Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bizarro celebrates 30th Anniversary

From Bizarro!

On this date thirty years ago (January 21, 1985 if you don’t have a calculator handy) Dan Piraro got out of bed early and hurried out to the front porch of his cheap little rental duplex on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas, to get the latest edition of the Dallas Times Herald. In it was the very first Bizarro cartoon ever published.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo cartoons no one is showing you.

From The Daily Kos.
Below are cartoons drawn over the past several decades by Cabu, one of the most emblematic cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo (if not the most). Cabu was murdered along with his colleagues this past week. He was 77 years old.
Although no media outlet in the US will show you these images, they can all be found online with a simple Google search.

This cartoon by Cabu criticizes racial profiling, specifically discrimination by the French police against immigrants from North Africa and people of African descent. The caption reads: "No to racist identity checks."

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The fallout from the "Charlie Hebdo" tragedy

Published originally in Le Droit on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

You can find more about "Charlie Hebdo" in an interesting article by Olivier Tonneau here.

Friday, January 9, 2015

I lost a friend in the "Charlie Hebdo" terrorist attack

For longtime LeDroit editorial cartoonist Guy Badeaux, a.k.a. Bado, this week’s terror attack on the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was personal. Not only was his profession targeted once again for violence, but he also lost a good friend in the attack: Bernard Verlhac, best known by his pen name, Tignous. Badeaux spoke to the Citizen’s Andrew Duffy.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cartoonists react to the murders of their "Charlie Hebdo" colleagues

The whole cartooning profession has reacted to the attack on the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo".

Here are a few drawings found in social medias:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Oleg Dergachov and Behzad Ghafarizadeh Exhibition in Montreal

From the ECC Cartoonbooks Club website.

Cartoon by Behzad Ghafarizadeh
Cartoon by Oleg Dergachov

The Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec will hold an exhibition of the cartoons and illustrations of Behzad Ghafarizadeh and Oleg Dergachov entitled ARToon from January 8th to February 8th 2015 in Montreal. The exhibition includes 50 cartoons and illustration of the two artists.

Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec
615, avenue Sainte-Croix
Ville Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H4L 3X6