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Newspaper Apologises for Transphobic Cartoon

The Morning Star, a British daily, apologized Sunday for a cartoon it ran Tuesday: The Morning Star apologises unreservedly for the publication last Tuesday of a cartoon which was offensive to trans people. The cartoon had not been authorised for publication and its appearance in the print edition represents a failure to follow our own […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

above: Régis Loisel An exhibit of original European comic art in New York City gives Forbes a reason to look at the collectors market for original comic art. Philippe Labaune, founder of Art9, has a few ideas explaining why American collectors are getting into original comics art right now. “The American collector is moving steadily […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Technology, Comments: 0 Comments

Claire Bretécher – RIP

Famed French cartoonist Claire Bretécher has passed away. Claire Bretécher April 7, 1940 – February 10*, 2020 * A number of early reports gave February 11 as the date of passing. “Women in comic strips are usually portrayed either as shrews or movie stars. But in real life, women, like men, are neither of these […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Characters Banned – Bad For Children

Yeah, it’s a cereal thing. From The Guardian: Lidl is to remove cartoon characters from its own-brand cereal ranges to help parents resist pester power and tackle Britain’s growing childhood obesity crisis. The discount retailer, which has almost 800 UK stores, pledged to remove cartoon characters from eight of its cereal ranges by spring. From […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, International, Comments: 2 Comments

2019 Ed-Op Cartoon Revue-Commonwealth Number

Aislin from the Montreal Gazette     Steven Camley of Scotland’s The Herald     Graeme MacKay of the Toronto Star looks at the local scene      

Posted on: Dec 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Ed-Op Cartoon Revue-Commonwealth Number

Measles Cartoon “Went Far Beyond…Acceptable”

The New Zealand Media Council, a self-regulatory body funded by industry, has ruled that the Garrick Tremain “spots” cartoon “has no redeeming qualities.” The New Zealand Media Council’s findings relating to the Tremain cartoon: Cartoonists employ wit, satire, exaggeration, caricature and humour to make a point.A few deft stokes of the pen and a few […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Measles Cartoon “Went Far Beyond…Acceptable”

Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

From the Livingston Ledger: An image of the Duke of Cambridge leap-frogging over his father the Prince of Wales [#39] is among the satirical Gerald Scarfe cartoons going on sale. The unpublished image, which has a £3,000 to £5,000 estimate, is among a catalogue of cartoons to be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

Cartoonist “Suffocated” by Political Correctness

An update on our story of an editorial cartoon that made light of a measles outbreak in Samoa that is killing the young and the elderly. After an uproar and street protests the Otago Daily Times printed a mea culpa, and editor Barry Stewart publicly stated a more heartfelt apology. Cartoonist Garrick Tremain at the time […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Rebecca Hendin Wins Political Cartoon of the Year

The Guardian proudly reports that one of their cartoonists, Rebecca Hendin, won the Political Cartoon of the Year award. The artist Rebecca Hendin has won the political cartoon of the year award for a work in the Guardian that depicted Boris Johnson sitting in a burning room while skipping a joint press conference with Luxembourg’s […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Rebecca Hendin Wins Political Cartoon of the Year

“Heartless”-Paper Apologizes, Suspends Cartoonist

In Samoa almost 4000 people have come down with measles; 55, mostly young children, have died. The Samoan measles outbreak was turned into a gag by New Zealand cartoonist Garrick Tremain. It sparked immediate outrage and was labelled racist, heartless, and insensitive.   The outcry led to the Otago Daily Times, who published the cartoon […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on “Heartless”-Paper Apologizes, Suspends Cartoonist

Sputnik News Not Happy with Mike Luckovich

Sputnik News, owned and funded by the Russian Government, is registering displeasure over a recent Mike Luckovich cartoon. Sputnik, using a lot of boldface, says: An award-winning American political cartoonist has made a habit of deploying bigoted tropes as a political weapon against Russians. His latest doodle features a nefarious “Russians” figure arbitrarily thrown into […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Sputnik News Not Happy with Mike Luckovich

The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

A bit out of my wheelhouse, but… Though there was no intention to offend, DC Comics has decided that the better part of valor is submission to the vagaries of Mainland China’s whims. From Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post: A new Batman comic book series has landed the Caped Crusader in the middle of […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

In the tradition of George Cruikshank, Cal Alley, John Dirks, Barbara Brandon, and many others, Johannes Leak is following in the footsteps of his father Bill Leak. The void left at The Australian by cartoonist Bill Leak – who passed away in 2017, aged 61 – will be filled by his son, Johannes. “If anyone […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel

In today’s global political climate, which has been called a tumultuous time, the role of the political cartoonist has become muddled. At its very core, a political cartoonist is someone whose work plays a crucial role in the political discourse of a free society. Ann Telnaes, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel

Political Cartoons That Got People Fired

Political cartoons are just the coolest. You get to make fun of people in power in a funny way, plus you get get big ups for your art if you do it right. Even people who don’t read the news might check out your comic. Who wouldn’t want that job? But the gig is also […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Political Cartoons That Got People Fired