Posts tagged Cartoons
Posts tagged Cartoons
132/366 The boy wonder asked for some specific markers so that, it turns out, he could try and draw a pirate similar the one I drew for 126/365 (see below). (Taken with instagram)
128/366 Lived in St. Louis now for almost 11 years and this is the first time I’ve heard of the Artists Guild, let alone been invited beyond this gate and to a meeting. Nice to take out the pens again and hear people talk cartooning. (Taken with instagram)
126/366 My contribution to the boy wonder’s Jack Sparrow-themed birthday party — a Pin the Eye Patch on the Pirate game. Gotta be the first time I’ve ever drawn a parrot, and yes there are a few baseballs hidden in the picture. (Taken with instagram)
Last month, a friend asked me to draw a cartoon for a St. Louis baseball historical journal that will be published a few times this year. It has been more than a decade since I drew a cartoon for print. I’ve done a few for family as gifts, several for my son, but not one for the public since leaving college (that I can remember). I dusted off the pens and came up with this look at Albert Pujols’ departure from St. Louis, “The Perfect Knights of the Round Table.”
Brilliant comics. Their power is revealed by the vile response.
Syrian forces beat then broke the hands of Ali Farzat, Syria’s leading political cartoonist.
Via the Guardian:
Ali Ferzat, 60, is one of the Arab world’s most famous cultural figures, and his drawings have pushed at the boundaries of freedom of expression in Syria…
…In a recent cartoon he critiqued the regime’s offers of reforms, with a picture of an official with rosebuds in his speech bubble – and a turd in his head.
Another cartoon showed Assad hurriedly painting railway tracks to escape from a fast-approaching train. His most recent picture showed Assad trying to hitch a lift with outgoing Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Assad has shrugged off international condemnation and continues to use security forces and thugs to kill and arrest his opponents. Arrests and raids continued across the country on Thursday with at least five people shot dead across the country and tanks sent into al-Boukamal on the Iraqi border, activists said.
Images: Selected cartoons of Ali Farzat. A slideshow of his work can be seen at Creative Syria.