Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Yorker Cartoonist Mick Stevens

Aaron Alexander in Comics Alternative.

"Any requests, babe, before I call it a night?"

Mick Stevens has been a cartoonist with the New Yorker for over three decades – selling his first drawing to them in 1979 – a contemporary of the magazine’s cartoon editor Robert Mankoff, as well as cartoonists Roz Chast, Jack Ziegler, and others.

Here are excerpts from the interview and some favourite cartoons:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Road to the universal runs through the local

Excerpts from an article by Ian McGillis in The Montreal Gazette.

If it hasn’t been said already, let me be the first: We are living in the golden age of graphic novels, and Montreal is one of the form’s spiritual homes. Keeping up with the ongoing wave of new releases would be a full-time job, but here, at least, are three recent highlights, all by locally based artists.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

1914: Day by Day Cartoons: Zoom Rockman

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.

The Bachelors Walk Incident by Zoom Rockman

27 July 1914

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I Wish I'd Drawn… (31)

... this poignant cartoon by Cathy Wilcox of The Adelaide Morning Star.

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).