Please join Nathan Archer on World Press Day (May 3) for the opening of his exhibition, The Year in Rearview, on display from May 1–19 at the Oglesby Gallery. Archer is excited to look back and reflect on his cartoons from his first year with the Tallahassee Democrat. Refreshments will be served. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit nathanarcher.com.
Hustler Magazine is accepting submissions for cartoons and seeking to establish working relationships with additional artists. The subject matter of a HUSTLER cartoon runs the gamut from politics and social commentary to relationships and sex. They are looking for bold, original art. Full-page cartoons are printed in color; dimensions are approximately 7.25" x 9.75". Spot cartoons may be submitted in either black-and-white or color. (Their size varies depending on the layout, but spot cartoons are smaller and generally square.) Payment upon publication for new artists is $250 for a full-page and $100 for a spot. Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent snail-mail to:
The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit.
The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize and an all-expense-paid trip to the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. There is no application fee.
Entries are currently being accepted and should be submitted online through this form by 11:59 p.m., April 15. Please provide four examples of your best work. Only digital submissions will be accepted. Contest entries are limited to cartoonists living in the United States.
Entrants must be 18-25 years old. Entries are judged by a rotating panel of cartoonists and AAEC members.
In addition to the $1,000 cash award, the winner receives a personalized plaque and an all-expense paid trip to the AAEC convention. Attending the convention enables the winner to attend workshops and meet top cartoonists from around the world. The 2017 AAEC Convention will be held Nov. 1-4 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists stands behind the Daily Bruin for publishing the February 13th cartoon about Israeli settlements. However, we protest its subsequent decision to pull the cartoon and apologize for having run it. The imagery your cartoonist, Felipe Abejon, used was well within the traditions of editorial cartooning in the United States.
American cartoonists drawing about the activities of religious groups have often depicted members of those groups betraying the tenets of their faiths. Cartoonists have drawn cartoons with Jesus dragging an electric chair up Calvary Hill to protest the death penalty. To protest terrorist attacks, they have drawn cartoons with Muslims committing acts of violence in the name of their “religion of peace.” Depicting Benjamin Netanyahu (in, by the way, an excellent caricature) breaking one of the Ten Commandments is not anti-Semitic. The depiction is anti-Netanyahu’s settlement policy. You can say the cartoonist is wrong in his opinion but not anti-Semitic for having held that opinion—one shared by many.
American cartoonists are not alone in defending this cartoon. According to Israeli cartoonist and member of Cartooning for Peace, a partner of the AAEC, Michel Kichka:
"Felipe Bris Abejon’s cartoon is not an anti-Semitic drawing. Using the Tables of the Law, a world-famous icon from the Old Testament, is a right choice for a cartoonist who seeks to achieve a strong effect using a universal image. While I don’t agree with the punch line, it doesn’t make Abejon an anti-Semitic cartoonist—Just someone who doesn’t like the politics of the Israeli government and its prime minister.”
Before the Daily Bruin gives all religions blanket protection from criticism for irreligious actions, we suggest you invite some working cartoonists to address free speech and graphic art. We can provide images that have provoked outraged reactions and then sparked deep discussion of a variety of controversies. Cartoons can be the start of discussion, not the end, but only if people have a chance to see them.
We believe the Daily Bruin should do its part and publish tough opinions, whether written or drawn, on all sides of controversial issues. UCLA students are strong enough and smart enough to see controversial images and judge them for themselves.
The Board of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists,
Our editor, Joyce Terhaar, has asked me to coordinate editorial cartoons for Sunshine Week. The Associated Press will distribute a package to all of their clients for their use. Last year, I did two cartoons on the subject. In this environment, I would welcome any help you could give us...simple is good. They can be on any aspect of political or government transparency you can think of to address. The deadline for your cartoons would be March 1. The package will go out March 2. Any contribution you could make to this would be greatly appreciated. Send cartoons to: email@example.com
1. The theme for the 17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: F for fake
Has the Internet become a threat to democracies? Corporate-funded think tanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere and consumers often have difficulty in finding the source of the “information” they disseminate. The phenomenon is compounded by the fact that one doesn’t need to actually be where something is happening in order to report on it. Many have also criticized the role of algorithms used by social networks in limiting debate by enclosing their users in ideological bubbles.
The term “fake news” has further been co-opted as a means of silencing legitimate journalism or criticism, and when confronted by verifiable facts, the term "alternative facts" has even been invoked.
2. Prizes: three prizes will be given: a first prize of $1000 plus a Certificate from Canadian UNESCO, second and third prizes of $500. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an ‘Award of Excellence,’ Regrettably no financial remuneration accompanies the Awards of Excellence.
3. Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in color or black and white and must not have won an award.
4. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.50 by 11 inches.
5. The name, address, telephone number and a short biography of the cartoonist must be included in the submission.
6. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom shall have the rights to use any of the cartoons entered in the Competition for promotion of our Editorial Cartoon Competition and World Press Freedom Day.
7. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon held at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada on Tuesday May 2, 2017 as well as being advised by e-mail. The winner’s names and their cartoons will be posted on the CCWFP web site.
8. The winning cartoons will be exhibited at the luncheon.
The deadline for receipt of cartoons is 5p.m. GMT, Friday, March 31, 2017.