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A Look Back: British Intel Animal Farm Comic Strip

From The National Archives of the UK: George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, first published on [August 17] 75 years ago in 1945, is a work familiar to many. The fable (or ‘fairy story’ as Orwell described it) of a gang of animals who take over their farm, overthrowing the cruel Farmer Jones, only to end up […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on A Look Back: British Intel Animal Farm Comic Strip

Australian Cartoon Called Racist and Misogynist

Once again The Australian has published a controversial cartoon. From Huffington Post Australia: The illustration was printed in The Australian, one of the country’s only two nationally distributed daily newspapers. The cartoon, which imagines Biden giving a missive to heal America’s racial divisions, depicts him deferring to Harris and saying, “I’ll hand you over to […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 4 Comments

Kiraz – RIP

International cartoonist and illustrator Kiraz has passed away. Edmond “Kiraz” KirazianAugust 25, 1923 – August 11, 2020   From the notice: The cartoonist, known in particular for his illustrations of “Parisiennes” published in many magazines, died on Tuesday at the age of 96, his companion told AFP. “Edmond Kiraz, born in Cairo on August 25, […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kiraz – RIP

British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

British cartoonist Brian Walker has passed away. Brian H. N. Walker March 22, 1926 – May(?) 2020   cartoonist, author, illustrator From Brian’s daughter Jo writing for The Guardian: My father, Brian Walker, who has died aged 94, was a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared across a span of 50 years in comics such […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

Dr. Jack and Curtis Taking a Break

Unsure why (unable to find any explanatory message) but after ten years,more or less, cartoonists Jack Swanepoel and John Curtis, better known by their partnership pen names Dr. Jack and Curtis, have decided to take a sabbatical from their Eyewitness News (EWN) cartooning in South Africa. Below are some selected cartoons from the deep archives […]

Posted on: May 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Dr. Jack and Curtis Taking a Break

Gov’t Steals Cartoonist’s Intellectual Property

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has distributed face masks with illustrations on use and disposal. The problem is that the illustrations come from cartoon instructions by Evangeline Neo. And the government agency didn’t ask or receive permission from the cartoonist. Or even credit the cartoonist. Eva created two versions of her Mask comics, one not signed: […]

Posted on: May 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Gov’t Steals Cartoonist’s Intellectual Property

Matt is Best of 2019 per National Press Awards

In the United Kingdom the Society of Editors has revealed the National Press Awards winners. Matt Pritchett of The Telegraph was named Cartoonist of the Year. The judges said that 2019 provided fertile ground in which his comic genius could flourish. His Lowry cartoon was simply superb. The winner of Cartoonist of the Year is […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Matt is Best of 2019 per National Press Awards

Commonwealth Comics and Cartoonists

On the occasion of an upcoming book… Bado’s Blog reviews the Duncan Macpherson biograpy.   In northern New Zealand… The Times this week began featuring cartoons from Aucklander Isabelle Russell.   In anticipation of his forthcoming book… Tom Gauld is interviewed by Creative Review. Short book review from Publishers Weekly here.   In 2006 a […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Commonwealth Comics and Cartoonists

Albert Uderzo – RIP

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo has passed away. Alberto Aleandro (Albert) Uderzo April 25, 1927 – March 24, 2020   From The Guardian obituary: Asterix illustrator Albert Uderzo has died at the age of 92, his family has announced. The French comic book artist, who created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 with the writer René Goscinny, […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Joel Pett Retires … as CRNI President

The CRNI is announcing that: After some fifteen years in the role Joel Pett – multi-award winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald Leader – has decided to retire from the Presidency of Cartoonists Rights Network International’s board of directors. Mr Pett’s decision comes six months on from the retirement from active duties of CRNI’s […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Joel Pett Retires … as CRNI President

Newspaper Apologises for Transphobic Cartoon

The Morning Star, a British daily, apologized Sunday for a cartoon it ran Tuesday: The Morning Star apologises unreservedly for the publication last Tuesday of a cartoon which was offensive to trans people. The cartoon had not been authorised for publication and its appearance in the print edition represents a failure to follow our own […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Newspaper Apologises for Transphobic Cartoon

Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

above: Régis Loisel An exhibit of original European comic art in New York City gives Forbes a reason to look at the collectors market for original comic art. Philippe Labaune, founder of Art9, has a few ideas explaining why American collectors are getting into original comics art right now. “The American collector is moving steadily […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

Claire Bretécher – RIP

Famed French cartoonist Claire Bretécher has passed away. Claire Bretécher April 7, 1940 – February 10*, 2020 * A number of early reports gave February 11 as the date of passing. “Women in comic strips are usually portrayed either as shrews or movie stars. But in real life, women, like men, are neither of these […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Characters Banned – Bad For Children

Yeah, it’s a cereal thing. From The Guardian: Lidl is to remove cartoon characters from its own-brand cereal ranges to help parents resist pester power and tackle Britain’s growing childhood obesity crisis. The discount retailer, which has almost 800 UK stores, pledged to remove cartoon characters from eight of its cereal ranges by spring. From […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, International, Comments: 2 Comments

2019 Ed-Op Cartoon Revue-Commonwealth Number

Aislin from the Montreal Gazette     Steven Camley of Scotland’s The Herald     Graeme MacKay of the Toronto Star looks at the local scene      

Posted on: Dec 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Ed-Op Cartoon Revue-Commonwealth Number