Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cartoonist Sophie Labelle in hiding after transphobic threats escalate

Ian McGillis in The Montreal Gazette.



Cartoonist Sophie Labelle has achieved a degree of fame with her webcomic Assigned Male, the serialized story of a male-to-female transgender girl named Stephie and her daily life negotiating gender issues in modern-day Montreal.

Monday, May 22, 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.

This cartoon of Jean Marchand appeared in Maclean's magazine in October 1970.

Friday, May 19, 2017

David Cowles Profiled in AI-AP

From American Illustrator-Photographer.


David Cowles is a Rochester, New York-based illustrator, master caricaturist, animator, and teacher.

His distinctive, colorful, graphic portraits have graced the pages of countless consumer magazines and newspapers. In addition to his print work, Cowles has created a large body of brilliant animated work, for clients such as They Might Be Giants and Sesame Street

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Remembering Mexico's Fallen Journalists

From Humorgrafe.

Cartoon by Guillen

Javier Valdez, the journalist who covered the Mexican narco like no one else, was killed in Sinaloa.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Society of Illustrators' 2017 Hall of Fame Laureates

From the Society of Illustrators.


The Society of Illustrators will be inducting Mort DruckerBart ForbesBurne HogarthAnita KunzGeorge PettyRalph Steadman and Gustaf Tenggren to its' Hall of Fame at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street New York, NY

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Victor Juhasz Profiled in AI-AP

From American Illustrator-Photographer.


Victor Juhasz is an Upstate New York-based illustrator and visual reporter who has been, for many years, illustrating the politics column for Rolling Stone, skewering political figures of all kinds with perception and wit.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

2017 Doug Wright Awards

From the Doug Wright Awards' blog.

The "Nipper" trophy was created by Seth.

The winners of the 13th annual Doug Wright Awards, recognizing the best work and most promising talent in Canadian comics, were announced Saturday evening at a ceremony in Toronto. 

One of this year’s winners was a first-time Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three are first-time winners.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ann Telnaes: The barometer of a free press

From Mike Lynch Cartoons.


The Washington Post prints a version of Ann Telnaes' speech that was delivered as the keynote address at the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom luncheon in Ottawa on May 2, 2017. 

It's funny, stunning and true. And it's still going on today. Read her opening salvo below, and go read the entire speech here.

Friday, May 12, 2017

My cartoon in the 5th Niels Bugge Cartoon Awards


This cartoon, originally published in University of Ottawa's Tabaret magazine, was selected, among 1287 entries, for the exhibition and catalogue of the 5th Niels Bugge Cartoon Awards in Viborg, Denmark. The theme was "Communication".

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

You Might Be from Canada If...

From Nimbus Publishing.


You Might Be From Canada If… is an examination of Canada at 150 by one of the country’s great cartoonist.

Michael de Adder draws for the Toronto Star as well as for the Hill Times and The Chronicle Herald.  His You Might Be From series of books have sold more than 50,000 copies.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Report on the Situation of Cartoonists Worldwide

From Yahoo! News.

Illustration by Riber Hansson

Ten countries including Russia, Turkey and India have been condemned for censoring, locking up or threatening cartoonists in a new report published Friday.

The Cartooning for Peace group said cartoonists were increasingly becoming the victims of repressive crackdowns on free speech.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Brian Gable wins National Newspaper Awards 2016

Cartoon by Brian Gable

Brian Gable, cartoonist for The Globe and Mail, won the 2016 National Newspaper Award in the editorial cartooning category.

David Parkins, also from The Globe and Mail, and Guy Badeaux (Bado) of Le Droit were the other finalists.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Postmedia apologizes to Alberta Sikhs for Harjit Sajjan cartoon

From Yahoo News.



Postmedia has apologized for a political cartoon that sparked outrage among members of Alberta's Sikh community.

On Tuesday, the Edmonton Sun and other Postmedia publications portayed Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan stewing in a cauldron with the label "Lies."

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bob Mankoff named humour editor for Esquire

Michael cava in The Washington Post.



Bob Mankoff didn’t wait long to let the other cartoon shoe drop.

