Friday, August 29, 2014

"The Auld Acquaintance" at the Leiper Gallery in Glasgow

The Scottish Cartoon Art Studio‘s Terry Anderson has spent not far short of three years hatching this project which the Leiper Gallery launched on 22nd August and runs until 19th September.

The exhibition features work not only from Scottish artists but of cartoonists from all over the world, from Quebec to Brittany, to Catalonia - which has its own vote later this year.

You can find more about the exhibition in Argyll News or in one of my previous post.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Liza Donnelly Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

From Liza Donnelly's blog.

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly is a finalist for the 2014 Thurber Prize for her book Women On Men (Narrative Library).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Seth's Dominion" to Debut at Ottawa Animation Fest

BK Munn in Sequential.

A new hybrid animation-documentary from the NFB’s Luc Chamberlain about Guelph cartoonist Seth will debut in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival September 17 to 21. “Seth’s Dominion” is described as “an artful fusion of filmmaking techniques that perfectly captures” Seth’s “poignant inner life,” the film celebrates one of “the world’s great storytellers” by animating scenes from his comics, sketchbooks and stories.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Indian and Palestinian cartoonists win 2014 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

From Comic Riffs.

Kanika Mishra

Cartoonists Rights Network International has just announced that Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra and Palestinian cartoonist Majda Shaheen are the 2014 winners of the Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The (Brussels)

From the ECC Cartoonbooks Club.

Cartoon lovers who visit Brussels should take at look at The Cartoonist. It's the first and only cartoon gallery that represents the work of 12 famous Belgian editorial cartoonists: Kamagurka, Kroll, Marec, Gal, Vadot, Johan De Moor, Cécile Bertrand, Quirit, Ilah, Kanar, Kim and duBus.

You'll find orginal cartoons, prints and cartoon books by the artist. There are also signing sessions.

Address: Hoogstraat 11, Brussels (Zavel /Sablon)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

London’s Cartoon Museum

Britain invented the cartoon art-form. Now we can celebrate it.

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, opened London’s Cartoon Museum on 22nd February 2006.

Situated at 35 Little Russell Street, a stone's throw from The British Museum, The Cartoon Museum exhibits approximately 230 examples of British cartoons, caricature, and comic art from the 18th century to the present day.

Friday, August 15, 2014

LA Register posts illustrated history of classic comic strips

Alan Gardner in The Daily cartoonist.

The link of the day goes to Charles Apple of the Los Angeles Register who created “A quick illustrated look at the history of classic newspaper comic strips“. The graphic above is a small piece of it. The timeline starts in 1895 with The Yellow Kid and continues to 1997 with the launch of Zits. I’m familiar with most of the dates (at least the year) of some of the strips, but when laid out like this, it’s easier to see sequentially when one popped onto the scene and when they ended (or didn’t).

It’s a great graphic. Hats off the the LA Register for devoting the space to it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rob Rogers makes the mistake of expressing an opinion on Israel and Gaza

Alan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers is taking some heat from Jewish groups around the US for a cartoon he drew depicting Gaza in a jail, surrounded by missiles and Israeli soldiers with one of the soldiers asking “Why do they hate us so much.”

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams 1951-2014

Gustavo Rodriguez, El Nuevo Herald

Robin Williams was the subject of many editorial cartoons today. It seems the clown theme was cloned:

Monday, August 11, 2014

When Great Minds Think Alike (2)

On July 22  I posted an article about the similarities between cartoons by Peter Brookes and Graeme Mackay about the Malaysia Air jet plane crash.

Last night I stumbled upon this 2006 cartoon by Bulgarian cartoonist Lubomir Mihailov:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bill Plympton at the San Diego Comic-Con

Excerpts from a David Apatoff post in Illustration Arts.

From Santa: The Fascist Years (2008)
I encountered Bill Plympton, the famously independent animator and illustrator, sitting at one of the few tables (at Comic-Con) without a ten foot full color banner of semi-nude space nymphettes. If his booth had a Dolby soundtrack, it was out of commission during my visit. If Plympton brought a funny barbarian hat, it was nowhere in sight.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Piracicaba 2014

The 41th International Humour Exhibition will be held in Piracicaba (Brazil) from August 23 to October 12.
One of my cartoons is a finalist in the "charge" category. Here were my submissions:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

B. Kliban cartoons on the web

Charley Parker in Lines and Colors.

Much to my delight, and considerable surprise, GoComics, the online repository of newspaper comics from both Universal and United Media syndicates, has been placing online the wonderfully off-kilter and reality-warping cartoons of B. Kliban.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How Pixar, Dreamworks, Lucasfilm and others kept wages artificially low

From Motionographer.

In case you’ve missed it (we did), there’s been a major war raging over wage-suppression practices by Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Pixar, Lucasfilm/ILM, Dreamworks and other tech-powered giants in Silicon Valley.

Here’s a taste of the scheme:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

1914: Day by Day Cartoons: Ralph Steadman

Twelve British cartoonists and graphic artists have responded to the events that happened across the world as the world was heading to war one hundred years ago.

Peace-Lovin’ Soul by Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman’s father fought in the First World War and as a child he experienced bombing during the Second World War.

Throughout his career Steadman has produced many drawings about the horror and futility of war.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Guy Billout, the Ironic Illustrator


Guy Billout is a French artist and illustrator born in 1941. Trained in graphic arts and advertising at the School of Applied Arts in Beaune, he worked in Paris for 6 years. He arrived in New York in 1969, with sole baggage, an autobiographical story in 14 images. The 14 drawings were published in New York magazine, under the art direction of Milton Glaser, shortly after his arrival.

His style is characterized by delicate and economical line work, heavy shadows, beautiful gradients and almost always, irony. His work has been featured regularly for years in The Atlantic Monthly and can be seen on his web gallery, here.

Some favourites: