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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

Measles Cartoon “Went Far Beyond…Acceptable”

The New Zealand Media Council, a self-regulatory body funded by industry, has ruled that the Garrick Tremain “spots” cartoon “has no redeeming qualities.” The New Zealand Media Council’s findings relating to the Tremain cartoon: Cartoonists employ wit, satire, exaggeration, caricature and humour to make a point.A few deft stokes of the pen and a few […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Measles Cartoon “Went Far Beyond…Acceptable”

Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

From the Livingston Ledger: An image of the Duke of Cambridge leap-frogging over his father the Prince of Wales [#39] is among the satirical Gerald Scarfe cartoons going on sale. The unpublished image, which has a £3,000 to £5,000 estimate, is among a catalogue of cartoons to be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

Cartoonist “Suffocated” by Political Correctness

An update on our story of an editorial cartoon that made light of a measles outbreak in Samoa that is killing the young and the elderly. After an uproar and street protests the Otago Daily Times printed a mea culpa, and editor Barry Stewart publicly stated a more heartfelt apology. Cartoonist Garrick Tremain at the time […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Rebecca Hendin Wins Political Cartoon of the Year

The Guardian proudly reports that one of their cartoonists, Rebecca Hendin, won the Political Cartoon of the Year award. The artist Rebecca Hendin has won the political cartoon of the year award for a work in the Guardian that depicted Boris Johnson sitting in a burning room while skipping a joint press conference with Luxembourg’s […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Rebecca Hendin Wins Political Cartoon of the Year