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Malaysian court reverses decision; Government to seek ban on Zunar books

From the Malay Mail: The Federal Court today allowed the government to appeal a lower court?s decision to lift a ban on two books by political cartoonist Zunar. The cartoonist, whose real name is Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaqur said that the ban on the two books, 1 Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Kartun were initially […]

Posted on: May 13, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Malaysian court reverses decision; Government to seek ban on Zunar books

Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

From the New York Times: The French cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s cover picture of the Prophet Mohammad after the Islamist killings at the satirical weekly in January, has said he will no longer draw the Prophet. “He no longer interests me,” he told Les Inrockuptibles in an interview published on its website on […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

Read excerpts from Charb book, finished two days before Charlie Hebdo attack

The Independent has published a long excerpt from a book (“Letter to the Islamophobia Frauds Who Play into the Hands of Racists”) penned by Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. The book was finished just two days before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. A snippet: People who accuse Charlie Hebdo cartoonists of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: International, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Ann Telnaes: Garry Trudeau is wrong

A great piece by Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes regarding recent comments made by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau about the terror attack on the French publication Charlie Hebdo. Ann writes: Unfortunately, whether he meant it or not, some of Trudeau?s words sounded like the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had it coming. This is a dangerous suggestion […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 12 Comments

Zunar to be charged with sedition this Friday

Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been informed by his attorney that he will be charged with sedition this Friday. Zunar’s response: “I would like to reiterate that the use of Sedition Act will not silence me. I will keep exposing the corruptions and wrong-doings of the BN government. “The ‘Fight Through Cartoons’ […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Two Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting president

From The Daily News: Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a hidden gesture ?insulting? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Cartoonists Bahad?r Baruter and Özer Aydo?an were sued for the Aug. 21, […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Two Turkish cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting president

French cartoonist arrested on Anti-Semitism: You’re a Charlie or a Terrorists

A French Jewish cartoonist was arrested on charges of Anti-Semitism for a cartoon he drew in 2011. More from Anadolu Agency: ?The environment after the Charlie Hebdo attacks is just like post-Sept. 11. You are either Charlie, or a terrorist,? Zeon said in an interview with The Anadolu Agency. After the 2001 terrorist attacks in […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on French cartoonist arrested on Anti-Semitism: You’re a Charlie or a Terrorists

Reporters without Borders: Cartooning is a dangerous profession

Reporters without Borders highlight eight individuals around the world whose profession as cartoonists is personally dangerous. The shootings on 7 January in Paris and 14 February in Copenhagen showed the extent to which cartoonists are now the targets of extremist movements. In other parts of the world, it is often governments that try to silence […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Zunar to speak at UN forum on Malaysian laws silence critics

Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, will be speaking at a United Nations forum on human rights next month. From this story in the Malay Mail Online, he’s hitting back at the Malaysian government that has harassed, confiscated his books and cartoons, and charged him on sedition for years. ?I will explain in detail… […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Zunar to speak at UN forum on Malaysian laws silence critics

ISIS calls for death of Moraccan Charlie Hebdo cartoonist

From International Business Times: Isis supporters have called for lone wolf terrorists to target Franco Moroccan cartoonist Zineb el-Rhazoui, who survived the attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last month. Thousands of supporters of the jihadist group have tweeted under the hashtag translated as #MustKillZinebElRhazouiInRetaliationForTheProphet, reports Vocativ, posting her personal details, pictures […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on ISIS calls for death of Moraccan Charlie Hebdo cartoonist

Profiled: Iranian artist Maya Neyestani jailed for children’s cartoon

The LA Times has an interesting profile on Iranian (now living in Paris) artist Mana Neyestani about his three month imprisonment for a cartoon for children as well as his views on the Charlie Hebdo attack. The controversy that got Neyestani thrown in jail in Iran, however, was quite different (and far more subtle) than […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Children's Books, International, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Iranian artist Maya Neyestani jailed for children’s cartoon

Lars Vilks may have been target in Copenhagen shooting

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks may have been the target of the shootings this weekend in Copenhagen. There have been two other known attempts on his life since he drew the head of the Prophet Mohammad on the body of a dog back in 2007. It doesn’t sound like authorities are ready to officially state that […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Lars Vilks may have been target in Copenhagen shooting

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar arrested and detained

Malaysian editorial cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been arrested in a government crackdown on dissent. The New York Times reports that Zunar, who has long been targeted and harassed by the government for his cartoons, was detained after Lunar posted the following cartoon on Twitter. Cartoon Zunar: PM Najib is the […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard (Tignous) Verlhac’s coffin was covered in cartoons

From the New York Daily News: One of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists killed in a bloody rampage against the Paris magazine was buried Thursday in a coffin covered in cartoon drawings. During a private funeral for Bernard (Tignous) Verlhac, the 57-year-old?s friends and family sketched final farewells on his casket as they remembered ?the King […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Charlie Hebdo hits stands, sells out. If you can’t find a copy, I have a downloadable PDF version

The first edition of Charlie Hebdo hit the stands today. The print run was 3 million and I’m already seeing reports that even that was not enough. If you want a physical copy, and don’t live in France, London, New York or Quebec, lower your expectations. There are groups on Reddit that are trying to […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment