Friday, May 18, 2018

Movies Recreate Iconic Paintings

From deMilked.

La Mort de Marat (1793) vs. About Schmidt (2002)

Vugar Efendi is a 23 years old writer and director. In his portfolio, he says he grew up in various countries surrounded by their rich cultures, such as United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine. 

Vugar received a lot of attention online after he uploaded his incredible three-part ‘Film Meets Art‘ videos that compare classical paintings and iconic movie scenes. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tom Wolfe, cartoonist

On Parents Day
"Puh-leeze, Mummy, nobody wants to hear about coke, Acapulco, or Fleetwood Mac. "

Very few people realize it, but author Tom Wolfe, beside penning the idioms "aw-shucks", "radical chic", "fuhgedaboudit" and "me generation", was also an accomplished cartoonist, as can be seen in this drawing, first published in Harper's magazine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Doug Wright Awards Winners

From the Doug Wright Awards blog.

The winners of the 14th 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 is a multiple Doug Wright Award nominee, and all three took home awards for the first time.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Duncan Macpherson, "Giant of the North"

From The Toronto Star.

Duncan Macpherson with his caricatures of the Supreme Court of Canada Justices.

25 years after his death, Duncan Macpherson racks up another honour this weekend as he is inducted in the Doug Wright Hall of Fame, "The Giants of the North", cartoonist Terry Mosher writes.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018

BK Munn In Sequential.

Posters by Ho Che Anderson and Fiona Smyth

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018 takes place today and tomorrow at the Toronto Reference Library.

The 2018 Doug Wright Awards Nominations

From the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The nominations for the 2018 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning have been unveiled and this year’s winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival on May 12.

Here are the nominees:

Friday, May 11, 2018

A message from Nicaragua

Repression in Nicaragua is getting worse, at this point we have 49 dead, tv channels are being taking off the air, news websites have been attacked and today Ortega's Govt. called a meeting with Internet providers.