Retired Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Dick Locher was commissioned by the city of Naperville to create a statue of the city’s founder, Capt. Joseph Naper. Dick is a 40+ year resident of the city and has been doing bronze sculpting for years, so the question of who would create the statue wasn’t a hard choice. [...]
Dave Coates has posted a series of great Pat Oliphant cartoons over the years. Oliphant is one of the undisputed masters of the art. Remember, at this year’s AAEC convention in Salt Lake City, Oliphant will be honored for his career. It will be a rare opportunity.
The New York Observer reports that New York Post editorial cartoonist Sean Delonas has taken a buy out. From the Observer: “Almost 23 years ago, I took a temporary 3 month job cartooning for The New York Post. Nearly 6,000 cartoons later, I’ve drawn my last cartoon for the paper. I’ve accepted a buyout,” Mr. [...]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers has donated his prize money from the Thomas Nast Award to the Cartoonist Rights Network International. From Cartoonist Rights Network International: Normally, we reserve this space for news about cartoonists who are in trouble because of their cartoons. However, we think our readers should know that recently, American cartoonist [...]
Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis announces that fellow cartoonist Dick Locher is retiring after 40 years with the Tribune. Dick’s career as an editorial cartoonist began inexplicably in 1973 when he was offered the staff cartoonist position at the Chicago Tribune even though he had no experience in the job. (He had assisted on [...]
Jim Romenesko has details on a lawsuit filed against Cagle Cartoons Inc. and Daryl Cagle by one of his employees Cari Dawson Bartley. The suit appears to be an issue of compensation. From Romenesko: When Plaintiff began her employment with Defendants, she was paid on an hourly basis. Over the past four (4) years, Plaintiff [...]
Yolanda Johnson Bryant interviews editorial cartoonist Kerry G. Johnson who is also an art director, caricaturist, cartoonist and graphic designer. Listen to internet radio with ymjauthor on BlogTalkRadio
Tim Cavanaugh, of The Daily Caller gives a good summary of the controversy surrounding a recent Steve Benson that casts the GOP in the same light as the Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. The cartoon (above) depicts the GOP has holding three women hostage. Each of the women are labeled “No Abortion Rights,” “No Reproductive Coverage” [...]
The pro-gun news web site Ammoland did a bit of Photoshopping recently to recreate a Mike Peters anti-NRA editorial cartoon into one with the exact opposite message and posted it on Facebook. Here’s Mike’s original cartoon: And the blatant rework: Mike tells me this isn’t the first time someone has altered his work and to [...]
KBIA, Missouri Public Radio, interviewed Former AAEC President and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore and Dr. Robert Russell, executive director of Cartoonists Rights Network International regarding censorship in editorial cartooning around the world and “a profession experiencing a major transition.”
We’re still in award season. To our north, the National Newspaper Awards have been announced. This year’s winner in editorial cartooning is Serge Chapleau of Montreal La Presse. Runners-up include Andy Donato of the Toronto Sun and Brian Gable of the Globe and Mail.
Buzzfeed has a post by Victor Navasky and his summary of 15 of the most influential cartoons from around the world. No. 10: In more than 30 years at the helm of The Nation, only once (in the spring of 1984) did the staff march on my office with a petition (signed by 25 people [...]
While I was locked out of my blog last week, a number of important news items popped up and I wasn’t able post them. Here’s the wrap up of some of the news I wanted to post last week: Daryl Cagle responds to the criticism that by switching positions (and changing a cartoon) that he’s [...]
(Click to see larger view.) Singapore cartoonist Leslie Chew was arrested last week after complaints that the cartoon published through Facebook was “racially insensitive”. From The Wall Street Journal: According to Mr. Choo, the artist was questioned by police over a cartoon published on March 27. The cartoon criticized the government’s treatment of the city-state’s [...]