Friday, August 22, 2014

Liza Donnelly Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

From Liza Donnelly's blog.

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly is a finalist for the 2014 Thurber Prize for her book Women On Men (Narrative Library).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seth Documentary to Debut at Ottawa Animation Fest

BK Munn in Sequential.

A new hybrid animation-documentary from the NFB’s Luc Chamberlain about Guelph cartoonist Seth will debut in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival September 17 to 21. “Seth’s Dominion” is described as “an artful fusion of filmmaking techniques that perfectly captures” Seth’s “poignant inner life,” the film celebrates one of “the world’s great storytellers” by animating scenes from his comics, sketchbooks and stories. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Indian and Palestinian cartoonists win 2014 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

From Comic Riffs.

Kanika Mishra

Cartoonists Rights Network International has just announced that Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra and Palestinian cartoonist Majda Shaheen are the 2014 winners of the Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The (Brussels)

From the ECC Cartoonbooks Club.

Cartoon lovers who visit Brussels should take at look at The Cartoonist. It's the first and only cartoon gallery that represents the work of 12 famous Belgian editorial cartoonists: Kamagurka, Kroll, Marec, Gal, Vadot, Johan De Moor, Cécile Bertrand, Quirit, Ilah, Kanar, Kim and duBus.

You'll find orginal cartoons, prints and cartoon books by the artist. There are also signing sessions.

Address: Hoogstraat 11, Brussels (Zavel /Sablon)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

London’s Cartoon Museum

Britain invented the cartoon art-form. Now we can celebrate it.

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, opened London’s Cartoon Museum on 22nd February 2006.

Situated at 35 Little Russell Street, a stone's throw from The British Museum, The Cartoon Museum exhibits approximately 230 examples of British cartoons, caricature, and comic art from the 18th century to the present day.

Friday, August 15, 2014

LA Register posts illustrated history of classic comic strips

Alan Gardner in The Daily cartoonist.

The link of the day goes to Charles Apple of the Los Angeles Register who created “A quick illustrated look at the history of classic newspaper comic strips“. The graphic above is a small piece of it. The timeline starts in 1895 with The Yellow Kid and continues to 1997 with the launch of Zits. I’m familiar with most of the dates (at least the year) of some of the strips, but when laid out like this, it’s easier to see sequentially when one popped onto the scene and when they ended (or didn’t).

It’s a great graphic. Hats off the the LA Register for devoting the space to it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rob Rogers makes the mistake of expressing an opinion on Israel and Gaza

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers is taking some heat from Jewish groups around the US for a cartoon he drew depicting Gaza in a jail, surrounded by missiles and Israeli soldiers with one of the soldiers asking “Why do they hate us so much.”