Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chuck Asay announces retirement

From the AAEC website.

Long-time political cartoonist Chuck Asay has announced his retirement. Again.

Asay stepped down from his post at the Colorado Springs Gazette in 2007, but continued to draw for Creators Syndicate until 2013.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Second Prize in the "Land Degradation and Climate" Cartoon Contest

The jury of the International Editorial Cartoon Competition, under the theme "Land Degradation and Climate: Europe and the World Facing the Ultimate Borders", selected 33 drawings to be exhibited at the Strasbourg City Hall from June 26 to 30 as part of the Desertification Summit 2017.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why Newspapers Need to Invest More in Political Cartoons

Rob Tornoe in Editor & Publisher.

After an era marked by downsizing and low morale, many newspapers are experiencing a rebirth of their journalistic vigor thanks to the campaign and subsequent election of Donald Trump as president.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Sunday Times and Gerald Scarfe part ways

From The Times.

Today, after a remarkable 50 years, we say goodbye to Gerald Scarfe. For half a century his superb weekly Sunday Times cartoons have lacerated generations of British political leaders from Harold Wilson to Theresa May. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

 This drawing of a Tanzanian grandmother with a child whose parents had died of AIDS was drawn in 2006.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Create the National Portrait Gallery of Canada

From Change Org.

There are strong rumours that Justin Trudeau will NOT allow the former U.S. Embassy across from Parliament Hill to be used for the creation of a long-recommended National Portrait Gallery of Canada but will use it instead for political purposes.

PLEASE show your support for creating such a gallery NOW before it is too late!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Carl Giles Cartoon Exhibition

From Eventbrite.

The Political Cartoon Gallery will be presenting an exhibition of Carl Giles’s original cartoons, to be opened by Alan Frame, a former editor of the Daily Express on Tuesday 4 July.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The 2017 George Townsend Award

Since 2015, the Association  of Canadian Cartoonists has presented the George Townsend Award, named after the first Canadian cartoonist, to the member of the association it deems to have created the best drawing of the year.

Bruce MacKinnon of The Halifax Chronicle-Herald won the honour this year, followed by retired Ottawa Sun cartoonist Sue Dewar.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Seth on Virtual Memories podcast

From Chimera Obscura.

In the episode 220 of Virtual Memories, cartoonist Seth talks about Palookaville, making a living, his changing relationship to comics and cartoonists, his retrospection on the ’90s cohort he came up with, the creative sanctity of the studio and the creation of art no one will see, finishing his Clyde Fans serial after 20 years (and what he wants to work on next), being the subject of a documentary, seeing his work animated, doing collaborative work, taking up photography, a key lesson he learned about marriage, the disadvantages of being a people pleaser, why Kickstarter may be like an IQ test, and more!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Merle “Ting” Tinley 1922-2017

Merle “Ting” Tingley, the editorial cartoonist for The London Free Press from 1948 to 1986, died last Sunday at the age of 95.

Born and raised in Montreal, he studied art for one year and then worked briefly as a draughtsman until joining the army at the beginning of the Second World War.

Known for his pipe-smoking worm named Luke Worm by a reader, he received the National Newspaper Award for editorial cartooning in 1955.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6 Films About Comics and Their Creators

From the NFB blog.

Comic strips and comic books are universal art forms, and give their creators a direct line to wide, wide audiences. Some comics are serials, some are satirical, some offer insight, and some just want to make you laugh.

Here is a look, from political cartoonists to the creator of a world-famous superhero, at a variety of comic strips and their creators who have been the subject of an NFB film. 

  • Seth’s Dominion (featuring Seth)
  • Laughter in my Soul (featuring Jacob Maydanyk)
  • The Persistent Peddler (by Claude Cloutier)
  • The Death of Kao-Kuk (a Seth comic animated by Luc Chamberland)
  • The Devil You Know (featuring Todd McFarlane)
  • Understanding the Law: The Worm (by Diane Obomsawin, aka Obom)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The First Woman To Draw ‘Wonder Woman’ Series

Joanna Molloy in Fresh Toast.

Trina Robbins is the artist behind 'The Legend of Wonder Woman,' which envisioned the amazing Amazon with a female focus.

Friday, June 2, 2017

4th Rosemère International Caricature Biennial

The City of Rosemère, in the lower Laurentians, will present, from Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4, the fourth edition of its' International Caricature Biennial, in the H.-J.-Hemens Municipal Library . 

The 2017 edition will be held under the honorary chairmanship of Serge Chapleau, editorial cartoonist at La Presse.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin for gruesome Trump video

From CTV News.

