Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Turkey’s Embattled Political Cartoonists

From The Wall Street Journal.

The April 2015 cover of the Turkish cartoon magazine Penguen, which closed this summer.
The headline reads, ‘We Continue to Draw,’ with an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A Turkish tradition of satire and caricatures is disappearing in the age of Twitter and Erdogan.

Monday, August 21, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

Aislin cartoon of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in 1980.

Friday, August 18, 2017

"The First and Only Book of Sack"

From KARE-TV.


For 36 years, Steve Sack has summed up community outrage, national tragedy, and political foibles by putting pen to paper. He is the venerable editorial cartoonist for the Star Tribune.

As part of the Star Tribune's 150th anniversary celebration, Sack is releasing a book showcasing some of the thousands of cartoons he's created over the years.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pat Oliphant on Donald Trump

Matt Grubs in the Santa Fe Reporter.



After 60 years of editorial cartooning, Pat Oliphant wonders how the art form will survive.

At 81, Pat Oliphant’s eyes are finally giving him enough trouble that he’s no longer drawing regularly. He hasn’t stopped thinking about it, though. And it’s torture.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Trump Retweets Altered Cartoon

From The New York Times.


Someone altered a January 2017 original cartoon from editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel and wiped out his signature.

President Trump then shared the cartoon on Twitter with a CNN logo covering the person’s head, three days after a fatal collision in Charlottesville, Va.

Mr. Trump deleted his retweet minutes later.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Q&A with New Yorker cartoonist Paul Noth

From Columbia Journalism Review.


Plenty of Trump-focused political cartoons have circulated the web and social networks since Election Day but this one has drawn particular viral attention.

Paul Noth, the New Yorker cartoonist who drew it, sold it to the magazine back in January of last year and figured it would never appear.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mexican Cartoonist 'Rius' Dies at 83

From Tele Sur.


Mexican cartoonist and writer Eduardo del Rio, widely known as Rius, died Tuesday at the age of 83 in Tepoztlan, in the state of Morelos, Mexico.