Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Barry Blitt’s 100th "New Yorker" Cover

From Ink Spill.

Not all New Yorker cartoonists are cover artists, and not all New Yorker cover artists are cartoonists. 

Once upon a time there was plenty of cross-pollination; these days, in a movement begun in Tina Brown’s era the numbers are few (Bruce Eric Kaplan, Danny Shanahan, Sempé, Roz Chast, Barry Blitt, and Harry Bliss are the most contemporary cross-overs that come to mind).

Barry Blitt is the most visible cover artist in that crowd, celebrating his 100th cover with the publication of this week’s issue.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cartoonist Zunar banned from leaving Malaysia

From IFEX.

On 17 October 2016, freelance political cartoonist, Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, commonly known as Zunar, was stopped by immigration authorities at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport as he attempted to travel to Singapore. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Trump lifts cartoon caption for his speech at the Al Smith Dinner

From RJ Matson on Facebook.

RJ Matson published this cartoon of Trump on July 19.

Donald Trump tells the same joke at the Al Smith charity dinner three months later, lifting almost word for word the caption of the editorial cartoon in order to make a joke about his wife doing the same thing with a Michelle Obama speech.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How to Draw Donald Trump | Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair illustrators Edward Sorel, Steve Brodner, Philip Burke, and Robert Risko draw Donald Trump.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My favourite bookstore

My favourite bookstore happens to be located on the west bank of Paris, in rue Gît-le-coeur, one block east of Place Saint-Michel. 

A real Ali Baba's cave, it is where I discovered the work of Carlos Nine and found rare books by the likes of Paul Flora, Roland Topor and David Levine.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Serbian Cartoonist Dušan Petričić Fired From "Politika"

From Radio Free Europe.

It's not easy to be a political cartoonist in Serbia. Just how risky an occupation it may be is illustrated by the case of Dušan Petričić, one of the country's most prominent cartoonists, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Toronto Star.

On September 30 his contract with Serbia's main daily newspaper, Politika, was rescinded after seven years during which Petričić's cartoons graced the front page of the paper's Sunday edition.