One day after he officially stepped down as cartoon editor of the New Yorker, Mankoff has been named cartoon and humor editor of Esquire, Hearst Magazines is announcing today.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

17th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition (Results)



Grand Prize: Mary E. Lurvey, USA
The jury (composed of five members of the Canadian Committee of World Press Freedom)) met April 11th to select the winners of the 17th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition.

The theme, this year, was "F for Fake".

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The National's Wendy Mesley talks to artist Terry Mosher

From CBC.

Here is the link to the interview.

When Terry Mosher first started drawing political cartoons, Canada was celebrating its 100th anniversary and on the cusp of "Trudeau-mania," which would see Pierre Elliot Trudeau become prime minister.

Now, as Canada marks its 150th with Justin Trudeau at the helm, Mosher — better known by his pen name Aislin — is still rifling the feathers of the country's elites.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition 2017

From Cartoon Gallery.

Last year's winning cartoon by Marco de Angelis

The deadline for entering this year's contest is May 5.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index

From Reporters Without Borders.


The new RSF report is bleak. It seems that every year, the situation of journalism keeps getting worse, under pressure from conflict, counter terrorism legislation, state control, intelligence relations.

Egypt managed to tumble down in the lowest of the low, worse than Iraq or South Sudan. Two member states of the Council of Europe - Turkey and Russia - are in the bottom 20.

The full report here.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Guy Delisle on tour for "Hostage"

From Facebook.


Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spitting Image set to return to TV

From the Daily Mail.

The programme's creators Roger Law, pictured left, and Peter Fluck, pictured right, are seen among a selection of their puppets.

Spitting Image is set to return to TV screens as it is remade for an American audience by the network behind Game of Thrones.

Programme maker HBO has US president Donald Trump in its sights - with an insider saying there 'has never been more material for political satirists'.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Elections in France


France votes today in the first round of its' presidential election. The final round will take place on May 7th.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raeside's second compilation of "The Other Coast" comic strip.

Cathryn Atkinson in Pique News Magazine.


Cartoonist Adrian Raeside is a great person to have lunch with on St. Patrick's Day.

Two Guinnesses into it and the craic and laughter are flowing. Listening to the tape now, there is definitely an interview in there somewhere.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Reprint in the Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery

From Cartooning for Peace.


The original version of Wednesday's's cartoon in Le Droit was featured in the weekly Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cartoon Xira 2017

From the website of the Municipality of Xira.


Internationally renowned cartoonist Quino will be joining the national guests for this edition of "Cartoon Xira", which will take place from April 22 to May 28 in the Celeiro da Patriarcal building.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards

From The Doug Wright Awards Blog.



Chester Brown, Michael DeForge, Julie Doucet, Chris Oliveros and John Martz lead the nominations for the 2017 Doug Wright Awards, a featured event at the 2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), which takes place at the Toronto Reference Library, May 13-14.

The winners of the 2017 Doug Wright Awards will be presented at a ceremony held in the Forest Hill Ballroom at The Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario on May 13. 

Admission is free, but is first-come, first-serve.

The Nominees:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"The Inking Woman" Exhibition at the Cartoon Museum

From Cartoon Museum.


An exhibition of British women cartoon and comic artists will take place at the Cartoon Museum in London.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Banned in the U.S.A.

Tristin Hopper in The National Post.


For the first time, a Canadian book has nabbed top billing on an annual ranking of books that Americans have tried their hardest to ban.

This One Summer, a graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki, earned the number one spot on the American Library Association’s 2016 list of “banned and challenged books.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017

19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon

From the website of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.


We invite you to join us at the 19th Annual World Press Freedom Day Awards Luncheon on May 2nd at the Fairmont Chateau-Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

Join journalists, politicians, academics, media executives and others who champion the vital role of the press and free expression in fostering democracy and open government.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Miami Herald cartoonist Jim Morin wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize

From the Pulitzer Prizes website.


For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both, Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) is awarded to Jim Morin of Miami Herald.

Nominated as finalists in Editorial Cartooning in 2017:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Winners of the Euro-Kartoenale 2017

From the ECC website.

Cover art by Elena Ospina

Here are the winners of the 21st edition of the Euro-Kartoenale. The contest received 2164 cartoons by 782 artists from 82 different countries.

The prize winners were announced at the award ceremony on April 8th.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart faces 29 years in prison

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.

