Three new editorial cartoon exhibits open this month in the U.S., Canada and England.
If you're in Buffalo NY, be sure to see "Drawing a Reaction: The Editorial Work of Adam Zyglis" at the Nichols School Gallery. There will be an opening reception this Thursday, October 19, from 6-8pm. The show consists of limited edition giclee fine art prints — for sale!— as well as some originals and pencil sketches. The October 19th reception is free and open to the public, and the exhibit runs through November 9. Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, New York 14216 https://bit.ly/2g68Gao
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"Savage Ink, "a major exhibit of British political cartoons dating from 1750 to 2017 is up and swinging at The People’s History Museum, in Manchester, England until May 2018.
“We tried to be balanced but there are more cartoons of certain leaders. There’s a lot of Trump, there’s a lot of Thatcher,” says exhibition manager Mark Wilson. A display of early examples by the likes of William Hogarth (1700s) alongside the work of The Guardian’s Steve Bell highlights this and, says Wilson, “gives older works a bit of their life back by placing them in different contexts”.
“Another aspect of the exhibition is the emergence of the serious graphic novel that borders on new journalism,” says Wilson, pointing to work by activist and author of Threads from the Refugee Crisis, Kate Evans, and Maltese-American journalist Joe Sacco, best known for his books Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza.
Read all about it here.
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Finally, Canadian cartoonist Bill Suddick has a show of work of his cartoons from Toronto's Beach Metro paper. Take off, eh? https://www.beachmetro.com/2017/10/08/beachers-great-small-bill-suddick-cobalt-gallery/