Thursday, December 14, 2017

Women Who Draw

From the website Women Who Draw.


The site "Women Who Draw" is an open directory of female illustrators intended to encourage art directors, editors, publishers and designers to hire women illustrators more frequently. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tomi Ungerer in The New York Times

From Tomi Ungerer's website.

How soon, darkness at noon. ©Tomi Ungerer, 2017

The New York Times
recently asked Tomi Ungerer, and a variety of other artists, to reflect on the year that’s been for their Turning Points magazine. 

The magazine explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead; Ungerer’s contribution reflects on the ongoing destruction of our environment, and the tipping point that 2017 has been for social and environmental crises:

Monday, December 11, 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.

Serge Chapleau and Terry Mosher co-hosted Montreal’s Museum Day in 1999

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I wish I'd drawn... (44)

... this cartoon by the Washington Post's Ann Telnaes.

After President Trump endorsed Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday, the Republican National Committee flip-flopped and announced support for his Alabama campaign.

UPDATE

You can now buy the t-shirt on Amazon.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff dies at 85

From The Architects Newspaper.

A range of logos produced by Ivan Chermayeff’s agency, Chermayeff & Geismar
(Courtesy History of Graphic Design)

Ivan Chermayeff, one of the founders of the modern profession of graphic design, passed away on December 3 at age 85. 

Born in London to design royalty, his father Serge was a Russian-born industrial designer, author, and architect of the De La Warr Pavilion (with Erich Mendelsohn).

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sexual harassment scandals in cartoons

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

Since the unmasking of Harvey Weinstein, the names of other celebrities accused of sexual misconduct have followed with the regularity of a drumbeat growing louder.

November brought forth such entertainment and media celebrities as Charlie Rose and Louis C.K., and the month ends with a flurry of such figures as Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, Russell Simmons...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A case of "déjà vu"


I came upon this cartoon by Bob Matson a few days ago but had a strange feeling of having seen it before.

Then it hit me:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's a Dog's Life

From Riber Hansson's Facebook page.

Salvador Dali

Swedish cartoonist Riber Hansson announced last week that this year’s December drawing for the magazine Hundsport, where he has worked for 25 years, was unfortunately the last.

Here is a selection of "artists painting dogs" published in their pages:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Behind the Lines: Australia’s Best Political Cartoons of 2017

From the Museum of Australian Democracy website.

The Three Ring Circus by David Rowe

Australia has a rich tradition of political cartooning, nothing and no one is sacred, all politicians and policies may face the brute force of the cartoonist’s pen.

Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons is an annual exhibition run by the museum bringing together a selection of the best works of the last year.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

British Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017 (Entries)

From Ellwood Afield.


Steve Bell, The Guardian

Internet users were invited to vote for their favourite British political cartoon of the year. The winners will be announced later today in London.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The American Bystander Blog

From the American Bystander blog.

Cartoon by John Cuneo.

Welcome to the blog of The American Bystander, the all-star print humor quarterly.  
We acknowledge the internet only grudgingly, but have decided to put down our buggywhips and create a cubbyhole online where we could stick a few pieces from each issue, and give our staff a place to publish timely stuff. Enjoy!

— The Editors. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists"

From the Library of Congress.

Photo by Barbara Dale

Original works by women cartoonists and illustrators are featured in a new exhibition opening at the Library of Congress on Nov. 18.

Spanning the late 1800s to the present, “Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists” brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to these art forms.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Britain's Editorial Cartooning Boys' Club

Becky Morton in BBC News.

Illustration by Ella Bucknall

Why do the UK's national newspapers' full-time cartoonists never seem to be women?

Out of nearly 180 cartoons featured in last year's edition of Britain's Best Political Cartoons not one was drawn by a woman.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

World Press Cartoon 2015 (my cartoon)

I received the catalogue of the Caldas da Rainha 2017 World Press Cartoon competition.


My Escher parody was selected in the gag cartoon category:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Jim Morin Creates 2018 Miami Film Festival Poster

From Vimooz.



Miami Film Festival unveiled the 2018 Official Festival Poster created by Miami Herald and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Morin.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

KAL Wins 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award

From National Press Foundation.



Kevin Kallaugher, cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist, will receive the 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cartoons & Cocktails with New Yorker cartoonists

From Gilt City.


New York’s new cutting-edge arts space presents an evening of laughs and libations at the Public Arts at the Public Hotel on the Lower East Side.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

"Gagged: an Exhibition of Cartoons About Censorship & Repression"

From Pro Cartoonists.



The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation [UK] alongside Cartoonists’ Rights Network International and X Index bring the plight of persecuted cartoonists to the fore by presenting Gagged: an Exhibition of Cartoons About Censorship & Repression with works by cartoonists from around the world.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

International Campaign to free cartoonist Ramón Esono


The Professional Association of Illustrators Madrid


PEN International is extremely concerned over the detention of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé, alias Jamon y Queso, who was arrested on September 16 in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

He was initially questioned by security agents in relation to his cartoons that are critical of President Obiang and other government officials. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

"George Booth: A Cartoonist's Life" Exhibition

From the Society of Illustrators.


In the history of drawn cartoons the name George Booth brilliantly shines like an unshaded 60 watt (incandescent) light bulb hanging from a lone electrical cord.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The AAEC 2017 Annual Convention

From the AAEC website.

Cartoon by Matt Davies

The 2017 Annual Convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, hosted by Matt Davies (Newsday) and AAEC President Ann Telnaes (Washinton Post) will be held November 1-4 at Hofstra University in Hempstead (Long Island), New York in conjonction with the Satire & the City: Political Cartoon & Satire Festival.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Celebrating Editorial Cartooning at the Society of Illustrators

Liza Donnelly in The New Yorker.
Cartoon by Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
Ten years ago, I was invited to be a part of an organization that changed my life. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017

From Penguin Random House.



