Saturday, April 21, 2018

A new logo for the AAEC

From the AAEC website.

FINAL AAEC raster large

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists launches a new icon, updating its venerable ink bottle for the digital age

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Michael Sloan wins Pulitzer in Editorial Cartooning

From The Pulitzer Prize.

Writer Jake Halpern and cartoonist Michael Sloan won the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning for an emotionally powerful series, told in graphic narrative form, that chronicled the daily struggles of a real-life family of refugees and its fear of deportation. 

Welcome to the New World” was published in 19 installments in The New York Times.

Jake Halpern is the co-author, most recently, of the novel “Edgeland.” 
Michael Sloan is an illustrator and artist.

Monday, April 16, 2018

15th Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

From the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival website.

A wide range of cartoons are on offer this year; cartoons from America, Ireland, Belgium as well as the UK, workshops, live drawing and a panel discussion. Come along to Shrewsbury this April for all manner of cartoon treats! 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

World Press Photo Contest 2018 – Highlights

From The Guardian.

José Victor Salazar Balza, 28, catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas. 

Highlights from this year’s World Press Photo competition include Ronaldo Schemidt’s image of a man on fire, which took the top prize.

Friday, April 13, 2018

KAL’s favourite cartoons

To celebrate KAL’s 40 years working with The Economist, we interviewed KAL and asked him to choose some of his favourite cartoons.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt Broncos cartoon resonates with Canadians

From Global News.

A Nova Scotia cartoonist’s illustration capturing the country’s pain in the wake of the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team is being described online as powerful, poignant and heart-wrenching.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition Deadline

The deadline to participate in the 35th Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition is May 4th.
All the information here.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Canada Post Honours Illustrators

From Canada Post.

Canada Post unveiled on April 5 a souvenir sheet featuring five great Canadian illustrators  from the past 50 years. The featured artists are Will Davies, Blair Drawson, Gérard DuBois, James Hill and Anita Kunz.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Death threats forces Colombia cartoonist off social media

From Colombia Reports.

The "betrayal" of  the subconscious
- And do not try to betray me Dr. Ivan Marquez
- I mean... Doctor Ivan Duque

As Colombia´s election race is heating up, some leading public personalities abandon social media amid threats and harassment from political fanatics and extremists.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Finalist in the "Colorful Human World" Cartoon Contest

One of my cartoons was shortlisted for the "A Colorful Human World" International Cartoon Contest & Expo 2018.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

"Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire" at Ohio State

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum website.

Harvey Kurtzman’s brainchild made its debut as a comic book in 1952 before switching to a magazine format in 1955.

Over the ensuing years, MAD has featured artwork by many of the most talented cartoonists in the industry. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

2017 NCS Reuben Award Finalists

From the NCS website.

National Cartoonists Society members have nominated the top five finalists for the 2017 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”.

Ballots have been sent out to all voting NCS members this week, and the Reuben Award will be presented to the winner at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26th in Philadelphia, PA.

The nominees are cartoonists Lynda Barry, Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Hilary B. Price (Rhymes With Orange), Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City and Lio) and animator Glen Keane.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

De Adder shortlisted for an Atlantic Journalism Award

From the Atlantic Journalism Awards website.

Atlantic Books Today has been shortlisted for an Atlantic Journalism Award in the category of Best Magazine Cover for the Spring 2017 issue, featuring the work of political cartoonist Michael DeAdder.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The 23rd International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" Italy 2017

A cartoon I drew for Le Droit about Brexit was selected for the catalogue of the 23rd International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" in Italy.

The theme was "On the road" and the winning cartoons can be found here.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Boligan wins 11th Don Quichotte Cartoon Contest

First Prize / Angel Boligan, Mexico

The theme of the contest was "child brides".

Other finalists:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"Setting the Standard’"

An exhibition of original cartoons celebrating 90 years of political cartoons from the Evening Standard featuring Low, Vicky, Jak, Blower and Adams

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Interview with "The American Bystander" editor

Steven Heller in Print.

