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Another Lars Vilks speaking event cancelled

Sputnik News is reporting another Lars Vilks speaking event has been cancelled. An earlier lecture was cancelled at Sweden’s Karlstad University due to security concerns. This event, sponsored by Sweden’s Pirate Party, was cancelled after a teacher’s union meeting in the same building on the scheduled day expressed concerns about safety. It is suspected that […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Another Lars Vilks speaking event cancelled

Lars Vilks speaking event cancelled for security reasons

From Sputnik News: Sweden’s Karlstad University cancelled a lecture by Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, author of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons, who was allegedly targeted in a recent Copenhagen shooting, a university representative told The Local news outlet Friday. Over 10,000 Commemorate Victims of Copenhagen Shooting Vilks was expected to talk in front of some 100 […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

“The cartoonist has become a fighting heathen whom it is permissible to kill.”

From the NY Times: Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, known as Mullah Krekar, was arrested Thursday in Oslo on preliminary charges of inciting to commit criminal offense, a day after giving an interview to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. He was also apprehended on preliminary charges for threating a Kurdish immigrant living in Norway in the same TV interview. […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

Ann Telnaes: European cartoonist conference cancelled due to security concerns

Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes writes: ??we unfortunately have decided to cancel?? That was part of an email waiting for me this morning from Stéphane Grimaldi, the Directeur General of Le Mémorial de Caen in Normandy, France concerning a cartoonists? conference I was due to attend in April. Mr. Grimaldi explained that because of security concerns and […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 3 Comments

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

Palestinian cartoonists suspended, investigated after favorable depiction of the Prophet Muhammed

It’s almost as if this story was written for The Onion. From the Independent: But such are the popular and religious sensibilities around Islam?s founder that Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh?s depiction of a robed man, spreading seeds of love drawn from a heart-shaped purse over the globe, caused an uproar. He labelled his cartoon ? […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Palestinian cartoonists suspended, investigated after favorable depiction of the Prophet Muhammed

Cagle: Lars Vilks is not a cartoonist

From Daryl Cagle: Vilks is a ?conceptual artist? who had been known for building towers made of sticks before he took up the Prophet Muhammad-dog theme. Vilks studied art history and didn?t train as an artist, as is clear to anyone who sees his terrible drawings. His most famous Muhammad dog drawing looks like he […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 5 Comments

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

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

Cagle.com hit by hackers, presumably over Mohammad cartoons

I will be upfront. The headline insulating a Mohammad/Charlie Hebdo connection is my conjecture – not anything Daryl Cagle has insulated. But here’s what we do know from Daryl. Cagle.com – one of the largest online repositories of editorial cartoons in the world has been hit with a brute force Distributed Denial of Service attack […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, 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

The first Charlie Hebdo cover after the attack revealed

A fitting cover in my opinion. Print run has been increased to 3 million.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on The first Charlie Hebdo cover after the attack revealed

Charlie Hebdo developments round up: The crass, intelligent and not so intelligent responses

My feed is overflowing with so many articles about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy that I’m combining several of interest in one post. World Cartoonists Day Mylasian cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque (AKA Zunar) has called for a World Cartoonists Day every January 7 as a day of remembrance. Michael Cavna has the story. Take your Je […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 5 Comments

NYT profiles the four Charlie Hebdo cartoonists murdered yesterday

The New York Times has a profile up of each of the four cartoonists shot and killed yesterday in the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo. The cartoonists are Georges Wolinski, Stéphane Charbonnier (“Charbo“), Jean Cabut (“Cabu“) and Bernard Verlhac (“Tignous“). Françoise Mouly, the art editor of The New Yorker, who was born in France and […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on NYT profiles the four Charlie Hebdo cartoonists murdered yesterday

Gunman attack Charlie Hebdo; 12 killed including 4 cartoonists

Horrific news from Paris today. From the New York Times: Mr. Castaing, the police spokesman, said that the three armed men, wearing masks, had forced their way into the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and had fired indiscriminately at people in the lobby, hitting many. He said that they were carrying AK-47 weapons, […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 10 Comments