Another blockbuster collection of the year's wittiest political cartoons, featuring artworks by Steve Bell, Peter Brookes, Martin Rowson, 'Mac' and many more.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Quino 60 anos de humor

From Bandas Desenhadas.


Documenta, in partnership with the Town Hall of Vila Franca de Xira, published the album Quino - 60 anos de humor, on the occasion of the exhibition of the invited artist of the 18th edition of Cartoon Xira, which took place last spring in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How Barry Blitt became the master of the political moment

Matt Wueker in Politico Magazine.


Nothing cuts through our over-taxed frontal cortexes like a simple visual joke. It skips past the language centers of our brains and engages lower brain stem humor with bright color and energetic line, working with an elegance and speed and directness unmatched by other kinds of satire.

There aren’t a lot of masters of this genre—it is, after all, the simplest and hardest form of cartooning. But certainly one of them is Barry Blitt.

Friday, October 20, 2017

“People matching artworks” by Stefan Draschan





Photographer Stefan Draschan always keeps himself entertained at art galleries by creating his own art projects.

One of those projects is “People matching artworks”.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics"

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

“Looking Backward” by Joseph Keppler. Puck, January 11, 1893

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be hosting the opening their new exhibition, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics on November 4th from 3 to 5pm.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New members of the ACC

From the ACC's Facebook page.

Cartoon by Tom Chitty

The ACC would like to familiarize you with some new members that have joined over the last few months - talented young artists Derek Evernden, Phil Jones, Adriana Blake, Faez Doosti, Bruce Outridge, Eric DyckDavid Brouitt as well as New Yorker contributor Tom Chitty.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cartoons Featured in "No End of Blame"

From the Sydney Morning Herald.


Cartooning turned deadly serious after Charlie Hebdo.

"Suddenly everybody had an understanding of the weight of what it is we do," says Cathy Wilcox. "It made everybody realise what we do is not just us being jolly jesters."

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wildfire Burns Home of ‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schulz

From the Associated Press.


The home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson said Thursday.

Jean Schulz, 78, evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz said.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Frank Magazine bows to demand to alter 'racist' cartoon

From the Toronto Sun.


A cartoon in Frank  satirical magazine that depicts a black poet and activist with a jutting chin and sloping forehead is being modified after critics who call it racist launched campaigns to remove the magazine from stores.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Savage Ink" Exhibition

Caitlin Hawkins in Big Issue North.

Cartoon by Steve Bell

Some world leaders don’t need a cartoonist to make them look grotesque or ridiculous, but none are exempt from a savage inking.

A new exhibition in Manchester's People History Museum celebrates a long tradition of political cartoons.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Charlie Hebdo's new subject: U.S. under Trump

Carol Hills from PRI's The World.


Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, a cartoonist and editor of Charlie Hebdo, arrives for his interview accompanied by bodyguards who hover outside the neutral office location where we talk.

They've been the cartoonist's permanent companions since January 2015, when the Kouachi brothers forced themselves into the offices of the French satirical newspaper and murdered his friends and colleagues in the name of Islam. Riss was injured in the attack.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons

From The Ottawa Citizen.


Montreal Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) sat down with the Citizen ahead of an exhibition of his work at the Ottawa Citiy Hall art gallery.

The event comes on the heels of the release of his new book, an illustrated career retrospective titled Trudeau to Trudeau: Aislin 50 Years of Cartooning.

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons
October 13 to 29
Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vladimir Renčín 1941-2017


Czech cartoonist and illustrator Vladimír Renčín died last Wednesday after a long illness.

Born in 1941, he owes his notoriety notably for his cartoons and jokes, drawn from current events, which have been compiled in some thirty books.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Two newspapers apologize for publishing Las Vegas shooting cartoon

From The Philadelphia Daily News-Inquirer.


Two small newspapers, one in Vermont and another in Iowa, have apologized after running a controversial cartoon about the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MM and HH

Lulu Garcia-Navarro in NPR.


Hugh Hefner is expected to be laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe.

He bought the crypt next to her because, as he told The LA Times, quote, "spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up." 

Marilyn was both the cover and the centerfold of the very first issue of Playboy, but it wasn't by choice. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The stories behind some iconic ‘SNL’ photos

From CNN.

Tina Fay in a parody of George Lois' cover for Esquire.

They’re the first thing you see when “Saturday Night Live” comes back from a commercial break: Those iconic celebrity portraits, so bold and fun and quirky that they almost seem to jump off the screen.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Milton Glaser Discusses "The Design of Dissent"

From Eventbrite.


Milton Glaser, the renowned artist and designer, returns to his alma mater for a free, public discussion on "The Design of Dissent."

Following the conversation with designer Steven Heller, there will be a book signing of the 2017 updated version of Glaser's The Design of Dissent (co-authored with Mirko Ilic), newly subtitled, "Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts and the Resistance."

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Student cartoonist targeted by white supremacists in Mississippi

From Study International.

Cartoon by Jake Thrasher

A student cartoonist from the University of Mississippi has reportedly been issued death threats from white supremacists for his work that criticizes racism and the Ku Klux Klan.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2017

From the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus website.


CXC is a free, citywide arts festival hosted every year by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts.

CXC connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art.

Together, they celebrate the stories that can only be told in visual media that are as diverse as the people who imagined them.

The full list of special guests here.



Friday, September 22, 2017

Gerald Scarfe joins the Evening Standard

From The Evening Standard.


As legendary cartoonist Gerald Scarfe joins the Evening Standard this week, he tells Nick Curtis about the biting art of satire, working with Pink Floyd and why the ‘misuse of power’ drives him.