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
Comic Kathy Griffin has lost a decade-long gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump's severed head.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NFB movies become books

From CBC Books.

The National Film Board of Canada will be adapting celebrated NFB animated and documentary films and media projects into books.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Ann Telnaes Wins Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

From the National Cartoonists Society website.

The recipient of the profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year is chosen by a secret ballot of NCS members and was awarded this year to editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes for her unmatched cartoon coverage of the 2016 election and ensuing Trump Administration. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pieter De Jaegher wins the 5th Niels Bugge Cartoon Award

From Niels Bugge's website.

Cartoonists Alexandr Pshenyanikov, Pieter De Jaegher and Vladan Nikolic.

Artists from Belgium, Ukraine and Serbia have won the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award focusing this year on communication.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 World Press Cartoon Awards Show

From Fany-blog.

The World Press Cartoon 2017, will announce the nine winners of the various categories on June 10 in Caldas da Rainha.

The 2017 awards will be given to Fernandes, Baptistão (Brazil), Gio (Italy), Bonil (Ecuador), Cost (France), Kountouris (Greece), Alireza Pakdel (Iran), Toshow (Serbia) and Swen (Switzerland).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Former Detroit News cartoonist Larry Wright dies at 77

From The Detroit News.

Cartoonist Larry Wright died Sunday following a brief illness.

During a 45-year span that began with the Detroit Free Press and spanned more than three decades at The Detroit News, Mr. Wright was known nationally for his comic strips “Wright Angles” and “Kit ‘N’ Carlyle,” as well as for editorial-page cartoons that neatly caricatured the haughty and the hypocritical.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cartoonist Sophie Labelle in hiding after transphobic threats escalate

Ian McGillis in The Montreal Gazette.

Cartoonist Sophie Labelle has achieved a degree of fame with her webcomic Assigned Male, the serialized story of a male-to-female transgender girl named Stephie and her daily life negotiating gender issues in modern-day Montreal.

Friday, May 19, 2017

David Cowles Profiled in AI-AP

From American Illustrator-Photographer.

David Cowles is a Rochester, New York-based illustrator, master caricaturist, animator, and teacher.

His distinctive, colorful, graphic portraits have graced the pages of countless consumer magazines and newspapers. In addition to his print work, Cowles has created a large body of brilliant animated work, for clients such as They Might Be Giants and Sesame Street

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Remembering Mexico's Fallen Journalists

From Humorgrafe.

Cartoon by Guillen

Javier Valdez, the journalist who covered the Mexican narco like no one else, was killed in Sinaloa.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Society of Illustrators' 2017 Hall of Fame Laureates

From the Society of Illustrators.

The Society of Illustrators will be inducting Mort DruckerBart ForbesBurne HogarthAnita KunzGeorge PettyRalph Steadman and Gustaf Tenggren to its' Hall of Fame at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street New York, NY

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Victor Juhasz Profiled in AI-AP

From American Illustrator-Photographer.

Victor Juhasz is an Upstate New York-based illustrator and visual reporter who has been, for many years, illustrating the politics column for Rolling Stone, skewering political figures of all kinds with perception and wit.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

2017 Doug Wright Awards

From the Doug Wright Awards' blog.

The "Nipper" trophy was created by Seth.

The winners of the 13th 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 was a first-time Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three are first-time winners.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ann Telnaes: The barometer of a free press

From Mike Lynch Cartoons.

The Washington Post prints a version of Ann Telnaes' speech that was delivered as the keynote address at the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom luncheon in Ottawa on May 2, 2017. 

It's funny, stunning and true. And it's still going on today. Read her opening salvo below, and go read the entire speech here.

Friday, May 12, 2017

My cartoon in the 5th Niels Bugge Cartoon Awards

This cartoon, originally published in University of Ottawa's Tabaret magazine, was selected, among 1287 entries, for the exhibition and catalogue of the 5th Niels Bugge Cartoon Awards in Viborg, Denmark. The theme was "Communication".

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

You Might Be from Canada If...

From Nimbus Publishing.

You Might Be From Canada If… is an examination of Canada at 150 by one of the country’s great cartoonist.

Michael de Adder draws for the Toronto Star as well as for the Hill Times and The Chronicle Herald.  His You Might Be From series of books have sold more than 50,000 copies.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Report on the Situation of Cartoonists Worldwide

From Yahoo! News.

Illustration by Riber Hansson

Ten countries including Russia, Turkey and India have been condemned for censoring, locking up or threatening cartoonists in a new report published Friday.

