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Paper Cuts Cartoonist After Instagram Editoon

Dateline Australia. Daily Mail: Controversial cartoonist Michael Leunig has been axed from his prime spot in The Age newspaper after a cartoon comparing resistance against mandatory Covid vaccines to the fight for democracy in Tiananmen Square was censored. ‘Apparently, I’m out of touch with the readership,’ Leunig told The Australian’s Media Diary of his sacking from providing […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Pedro X. Molina Awarded Gabo for Excellence

Pedro X. Molina, cartoonist and illustrator of CONFIDENCIAL, has been awarded the Recognition of Excellence Gabo Award 2021, by the Governing Council of the Gabo Foundation, becoming the first cartoonist to receive such award, naming him “one of the most persistent and incisive commentators of contemporary processes of corruption, advancement of authoritarianism, regression of civil […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Greta Tomlinson – RIP

Dan Dare comic artist Greta Tomlinson has passed away.   Greta Edwards (neé Tomlinson)1927 – September 4, 2021   From The Times obituary: Greta Tomlinson’s diary gave an indication of how hard she had to work as an illustrator on the Eagle magazine from 1950. “Monday. Worked till 3am. Tuesday. Worked till 5am. Wednesday. Worked […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Stamp Cartoonists Talk

The Canada Post conversation with the editorial cartoonists honored this week is available. Serge Chapleau, Brian Gable, Bruce MacKinnon, Terry Mosher (Aislin) and Ian Macpherson (representing his father Duncan Macpherson) joined together for an entertaining discussion about their work, the industry and much more. Watch it here.  

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, International, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Stamp Cartoonists Talk

Duncan Macpherson – Stamped and Profiled

Canada Post’s week of honoring editorial cartoonists continues with Duncan Macpherson. Duncan Macpherson is considered a giant of Canadian editorial cartooning. His witty cartoons challenged authority and tapped into public sentiment on domestic and world events while Macpherson himself helped reshape the trade for a generation of cartoonists. Among several firsts throughout his career, Macpherson […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, International, Comments: Comments Off on Duncan Macpherson – Stamped and Profiled

Terry Mosher – Stamped and Profiled

Canada Post’s week of honoring editorial cartoonists continues with Terry Mosher. Terry Mosher is a mischievous wag with an aptitude for tweaking noses. Best known as an editorial cartoonist, he is also an accomplished historian and effortless storyteller, with 52 books to his credit. At 78, he remains a work in progress. Mosher has drawn […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Terry Mosher – Stamped and Profiled

King Features Expands Global Publishing Program

From a King Features Syndicate press release: King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, is growing its global publishing program under the direction of publishing director Christina Nix Lynch to develop new partnerships for original content. The expansion includes new territories, titles, formats and […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, International, King Features, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on King Features Expands Global Publishing Program

APC Says Cartoon Breached General Principle 6

The [Australian] Press Council considered whether its Standards of Practice were breached by the publication of a cartoon in The Australian on 14 August 2020. The cartoon depicts a scene of the then United States Presidential candidate Joe Biden giving a speech congratulating Kamala Harris on being the Vice-Presidential candidate. © The Australian/Johannes Leak The […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 4 Comments

Kurt Westergaard – RIP

Danish artist Kurt Westergaard, famed for drawing a caricature the Prophet Mohammed which sparked outrage around the Muslim world, has died at the age 86, his family told Danish media on Sunday. Kurt WestergaardJuly 13, 1935 – July 14, 2021 From The Citizen: Westergaard passed away in his sleep after a long period of ill […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Westergaard – RIP

Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Reinhold Reitberger has passed away. Reinhold C. Reitberger December 25, 1946 – June 25, 2021 A cartoonist and comics historian based in Germany, Reinhold and Wolfgang Fuchs’ Anatomy of a Mass Medium, along with George Perry and Alan Aldridge’s Penguin Book of Comics (which I got one within a year of […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

This Week’s Whatnots

Dennis the Menace Gets Royal Stamp Treatment The Beano comic is celebrating its 70th anniversary and to mark the milestone Royal Mail has released 10 special stamps using pictures from the comic strip. Dennis was first brought to life in a pencil sketch in January 1951 by Scottish illustrator and cartoonist David Law along with […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Whatnots

Australia Mints Centennial Ginger Meggs Coins

A century ago, Sydney artist Jimmy Bancks created an iconic Aussie character, a red-headed boy called Ginger Meggs. Part battler, part larrikin, part philosopher, Ginger Meggs is one of Australia’s most successful cultural figures, ranking alongside Dame Edna, Crocodile Dundee and Blinky Bill. When Sydney artist Jimmy Bancks created a newspaper cartoon strip in 1921, […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Australia Mints Centennial Ginger Meggs Coins

Cartoonist Mark Knight Quits Journalist Union

Australian editorial cartoonist Mark Knight has quit the journalists’ union there after they took an action he didn’t approve. From The Australian: After a lifetime of membership, Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has quit the journalists union after its “latest perversion” of withdrawing from the Australian Press Council. According to Sky News host Chris Kenny, […]

Posted on: May 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Mark Knight Quits Journalist Union

Vive La Parodie

From Techdirt: By way of a throat clearing, there are a couple of things you need to know about Hergé, the nom de guerre for the artist behind the well-known Tintin comics of yore. First, Hergé’s estate has found its way onto Techdirt’s pages before and has a reputation for being wildly restrictive and litigious […]

Posted on: May 13, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Illustration, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Vive La Parodie

Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

  Happy Birthday to Lily Renée (Lily Renée Willheim Peters Phillips) born 100 years ago today. Lily joins a few other centenarians on our Senior Strippers list. This seems a good time to update our Senior Strippers roster, cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” […]

Posted on: May 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)