• Cartoons & Education

    Cartoons & Education

    Cartoon Movement is attending Online Educa in Berlin this week, a large conference on technology and learning. We are here to give a presentation on the value of editorial cartoons for education, and to show how our newsroom can be used as an interactive learning environment, demonstrated by our project 'Kids & Cartoonists'.

    01 Dec 2011
  • Behind-the-Scenes

    Behind-the-Scenes

    We have a new feature on our blog, in which we explore how cartoons are made, and give you an insight in how our artists work. First up are Richard and Slavomir Svitalsky, two brothers from the Czech Republic. In the sep-by-step slideshow you can see the entire process from rough sketch to finished cartoon.

    24 Nov 2011
  • New Cartoonists: Mohamed Sabra

    New Cartoonists: Mohamed Sabra

    Mohamed Sabra is an Egyptian cartoonist currently residing in Saudi Arabia. Mohamed is also a physician, with a master's degree in anesthesia. You can see his first pitches in the newsroom here, and his personal website here.

    22 Nov 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Sofia Mamalinga

    New Cartoonist: Sofia Mamalinga

    We are delighted to welcome another female cartoonist to our community. Sofia Mamalinga is lives in Athens and works as a freelancer cartoonist and graphic designer in the field of publications and advertising. She studied Fine Arts and Design at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. You can see her first pitches in the newsroom here, and her website here.

    17 Nov 2011
  • Elections in Egypt

    Elections in Egypt

    In cooperation with Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), we are running three projects on elections in the Arab world, focusing on Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt. Last week we opened our newsroom focusing on Egypt. Some of the issues at stake in Egypt are the role of the army, the position of women in post-Mubarak Egypt, and religious intolerance and corruption. Perhaps the most important question is: will the hope that people showed in Tahrir square lead to a free and prosperous Egypt?

    14 Nov 2011
  • Occupy Cartoon Movement

    Occupy Cartoon Movement

    This Monday we run 'American Fall', a comics report by Stephanie McMillan about two movements that converged on Washington DC, Stop the Machine and Occupy DC. Then on Wednesday, we launch our 'Occupy Sketchbook' with contributions from Portland, Oakland, Chicago and New York. The week after we will have a second (international) edition of the sketchbook, with contributions from the UK and Greece.

    11 Nov 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Jerry Boursiquot

    New Cartoonist: Jerry Boursiquot

    We are very pleased to announce that we are adding another cartoonist from Haiti to our network. Jerry Boursiquot, also known as Bousiko, is a self-taught cartoonist whose cartoons appear in Haitian weekly Le Matin. He is also a member of Cartooning for Peace.

    09 Nov 2011
  • Cartoonists for Freedom of Expression

    Cartoonists for Freedom of Expression

    A day after French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo named the Prophet Muhammad as its 'editor-in-chief' for its next issue, their offices were destroyed in a petrol bomb attack. Following this news, our newsroom flooded with cartoons condemning the attack. Check out some great contributions by Elena Ospina, Mohammad Saba'aneh, Elchicotriste and Cecigian.

    03 Nov 2011
  • Update: Comics Journalism

    Update: Comics Journalism

    We have some excellent comics journalism lined up for the coming months. Next Wednesday, we have the second part of 'Inside the Favelas' by Augusto Paim and MauMau. Stephanie McMillan is also working on a comic from the Washington DC protests that will run on Cartoon Movement in a few weeks. Then in December, we have a piece by Josh Neufield on Bahrain's 'Pearl Revolution'.

    31 Oct 2011
  • The Arab Election Tour 2011

    The Arab Election Tour 2011

    During the last month, we ran a special project that focused on the Tunisian elections. The outcome of the project: six cartoons that were published by Cartoon Movement and by RNW. (You can see all the submission that came in here.) The project was such a success that RNW has asked us to set up a similar project for the elections in Morocco on November 25. Once again, our cartoonists are coming up with some great cartoons.

    27 Oct 2011
  • Review: Green River Killer

    Review: Green River Killer

    On the blog: Sara Rosenbaum reviews the new nonfiction graphic novel 'Green River Killer'. The graphic memoir Jeff Jensen wrote about his father's quest for the Green River Killer - elegantly drawn by Jonathan Case - is subtitled A True Detective Story, but it's not a whodunnit. You can read the entire review here.

    25 Oct 2011
  • The Browse Cartoon Festival

    The Browse Cartoon Festival

    The Cartoon Movement will take part in The Browse Cartoon, Caricature and Comic Festival. The Festival opens on October 29 in Berlin (Kreuzberg), and runs until November 26. It includes cartoons by a number of our contributors, as well as cartoons by other renowned German and international artists. Should you find yourself in Berlin in the coming weeks, the Festival is well worth a visit.

    21 Oct 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Siham Zebiri

    New Cartoonist: Siham Zebiri

    We are very pleased to welcome another female cartoonist to our network. Siham Zebiri resides in Tindouf, Algeria. She has a bachelor's degree in Media & Press and her work has been published in many Arabic (local) and international newspapers and magazines. Her first pitches (for instance, about the upcoming elections in Tunisia) can be found in our newsroom.

    19 Oct 2011
  • Comics Journalism: Inside the Favelas

    Comics Journalism: Inside the Favelas

    This Wednesday we will publish a new piece of comics journalism by Augusto Paim, MauMau, and Robertson Frizero. The 12-page comic is titled 'Inside the Favelas' and explores the slums or favelas of Rio de Janeiro. In preparation of hosting the World Soccer Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Rio Janeiro is trying to clean up the favelas, which have been the arena of warring drug dealers for decades. How successful is this clean-up, and what is the current situation inside these areas?

    17 Oct 2011
  • Pay No Tribute?

    Pay No Tribute?

    It's probably no surprise that at Cartoon Movement we talk a lot about editorial cartoons. Although the editors agree on the importance of cartoons, they have different outlooks on what he role of a cartoon should be, and what constitutes a good cartoon. The death of Steve Jobs sparked the idea to use the occasion to write opposing columns about the role of tribute cartoons. Matt Bors is up first; the opposing column by Tjeerd Royaards will follow on Monday.

    13 Oct 2011

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