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.

Monday, May 22, 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 cartoon of Jean Marchand appeared in Maclean's magazine in October 1970.

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 April 11th to select the winners of the 17th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.

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