Iranian cartoonist and CM-member Kianoush Ramezani is the third laureate of the ‘prix Couilles au cul’ (roughly translated as ‘balls in the ass', a French expression for having courage). The prize, awarded during the Angoulême Comics Festival, was given to Kianoush for his artistic courage. Previous winners are Nadia Khiari (creator of Willis from Tunis) from Tunisia and Ramize Erer from Turkey.
Omar Santana is a cartoonist originally from Cuba, now living in Miami, Florida. He has been working as an independent illustrator, cartoonist, and visual artist since 2004 and currently works as editorial cartoonist for El Nuevo Herald.
Ali Jamshidifar is a cartoonist of Iranian origin, living in Paris since 2015. In Iran, Ali was director of the arts section of a newspaper and created his own art magazine. Check out his website to see more of his work.
Rice Araujo is a cartoonist and illustrator from Brazil. He has his own studio where he provides illustration services to advertising agencies, publishers and other companies. He periodically publishes cartoons in the Visão Oeste Newspaper. Check out his website www.ilustracaodigital.com.br to see more of his work.
On Wednesday January 17, the central library in Amsterdam (OBA) will host an evening about political cartoons. The main guest of the evening is Plantu, cartoonist for Le Monde and founder of Cartooning for Peace. Dutch cartoonists Joep Bertrams and Tjeerd Royaards will join the discussion and show some of their work. The evening is sold out, which is bad news for those wishing to attend, but yet more evidence of the continued popularity of editorial cartoons.
Sebastian Tanti Burlò is a Maltese political cartoonist and artist currently living in Malta. Under the name Burlò, he is published in The Times of Malta. A graduate in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Westminster (London), his work combines current affairs, photography, writing and ink to create a socio-commentary of today’s times. Visit his website to see more of his work.
Murad Daragmeh is a Palestinian cartoonist and architect from Ramallah.
Richard Codor is a cartoonist from New York City. His cartoons and illustrations have appeared in national and international newspapers, magazines, books, and cartoon collections. He is a recipient of the Jewish Press Association/Rockower Award for Cartooning and the first Charles Schulz Prize. Check out more of his work here.