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Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

PEN America has published a report on the rise of books being banned in public schools. Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and have long been an issue of concern to PEN America, as a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Over the past nine months, the scope of such censorship […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, International, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

Australian Cartoonists’ 2021 Stanley Awards

The Australian Cartoonists Association held their Stanley Awards brunch in February where finalists and winners were announced for various categories. Book Illustrator 2021 Awarded to Judy Nadin Finalists… Jason Chatfield   Anton Emdin   Simon Kneebone   Dean Rankine Judy Nadin won both Book and Caricature awards. Caricaturist 2021 Awarded to Judy Nadin Finalists… Terry […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Australian Cartoonists’ 2021 Stanley Awards

John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

Cartoonist John Kovalic is best known for Dork Tower and Apples to Apples. Recently John cartooned a Ukraine related drawing in support of that country. [W]hen Russia invaded Ukraine last month, Kovalic said he felt the need to do something to help.  “Saturday night after the invasion, I was just sitting here at the desk […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2022,  Section: Auctions, Charity, Children's Books, Fund Raisers, International, Comments: Comments Off on John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

Gee, Webtoon, What Are We Going To Do Tonight? The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Linky …

WEBTOON continues its plan to take over the digital comics world.     From Business Wire: WEBTOON will establish a new European corporation, expanding its presence in the region and solidifying its position as #1 in the European digital comics market and world’s largest digital comics platform. The new WEBTOON European corporation will be based […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, International, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Gee, Webtoon, What Are We Going To Do Tonight? The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Linky …

Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists   It’s a Pug’s Life   Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes   Britain’s Best Ever […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Ukranian Postage Stamp : “Russian Warship Go … “

“Russian warship, go f*ck yourself!” That was the epic response from a small group of Ukrainian soldiers defending Snake Island to a Russian vessel’s demand that they surrender. A recording of the radio exchange quickly went viral, with the salty phrase becoming “a rallying cry for Ukraine’s defenders” and appearing in countless memes and even on T-shirts being […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Ukranian Postage Stamp : “Russian Warship Go … “

Josep Marti – Senior Stripper

We are a week late in honoring Spanish cartoonist Josep Marti who was born February 28, 1932 and is now eligible for our Senior Stripper Club for cartoonists aged 90 and over. Spanish artist Josep Marti i Capell has drawn for various European publishers. He started out with realistic western and war stories for the […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, International, Comments: Comments Off on Josep Marti – Senior Stripper

The Rotary Cartoon Awards (Australia)

And the award goes to….. Cartoon of the Year to David Rowe for Nuts   Open Category winner Jason Chatfield for Coronavirus Diary 1- 3 Merit Award to Jed Dunstan for Kangaroo looking for a date   Sports Category winner is Harry Bruce for Faster, higher, stronger with Merit Award to Lindsay Foyle for Excitement […]

Posted on: Mar 7, 2022,  Section: Awards, Caricature, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Rotary Cartoon Awards (Australia)

World Press Freedom Editoon Competition

An important highlight of the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon is the recognition of editorial cartoonists from around the world who have used images and words to make powerful commentary on world issues. The International Editorial Cartoon Competition receives hundreds of entries every year, often from countries where press freedom is not a reality but […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on World Press Freedom Editoon Competition

CRNI Legal Network Aids Cartoonists

Cartoonists persecuted for their work anywhere on the globe now have the backing of a dedicated team of legal advisers. The Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), a nonprofit that advocates for political cartoonists attacked or detained for their work, has set up a legal advisory network thanks to a UNESCO grant. The $23,000 grant, issued […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on CRNI Legal Network Aids Cartoonists

Cartooning the Powerful Around the World

“My experience in China assured me that the power of the cartoon is so mighty that that government would just hunt me down, harass my family, everything they can to stop me from drawing. If it is all for nothing, then why are they doing it?” The perfect example, [Badiucao] says, is the viral meme […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning the Powerful Around the World

The Shetland Islands and 40 Years of Smirk

Since we are celebrating 40 year anniversaries today let’s go to Scotland where… “Births, Deaths, Marriages and Smirk, but not necessarily in that order”, is how someone once told me they read The Shetland Times – probably apocryphal – then of course there are the back pages. A cartoon is a form of expression that […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Shetland Islands and 40 Years of Smirk

The Best of 2021 – Jonathan Pugh Issue

Jonathan Pugh has tackled the most talked about topics over the course of the year… Here is [his] 2021 in review. Selected 2021 cartoons by The Daily Mail’s pocket cartoonist Jonathan Pugh.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Year End Review, Comments: Comments Off on The Best of 2021 – Jonathan Pugh Issue

Politico Picks 2021’s Best Ed-Op Cartoons

The top [cartoons from] around the globe. Politico‘s international selection of their favorite cartoons of 2021.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Year End Review, Comments: Comments Off on Politico Picks 2021’s Best Ed-Op Cartoons

Listing Toward the End of the Year

Lists and Best-Ofs will be coming fast and furious. Here’s a few before the rush. Instagram’s Favorite New Yorker Cartoons of 2021 Do you use Instagram? Or does Instagram use you? Whatever the answer is, let’s hope that it results in personal gain for Mark Zuckerberg—he’s had a tough time recently and really deserves a […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, Movies, Television, Comments: 3 Comments