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Archives for January, 2015

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

Larry Pickering offered police protection after posting cartoon on website

Australian political cartoonist Larry Pickering was visited by police after he posted a cartoon on his website in response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Fortunately, they weren’t there to harass or censor. They wanted to offer protection. Pickering said he draw the image in response to what happened in France as a sign that […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Larry Pickering offered police protection after posting cartoon on website

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

Rob Tornoe: Je Suis not getting paid

Still mortified about our fallen cartoonist colleagues, but free speech will always win. #CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/GHejOEXHwG — Rob Tornoe (@RobTornoe) January 7, 2015 Editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe found his cartoon (above) responding the to the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo had gone viral and even ended up in print publications – without permission or compensation. […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

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

Happy 25th birthday to Baby Blues

Wednesday marked the 25th year of syndication for the comic strip Baby Blues. The strip, launched by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, centers around the characters Wanda and Darryl MacPherson and their three kids. The strip is a funny, insightful look at parenthood. The strip and its creators have won several awards. In 1995 it […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Chan Lowe laid off from Sun-Sentinel

The same day the world was horrified and then rallied to stand by cartoonists and their right to free speech, the Sun-Sentinel laid off Chan Lowe, their staff editorial cartoonist of 30 years, according to Buddy Nevins a blogger that covers journalism in Southern Florida. Nevin writes: Lowe was just one of several employees dumped […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 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

AAEC issues response to Charlie Hebdo attacks

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has issued the following response to the attack on the French periodical Charlie Hebdo. The gruesome attack on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France today reminds us that freedom of expression in cartooning is not a given in many parts of the world. Charlie Hebdo was also attacked […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS issues condemnation of attacks on Charlie Hebdo

From The National Cartoonist Society National Cartoonist Society condemns the barbaric terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo, and our hearts go out to the cartoonists, satirists, their families, and all of France. This was the work of insecure cowards who apparently fear their religion is so weak that it can?t withstand criticism, and who must fear […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on NCS issues condemnation of attacks on Charlie Hebdo

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

Jailed cartoonist in LA documents experience

Interesting piece by cartoonist Elana Pritchard, who when she found herself in jail and decided to document her experience with the only pencil she had – a golf pencil.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jailed cartoonist in LA documents experience

NCS Reuben Awards Call for submissions announced

The National Cartoonist Society has announced it’s annual call for submissions for the 2014 Reuben Award and division awards. This year most of the division awards will be voted on by the entire membership body electronically. In years past, division awards were juried by regional chapters. As always, you do not have to be a […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Reuben Awards Call for submissions announced

Turkish president appeals acquittal of lampooning cartoonist

Last November Turkish editorial cartoonist Musa Kart was acquitted of charges brought by Turkish President Erdogan for “insulting through publication and slander” cartoons that were not flattering to the president. According to The New York Times, the president’s attorney is appealing that decision. The article also details some of the history of editorial cartooning in […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Turkish president appeals acquittal of lampooning cartoonist

Lalo Alcaraz makes top 5 latino list

Maria Elena Fernandez, entertainment correspondent for NBCNews.com listed her top five Latinos in Hollywood. Landing at #3 is La Cucaracha cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz. From NBCNews.com: You might be familiar with “La Cucaracha,” the first nationally syndicated and politically themed Latino daily comic strip, created by Chicano activist Lalo Alcaraz 12 years ago. Now, Alcaraz is […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment