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'.

Monday, April 24, 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 caricature of Mordecai Richler was down in the early seventies.

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.