The Cartooning for Peace group said cartoonists were increasingly becoming the victims of repressive crackdowns on free speech.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Brian Gable wins National Newspaper Awards 2016

Cartoon by Brian Gable

Brian Gable, cartoonist for The Globe and Mail, won the 2016 National Newspaper Award in the editorial cartooning category.

David Parkins, also from The Globe and Mail, and Guy Badeaux (Bado) of Le Droit were the other finalists.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Postmedia apologizes to Alberta Sikhs for Harjit Sajjan cartoon

From Yahoo News.

Postmedia has apologized for a political cartoon that sparked outrage among members of Alberta's Sikh community.

On Tuesday, the Edmonton Sun and other Postmedia publications portayed Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan stewing in a cauldron with the label "Lies."

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bob Mankoff named humour editor for Esquire

Michael cava in The Washington Post.

Bob Mankoff didn’t wait long to let the other cartoon shoe drop.

One day after he officially stepped down as cartoon editor of the New Yorker, Mankoff has been named cartoon and humor editor of Esquire, Hearst Magazines is announcing today.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

17th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition (Results)

Grand Prize: Mary E. Lurvey, USA
The jury (composed of five members of the Canadian Committee of World Press Freedom) met on April 11th to select the winners of the 17th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.

The theme, this year, was "F for Fake".

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The National's Wendy Mesley talks to artist Terry Mosher

From CBC.

Here is the link to the interview.

When Terry Mosher first started drawing political cartoons, Canada was celebrating its 100th anniversary and on the cusp of "Trudeau-mania," which would see Pierre Elliot Trudeau become prime minister.

Now, as Canada marks its 150th with Justin Trudeau at the helm, Mosher — better known by his pen name Aislin — is still rifling the feathers of the country's elites.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition 2017

From Cartoon Gallery.

Last year's winning cartoon by Marco de Angelis

The deadline for entering this year's contest is May 5.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index

From Reporters Without Borders.

The new RSF report is bleak. It seems that every year, the situation of journalism keeps getting worse, under pressure from conflict, counter terrorism legislation, state control, intelligence relations.

Egypt managed to tumble down in the lowest of the low, worse than Iraq or South Sudan. Two member states of the Council of Europe - Turkey and Russia - are in the bottom 20.

The full report here.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Guy Delisle on tour for "Hostage"

From Facebook.

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spitting Image set to return to TV

From the Daily Mail.

The programme's creators Roger Law, pictured left, and Peter Fluck, pictured right, are seen among a selection of their puppets.

Spitting Image is set to return to TV screens as it is remade for an American audience by the network behind Game of Thrones.

Programme maker HBO has US president Donald Trump in its sights - with an insider saying there 'has never been more material for political satirists'.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Elections in France

France votes today in the first round of its' presidential election. The final round will take place on May 7th.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raeside's second compilation of "The Other Coast" comic strip.

Cathryn Atkinson in Pique News Magazine.

Cartoonist Adrian Raeside is a great person to have lunch with on St. Patrick's Day.

Two Guinnesses into it and the craic and laughter are flowing. Listening to the tape now, there is definitely an interview in there somewhere.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Reprint in the Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery

From Cartooning for Peace.

The original version of Wednesday's's cartoon in Le Droit was featured in the weekly Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cartoon Xira 2017

From the website of the Municipality of Xira.

Internationally renowned cartoonist Quino will be joining the national guests for this edition of "Cartoon Xira", which will take place from April 22 to May 28 in the Celeiro da Patriarcal building.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards

From The Doug Wright Awards Blog.

Chester Brown, Michael DeForge, Julie Doucet, Chris Oliveros and John Martz lead the nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards, a featured event at the 2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), which takes place at the Toronto Reference Library, May 13-14.

The winners of the 2017 Doug Wright Awards will be presented at a ceremony held in the Forest Hill Ballroom at The Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario on May 13. 

Admission is free, but is first-come, first-serve.

The Nominees:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"The Inking Woman" Exhibition at the Cartoon Museum

From Cartoon Museum.

An exhibition of British women cartoon and comic artists will take place at the Cartoon Museum in London.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Banned in the U.S.A.

Tristin Hopper in The National Post.

For the first time, a Canadian book has nabbed top billing on an annual ranking of books that Americans have tried their hardest to ban.

This One Summer, a graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki, earned the number one spot on the American Library Association’s 2016 list of “banned and challenged books.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017

19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon

From the website of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.

We invite you to join us at the 19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon on May 2nd at the Fairmont Chateau-Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

Join journalists, politicians, academics, media executives and others who champion the vital role of the press and free expression in fostering democracy and open government.