Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New members of the ACC

From the ACC's Facebook page.

Cartoon by Tom Chitty

The ACC would like to familiarize you with some new members that have joined over the last few months - talented young artists Derek Evernden, Phil Jones, Adriana Blake, Faez Doosti, Bruce Outridge, Eric DyckDavid Brouitt as well as New Yorker contributor Tom Chitty.

Monday, October 16, 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.

A cartoon drawn on Barack Obama's first foreign trip as US president.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cartoons Featured in "No End of Blame"

From the Sydney Morning Herald.


Cartooning turned deadly serious after Charlie Hebdo.

"Suddenly everybody had an understanding of the weight of what it is we do," says Cathy Wilcox. "It made everybody realise what we do is not just us being jolly jesters."

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wildfire Burns Home of ‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schulz

From the Associated Press.


The home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson said Thursday.

Jean Schulz, 78, evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz said.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Frank Magazine bows to demand to alter 'racist' cartoon

From the Toronto Sun.


A cartoon in Frank  satirical magazine that depicts a black poet and activist with a jutting chin and sloping forehead is being modified after critics who call it racist launched campaigns to remove the magazine from stores.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Savage Ink" Exhibition

Caitlin Hawkins in Big Issue North.

Cartoon by Steve Bell

Some world leaders don’t need a cartoonist to make them look grotesque or ridiculous, but none are exempt from a savage inking.

A new exhibition in Manchester's People History Museum celebrates a long tradition of political cartoons.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Charlie Hebdo's new subject: U.S. under Trump

Carol Hills from PRI's The World.


Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, a cartoonist and editor of Charlie Hebdo, arrives for his interview accompanied by bodyguards who hover outside the neutral office location where we talk.

They've been the cartoonist's permanent companions since January 2015, when the Kouachi brothers forced themselves into the offices of the French satirical newspaper and murdered his friends and colleagues in the name of Islam. Riss was injured in the attack.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons

From The Ottawa Citizen.


Montreal Gazette cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) sat down with the Citizen ahead of an exhibition of his work at the Ottawa Citiy Hall art gallery.

The event comes on the heels of the release of his new book, an illustrated career retrospective titled Trudeau to Trudeau: Aislin 50 Years of Cartooning.

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Fifty Years of Aislin Cartoons
October 13 to 29
Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vladimir Renčín 1941-2017


Czech cartoonist and illustrator Vladimír Renčín died last Wednesday after a long illness.

Born in 1941, he owes his notoriety notably to his cartoons and jokes drawn from current events which have been compiled in some thirty books.

The artist has organized more than 100 exhibitions in his life and his work has been awarded several prizes, including the medal of merit which was awarded in 2011 by then President Václav Klaus.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Two newspapers apologize for publishing Las Vegas shooting cartoon

From The Philadelphia Daily News-Inquirer.


Two small newspapers, one in Vermont and another in Iowa, have apologized after running a controversial cartoon about the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds more injured.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MM and HH

Lulu Garcia-Navarro in NPR.


Hugh Hefner is expected to be laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe.

He bought the crypt next to her because, as he told The LA Times, quote, "spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up." 

Marilyn was both the cover and the centerfold of the very first issue of Playboy, but it wasn't by choice. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The stories behind some iconic ‘SNL’ photos

From CNN.

Tina Fay in a parody of George Lois' cover for Esquire.

They’re the first thing you see when “Saturday Night Live” comes back from a commercial break: Those iconic celebrity portraits, so bold and fun and quirky that they almost seem to jump off the screen.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Milton Glaser Discusses "The Design of Dissent"

From Eventbrite.


Milton Glaser, the renowned artist and designer, returns to his alma mater for a free, public discussion on "The Design of Dissent."

Following the conversation with designer Steven Heller, there will be a book signing of the 2017 updated version of Glaser's The Design of Dissent (co-authored with Mirko Ilic), newly subtitled, "Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts and the Resistance."

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Student cartoonist targeted by white supremacists in Mississippi

From Study International.

Cartoon by Jake Thrasher

A student cartoonist from the University of Mississippi has reportedly been issued death threats from white supremacists for his work that criticizes racism and the Ku Klux Klan.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2017

From the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus website.


CXC is a free, citywide arts festival hosted every year by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts.

CXC connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art.

Together, they celebrate the stories that can only be told in visual media that are as diverse as the people who imagined them.

The full list of special guests here.



Friday, September 22, 2017

Gerald Scarfe joins the Evening Standard

From The Evening Standard.


As legendary cartoonist Gerald Scarfe joins the Evening Standard this week, he tells Nick Curtis about the biting art of satire, working with Pink Floyd and why the ‘misuse of power’ drives him.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hellraising Magazine of the 60s

Steven Heller in Print.

