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French Cartoonist Plantu Retires

Jean Plantureu, better known by his pen name Plantu, has drawn his last cartoon for Le Monde. From Good Word News: As he announced in January, the designer Plantu, who has just celebrated his 70th birthday, has asserted his retirement rights within the daily newspaper. He signs his last drawing in one of Le Monde […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on French Cartoonist Plantu Retires

Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

A front page Charlie Hebdo cartoon by Juin on the recent House of Windsor/Mehgan Markle kerfuffle has outraged fans of the monarchy, and foes of racism for a disturbing riff on George Floyd’s death. Reactions as collected by OyeYeah: “This is nothing but racist bigotry and inciting hate” “Charlie Hebdo is a racist rag” “Appalling […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

The Phantom Writer Claes Reimerthi Retires

The Chronicle Chamber is passing on the news that Claes Reimerthi is retiring from The Phantom. Claes Reimerthi is retiring and it is going to leave a huge gap in the Phantom world. There will be questions on everyone’s lips after the news broken by stalwart Kari Lappanen who posted on his own website that […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Phantom Writer Claes Reimerthi Retires

Cartoonist Plantu Leaves Le Monde after 50 Years

The celebrated cartoonist of France’s Le Monde daily Plantu said Friday that he would soon leave the paper after half a century of work that has seen him mock the elite in his country and elsewhere with bitingly acerbic drawings. The departure on March 31 of Plantu — who has championed cartoons as a bastion […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Plantu Leaves Le Monde after 50 Years

Perspectives – Cartoonist Chronicles210121

© EC Comics Hundreds of years before The Impossible Trident there was … William Hogarth’s Satire on False Perspective, engraved by Luke Sullivan, offers an Escher-like array of impossible lines and vanishing points: a man lights his pipe from a distant candle; a flock of sheep grow bigger as they recede round a corner; a […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Perspectives – Cartoonist Chronicles210121

Cartoonist Quits After Newspaper Apologizes

PARIS (AFP) — A leading French cartoonist on Wednesday said he would no longer work for Le Monde after the newspaper apologized for a cartoon he drew that tackled a sex-abuse scandal. France’s intellectual elite was rocked this month by a claim that political commentator Olivier Duhamel sexually abused his stepson, prompting social media users […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Quits After Newspaper Apologizes

The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Over 1200 pages long with more than 1200 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. The electronic book, a non DRM PDF, includes tens of thousands of […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Cartooning Down Under

It Ain’t The Stanley But… In a year in which horrible news has been replaced by more horrible news, the job of a political cartoonist is more important than ever. That’s according to the Museum of Australian Democracy, which has named The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Cathy Wilcox the political cartoonist of the […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Down Under

Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

November 7 Cartooning Workshop for Beginners with Rick Stromoski art © Rick Stromoski Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Students […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

Turkey Trick or Treat

The treat is an opportunity to enter a cartoon competition. In the modern world where violence and discrimination pose a threat to universal and ethical norms, a sense of tolerance is more important than ever. Cartoons are the main pillars of a society based on tolerance and common sense, and open to different ideas and […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Turkey Trick or Treat

Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Geneva, October 27, 2020 – Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation “Cartooning for Peace“, whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists throughout the world. Under the registered name “Freedom Cartoonists Foundation“, it will pursue […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Quino – RIP

Famed cartoonist Quino has passed away. Joaquín Salvador Lavado (“Quino”) July 17, 1932 – September 30, 2020   From the Buenos Aires Times: “Quino has died. All good people in the country and in the world will mourn him,” Daniel Divinsky, the head of Buenos Aires publisher Ediciones de la Flor, wrote on Twitter. Under […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

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