“Date 12 September 1980 – We have found ideal/suitable ground to climb up!”
In a 2004 cartoon published in
Cumhuriyet, Kart depicts Fethulla Gülen as having infiltrated the Turkish military after the 1980 coup d’état. Kart is accused by the current regime of supporting Gülen.

After five months of imprisonment Turkey has finally, formally indicted the staff from Cumhuriyet newspaper including cartoonist Musa Kart who, if found guilty, faces a twenty-nine year sentence.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

50 years of Aislin at the McCord

Marina Scott in the Montreal Gazette.


In his 50 years as an editorial cartoonist, Terry Mosher — better known as Aislin — has created more than 12,000 cartoons. Half of those are preserved at the McCord Museum.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"Aislin: 50 Years of Cartoons"

From the McCord Museum.


The exhibition Aislin: 50 Years of Cartoons will present a retrospective of the best cartoons created by Aislin over the 50-year course of his far-reaching career.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"La Caricature, 1830-1835 : Lithographies complètes"

From Michael Shamansky, Bookseller.


La Caricature was the 19th Century equivalent and the precursor of Charlie Hebdo. The editor Charles Philipon employed the major satirical artists of the mid-19th Century notably Daumier, Grandville, E. Forest, Charlet, Bellangé, Traviès, Raffet and Gavarni

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Reprint in the Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery

From Cartooning for Peace.


The original version of Thursday's cartoon in Le Droit was featured in the weekly Cartooning for Peace Cartoon Gallery.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Imprisoned for Painting Kurdish Town Attack

From Humorgrafe.


Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan has been sentenced to 2 years, 9 months, and 22 days in prison for creating a painting which depicted the destruction caused by Turkish security forces in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province, a Kurdish region in Turkey.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jack Ziegler 1942-2017





Jack Ziegler, whose satirical, silly and observational style enlivened more than 1,600 cartoons at The New Yorker since February 1974, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was 74.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Winners of the 19th PortoCartoon Festival 2017

From Museo Virtual do Cartoon.



Here are the winners of the 19th Festival PortoCartoon 2017, chosen among the 1 500 works submitted by more than 400 artists from 62 countries.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bob Robertson dead at 71

From CBC News British Columbia.


Veteran Canadian comedian Bob Robertson has passed away in Nanaimo, B.C., last Sunday.

Robertson and business partner, Linda Cullen, had been called the funniest married couple in Canada after spending decades in the entertainment business together.

Friday, March 24, 2017

24th Alcalá International Exhibition of Arts of Humor

From Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor.


The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, through the Instituto Quevedo del humor announces the 24th International Exhibition of Arts of Humor with “Donald Trump” as its' theme.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Claude Monet, caricaturist

From Vintage News.


French painter Claude Monet is known as the founder and the central figure of the Impressionist movement. The term “Impressionism” itself was derived from the title of his 1872 painting “Impression, Sunrise”.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Milton Glaser's Dylan Poster Turns 50

From Gothamist.



Arguably the most famous image of Bob Dylan is not a photograph or painting, but a drawing: a suggestion of the man rather than a precise, dead-ringer likeness. And that's fitting. After all, what better way to celebrate Dylan's kaleidoscopic sensibility than with a fanciful, yet recognizable, portrait? 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Xavier Bonilla Winner of the 56th Knokke-Heist Festival



Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla (Bonil) won the Golden Hat at the 56th edition of the Knokke-Heist international cartoon contest in Belgium.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

World Press Cartoon 2017


After overcoming financial restrictions that forced the 2016 interregnum, World Press Cartoon is back on track!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Vancouver Sun Cartoonist Graham Harrop

From The North Shore News.



While working as a cab driver many years ago, Graham Harrop once picked up a passenger while wearing a gorilla suit.

But he had a good reason. It was his brother’s birthday, after all.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign for "Design Canada"

From Fast Code Design.


Greg Durrell was working as part of the design team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when he first noticed a dearth of Canadian graphic design history.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cartoonist's illustration used without permission on P.K. Subban's shirt

Sarah Lawrynuik on CBC News.


Southern Alberta hockey fan and cartoonist Robert de Gruchy was shocked to see a drawing he said he created emblazoned on his NHL idol's workout gear — without anyone asking his permission.