A Sue Coe image about Animal Farming. Now, that’s effective graphic communication.
This is what gets our blood boiling:
THE MELTING OF THE ICE CAPS
THE 1 PERCENT
These are the topics most on our mind these days, so if you’re an artist who feels strongly about any of these topics, please send us images. THE MOST ARRESTING will be featured here, in our AGITPROP section, and on our social media.
We look forward to seeing what you come up with,
Françoise Mouly & the TOON team
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submit your images at our OPEN CALL
Tackling touchy subjects like racial profiling, homelessness, and wealth distribution (à la Occupy movement), Lazar’s cartoons are ruthlessly contemporary, marked by a biting, flippant wit. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s a tremendous cartoonist, with beautiful ink washes and purposeful brush lines inspired by The New Yorker’s Peter Arno.
You can check out Zohar’s sharp cartoons on his tumblr
And see our OPEN CALL for good AGITPROP images on the TOON Tumblr.
…and we started 2013 with this New Yorker cover by Chris Ware—kids going back to school post-Newton. Again I wonder: what is it going to take to get a ban on assault weapons? Is the answer more guns…but now in schools?
We must take action before another massacre. What are we waiting for?
Art did this New Yorker cover in 1993, when kids with guns could only be seen as an ironic exaggeration. Colombine happened in 1999, Newtown in 2012, nearly 20 years later. I share Art’s wish for 2013: no more!
But now talk is about having armed guards in schools… Seriously?
I shudder at what it’s going to take before we get a ban on assault weapons.
A sharp cartoon from Zohar Lazar, very much on target. Racial profiling is alive and well in NYC.
Humor about racial profiling: “It’s sure nice to feel so protected!” Should we laugh or cry?
in 1996—so quite a while back—R Sikoryak, a fine cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist welcomes the internet age in Peter Arno style. Now, Arno comes back again in Zohar Lazar’s Tumblr.
Boy! The life of a radical sure is exhausting!
Robert McCloskey, illustrating book-lovers, featured on the TOON Books tumblr.
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This week our Cool New Book is Shadow Atlas, a gorgeous, limited edition book from Nora Krug. The book, silk-screened, of which there are only 400 copies, is absolutely stunning, and details legends of ghosts from a variety of culture. If you want know more about the book, there’s a great interview with Nora, readable here.
You can buy Nora’s book right here. Check out some of her other awesome work on her website
GREAT NEWS! The wonderful Nora Krug, featured here on the TOON tumblr, got a Guggenheim! Very happy for Nora.