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Jules Feiffer – tribute to a polymath

February 12, 2016 in General

Drawing by the time he was three, Jules Feiffer has gone on to enjoy a multi-faceted career as a cartoonist, playwright, novelist, historian, screenwriter, political commentator and illustrator, picking up an Oscar and a Pulitzer along the way.     The great man recently celebrated his 87th birthday but continues to write, draw and attend…

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Palestinian cartoonists ‘exposed’ by website provocateurs

February 12, 2016 in General

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists, has accused a scurrilous website group of promoting the assault of journalists by posting the unfounded claim that 24 named Palestinians — including 15 journalists and bloggers — are supporters of terrorism. Political cartoonists Osama Nazzal, Marwa Alhelo and Mohammad Saba’aneh (pictured) are among those…

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Mad Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond interviewed for TV

January 30, 2016 in General

In this short but engaging film Tom Richmond demonstrates his skills as a master craftsman whilst reflecting upon the early influences and events that shaped his career, including a scrape with a teacher which was turned to his advantage. Caricaturing is the main focus here (Tom has written a book about it) as he discusses…

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Farghadani and Zunar updates

January 29, 2016 in General

Atena Farghadani’s lawyer says that the charges of “indecent conduct” and “illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery” — which were brought against her after she shook hands with her lawyer during a prison consultation — have been dropped. There is now a 20 day window during which the Iranian prosecutors could petition another appeal court…

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Like bees to Honeysett

January 25, 2016 in General

Words and pictures by Kasia Kowalska The first anniversary of Martin Honeysett’s untimely death on 21 January 2015 was marked at The Cartoon Museum in Little Russell Street with the opening of a retrospective exhibition of his cartoons and illustrations. It opened to a full house, attended by the family, friends and admirers of the…

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‘Ronald Searle’s America’ – new book out now

January 18, 2016 in General

Lovers of the great man’s work (and there are many) will be delighted to learn that a new book containing Searle’s observations on all things Stateside has just been published by Fantagraphics. Lavishly produced, this tome does not come cheap. However it does contain illustrations in Searle’s “trademark satirical and matchlessly virtuosic style” – and…

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