Tomaso Marcolla is a cartoonist and graphic designer from Italy. He graduated from the Art Institute of Trento (Italy) and started working as a graphic designer in 1985. Check out his website to see more of his work.
From May 9 to June 20, 2022, cartoonists can submit their work for the third edition of the European Cartoon Award. Submitted cartoons must have been realized between January 1, 2021, and May 9, 2022, and published with a media outlet from a country within the Council of Europe, Belarus, and Russia. Founded in 2019, by the European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht, the European Cartoon Award has one of the highest monetary prizes for cartoonists, granting its winner a prize of 10,000 euros.
The cartoons can be submitted at europeancartoonaward.com
The European Cartoon Award was founded in 2019 by European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht to encourage cartoonists in their essential work for freedom of expression.
If you are in The Hague in the coming weeks, go check out our cartoon exhibition Just Speak! From May 3 until May 20 the exhibition can be seen in the Atrium of the City Hall.
Justice for all can only be reached if we have the freedom to express ourselves in fair and peaceful communities that leave no one behind. A focus on justice is necessary in solving all conflicts. Images have the power to carry a message in a clever, funny and informing way, which is exactly what this exposition is about. Ideas about peace and justice from the youngest generation turned into professional cartoons, created by human rights cartoonists from around the world.
Visit the exhibition to see the voice of youth across the world. This exhibition presents an overview of various education projects we have done through the years. By means of a competition, students at schools all over the world were asked about their ideas on how to achieve justice in a conflict in their part of the world. What are their thoughts on how to prevent or peacefully resolve this issue? Using their creativity to shape these ideas in the form of a cartoon, their drawings were shared with the professional cartoonist network from The Cartoon Movement. They chose the best, most inspiring ideas and turned them into editorial cartoons.
Mehmet Zeber is a cartoonist and retired fine art teacher from Turkey. He has won over 60 awards for his work and has been a jury member in many competitions.
We have launched a new educational project. Just speak! challenges youth across the globe to draw about the problems that face us all. Professional cartoonists turn the best ideas into editorial cartoons.
To launch the project, we have put together a cartoon exhibition that will be on display at The Hague City Hall, featuring a selection of drawings by students that were turned into cartoons in previous projects.
If you’re in the Netherlands, join us for the opening on May 3rd (World Press Freedom Day) at 5pm in the atrium of The Hague City Hall. Afghan cartoonist Hossein Rezaei, who escaped Kabul in 2020 with nothing more than the clothes on his back and a drawing tablet, will speak about the importance of cartoons and freedom of expression. Download the invitation here.
Our newsletter for April is out today! Find out all about our new cartoon exhibition opening May 3rd and see the most popular cartoons of the month.
Next week, we'll have a very special episode of Cartoonist 2 Cartoonist, with not two but four cartoonists giving feedback on submitted cartoons. CM editors Tjeerd and Ema are joined by renowned Dutch cartoonists Hajo and Maarten Wolterink. Join us on April 26 at 6.30pm CET on Instagram and send in your cartoons if you'd like a chance to get feedback on your work!
Kike Estrada is a cartoonist and graphic designer from Puerto Rico. He publishes in the Claridad Weekly of Puerto Rico and makes a daily graphic commentary on social networks. Check out his website to see more of his work.