The Oatmeal vs. FunnyJunk
An interesting legal battle about copyright infringement is unfolding between American cartoonist The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman) and content aggragator FunnyJunk.com. After The Oatmeal complained about FunnyJunk posting his work without credit or backlink, the website responded with the threat of a lawsuit, demanding a payment of 20,000 dollar. Here's how the Oatmeal responded.
Zapiro Wins Freedom to Publish Prize
South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) has been awarde the 2012 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize. Bjørn Smith-Simonsen, Chair of IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee: 'Jonathan Shapiro has had the enormous courage to draw and publish essential, and often controversial, political cartoons in newspapers and books for many years now. He has also been remarkably consistent in his fight for freedom of expression during the apartheid era, and in the years since it ended.'
July is Comics Journalism Month at Cartoon Movement
We have a serious amount of comics journalism lined up for next month, with a new piece published almost every week. The subjects include protests against NATO in Chicago, the Olympics in London, and marijuana raids in California. Also coming up is the long-awaited next chapter of our Haiti-comic.