France and its overseas postings remain on watch after the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons about the prophet Mohammed yesterday. With the Islamic world already on edge over a mysterious US-made YouTube video, the cartoons were expected to perhaps ignite more violence:
Yesterday’s first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement was marked with a protest and some arrests, just for old times sake. Among those arrested, cartoonist Molly Crabapple. The anxiety of her experience was somewhat dimmed by the modern phenomenon of being able to live-tweet your arrest and incarceration
As angered crowds attacked the US Embassy in Cairo, a familiar prop can be spotted on one of the attackers: a Guy Fawkes mask from V FOR VENDETTA. The mass-produced masks have been seen on protesters worldwide, from Occupy to Anonymous and now at this incident, proving this symbol for anarchy can have many uses.
Hedges and Joe Sacco appeared this weekend on the Bill Moyers show. The book features text by Hedges and comics by Sacco as the two explore some of the most drastically compromised places in the United States, including Pine Ridge, ND, Camden, NJ and Liberty Park during the Occupy Movement. The show can be watched online, or even in the link below and there’s a live chat this Wednesday, July 25, at 2 pm EDT.
“Given the artistic quality of Canadian cartooning, it’s cultural importance, its centrality to an understanding of Canadian society and history, and its appeal to readers of all ages, a strong argument can and should be made that the Canada Council should support the work of Cartoonists and that of publishers interested in publishing their work. “
A new comic up at Cartoon Movement by Dan Carino is a tragic look at self-immolation and the Tibetan situation.
POLITICO’s Matt Wuerker has wonthis year’s Pulitzer Prize for cartooning, an award presented for “his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfed Washington.”
Congats to Matt Bors on becoming the first alt-comix type to win the2012 HERBLOCK PRIZE, and its $15,000 cash award.
Archie just can’t stay out of the news! While a million moms may be marching against Riverdale, they are staging their own Occupy movement. Whose side is Reggie Mantle on?
Archie Comics has provided us with the actual cover to ARCHIE #365, which comes out in July. Story by Alex Segura Jr. Art by Gisele Legace.
Recently, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich declared his support for the idea of a moon colony. Even more recently, he was roundly mocked for this even thoughmanned space flight is one of the glories of American history. Wired asked space enthusiast Warren Elliswhat he thought of the plan:
If you are like us, you are still grieving at the loss of Herman Cain from next year’s presidential race. From his powerful hats, to his inspiring slogans — “You need a job, right?” — to his wondrous waffling that made every scandal a delight, Cain never failed to bring a smile to our lips, even in these grim times. And he justified that faith in his ability to make us laugh at our problems right up until the very end, topping it off with a quote with the Pokémon movie.
But Herman is gone. Luckily, a new candidate for the Republican nomination has arisen who may just take his place, Marvin E. Quasniki, a humble turquoise farmer from Tonopah, Nevada who is running on a very catchy campaign motto that will soon be heard all over Fox News: “No more bullshit.”
Charges against cartoonist/journalist Susie Cagle for “being present at a raid” have been dropped, although not without a bit of drama:
Once they teamed up to fight dull comics and superhero tropes with the twin pillars of 80s dark and edgy — THE DARK KNIGHT and WATCHMEN — but now they find themselves on opposite sides of a political battle!
Okay it’s not really a fight, it’s middle-aged comics creators speaking their minds, but Alan Moore has rebutted Frank Miller’s disparaging comments on the Occupy Wall Street movement. While Moore’s work has actually become something of a symbol for the various protest movements springing up around the world as the V for Vendetta mask has become an icon at the rallies, Miller called the protesters losers who needed to go home to their momma’s basement. And as usual, Moore just has no time for it: