A death sentence has been pronounced via Twitter for Kuwati-born Naif Al-Mutawa by the jihadist militant group ISIS, according to reports out of the Middle East. Dr. Al-Mutawa’s groundbreaking comic THE 99 has sought to give the Muslim community its own superheroes while at the same time fostering a greater, more positive understanding of Islam among its non-Muslim readers. Created in consultation with Sharia scholars, THE 99 has led to Al-Mutawa being listed among the world’s 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center and named, alongside Steve Jobs, one of the seven most influential designers in the world by Forbes China. read more
Cartoon by Clive Collins, CliveCollinsCartoons.com
Every cartoonist in the world is eager to learn about the spectacular new windows of opportunity other cartoonists are uncovering in Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, blogs, animations, and computer generated puppetry. All have emerged as portals that cartoonists are now employing to broadcast their opinions and stimulate public discourse.
On these pages we will feature especially promising and effective innovations in cartooning. As we discover them we will post links to them in this section. As you discover (or invent) them, send us your links.
Donors, universities, cartoon museums and galleries are all looking to the future. CRNI will host this Innovations "watering hole" to be made available to all, across cultures, religions, borders and languages.
Send your links and feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When it comes to animating political cartoons, no one has done it more precociously than Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher. He has teamed with legendary animator Richard Williams to bring British parliamentarians to life -- and afterlife -- in an award-winning ad that would have Gillray cheering. He's produced animated bits for PBS, ABC and CNN; donned a bulb-studded action-capture suit to play both sides of a Clinton/Obama debate. And, back in the bulb-suit -- in a Pygmalion-like act of artistic bravado -- taken a George Bush caricature on the road to banter live with Second City actors from a giant screen. Read More:
If what you want is to publish something luggable that can be dog-eared in libraries by aspirants and acolytes, you might decide to follow the example of reknown cartoonist Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher and crowd-source a bankroll on Kickstarter to get the presses rolling and bookbinders binding. For cartoonists who prefer skipping the decades and don't mind existing on smartphones and tablets in lieu of bookshelves, there's another way. Read More:
"Graffiti is a dangerous cause as it is, and with perpetual violence against women in Egypt, you’d think female graffiti artists would be too intimidated to work on the city streets," writes Cairo journalist Soraya Morayef. "But they’re not; they’re young, tough, talented and just as worthy of recognition as their male counterparts." What follows is a small window into the work of Cairo street artists. Read more: