Tuesday, February 28, 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.

The eight was published on September 4th, 1984.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Festival of Europe

From Cartoon Movement.

Cartoon by Marilena Nardi

The Festival of Europe brings together 20,000 people each year in May in Ile de Loisirs de Bois-le-Roi, a municipality just south of Paris, France.

The festival aims to raise awareness about Europe and European issues though debates, art, comedy, lectures, exhibitions and performances.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Archives: Arnold Roth Interviewed in The Comics Journal

From The Comics Journal.

Arnold Roth is a workaholic. But in his case the old adage “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” doesn’t hold true. That’s because Arnold Roth’s work, cartooning, is his play.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

South Africa's ‘Hate Speech Bill’ Threatens Freedom of Speech

David Jenkin in Media Update.

Zuma cartoon by Dr Jack & Curtis

Editorial cartoonists and satirists in general have a vital role to play in the news landscape. The pen, wielded by a talented hand with a gift for comedy, can be a powerful weapon against the malfeasant while simultaneously entertaining the public. 

In a world of increasingly visually-orientated media, a strong cartoon can pack a knock-out punch.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

James Stevenson 1929-2017

Michael Maslin from Ink Spill.

James Stevenson, who contributed to The New Yorker for nearly half a century has died.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Publisher shuts Turkey weekly over 'offensive' Moses cartoon

From The Straits Times.

Istanbul (AFP) - The publisher of one of Turkey's most prominent cartoon magazines shut down the weekly on Friday and fired all its staff after it published a cartoon of the Prophet Moses deemed to be offensive.

Girgir had published in its latest edition a cartoon showing the bearded Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt, with his companions complaining and using vulgar curse words.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Illustrator / caricaturist Steve Brodner

Anne Telford in Lürzer's Archive.

A self-described news junkie, Steve Brodner might rue that predilection after his marathon drawing sessions during the recent presidential election cycle. Brodner is most likely seeing images of The Donald’s tiny hands and ridiculous comb over in his sleep after endless iterations drawn live during the debates and the Republican National Convention for the Village Voice.