If Thomas Nast, who is considered the “Father of the American Cartoon,” has an heir, it is Gibson, who goes one step further and elevates caricature and commentary into art.
Computer-Generated New Yorker Cartoons Are Delightfully Weird
The palimpsestic drawings and irreverent captions dissolve into senselessness, upending the ubiquitous cartoon medium.
Bulls, Bears, and Others Symbols of Wall Street Protest Art
When traders on r/wallstreetbets started bankrupting short sellers of GameStop and AMC stock, social media rejuvenated imagery stretching back to the 19th century.
Cowboys, Curators, and Finicky-Fingered Mincers
As fairly customary, Glen Baxter is taking a tilt at the absurdities of the fuzzy, whizzy showbizyness of the art world.
Remembering Richard Williams, the World’s Greatest Animator
The genius behind Roger Rabbit and The Thief and the Cobbler brought an unprecedented three-dimensional feeling to traditional animation.
An Intimate Screening of Classic Cartoons at the Museum of Modern Art
As part of the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition about Club 57, animation historian Jerry Beck hosts a program of nine classic cartoons he screened there in the late 1970s and early ’80s.
If These Books Could Talk, This Is What They’d Say
In a collection of one-page graphic stories, anthropomorphic books and imaginative characters take on God, museums, and identity crises.
Turkish Publisher Shuts Down Magazine for Printing Moses Cartoon
After the office of President Erdoğan condemned the cartoon, the publisher of Gırgır closed the magazine and threatened to file criminal complaints against staffers.
Illustrating the Greatest Bookstores in the World
Cartoonist Bob Eckstein illustrated 75 of the world’s most beautiful, strange, and beloved local bookstores, many of which are in danger of closing.
Cartoonist Pronounced Dead, Believed Murdered by Syrian Regime
According to Souriatnapress, Akram Raslan died in the spring of 2013 while in the custody of the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Preserving the Templates for Historic Stained Glass Found Around the World
To organize the many pieces that form just one stained glass window, artists often create full-scale drawings of the final work that serve as maps for the intricate process.
Solidarity or Armchair Activism? Drawing for Atena Farghadani
Many are showing their support for Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani, recently sentenced to 12 years in prison, under the hashtags #FreeAtena and #Draw4Atena.