Friday, July 25, 2014

"A Long Drawn-Out Trip" by Gerald Scarfe

From Vice.

If you don’t read newspapers, then you may know Gerald Scarfe as the guy whose 1971 animated film, A Long Drawn-Out Trip, with its trippy, amorphous visuals and cut-and-paste soundtrack, brought stream-of-consciousness art into the worlds of film and music, and earned him a breakthrough job directing the animation in Pink Floyd’s 1982 film The Wall.

The genesis of the film:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NCS Foundation Issues The National Cartoonist Magazine

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has issued the first of what may become many issues of The National Cartoonist. The new magazine which is intended primarily as a digital magazine, will celebrate “the best in cartooning, past and present, with extensive interviews, in-depth features and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of cartooning and comics, as well as beautiful reproductions of rare and, in many cases, previously unseen original art from some of our greatest luminaries!” The first issue is a printed souvenir edition being handed out at San Diego Comic-Con (booth #1307). 
For the rest of us non-SDCC-attendees, you can read the magazine online.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ann Telnaes Pounded over Cartoon

From Ann Telnaes' blog.

Early last week I created a cartoon about the bombings in Gaza. In editorial cartooning, there are some topics which will result in intense reactions from certain groups, as did this one. The series of events started with the Simon Wiesenthal Center issuing a press release last Friday from which the Jerusalem Post wrote a short article titled “US Jews furious over Washington Post cartoon showing Netanyahu punching Palestinian infant” (I’ll note the JP did not ask me for a comment). 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

When Great Minds Think Alike

The above cartoon marks the moment the proverbial earthquake rocked my afternoon yesterday and stopped time altogether.

Monday, July 21, 2014

This Is What Happens When Street Art Meets Nature

From DeMilked.

Urban environments and nature are usually held to be polar opposites, but even in the concrete jungle, street artists can find a way to incorporate nature into their street art. That’s exactly what the street artists who created these awesome pieces of street art did. 
We’ve seen street art that utilizes urban elements like signposts, wires or lights to its advantage, but trees, shrubs, or even grass breaking through cracks in the sidewalk can also be used. Street art like this seems like a fun way to highlight the presence of nature even in bleak urban environments.

Source: Bored Panda

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Reprint in Politico

The cartoon I drew last Friday was selected for the Politico Cartoon Carousel.

Every week political cartoonists across the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics.

The fruits of these labours are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere.

Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

1914: Day by Day Cartoons: Jon McNaught

Twelve British cartoonists and graphic artists have responded to the events that happened across the world as the world was heading to war one hundred years ago.

19 July 1914