Thursday, October 31, 2013

Logos retouched

From Robert L. Peters' blog.

The art group Maentis is known for its satirical and sometimes corporate-based visual gags. Their latest project involves a culture-jamming redesign of some familiar logos to make a statement about the brands behind them… see more here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Slaves of the Internet, Unite!

Tim Kreider in the Opinion section of The New York Times

NOT long ago, I received, in a single week, three (3) invitations to write an original piece for publication or give a prepared speech in exchange for no ($0.00) money. As with stinkbugs, it’s not any one instance of this request but their sheer number and relentlessness that make them so tiresome. It also makes composing a polite response a heroic exercise in restraint.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples"

From The New Internationalist

In his famous history series A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston Churchill seemed to think that history was about wars and made by great leaders.
Fight the Power! begs to differ and instead presents A Visual History of Protest Amongst the English Speaking Peoples.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ralph Steadman Interview

From The Talks

Mr. Steadman, why do you draw?

Drawing is something you do for yourself and for no good reason, really. It’s also something you do on your own. It’s a lone business.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The making of Gerald Scarfe's 'Watch Out, Gromit!'

Dozens of sculptures of Gromit, one half of the highly successful animated series Wallace and Gromit, have raised more than £2.3 million ($3.84 million Cdn) at a charity auction to benefit a British hospital.
I posted an article earlier this month.

Here is a short video of Gerald Scarfe talking about his contribution to the project.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Festival of Cartoon Art Update

Poster by Paul Hornschemeier

Cartoon Library friends and fans, we’re coming up for a breath of air during the final stretch of planning for our Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art to let you know that the rumors are true: Festival registration has sold out and is now closed.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Banksy in New York (1)

From Fubiz

The British artist Banksy decided to make the streets of New York his new playground for the month of October.
He are a few of his interventions:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Goodson Illustrators Draw Support For Gay Rights in Russia

From Desktop

Marie Lafrance

Illustration agent Anna Goodson has engaged her mob of illustrators to draw their support for the LGBT community in Russia. Goodson wrote on her personal blog that “I have been really disturbed by what’s been going on. I was wracking my brain to try to figure out a way to make a statement.”

Monday, October 21, 2013

St-Just-le-Martel International Festival of Caricature, Editorial and Gag Cartoons

Pat Bagley in The Salt Lake Tribune

The idea for the International St-Just Cartoon Festival came more than 31 years ago to Gérard Vandenbroucke, the mayor. As far as I can tell Gérard has always been mayor of this small town set in rolling french countryside where cows seriously outnumber people.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cartoon of the week (25)

Viewed 380 times on Twitpic.

In last Wednesday's Speech from the Throne, Stephen Harper made Malala Yousafzai an honorary Canadian. Meanwhile, in Quebec, public employees will be forbidden to wear veils at the office.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rare Bill Watterson Interview

From mental_floss

For the December issue of mental_floss magazine, Jake Rossen managed to do something we thought was impossible—he snagged an interview with the legendary Bill Watterson! Since we’re guessing there are a few Calvin and Hobbes enthusiasts in the audience, we thought we’d provide a glimpse of the e-mail exchange. For our full story on the comic strip, be sure to pick up the print magazine (you can get a free issue here).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Calvin" Meets "Cul de Sac"

  Michael Cavna in Comic Riffs

Bill Watterson’s oil-on-board tribute artwork of “Cul de Sac” character Petey Otterloop was the cartoonist’s first new public art in more than 15 years. The painting fetched $13,000 at auction last year for Team Cul de Sac’s charity project to fight Parkinson’s. (courtesy of Bill Watterson / Team Cul de Sac 2011 - .)

Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson are ‘happy’ to share new two-man Ohio State University show next March.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Dear Mr. Watterson" to be released November 15

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist

Great news! Joel Schroeder’s documentary Dear Mr. Watterson will be in select theaters and available for download through iTunes Music store starting November 15. See the screenings page on their website to see if it will be in a theater near you.

A new trailer has been released (see below).

More about "Dear Mr. Watterson" here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Private Eye: A Cartoon History"

From Procatoonists

Fans of Private Eye cartoons were in for a treat last September, as editor Ian Hislop and cartoonist Nick Newman took to the stage for two separate events looking back over 50 years of visual humour in the magazine – where they picked out a few favourite gags and discussed the challenge of selecting the cartoons that make it into the magazine.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Top Ten of Poster for Tomorrow 2013 "A Home for Everyone"

The 10 best posters of the 2013 competition, as selected by the Poster for Tomorrow jury.

Moises Romero, Mexico

The rest of the 100 best posters will be unveiled on Thursday December 5 at the World Premiere of the “A Home For Everyone” Exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Syrian Cartoonist Akram Raslan Reported Slain

From Cartoonists Rights Network International

We've learned that on July 26, Akram Raslan and other prisoners of conscience including journalists, artists, singers and other intellectuals were secretly put on trial with no witnesses, no defense attorneys, no appeal, and no hope for justice. From unconfirmed and sketchy reports we learned that they were all condemned to life imprisonment.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Award-Winning Romanian Tourism Campaign

From BuzzFeed

A perfect response to negative comments about Romanian immigration by the British government.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Matt Bors wins 2013 John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Award

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist

Matt Bors has been named this year’s John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon competition winner given by the Columbia College in Chicago.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Henry Payne loses his Job as Detroit News' Editorial Cartoonist

Bill McGraw in Detroit Deadline.

The award-winning Henry Payne has drawn his last local editorial cartoon for the Detroit News, ending a celebrated tradition of cartooning at the paper that goes back decades.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wallace and Gromit dog sculptures raise $3.84M for charity

From CBC News

An organizer of Gromit Unleashed walks among the giant Gromit sculptures decorated by artists and celebrities before Thursday's auction, which raised raised $3.84M for Bristol's children's hospital. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Pixar's creation, Gromit Lightyear, fetches highest price in British charity auction.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013