Posts Tagged ‘editorial cartoons’

NoVa’s Cartoonists Rights Network International Advocates for Political Artists in Trouble

Like an Amnesty International for editorial cartoonists, CRNI raises global support for jailed or punished artists.

Inside the Drawings of a Cartoonist for the CIA

A local 69-year-old illustrator has painted war scenes for the Navy and drawn political propaganda against Mugabe.

There Are So Many Comics Events Happening in September

It's kind of insane how much comics-related stuff is happening in town this month. Here's a list of what's on when, who's appearing, and where to find it.
September 8-9: Baltimore Comic Con at the Baltimore Convention Center
This year the megaconvention features local cartoonists Matt Dembicki (whose anthology District Comics we feature on our cover this [...]

Meet an SPX Cartoonist: A Chat With Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen, late of Charlottesville, Va., moved to Portland, Ore., a couple of years ago and is making her return to SPX. Jen's Slowpoke comic strip, which incorporated characters introduced in her college strip at UVA, premiered in 1998, and is resolutely [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Mike Flugennock

Mike Flugennock is a born-and-raised D.C. cartoonist who works in a field that was just labeled extinct by Civil War cartoon historians at the Newseum on Thursday. Flugennock does political poster cartoons. You may have already seen his work around town—our local anarchist cartoonist provides his work for free to be carried by demonstrators or [...]

Thursday: The Cartoons of the Civil War at the Newseum

Begin your Civil War sesquicentennial celebration by attending the panel "Political Cartoons of the Civil War and Their Role in Shaping History," sponsored by the National Archives. The War Between the States wasn't all Glory, teary letters from home read in Ken Burns' voiceovers, and valiant battles for a doomed way of life—no, there was [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Steve Artley

Steve Artley is both an editorial cartoonist and a cartoonist for hire. He self-syndicates his editorial cartoons, and you can see a nice recent selection on the  Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' website. I've got to know Steve recently after we were introduced by another local political cartoonist, Ann Telnaes, and I'm glad he could [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat with Ted Rall

Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall used to appear regularly in the City Paper’s pages, but in recent years he’s expanded beyond "just" being an "alternative" cartoonist. He writes a weekly syndicated editorial, just returned from Afghanistan where he was practicing cartoon journalism (with cartoonists Matt Bors and Steven Cloud), and has a new prose book, The [...]

International Ink: War, Werewolves, Steampunk, Kung Fu, and Cap

The long July 4 weekend lent itself to comics reading, so here are some impressions of some new books. War Is Boring: Bored Stiff, Scared To Death in the World's Worst War Zones, written by David Axe and illustrated by independent editorial cartoonist Matt Bors (New American Library, $12.95), is heavily influenced by Joe Sacco's [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Joe Sutliff

I've run into Joe Sutliff at a couple of local cartoonist events in the past month and a half, and discovered that he's a stay-at-home dad working at making a career in cartooning at the same time. As his daughter reaches her tweens, Joe's positioning himself to be more aggressive about pursuing his career. His [...]