• New Cartoonist: J.J. McCullough

    New Cartoonist: J.J. McCullough

    Cartoon Movement is pleased to welcome an editorial cartoonist from Canada to the network. J.J. McCullough is a 26-year old reporter and cartoonist based in Vancouver. Besides having an excellent style of cartooning, J.J. describes himself as being politically conservative. His work will add valuable new perspectives to our platform, as the majority of cartoonists around the world tend to have a generous liberal streak. Check out his website here.

    23 Mar 2011
  • On the Blog: Editorial Cartoons Are Subversive

    On the Blog: Editorial Cartoons Are Subversive

    This week's contribution to our blog is written by Stephanie McMillan, a cartoonist and radical activist. She write about the subversive nature of cartoons: 'Editorial cartoons are by nature critical. When asked why his work is always negative, one cartoonist points out that “a positive cartoon is called a greeting card.”' Read the full post here.

    21 Mar 2011
  • Special Project: MasterPeace

    Special Project: MasterPeace

    MasterPeace is creating a movement for peace. The movement aims to mobilize citizens of the world and to get the ‘silent majority’ actively involved in reducing conflict everywhere. During the next month, the Cartoon Movement will provide a platform for cartoonists worldwide to draw for peace. The resulting cartoons will be used by MasterPeace to promote their goals. We have created a section in the newsroom dedicated to this project.

    15 Mar 2011
  • Reuters: Libya's Rebel Cartoons

    Reuters: Libya's Rebel Cartoons

    Cartoons will find a way. With Internet down, and a lack of newspapers to publish in, Libyans have started using the streets in rebel-controlled cities as a publishing platform for cartoons. Reuters has posted an excellent slideshow of the anti-Gaddafi caricatures and graffiti, stating that freedom of expression is becoming a 'key weapon in the fight'. (Image: Reuters/Finbarr O'reilly)

    13 Mar 2011
  • International Cartoon Expo: 'Exile'

    International Cartoon Expo: 'Exile'

    Cartoon Movement's own Kianoush Ramezani is the driving force behind an international cartoon expo that will open on May 3rd, 2011 (World Press Freedom Day) in La Maison des journalistes in Paris. La Maison des journalistes helps exiled journalists who were forced to leave their country to escape persecutions, and provides them with a housing solution and helps them through the many difficulties they face at the time of their arrival in France. The expo is meant to attract attention for the great work of this organization. Cartoonists can send their cartoons to Kianoush before March 31, 2011 at expo@maisondesjournalistes.com

    10 Mar 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Alexander Hoffman

    New Cartoonist: Alexander Hoffman

    Cartoon Movement is pleased to welcome another new cartoonist. Alexander Hoffman started his cartooning career as a political cartoonist for UCLA's award winning student newspaper, The Daily Bruin. While on staff here, he won several statewide awards for his cartoons. You can see his first pitch in the newsroom, about Libya, here.

    09 Mar 2011
  • On the Blog: Hungarian Cartoonists Under Fire

    On the Blog: Hungarian Cartoonists Under Fire

    This week's feature on our blog is an interview with three cartoonists from Hungary about a new media law. Under the new law, massive fines can be levied at news outlets for unbalanced reporting and offenses to "human dignity" and "public morality." Matt Bors talked with three Hungarian editorial cartoonists and illustrators--Pápai Gábor, Joe Békési, and Péter Zsoldos--about how the media law will affect their work.

    07 Mar 2011
  • The Cartoon Movement App is Now Available

    The Cartoon Movement App is Now Available

    Editorial cartoonists and Apple have (had) a difficult relationship, caused by the somewhat zealous censorship policy Apple has in screening new apps. Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore saw his cartoon app initially rejected in 2010, because it contained 'content that ridicules public figures'. Luckily, the Cartoon Movement App has been approved this week, and is now available. The app, CM Cartoons, is free and will supply you with a daily dose of editorial cartooning from around the world on your iPhone or iPad.

    03 Mar 2011
  • Launch of the Cartoon Movement Blog

    Launch of the Cartoon Movement Blog

    Today we have launched the official Cartoon Movement blog. The blog is an extension of our community of cartoonists and cartoon aficionados, and will have weekly posts, including interviews with cartoonists and comic artists, insights into making cartoons and comics, and the latest news in the field of editorial cartooning and comics journalism. One of the first posts is an interview by Matt Bors with Egyptian cartoonist Sherif Arafa, about cartooning in the Mubarak and post-Mubarak era. Enjoy!

    01 Mar 2011
  • Cartoonist Collaboration: BAFA

    Cartoonist Collaboration: BAFA

    Most cartoonists prefer to work alone, but there are exceptions. Dutch cartoonist Bas van der Schot and Iranian cartoonist Farhad Foroutanian have been making cartoons together since 2009 under the name BAFA. To them 'it feels like a mission to work together, making something new, mixing our minds, our cultures and our fantasies'. This collaboration has now found its way to Cartoon Movement, and you can see one of their first pitches here.

    28 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Elena Ospina

    New Cartoonist: Elena Ospina

    Elena Ospina is a graphic artist, painter, illustrator and cartoonist, and her work is characterized by a diversity of styles. She is originally from Colombia, but now resides in Madrid, Spain. In her own words, she is 'a tightrope walker, using cartoons to find the balance in a world full of contradictions.' You can see one of her first pitches for the Cartoon Movement here.

    25 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Rodrigo de Matos

    New Cartoonist: Rodrigo de Matos

    Rodrigo de Matos has joined the community this week, the first Portuguese cartoonist to sign up for the Cartoon Movement. He makes editorial cartoons for "Expresso", one of the main newspapers in Portugal. Rodrigo also has a weekly cartoon published in the daily newspaper "Ponto Final", from Macau (China), where he lives nowadays. You can see his first pitch (sketch) in our newsroom here.

    24 Feb 2011
  • Interview With Zapiro

    Interview With Zapiro

    The VJ Movement has posted a video interview with South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro. The interview is part of the series 'Cartoonists Under Pressure', with stories of political cartoonists who put their own safety in the scales and continue to speak truth to power. Zapiro talks about the complexities of the post-apartheid era, getting sued by Jacob Zuma and on the government's "failure to deliver."

    22 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Shan Wells

    New Cartoonist: Shan Wells

    Shan Wells is the most recent addition to the global network of the Cartoon Movement. He resides in the Unites States, where he illustrates a weekly political cartoon for the Durango Telegraph, an independent newspaper in Durango, Colorado. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post. You can see his first cartoon for the Cartoon Movement here and visit his website here.

    21 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Enrico Bertuccioli

    New Cartoonist: Enrico Bertuccioli

    We are pleased to welcome another great Italian cartoonist to the network. Enrico Bertuccioli is an illustrator and a cartoonist living in Urbino, a small town in central Italy, and attended the School of Comics of Milan. He has already started pitching his work in the newsroom, which you can see here and here. You can also visit his website.

    20 Feb 2011

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