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Newsletter July 2023
News from the world of editorial cartooning
Traditionally, we take a break during August to recharge and start September fresh and full of energy. Before we go, here is our summer newsletter for you to enjoy!
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Editorial: the decline of editorial cartoons (and how to stop it)
Three Pulitzer-winning cartoonists were fired in one shocking day in the US. Reason for CM editor Tjeerd Royaards to write an editorial:
The last few years have seen many troubling developments that all point in just one direction: the demise of political cartooning. Should we just sit back and watch political cartoonists die out (or, at least, those trying to make a living with it)? Or is there something we can do?
As always, we’ve made some cartoon collections about the hot topics this month. We did notice a number of cartoons about the Barbie (and Oppenheimer) movie, but as we are about to go on summer break, we didn’t have time to put them in a collection. But you can see some of them here.
14 September is Cartoons Day in The Hague
On September 14, from the Beeld & Geluid Museum in The Hague, the European Cartoon Award (ECA) will celebrate its first Cartoons Day, a day entirely dedicated to editorial cartoons, with panels, workshops and the award ceremony of the ECA 2023 and the opening of this year’s exhibition.
You can register for the event here (it's free!).
Partnership with Oxfam International
We have recently launched a new partnership with Oxfam International: we will create biweekly cartoons on current news around the themes climate and inequality. Here are the two cartoons we have produces this month:
We have some more events, projects and reviews coming up in September and onward:
Humor and Conflict in the Digital Age Conference, 29-30 November 2023, Ghent University, Belgium - This conference will feature several academic speakers on the topic of satire and a roundtable featuring satirists (including CM editor Tjeerd Royaards).
In the week of 6 November, Cartoon Movement will be in Sweden at Uppsala University to present the ongoing academic project Cartoons in Court.
Most popular this month
Take a look at the most popular cartoons from the last 30 days on our social media channels.
On Facebook and Twitter: Jenin by Osama Hajjaj.
On Twitter: The evolution of Twitter by Zemgus Zaharans.
On Pinterest: Threads versus Twitter by Rodrigo de Matos.