Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bruce McKinnon Appointed to the Order of Canada

From CBC News Nova Scotia.

A new list of Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada was released Thursday morning — and it includes four Nova Scotians.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced 113 appointments to the second-highest honour for merit in Canada, including editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon, opera singer Barbara Hannigan, businessman Robert Pace and bioethicist Francoise Baylis.

How social media has changed the landscape for editorial cartooning

Ann Telnaes in the Columbia Journalism Review.

“YOU FILTHY KUNT…a baseball bat to your head is now due.”
“Bitch, your days are numbered.”
“do the world a favor, go hang yourself”
“I hope you get raped to death”

I stood frozen in front of my computer, watching my Twitter feed roll like a slot machine reel. My editorial cartoon criticizing then-presidential candidate Ted Cruz for his decision to have his 7-year-old daughter read from the script of a political attack ad had just been published online by The Washington Post, and four days of continuous emails, tweets, and comments had begun.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Justin Trudeau joins Canadian superheroes for Marvel Comics cover

From CBC News.

Make way, Liberal cabinet: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have another all-Canadian crew in his corner as he suits up for his latest feature role — comic book character.

Trudeau will grace the variant cover of issue No. 5 of Marvel's "Civil War II: Choosing Sides," due out Aug. 31.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Manfred Deix 1949-2016

From Spiegel Online.

Considered one of the most important satirical chronicler of his country, Austrian cartoonist Manfred Deix died Saturday at the age of 67.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gary Groth Explains Why San Diego Comic-Con Sucks

From Seattle Met.

The Fantagraphics founder explains how he brought his comic book company back from the brink—and why San Diego Comic-Con Sucks.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Liza Donnely: Political Cartoon Humour in the 21st Century

From Liza Donnely's website.

In a frank interview, Liza Donnelly tells Varoom! about the changing forms and contents of the political cartoon in the 21st Century, and how she sees it evolve in the future.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Top 10 Cartoonists in Africa

From This is Africa.

Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil: The work of many of the cartoonist featured on this list was graffitied on walls during the Arab Spring.

Africa has some of the best cartoonists on the planet. Like African writers and filmmakers, they help explain the continent to the rest of the world. Some of them are household names across the continent, others are more famous in the country they are based. Whatever distinguishes them, one thing they have in common, as you’ll see below, is talent and lots of it! 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

"A Fine Line: The Caricatures of Anthony Jenkins"

From The Dufferin County Museum & Archives.

The Dufferin County Museum & Archives will host the works of Anthony Jenkins in a retrospective show of his career as a cartoonist and illustrator at the Globe and Mail.
During his four decades with the newspaper, Jenkins caricatured the revered and reviled, as well as the politics, culture, sport and social life of Canada and the world. 

A Fine Line: The Caricatures of Anthony Jenkins
June 25 to August 20
Dufferin County Museum & Archives
936029 Airport Rd (corner of Airport Rd & Hwy. 89)
Mulmur, Ontario
519-941-1114 ext: 4015

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Farewell to Two Long-lived New Yorker Cartoonists

From Bob Mankoff's Desk.

Cover by Anatol Kovarsky

Ars longa, vita brevis. For cartoonists, especially long-lived ones like Frank Modell, who died two weeks ago, at the age of ninety-eight, or Anatol Kovarsky, who passed away last week, at ninety-seven, it’s often the other way around. That just comes with the territory. The job of the cartoonist is to connect with your time, for a time, not for all time.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cartoonist Ann Telnaes on Pat Oliphant

From The Columbia Journalism Review

I became aware of Oliphant’s work years before I ever considered becoming an editorial cartoonist myself. I was studying character animation in the early 1980s at California Institute of the Arts and had no particular interest in politics, so I followed Oliphant’s work purely for the quality of his draftsmanship. 
While in art school and working in the animation industry for companies like Disney and various feature film houses, I scanned the newspapers for his latest creations. I marveled at his drawings of big Soviet bears and surly old men in black suits. 
His depictions of decrepit, lecherous Catholic priests and sadistic nuns were wonderfully irreverent, and more than once he was attacked for his commentary on the Church’s sexual abuse scandals. “The Annual Running of the Altar Boys” is an editorial cartooning classic. His drawings of chaotic battlegrounds and scenes of destruction seemed so detailed, yet upon close inspection the lines were loose and spontaneous.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mort Drucker in Conversation with John Reiner

From the NCS website.

One of the most innovative, inspirational and imitated artists in the history of cartooning, Mort Drucker has illuminated the pages of MAD Magazine since 1956 with his brilliant movie and TV caricatures. His Time covers hang in the National Portrait Gallery and he holds an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston. In 1987, the National Cartoonists Society awarded him the profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Expozine Prize Nominees

BK Munn from Sequential.

The nominees for the Prix Expozine have been announced. The nominees for the awards are chosen every year from participants at the Expozine Fair in November. The winners will be announced at a gala on June 10 in Montreal at La Passe (Médiathèque Gaétan Dostie, 1214 de la Montagne).

Thursday, June 2, 2016

"Drawing Conclusions: The Political Art of Michael de Adder" at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

From the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Drawing Conclusions: The Political Art of Michael deAdder

A  retrospective of Michael de Adder’s art , curated by Virgil Hammock, will be presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery this summer. The exhibition and accompanying publication were made possible through the valued support of the Province of New Brunswick and the City of Fredericton, as well as of the Scotiabank Artist Residency Program.

"For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnson" at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

From the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston looks at the career of popular comic artist Lynn Johnston. Throughout her career Johnston consistently drew from her own life and personal experiences.
This exhibition charts the ways that her experiences make their way into her work, culminating in an exploration of the much loved characters and stories of For Better or For Worse
For old fans and new, For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston shows selections from the comic’s 30-year history, highlighting the characters that readers know and love, and including fan responses to the comic strip.

For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnson
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
703 Queen Street Fredericton, NB E3B 1C4
Tel: 506 458-2028
June 4 - September 18, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cartoon Propaganda

From Cartoon Movement.

A photo of the award ceremony.

There’s a line between thought-provoking, sharp, even controversial cartoons and cartoons that are simply propaganda, reinforcing prejudice and hatred. The line is not always clear to see, but sometimes it is, as in the case of the 2nd Holocaust International Cartoon & Caricature Exhibition 2016 organized in Iran.

"EU must be joking!" Exhibition at The Political Cartoon Gallery

From The Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain.

A new cartoon exhibition about the EU Referendum will open June 2 at The Political Cartoon Gallery and Cafe.

EU must be joking! includes original cartoon artwork by cartoonists such as Bob Moran, Patrick Blower, Steve Bell, Martin Rowson, Morten Morland, Dave Brown, Andy Davey, Brian Adcock, Peter Schrank and Christian Adams.

Political Cartoon Gallery
16 Lower Richmond Road,
London SW15 1JP.
Tel: 0208 789 0111