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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 The unpublished image, which has a £3,000 to £5,000 estimate, is among a catalogue of cartoons to be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London […]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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

“Heartless”-Paper Apologizes, Suspends Cartoonist

In Samoa almost 4000 people have come down with measles; 55, mostly young children, have died. The Samoan measles outbreak was turned into a gag by New Zealand cartoonist Garrick Tremain. It sparked immediate outrage and was labelled racist, heartless, and insensitive.   The outcry led to the Otago Daily Times, who published the cartoon […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Sputnik News Not Happy with Mike Luckovich

Sputnik News, owned and funded by the Russian Government, is registering displeasure over a recent Mike Luckovich cartoon. Sputnik, using a lot of boldface, says: An award-winning American political cartoonist has made a habit of deploying bigoted tropes as a political weapon against Russians. His latest doodle features a nefarious “Russians” figure arbitrarily thrown into […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

A bit out of my wheelhouse, but… Though there was no intention to offend, DC Comics has decided that the better part of valor is submission to the vagaries of Mainland China’s whims. From Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post: A new Batman comic book series has landed the Caped Crusader in the middle of […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

In the tradition of George Cruikshank, Cal Alley, John Dirks, Barbara Brandon, and many others, Johannes Leak is following in the footsteps of his father Bill Leak. The void left at The Australian by cartoonist Bill Leak – who passed away in 2017, aged 61 – will be filled by his son, Johannes. “If anyone […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Johannes Leak Continues a Cartooning Tradition

Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel

In today’s global political climate, which has been called a tumultuous time, the role of the political cartoonist has become muddled. At its very core, a political cartoonist is someone whose work plays a crucial role in the political discourse of a free society. Ann Telnaes, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Israeli Political Cartoonists on Cartooning Israel

Political Cartoons That Got People Fired

Political cartoons are just the coolest. You get to make fun of people in power in a funny way, plus you get get big ups for your art if you do it right. Even people who don’t read the news might check out your comic. Who wouldn’t want that job? But the gig is also […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Political Cartoons That Got People Fired

Australian Cartoonist Michael Leunig Responds

So a cartoon by Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig again causes a stir. To be sure Leunig has his detractors: Oh no, Leunig is back, and he’s making cartoons again! Why won’t somebody stop him? If you’re not aware, Michael Leunig is a veteran cartoonist and Australia’s most whimsical anti-vaxxer — he also hates marriage equality! Honestly, it’s bad […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Pedro X. Molina Gets Ithica (NY) Asylum Residency

Pedro X. Molina, who was presented with the 2018 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award from the Cartoonists Rights Network International at last year’s AAEC Convention in Sacramento, and earlier this year was honored as a recipient of a 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas from the Columbia Journalism School, has […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Pedro X. Molina Gets Ithica (NY) Asylum Residency

Comic Strips Promote Harry’s Mystery Items

Harry’s, a UK-based toiletries company, has added comic strips to their mystery item program. Harry’s introduced the Mystery Item programme to their online retail experience in 2018, one year after the brand was founded. It has now become a permanent offer and has risen to become their second most popular product. Items that the customer […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips Promote Harry’s Mystery Items

Mordillo – RIP

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has passed away. Guillermo Mordillo Menéndez August 4, 1932 – June 30, 2019   Sources close to the family have reported the death. The news has spread worldwide, unfortunately, at this moment, I am not finding a report in English and Google Translate is not working for me right now. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

International Rancor over N.Y. Times Cartoon Ban

  Reaction from the international cartooning community via Cagle Cartoons.   Nikola Listes   Michael Kountouris Hajo de Reijger   Jos Collignon   Emad Hajjaj     Yaakov Kirschen   Dale Cummings   Robert Rousso   And since we’re using his site, here’s one from The Man himself. Daryl Cagle    

Posted on: Jun 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on International Rancor over N.Y. Times Cartoon Ban

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