Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yup, Jerry Holbert just used ‘watermelon’ in an Obama cartoon

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

A cartoon by Jerry Holbert that ran yesterday in the Boston Herald has people speechless and wondering how it even made it into the paper. Here’s the cartoon as it ran in the Herald (online and print).
A less offensive version has been posted on GoComics (and I assume the one sent out to his syndicate subscribers:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kirby and Marvel Make Peace

Photo of Jack Kirby via ComicVine.
Just a few days before the Kirby v. Marvel case was scheduled to be considered by the Supreme Court, both parties settled, out of court. This was unexpected and it sure feels good to write that compensation (and, I hope, credit on the movies) is on its way to the Kirby heirs.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Milton Glaser's "10 Things I Have Learnt"

From Design Indaba.

The celebrated graphic designer on the limits of being professional, why style is not to be trusted and other career (and life) lessons.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

American Cartoonists in Limousin

From Daryl Cagle's Facebook page.

Next week I'm going to the big European editorial cartooning festival in St. Just le Martel, France, with cartoonists Nate Beeler, Steve Sack, Adam Zyglis, Monte Wolverton and Rick McKee.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Rayma Subrani fired from "El Universal"

From The New York Times.

A Venezuelan cartoonist said she was fired from her newspaper for a caricature that used the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's signature to satirize the state of healthcare.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Australian Cartoonists Exhibition in Saint Just le Martel (France)

The Australian Cartoonists' Association (ACA) is organizing an exhibition of Australian Cartoonists' artwork as part of the 2014 International Cartoon Festival of Saint Just le Martel (France)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

“Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”

From Bored Panda.

David Bailey / Mick Jagger "Fur Hood" (1964), 2014 Sandro Miller

Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, he had to do something special. So he, with Malkovich as his dashing unisex model, recreated some of those influential photographers’ most important portraits in a photo series called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.”