Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The AAEC condemns the firing of editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson


The Board of Directors of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has released a statement on Nick Anderson and his firing by the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Communications:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The CPERB vs. Annie Leibovitz

Leah Sandals in Canadian Art.

Merryl Streep by Annie Leibovitz

Reports this week of the latest financial problem for American photographer Annie Leibovitz—who in 2009 nearly had to file for bankruptcy and in 2010 was sued by a company who says it was unpaid for helping to restructure her debt—have unexpectedly placed a spotlight on a little-known Canadian group called the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

Monday, July 17, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

In this February 6, 1988 cartoon, Nick Auf der Maur and sports writer Tim Burke throw away their Gazette security passes after joining the renegade tabloid the Montreal Daily News.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

"Blitt"


Riverhead Books will publish this October a long-awaited collection of Barry Blitt's work including many never before seen cartoons, sketches and drafts.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cartoonist Nick Anderson Laid Off from the Houston Chronicle


Houston Chronicle cartoonist Nick Anderson announced today on his Facebook page that he was the latest victim of the layoffs in the newspaper industry.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Editorial Cartooning in Canada

An update of the article published in The Canadian Encyclopedia.

The Hecklers: A History of Canadian Political Cartooning (1979), Peter Desbarats and Terry Mosher.

The art of the political cartoon as we know it in Canada today began in the 1870s when John W. Bengough (1851-1923) started publishing the satirical magazine Grip.

In its pages, Bengough pilloried Canada's first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, and since then each prime minister has had an alterego with a sketchpad: