Friday, October 24, 2014

Reprint on the iPolitics website (21)

Thursday's Le Droit cartoon was featured in the iPolitics website.

Bruce MacKinnon’s war memorial cartoon touches hearts worldwide

Editorial cartoon by Bruce Mackinnon

The Chronicle Herald's editorial cartoon after the shooting at the National War Memorial prompted an emotional response from around the world, the tender image garnering mentions in North American and European news sites, Twitter, and other forms of social media.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ben Wicks Pub RIP

BK Munn in Sequential.

The Ben Wicks Pub has ceased operations. Founded in Toronto in 1980 by popular cartoonist Ben Wicks and decorated with large murals of his cartoons, the basement bar and restaurant is now The Local Gest. One of only a half-dozen Canadian cartoonist landmarks in the country, the bar’s comics connection was maintained by its use as an informal meeting place for the Doug Wright Awards organizing committee for many years. The pub last made news in 2013 when its owner and his manager where ordered by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to pay $18,000 for the manager’s sexually harassment of a bartender in 2008.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The nominees for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards

BK Munn in Sequential.

The nominees for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced and several well-known comics and comic creators have made the cut in the children’s literature categories. Jillian Tamaki and Julie Morstad are nominated in the English illustration category, Mariko Tamaki in the English writer category, and Pascal Blanchet and Marianne Dubuc in the French-language illustration category. The winners will be announced November 18 and the winners each receive $25,000 (the rest of finalists receive $1,000 each).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

World Press Cartoon 2014

Sakshi (India) - 07/12/13

World Press Cartoon faces in 2014 the most dramatic challenge of its history. At the last minute, when the selection process was already on track, the Municipality of Sintra unilaterally decided to break the agreements established for the organization of the 2014 exhibition and awards ceremony. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dale Cumming's "You Might Be From Manitoba If..."

MacIntyrePurcell has just published "You Might Be From Manitoba If..." by longtime Winnipeg Free Press editorial cartoonist Dale Cummings.
Here is a small sample of what is in store for you:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Saul Steinberg at 100

Ian Frazier in The New Yorker.

If Saul Steinberg were still alive, he would be a hundred years old. He was born in Romania in 1914, just before the start of the First World War. In 1942, escaping from Italy, where he had been an architecture student, he came to the United States. For the next six decades, his amazing work levitated this magazine; here was a major twentieth-century artist who also possessed an unmatched gift for the magazine page, especially The New Yorker’s.