Posts Tagged ‘ cartoonist ’

Beetle Bailey Cartoonist Mort Walker Dies at 94

January 29, 2018
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Beetle Bailey Cartoonist Mort Walker Dies at 94

Mort Walker, a prolific comic strip artist, advocate for comic history preservation, and the creator of world famous Beetle Bailey, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2018, from pneumonia at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. Walker lived to be 94 years old and can be credited with the creation of nine different syndicated comic strips, but…

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Pakistan’s First Professional Female Cartoonist on the Impact of Cartoons

April 28, 2016
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Gogi

Sometimes the most poignant cartoons are those that subtly disclose social issues by depicting the everyday life of the common man and woman. That is the approach Nigar Nazar, Pakistan’s first professional female cartoonist, takes with her immensely popular and beloved comic strip, Gogi. But like many cartoonists around the world, even Nazar’s fun-loving strip has…

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Indian Cartoonist Orijit Sen on Being a “Voice of Dissent”

April 15, 2016
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Orijit Sen (Source: The Caravan)

Indian cartoonist Orijit Sen is no stranger to censorship. The artist, whose work has been repeatedly pulled from Facebook, recently spoke with Tehelka about why it is important that his “voice of dissent” rubs some people the wrong way and what future generations of artists can do to fight for free expression. Orijit Sen is…

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Egyptian Author Goes Back to Court for “Harming Public Morality”

January 19, 2016
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Page from Use of Life

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji and newspaper editor Tarek e-Taher are going back to court to be retried for allegedly “harming public morality” just a few short weeks after being acquitted of the same charges. Naji and el-Taher were first brought to court last November after a 65-year-old man claimed that an excerpt of the author’s…

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Lawyer Challenges Egyptian Constitution over Racy Excerpt

December 15, 2015
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Ahmed Naji

This past weekend, Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji went to court to face charges that an excerpt of his novel The Use of Life violates decency laws. Naji is facing a two-year jail sentence and a 10,000 Egyptian pound ($1,245) fine, but Naji’s lawyer Nasser Amin isn’t making it easy for the prosecutors to defend their…

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New Information Implicates Sri Lankan Government in Cartoonist’s Abduction

October 29, 2015
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Prageeth Eknaligoda

On January 10, 2010, Sri Lankan cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda disappeared from his place of work under mysterious circumstances. His family and many others believe that he was abducted by the government in retaliation for voicing his dissent with the then administration’s human rights violations. Although the five-year disappearance of Eknaligoda has been shrouded in a…

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Cartoonists On The Front Lines: The Economist Cartoonist on Free Expression in Turkey

October 14, 2015
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Kevin Kallaugher

Award-winning political cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher has shared his thoughts about United States’ society and politics in The Economist since 1978, but recently, he shared his concerns about the state of free speech in Turkey and the difficulty his fellow cartoonists have expressing themselves without fear of governmental repercussions. In a recent interview with Cihan new…

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Thai Cartoonist Threatened by Military

October 8, 2015
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Thai Cartoonist Threatened by Military

Earlier this week, Thai cartoonist Sakda Sae Iew (also known as Sia) and other journalists were taken into military custody by the Royal Thai Army to discuss problems with their subversive works and “adjust their political attitudes” — discussions that have led Sia to limit voluntarily the work that he publishes. Citing “factual” concerns with…

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Cartoonists #Draw4Atena

June 15, 2015
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Atena Farghadani and cartoon

Atena Farghadani, Iranian artist and activist sentenced earlier this month to nearly 13-year prison sentence for “insulting members of parliament through paintings” has found the support of the global cartoonist community with the #Draw4Atena campaign. Organized by Comic Riffs, artists around the world are lending their pen in non-violent support of the Farghadani after she…

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Wisconsin Cartoonist Sits Down With Elementary School to Talk About Freedom of Speech

April 3, 2015
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Phil Hands

The editorial cartoonist Phil Hands, who draws for the Wisconsin State Journal, took it upon himself recently to visit a local Madison, Wisconsin, elementary school to teach about the importance of freedom of speech, especially in light of the violent events that have shaken the cartooning world. Sitting down with students at Van Hise Elementary…

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