Posts Tagged ‘ political cartoons ’

It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

March 1, 2019
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It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

Editorial Note: In the month of March, CBLDF will be running a series of articles and resources from She Changed Comics. These articles and resources are meant not just to educate, but also spark conversations, and help create teachable moments surrounding the frequently neglected role of women in pioneering comics. We ask that, if you enjoy them,…

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Red Lines: Cartooning at Risk, December 7th Symposium in Philadelphia

November 28, 2018
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Red Lines: Cartooning at Risk, December 7th Symposium in Philadelphia

Registration is now open for the free one day symposium Red Lines: Cartooning at Risk in Philadelphia on December 7th. Spend the day listening to political cartoonists like Rob Rogers and censorship experts like Charles Brownstein discuss the current media climate and the future of the medium. The simple one panel cartoons that greet readers…

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Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius & More GNs Signed by Shannon Wheeler Benefit CBLDF!

July 12, 2018
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Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius & More GNs Signed by Shannon Wheeler Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with GNs signed by New Yorker Cartoonist and multiple Eisner Award-winning creator Shannon Wheeler! CBLDF supporters can donate today to grab a copy of his brand-new collection of short stories and more, Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius; his best-selling Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald Trump HC; a…

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Twelve Cartoons Rejected from European Parliament Exhibition

October 5, 2017
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Twelve Cartoons Rejected from European Parliament Exhibition

An exhibition of cartoons by Greek artists to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the European Union was marred last month by the rejection of almost half the works that were to hang in a European Parliament building, on grounds that they included “controversial content.” The exhibition was organized by left-wing MEPs Stelios Kouloglou and Patrick…

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Latuff Sounds Alarm for Free Expression in Turkey

September 22, 2017
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Latuff Sounds Alarm for Free Expression in Turkey

As we continue to await a verdict in the politically-motivated trial of Turkish political cartoonist Musa Kart and 16 of his journalist and editorial colleagues from Cumhuriyet newspaper, fellow cartoonist Carlos Latuff is doing everything he can from his home country of Brazil to keep the world’s attention trained on the free expression crackdown. Earlier…

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Submissions Open for International Human Rights Cartoon Award

September 12, 2017
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Submissions Open for International Human Rights Cartoon Award

Exiled Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani, who was forced to flee his native country when the regime took notice of his work in 2009, has established a new international prize to recognize cartoonists who are speaking out on issues of human rights anywhere in the world. Submissions for the International Human Rights Cartoon Award are open…

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Report Highlights Cartoonists Under Threat Worldwide

June 16, 2017
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Report Highlights Cartoonists Under Threat Worldwide

Two years after the attack on Charlie Hebdo staff, the world’s free expression focus has largely shifted away from cartoonists. That certainly does not mean the danger has disappeared, however, as a recent 30-page report from the French nonprofit Cartooning for Peace/Dessins Pour la Paix shows. The report brings together profiles of cartoonists under threat…

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Syrian Cartoonists Persevere Despite Chaos

April 28, 2017
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Syrian Cartoonists Persevere Despite Chaos

Six years after Syria’s uprising began, the future of the country is far from certain. But one surprising result of the turbulence is already apparent: an abrupt flowering of cartoons, comic magazines, and animated shorts spreading mostly through rebel-held areas and refugee camps. The website Syria Untold recently featured a selection of the sequential art…

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Musa Kart Indicted After Lengthy Detention, Could Face 29 Years in Prison

April 7, 2017
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Musa Kart Indicted After Lengthy Detention, Could Face 29 Years in Prison

Five months after Turkish political cartoonist Musa Kart was arrested along with several of his colleagues from Cumhuriyet newspaper on suspicion of supporting Kurdish militants and the Gulenist movement, they finally were formally indicted this week. If convicted, Kart could face up to 29 years in prison. The charges specifically against Kart are “helping an…

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Egyptian Cartoonist Featured in New Documentary

March 14, 2017
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Egyptian Cartoonist Featured in New Documentary

The new documentary Tickling Giants puts the spotlight on the important role of satire and humor in political dissent–in this case, Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-comedian Bassem Youssef, who launched a Daily Show-inspired TV program in the midst of the Arab Spring in 2011. Featured alongside Youssef is Andeel, one of Egypt’s best-known indie cartoonists, who contributed…

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