Bertrand Russell by Norman Rockwell

In the 1960s, San Francisco’s youth culture of acid rock, underground comix, radical lifestyle movements and, not least, progressive counter-culture journalism (including newsprint tabs like Rolling Stone, The Berkeley Barb and the San Francisco Oracle) shocked and awed the world.

But even more threatening to the established order for their guile and grit were two monthly magazines that went head to toe with the status quo: Ramparts (1962–1975) and Scanlan’s (1970–1971).

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Censorship at the European Parliament

On the Keep Talking Greece website.

Cartoon by Dimitris Georgopalis

Member of the European Parliament, Stelios Kouloglou (SYRIZA), has denounced an unprecedented form of censorship by the European Union.

The censorship was imposed on the caricatures of 12 Greek caricatures that were to participate in an exhibition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Prime Suspects: Canada’s Prime Ministers in Caricature" Exhibition

From The Chronicle Herald.

Cover of the exhibition catalogue.

When it came to Canada’s prime ministers, Bruce MacKinnon decided he had to catch ’em all.

MacKinnon, the award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Chronicle Herald since 1985, had a bit of a head start assembling his collection of likenesses of the nation’s leaders, but he was understandably light on works depicting Sir Mackenzie Bowell and R.B. Bennett.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ottawa International Animation Festival

From the festival website.

Poster by Elise Simard

From September 20-24, 2017 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.

Friday, September 8, 2017

How Condé Nast Put the Squeeze on New Yorker Cartoonists

Seth Simons in Paste Magazine.


In late June, cartoonists for The New Yorker received an email from Condé Nast, the magazine’s parent company.

“We wanted to take an opportunity to reacquaint you with the ecosystem of services that Condé Nast and The New Yorker offer to cartoonists,” reads the email, signed by Courtney Ercolino, Director of Image Licensing. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Art Director and Author Steven Heller

Mariam Aldhahi in Magenta.


School of Visual Arts’s Steven Heller has helped launch dozens of high-profile design careers. To his protégés, he seems like the ultimate insider — but he didn’t start out that way.

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Last Girl Standing" by Trina Robbins


Underground cartoonist Trina Robbins has done it all! She ran one of the hippest fashion boutiques in the East Village, mingled with rock stars and produced feminist art by putting together the first all-woman comics anthology in the 1970s.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

London Police reinvestigate 1987 murder of Palestinian cartoonist

From The Guardian.


London's Metropolitan police appeals for information over the death of Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim Hussain al-Ali, who died after being shot in a Knightsbridge street on July 22, 1987.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Newseum is in deep trouble

Margaret Sullivan in The Washington Post.


The Newseum opened as the journalism industry tanked. No wonder it’s in deep trouble.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"50 Cartoons and More on Women " by Doaa el-Adl

From Fast Company.


Egyptian artist Doaa el-Adl published last March the first caricature book (translated into English and French) dealing with controversial issues facing women in Egypt and The Middle East.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Winners of the 2nd World Humor Awards

From World Humor Awards.



The winners of the 2nd edition of World Humor Awards were announced this week and the 185 works submitted by 102 different authors will be on display September 1-10 in the meeting room and in the veranda of the Baistrocchi Baths in Salsomaggiore, Italy.

The theme of the contest was "Artificial Civilization".

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MacKay Cartoon Stirs Controversy


Hamilton Spectator cartoonist Graeme MacKay had to delete the above cartoon from his Facebook page because of the abusive comments it generated.

Here is what he wrote:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Turkey’s Embattled Political Cartoonists

From The Wall Street Journal.

The April 2015 cover of the Turkish cartoon magazine Penguen, which closed this summer.
The headline reads, ‘We Continue to Draw,’ with an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A Turkish tradition of satire and caricatures is disappearing in the age of Twitter and Erdogan.

Friday, August 18, 2017

"The First and Only Book of Sack"

From KARE-TV.


For 36 years, Steve Sack has summed up community outrage, national tragedy, and political foibles by putting pen to paper. He is the venerable editorial cartoonist for the Star Tribune.

As part of the Star Tribune's 150th anniversary celebration, Sack is releasing a book showcasing some of the thousands of cartoons he's created over the years.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pat Oliphant on Donald Trump

Matt Grubs in the Santa Fe Reporter.



After 60 years of editorial cartooning, Pat Oliphant wonders how the art form will survive.

At 81, Pat Oliphant’s eyes are finally giving him enough trouble that he’s no longer drawing regularly. He hasn’t stopped thinking about it, though. And it’s torture.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trump Retweets Altered Cartoon

From The New York Times.


