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.