Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Michael Gross 1945-2015

John Rogers from Associated Press.

Michael Gross in his studio in Oceanside, California, in 2014.

Michael C. Gross, an artist, illustrator, film producer and personal designer who created two of the most iconic pop culture images of the 20th century – the enduring Ghostbusters logo and a dog with a gun to its head for the cover of National Lampoon – has died of cancer at age 70.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Riber Hansson's last cartoon for "Hundsport"

A message from Swedish cartoonist Riber Hansson on Facebook.

Vincent Van Gogh

I have illustrated for the magazine Hundsport for about 25 years. This year’s December drawing is unfortunately the last. I would like to show some selected flashbacks here. Today some Artists.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Iranian Cartoonist Hadi Heidari Arrested

From Iran Human Rights.

Hadi Heidari’s last cartoon was related to the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Security forces arrested the prominent Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari in his office at Shahrvand Daily in Tehran, November 16, 2015. Two co-workers of Heidari at the Tehran daily confirmed the arrest and told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that “a young man came with a warrant. He showed Hadi the warrant and they took him quietly.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

French Cartoonist Jean Jullien on Creation of “Symbol of Peace for Paris”

From Time magazine.

"In all this horror there’s something positive that people are coming together in a sense of unity and peace."

Jean Jullien had just begun his vacation when he heard on the radio about the terrorist attacks in his native France that killed more than 120 people on Friday. While others around the world struggled to put their feelings about the violence in Paris into words on social media, Jullien, a professional illustrator, picked up his brush instead.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

She & He - The Erotic Art of Anita Kunz and Blair Drawson

From the Association of Registered Graphic Designers' website.

Internationally acclaimed visual artists Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz bring a showcase of cutting edge personal work inspired by eroticism to Toronto. For almost four decades, their visual images have appeared in print worldwide. The work of the two artists has been featured regularly in publications such as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times, among many others. 
Charlotte Hale & Associates is proud to present a controversial and provocative exhibition of the private visual musings of two celebrated artists; exploring the themes of love, lust, and the politics of desire from both the male and female perspective, and beyond.

The Erotic Art of Anita Kunz and Blair Drawson
The Charlotte Hale Gallery
588 Markham St., Toronto 
Gallery Hour: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 6pm

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

King Features Comics Celebrating 100 Years

Panel by Dan Piraro

Sunday, November 15th, King Features Syndicate is celebrating its' 100th anniversary
by publishing a big extra Sunday Comics insert in newspapers.

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Paul dans le Nord"

Robert Everett-Green in The Globe & Mail.

It’s 15 minutes before the supposed end of a two-hour book signing at my local Montreal bookshop, and the aisles are still crowded with people waiting to get a signature and a few words from Michel Rabagliati, diligently signing books at a desk near a big stack of his graphic novels.