Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gerald Scarfe apologizes for publication timing

From the Times of Israel.

The illustrator of an editorial cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement apologized for the timing of its publication.

Monday, January 28, 2013

State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years after Howard Pyle

David Apatoff in Illustration Art.

Last year, the Delaware Art Museum put together a major centennial exhibition commemorating the life and work of Howard Pyle, the highly influential father of American Illustration. Pyle lived in Delaware and following his death in 1911, a group of Pyle students and friends combined with influential citizens to form the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts. Their collection of 100 works by Pyle served as the starting point for the Delaware Art Museum.

To close out its centennial year, the Museum bravely invited me to serve as guest curator for an exhibition onThe State of Illustration 100 years after Pyle. That exhibition will run from February 8 through June 1, 2013.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Yahoo! Canada News' Daily Comic

You can now find Canadian cartoonists Aislin, LindJ.J. McCullough, Melki and Wes everyday on Yahoo!

Cartoon by Wes Tyrell

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Yorker Cartoonist Jack Ziegler

Jack Ziegler's innovative blend of cartoon and comic-book conventions, often by replacing exterior captions with inset language, has inspired many a younger artist to stray even further from the time-tested grammar of the New Yorker cartoon.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Kal: 35 Years of Cartoons in The Economist

From Kickstarter.

Daggers Drawn: 35 years of editorial cartoons and covers from The Economist by the award winning artist Kevin KAL Kallaugher
Launched: Jan 14, 2013
Funding ends: Feb 13, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Self Plagiarism" in Cartooning

From Ted Rall (and Matt Bors).

Editorial cartooning, an artform that was invented in caves but perfected by Americans in the 20th and 21st centuries, is in crisis. There is lots of blame to go around: the declining economic fortunes of print media as it failed to adapt to digitalization, terrible editors and publishers who elevated the worst work over the best work, prize committees that did the same thing, and – this pays me to say – an old boys network of cartoonists who refused to state, much less enforce, the same basic journalistic ethics that writers and college students everywhere must adhere to.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yuri Kosobukin 1950-2013

It is with great sadness that I learned yesterday of the passing of Ukrainian cartoonist Yuri Kosobukin.

First-Term Retrospective

From Art Soirée.

3rd Annual Cartoonist Exhibit "First-Term Retrospective"
Saturday, January 19th 8PM-2AM
Malmaison 3401 Water St NW Washington DC

A journey back through Obama’s first-term in the office through the eyes of the world’s most respected contemporary editorial cartoonists.

Kal (The Economist), Daryl Cagle (MSNBC), Tom Toles (Washington Post), Mike Keefe (Denver Post), Jimmy Margulies (The Record, Time, Newsweek, New York Times, USA Today), Ann Telnaes (The Washington Post), Signe Wilkinson (Philadelphia Daily News ), Christo Komarnitski (Sega, Sturshel), Damien Glez (Le Monde, Courrier international, La Gazette)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for a Digital Age 2001-2012"

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012
Stephen B. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
January 15–March 2, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Steve Bell's year in cartoons - video

Steve Bell takes us through drawing the same old enemies in the year of cuts, pageantry and the Leveson inquiry. He talks about David Cameron's uncanny ability to preserve himself despite being permanently haunted by 'Medusa Gorgon Brooks', the Olympics with Cameron and Osborne as deranged mascots … and why he represents the chancellor in bondage gear.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Good Work Illustration Art Exhibit in Rochester, NY

The Nazareth College Department of Art is celebrating the country’s top commercial illustrators, such as Tom BachtellGuy BilloutSteve Brodner, Philip BurkeAndré CarrilhoDavid CowlesRandall Enos Milton Glaser, Eddie Guy, John KaschtAnita KunzC.F. Payne along with about 43 other leading artists in the field.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

“Donkeys & Elephants” at Studio Gallery

A review by Louis Jacobson in the Washington City Paper.

Considering how much the practice of politics—and the media—has changed over the years, it’s something of a surprise to realize how resilient the art of political cartooning has been. The Studio Gallery is mounting a “celebration” of American political cartoons, which proves to be a sprawling, occasionally inspired, but slightly scattershot endeavor.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cartoonist Dan Murphy Joins Deep Rogue Ram

From Deep Rogue Ram.

We have, friends, a string of thrilling announcements to make this January, the first of which goes like this: whiz-bang editorial cartoonist/animator Dan Murphy has joined Deep Rogue Ram as a contributor! Dan put together this week’s video, a lovely New Year’s Message from Stephen Harper:

Dan, a 29-year veteran of The Province newspaper, is perhaps best known for this video, produced in June 2012, in which gloppy piles of unwanted bitumen muck up an otherwise slick, uplifting ad for Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Anita Kunz interview in "This is so contemporary"

Originally from "This is so contemporary".

Anita Kunz was born in Canada and has lived in three major cities, New York, London and Toronto. She has been published in several countries and on publications of all respect such as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Time Magazine. During her career as an artist she racked up a considerable number of awards and achievements. She gave us some insight into her history as a person and artist.