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”.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

National Newspaper Awards 2016 nominations

Cartoon by Brian Gable

Brian Gable and David Parkins, cartoonists for The Globe and Mail, and Guy Badeaux (Bado) of Le Droit were nominated in the editorial cartooning category for the 2016 National Newspaper Awards.

Monday, March 20, 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.


The eleventh was published on March 18th, 2000

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. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bulgaria's "Charlie Hebdo" Blocked From News Stands

Mariya Cheresheva in Balkan Insight.


After complaining that their satirical new newspaper, Pras Press, had been blocked from reaching newsstands, the cartoonists and writers behind it have decided to sell copies directly on the streets. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Jay Lynch 1945-2017

Photo by Caitlin McGurk

Legendary satirist and cartoonist Jay Lynch has passed away. His work, from Bijou Funnies to Wacky Packages, had an incalculable influence on comics, humor, and pop culture.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

TCAF 2017 Poster from Sana Takeda

From TCAF.


Sana Takeda is a Japanese artist who has worked on several American comics for Aspen, Image and Marvel. She is currently collaborating with Marjorie Liu on the fantasy series Monstress from Image Comics. 

For more info about our Featured Guests at TCAF 2017 here.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017
Saturday, May 13th, and Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Toronto Reference Library, The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, The Masonic Temple, and The Pilot Tavern.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2016 NCS Reuben Award Nominees Announced!

From NCS.


The National Cartoonists Society just released the names of the nominees for the 2016 award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”, also know as “The Reuben”. 

The nominees are: Lynda BarryStephan PastisHilary B. PriceMark Tatulli and Ann Telnaes.

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff to Step Down

From WWD.


Bob Mankoff is leaving the post of cartoon editor at The New Yorker after more than two decades, and will be replaced by editorial staffer Emma Allen.