results

The jury of the 11th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition, composed of Pauline Dugré and Alysouk Lynhiavu of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, as well as myself, met last April 11 to choose the winners.

Grand Prize: Marilena Nardi (Italy)

They were announced at the World press Freedom Day Luncheon held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 3rd.

11th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition-Theme

1. The theme for the 11th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:
“Wikileaks” and its creators:  villains or heroes?

Best Canadian editorial cartoons of 2010

Last December, 42 members of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists were asked to send their favourite cartoons of 2010 to president of the ACEC Terry Mosher (Aislin).
The Gazette published 8 of their submissions on their editorial page on December 28, 2010 and The Province, in Vancouver, published 6 of them the previous day.

My brush with B'nai Brith (a controversy in 4 acts)

Act 1

The following cartoon was published on September 20th. 2010 in Ottawa's Le Droit and was carried as well by Cyberpresse, the website that hosts all the articles of the Gesca newspaper chain.

Parliament returns

Portfoolio 24

The annual collection highlights the past year's editorial cartoons with a wry, breezy accompanying text to remind readers which politicians shot themselves in the foot and which tycoons fell from grace. More than 250 cartoons by the best in the profession!

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio 24:

A few cartoons not selected for Portfoolio 24

Portfoolio 23

After an hiatus of two years, the annual collection, now edited by Warren Clements of The Globe & Mail, highlights the past year’s editorial cartoons with a wry, breezy accompanying text to remind readers which politicians shot themselves in the foot and which tycoons fell from grace.

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio 23:

A few cartoons not selected for Portfoolio 23

Portfoolio 23 (Book Review)

Bill Brownstein, The Gazette, November 15, 2009

Quebec cartoonists need only wait for politicians to hand them ideas

There was much grief and gnashing of teeth in certain quarters when Dubya sashayed out of the White House this year, and when Sarah Palin failed to make it in, with John McCain.

No, not only among the Republicans, silly. But also among editorial cartoonists.

Portfoolio 22

The year would signal the end of twelve years of Liberal rule and the arrival of a new Conservative government. Michaëlle Jean, Rona Ambrose, David Emerson and that guy with the funny name who’s president of Iran would provide fresh faces for caricature and much fodder for satire. Twelve cartoons depicting Mohamed, printed in a Danish newspaper, would spark countless riots in the Muslim world. Canadian editorial cartoonists were naturally drawn to the subject as it could have an impact on their livelihood. On a lighter note, you will relive the “beer and popcorn” episode, learn all about the Mulroney tapes, follow our national hockey team to Turin and laugh tat the expense of Chrétien, Dingwall, Pettigrew and Ralph Klein one last time. But mostly, you’ll get plenty of George W. Bush’ new friend “Steve.”

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio 22:

Portfoolio 21

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio21:

Portfoolio 20

Our vocabulary was enriched this year by expressions like “wardrobe malfunction” and “circumpolar tour” which, to our surprise, were not uttered by Conrad Black. Canada held a general election while, in the Republic to the south, an absentee National Guardsman and a Vietnam veteran battled it out. Saddam Hussein was captured in time for Christmas and Canadian cartoonists, for their part, received a bounty of riches. Think Belinda Stronach, Alfonso Gagliano, George Radwanski, Myriam Bedard, Adrienne Clarkson, Svend Robinson and Ontario’s “pointy-headed kitten-eating Martian.” Other than that, it was business as usual: Don Cherry making controversial declarations, same-sex marriages riling the Church, trouble plaguing Air Canada and Jean Chretien’s continued long goodbye. We made fun of those too. It’s all here between the covers: more than 250 cartoons by the best in the profession.

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio 20:

Portfoolio 19

As you are reading this, Paul Martin could already be prime minister of Canada, Arnold Schwarzenegger could be governor of California and Saddam Hussein either dead or captured by the Americans. On the other hand, what we do know is that you will find in this book “freedom fries,” “roadmaps to peace,” Miss World contestants but no weapons of mass destruction. From the ludicrous claims of Clonaid to the outcry over same-sex weddings, from the excitement of both the PC and Liberal leadership races (we’re only kidding!) to the sober pronouncements of Mel Lastman (there we go again!), Portfoolio 19 offers you Canada’s best editorial cartoonists’ take on an eventful year.

A selection of my cartoons from Portfoolio 19:

A brief history of "Portfoolio"

Portfoolio was born in the summer of 1985 when McClelland & Stewart, which had published 2 previous collections of Canadian editorial cartoons in 1983 and 1984, decided not to renew the experience.

Cover drawing by Ed Franklin

A publisher was found in Montreal (Croc Publishing) and Portfoolio 85: The Year in Canadian Caricature saw the light that fall.