Someone altered a January 2017 original cartoon from editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel and wiped out his signature.

President Trump then shared the cartoon on Twitter with a CNN logo covering the person’s head, three days after a fatal collision in Charlottesville, Va.

Mr. Trump deleted his retweet minutes later.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Q&A with New Yorker cartoonist Paul Noth

From Columbia Journalism Review.


Plenty of Trump-focused political cartoons have circulated the web and social networks since Election Day but this one has drawn particular viral attention.

Paul Noth, the New Yorker cartoonist who drew it, sold it to the magazine back in January of last year and figured it would never appear.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mexican Cartoonist 'Rius' Dies at 83

From Tele Sur.


Mexican cartoonist and writer Eduardo del Rio, widely known as Rius, died Tuesday at the age of 83 in Tepoztlan, in the state of Morelos, Mexico.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Chicago Tribune Cartoonist Dick Locher dies at 88

From his AAEC Profile.



Dick Locher’s ability to capture the absurdities of life through political cartooning culminated in his winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and garnering top honors from the the Sigma Delta Chi/ Society of Professional Journalists in the same year.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

You Might Be From Hamilton If...

From MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.


The Hammer. The Ambitious City. Steel town. 
Canada's tenth largest city, Hamilton, Ontario, has been called a lot of things. But Hamiltonians, near and far, know they can always come home to a place that has a rich history--and a lot of amusing stories only locals would know. 
In comes Graeme MacKay, the editorial cartoonist for the Hamilton Spectator. As a Hamiltonian born and bred, he knows this city's quirks, its characters and its love affair with being the underdog to Toronto's "Centre of the Universe" mentality. 
With more than 120 cartoons, MacKay illustrates what so many people have come to love (and perhaps cringe a little) about this port city. 
Founding father, George Hamilton, would be proud.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Trial of "Cumhuriyet" Cartoonist Musa Kart

Jude Terror in Bleeding Cool.

This cartoon by Cumhuriyet cartoonist Musa Kart led to an 2014 arrest.
It shows Edrogan looking the other way from a money laundering scheme inside the government.

Last November, journalists from Turkey’s opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were arrested as part of a political crackdown by the Turkish government responding to a failed coup that almost ousted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the previous July.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Daily Funnies: An Exhibition of Strip Cartoons

From the Cartoon Museum.

Cartoon by Steven Appleby

"Daily Funnies: An Exhibition of Strip Cartoons" will open to the public on July 25th..

The exhibition will feature examples of many well-known cartoon strips from British newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The AAEC condemns the firing of editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson


The Board of Directors of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has released a statement on Nick Anderson and his firing by the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Communications:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The CPERB vs. Annie Leibovitz

Leah Sandals in Canadian Art.

Merryl Streep by Annie Leibovitz

Reports this week of the latest financial problem for American photographer Annie Leibovitz—who in 2009 nearly had to file for bankruptcy and in 2010 was sued by a company who says it was unpaid for helping to restructure her debt—have unexpectedly placed a spotlight on a little-known Canadian group called the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

"Blitt"


Riverhead Books will publish this October a long-awaited collection of Barry Blitt's work including many never before seen cartoons, sketches and drafts.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cartoonist Nick Anderson Laid Off from the Houston Chronicle


Houston Chronicle cartoonist Nick Anderson announced today on his Facebook page that he was the latest victim of the layoffs in the newspaper industry.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Editorial Cartooning in Canada

An update of the article published in The Canadian Encyclopedia.

The Hecklers: A History of Canadian Political Cartooning (1979), Peter Desbarats and Terry Mosher.

The art of the political cartoon as we know it in Canada today began in the 1870s when John W. Bengough (1851-1923) started publishing the satirical magazine Grip.

In its pages, Bengough pilloried Canada's first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, and since then each prime minister has had an alterego with a sketchpad:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Clay Jones declines award from Iran’s Trump cartoon contest

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.


Virginia cartoonist Clay Jones discovered this week that a cartoon of his lampooning the president had been awarded a citation in the Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest, as announced Monday by Iran’s House of Cartoon in Tehran. 

His cartoon spoofed Time magazine’s 2016 selection of Trump as “person of the year” by drawing a comparison to Hitler, whom Time named its “man of the year” in 1938.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The AAEC 2017 Annual Convention

From the AAEC website.

Cartoon by Matt Davies

The 2017 Annual Convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, hosted by Matt Davies (Newsday) and AAEC President Ann Telnaes (Washinton Post) will be held November 1-4 at Hofstra University in Hempstead (Long Island), New York in conjonction with the Satire & the City: Political Cartoon & Satire Festival.