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Pedro X. Molina Gets Ithica (NY) Asylum Residency

Pedro X. Molina, who was presented with the 2018 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award from the Cartoonists Rights Network International at last year’s AAEC Convention in Sacramento, and earlier this year was honored as a recipient of a 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas from the Columbia Journalism School, has […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Pedro X. Molina Gets Ithica (NY) Asylum Residency

Comic Strips Promote Harry’s Mystery Items

Harry’s, a UK-based toiletries company, has added comic strips to their mystery item program. Harry’s introduced the Mystery Item programme to their online retail experience in 2018, one year after the brand was founded. It has now become a permanent offer and has risen to become their second most popular product. Items that the customer […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips Promote Harry’s Mystery Items

Mordillo – RIP

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has passed away. Guillermo Mordillo Menéndez August 4, 1932 – June 30, 2019   Sources close to the family have reported the death. The news has spread worldwide, unfortunately, at this moment, I am not finding a report in English and Google Translate is not working for me right now. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

International Rancor over N.Y. Times Cartoon Ban

  Reaction from the international cartooning community via Cagle Cartoons.   Nikola Listes   Michael Kountouris Hajo de Reijger   Jos Collignon   Emad Hajjaj     Yaakov Kirschen   Dale Cummings   Robert Rousso   And since we’re using his site, here’s one from The Man himself. Daryl Cagle    

Posted on: Jun 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on International Rancor over N.Y. Times Cartoon Ban

No More Chappatte or Ed-Op Cartoons for NYTIMES – updated

  From Patrick Chappatte: THE NEW YORK TIMES WILL END ALL POLITICAL CARTOONS I just learned, weeks after they published a syndicated Netanyahu cartoon that caused a scandal. For me, this is the end of an adventure that began 20 years ago. But the stakes are much higher.     In 20-plus years of delivering […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

King Features Gets Moomin, Tulipop License

King Features Licensing has signed on to be the North America representative of the Scandinavian Moomin characters and the Icelandic Tulipop. King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst, has reached an agreement with Bulls Licensing to represent classic literary and art-based brand Moomin for merchandise, advertising, and promotions in the U.S. and Canada. Moomin is the latest addition […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Children's Books, International, Licensing, Comments: 1 Comment

World Press Freedom Day 2019

The 26th celebration of World Press Freedom Day     Molina for Cartooning for Peace Foundation in Geneva     Cartoons for Freedom of Expression     Freedom of Press cartoons     #FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day More #FreeMusaKart at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Cartoonists Rights Network International      

Posted on: May 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

NY Times and Critics Double Down on Cartoons

  With critics of the New York Times continuing to call for action against the Times and the editors responsible for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon, the New York Times International again published a cartoon critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hours after the Times apologized for the first cartoon.     Some are saying […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

2018 Stanley Awards (Australian Cartoonists Assn)

  above: last year’s Comic Strip Stanley Award to Gary Clark The Australian Cartoonists’ Association is holding its annual Stanley Awards and Cartoonists Conference this weekend in Canberra (or maybe its going on right now, isn’t Australia, like, three or four days ahead of the U.S.?) The Stanley Awards are Australia’s equivalent of the United […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 Stanley Awards (Australian Cartoonists Assn)

Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé is Free

The Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is reporting that jailed cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé (aka Jamón y Queso) has been released from prison in Equatorial Guinea and is now safe and free in Spain. From their site: Esono Ebalé, a prominent artist and cartoonist often critical of the government, who traveled to Equatorial Guinea […]

Posted on: May 29, 2018,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé is Free

Angouleme Festival presents fake awards; upset everyone

Brigid Alverson writes at Robot6: The ceremony began with comedian Richard Gaitet, clad in a neon-blue suit and red bow tie, announcing, ?This will be the shortest ceremony in history, because all we want to do is drink and dance.? He proceeded to present nine awards in rapid succession, including the award for best series […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Cartoonists Rights Network International reports that one member of the Scottish Parliament is proposing that January 7, the anniversary of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, become Cartoonists day. French-born MSP Christian Allard proposed the motion that the parliament ?reflect on the events that took place in Paris on 7 January 2015 at the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: Comments Off on Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in

From the Guardian: This week the largest comics festival in France announced its 30 nominees for what many consider the most prestigious prize in comics, the Grand Prix. Not one nominee was a woman. Usually there are at least few women on the longlist for the Angoulême International Comics Festival (known in French as the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in

Cartoonist call for boycot of Grand Prix d’ Angouleme

The Grand Prix d’ Angouleme is one of the highest awards that can be conferred upon a cartoonist. Previous American honorees include Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb and Bill Watterson. This year’s list of 30 nominees did not include the name of any woman and that has many cartoonists upset. Leading the charge is Jessica […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan reported as dead; family disputes claim

The Cartoonist Rights Network International is reporting that a fellow prisoner has stated that Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan died in a Syrian hospital as “possibly a result of torture” two and a half years ago. Two years ago a PRI story reported the cartoonist’s death, but the family stating that they were unsure of the […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan reported as dead; family disputes claim