Cover of issue #6 by Arnold Roth

Cry and you cry alone. Michael Gerber, the founder and publisher of The American Bystander, the last of the sophisticated American humor magazines, may be committed.

In fact, he is committed to print. Once, the field was full of funny mags; now, trenchant humor has migrated to late-night television and the digital world as populated by laff-makers too. 

Has this hurt the following of Gerber’s magazine? Let’s see.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Niels Bugge Award in jeopardy

The participants to the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award were informed yesterday that the competition organizer, Niels Bugges Kro & Hotel, went bankrupt.

At the moment, the organizers of the contest were trying to find a way to continue the project on a smaller scale and will presumably be able to announce the winners in September.

Friday, March 23, 2018

"Trump's ABC"

From Fantagraphics.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Ann Telnaes has over the last 20 years skewered injustice, inequality, sham, hypocrisy, racism, misogyny, and corruption with her incendiary combination of elegance, wit, and moral suasion.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Clay Bennett receives the 2018 Thomas Nast Award

From the Times Free Press.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett was honored Wednesday with the 2018 Thomas Nast Award for the best cartoons on international affairs. The award is presented by the The Overseas Press Club of America.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Michael Kupperman on death tribute cartoons

From The New Statesman.

I assumed Prof Hawking had succumbed to illness or age, but this cartoon makes it look like his wheelchair just made a hard stop.

Whether it’s Stephen Hawking leaving a wheelchair or the Buddhist Steve Jobs meeting God, these grief gags show the decline of cartooning as an art.

Monday, March 19, 2018

National Newspaper Awards 2017 nominations

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association announced today the finalists of the 69th National Newspaper Awards

Serge Chapleau, La Presse, Montreal.

Here are the other finalists in the editorial cartooning category:

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Robert Grossman (1940-2018)

Robert Grossman was born on March 1, 1940 in Brooklyn and died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan.

In a career spanning fifty years, his illustrations have appeared over 500 times on the covers of various national publications such as TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Times, The Nation, The New York Observer, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Evergreen Review, New York, National Lampoon, and The New York Times.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Censorship in Spain

From The Irish Times.

Edu Galán and Darío Adanti are sitting in the offices of satirical magazine Mongolia, in the basement of a shoe shop in Madrid’s Malasaña district, ruing the fact that a recent news story broke too late for them to put on their next front cover.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Drawing Trump

Sarah Boxer in The Atlantic.

The 45th president should be an easy target for political cartoonists, but they’ve struggled to come up with an image that sticks.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Doug Ford is fodder for editorial cartoonists

From City News.

Graham Mackay, The Hamilton Spectator

Newly chosen Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford has been a familiar face to Ontarians – and especially Torontonians – for years. As a city councillor, he was by his brother Rob’s side during his headline-grabbing tenure as mayor. 

Their father, Doug Ford Sr., was also a provincial politician and successful Etobicoke businessman.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


I was pretty sure yesterday, as I sat at my drawing table, that I would not be the only cartoonist inspired by David Low's " Rendez-vous"published in The Evening Standard on September 20th, 1939.

Here are a few examples:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

André Carrilho Mural at the "Vanity Fair" 2015 Oscar Party

From André Carrilho's page on flikr.

Guests of the "Vanity Fair" 2015 Oscar party were treated to a mural drawn by cartoonist André Carrilho.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Matt's 30th Anniversary at The Telegraph

From The Telegraph.

The Duke of Edinburgh has paid tribute to the “genius” of the Telegraph’s Matt, as Britain’s leading public figures celebrate the cartoonist’s 30th anniversary at this newspaper.

Friday, March 2, 2018

"Messy Drawings" by Oscar Grillo

From Oscar Grillo's Facebook page.

Messy drawings in Portugal from March 3rd to July 8th...Miss it at your peril!...The works were selected by the great Antonio Antunes.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Vancouver illustrator is overwhelmed by positive response

From Global News.

