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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

Atena Farghadani subjected to virgnity test by Iranian authorities

From Amnesty International: A recent revelation by satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani that she was forced to undergo a ?virginity and pregnancy test,? prior to her trial for a charge of ?illegitimate sexual relations? for shaking hands with her lawyer, has added another stain on Iran?s shameful record of violence against women, Amnesty International said today. […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 9 Comments

Who’s winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Muhammad cartoons were printed?

Politico looks at who is winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and ignited a debate, violent and deadly protests and retaliation, and has sent cartoonists into hiding. Despite the 10-year anniversary of the event, which set off the biggest political crisis in Denmark […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Atena Farghadani facing new charges of adultery for shaking her attorney’s hand

From The Independent: Amnesty International reports that Atena Farghadani, 29, who was jailed after she depicted Iranian government officials as monkeys and goats in a satirical cartoon, may face a longer sentence amid claims over the handshake. Charges of an ?illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery? have been brought against Farghadani and her lawyer Mohammad […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 6 Comments

French court acquits Plantu from 2010 Catholic Pope cartoon

French cartoonist Jean Plantureux (AKA Plantu) has been acquitted of accusations of inciting hatred by a French appeals court. The accusations stem from a cartoon (below) that depicted Pope Benedict XVI having sex with a child. The New York Times: A lower court acquitted Plantu last year, saying the cartoon came out at a time […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 3 Comments