Eight days have passed since Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” became an enduring memorial to the victims of a deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Charges dropped against cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé

From Index on Censorship.

Index on Censorship welcomes the news that charges against cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé, who frequently uses his art to lampoon senior Equatorial Guinea government officials, have been dropped.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Toronto Star’s editorial cartoonists

From The Toronto Star.

On the afternoon before Valentine’s Day, Theo Moudakis sat down at his desk in his home office and instead of drawing, as one might expect the Toronto Star’s editorial cartoonist to do, he started writing poetry.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Newton's apple

My Saturday drawing in Le Droit was inspired by Donald Trump's suggestion to arm teachers to counter shootings in schools.

To my surprise, I am not the only cartoonist to have been struck by the same idea.

Friday, February 23, 2018

20 Iconic New Yorker Covers

Emily Temple in the Literary Hub.

“View of the World from 9th Avenue,” Saul Steinberg, March 29, 1976

Many iconic images of New York have originated at the New Yorker. You will find here 20 of the most memorable.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MacKinnon Cartoon Goes Viral

From The Chronicle Herald.

Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon is somewhat used to striking a chord with his pointed pen. Sometimes people love his drawings and sometimes not.

Sometimes, they just appreciate his political point of view.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance

From the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Gloria Stoll Karn, "Girl with mittens", 1945. Watercolor on board. Private Collection

It was a culture shock for a city girl to be transplanted from pulse of the Big Apple to a house surrounded by woods in in Pittsburgh, PA. But Gloria Stoll’s marriage to Fred Karn did just that, whisking her away from New York City and a blossoming art career in 1948.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

"Ben" Creator Daniel Shelton

From The Montreal Gazette.

Remember when we used to call them funny papers, those ever-present cartoon strips in our daily newspapers, that often as not we would turn to before settling into the more serious stuff.

Well, happy to say, they are still with us.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cartoon Humor in Magazines

From Facebook.

Come join Michael Gerber, editor and publisher of The American Bystander – hailed as “the last great humor magazine” – as he discusses his amazing career from writing comedy for The New Yorker and Saturday Night Live to working with an array of such outstanding and legendary comics artists as Roz Chast, Seymour Chwast, Arnold Roth, Ed Sorel, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Mimi Pond, Stan Mack, R.O. Blechman, M.K. Brown and Steve Brodner.

Free and open to the public!
Presented by Michael Dooley’s Design History of Comics and Animation class.

Monday, February 19th, 8:30PM
Art Center College of Design
LA Times Media Center, Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena 91103 

* don't get lost: download directions on the discussions page.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Maclean's highlighting pay gap

 From The National Post.

Maclean’s magazine is highlighting the gender pay gap by asking men to fork over 26 per cent more for its latest issue.

The news magazine says it hopes the move “will stir urgent conversation.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Albuquerque Journal apologizes for cartoon

From The Washington Post.

Readers of the Albuquerque Journal opened up the opinion section on Wednesday to find a provocative, racially tinged cartoon.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

On the Edge: The Cartoon World of McLachlan

From the Chris Beetles Gallery.

"For crying out loud, hurry up!"

The Chris Beetles Gallery is delighted to present On the Edge: The Cartoon World of Ed McLachlan

A selling exhibition of over 200 cartoons by one of Britain's finest cartoonists.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

TCAF 2018 Announces First Round of Featured Guests

BK Munn In Sequential.

Posters by Ho Che Anderson and Fiona Smyth

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival today announced its first group of headline guests for the 2018 event taking place May 12-13 at the oronto Reference Library. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

The First Woman to Draw Wonder Woman

From The Daily Beast.

One of the first female cartoonists to succeed in a male-dominated field, Trina Robbins somehow also found time to make clothes for Mama Cass and show up in a Joni Mitchell song.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The State of Political Cartooning is Strong

From the AAEC website.

There's a big announcement out today from the President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Pat Bagley (who, unlike some people, won the popular vote in a landslide without the help of the Russians).