Cartoons

Influential political cartoonist Steve Bell dropped by the Guardian newspaper after 40 years

Biting satirist looks to art history for some of his caricatures, such as a recent sketch of Boris Johnson as Mona Lisa

Things that... provoke some thought: book of drawings philosophically questions the relationship of 'things'

Groups of pictures are assembled on the basis of word association—but not everything in this graphic novel makes good sense

Albert Uderzo, the artist behind French cartoon icon Asterix, dies aged 92

"Asterix really showed me that history could be fun and daft,” says the Irish archaeologist Neil Jackman as tributes are paid to the artist

Political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe tells the story of his life and work in new book

For more than 60 years the rapier-sharp pen has wounded his enemies deeply and he has met all the great and the good of our day

Five years after Charlie Hebdo attack, France plans centre dedicated to satirical cartoons

In honour of the victims and to promote the medium, the French culture ministry will create "a meeting, training and exhibition place"

This book is an omnibus of delightfully scary Landis Blair cartoons

The devoted follower of Edward Gorey has proved himself a worthy disciple

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Badiucao: meet the Chinese artist illustrating the Hong Kong protests

China’s ‘artful dissident’ has attracted worldwide attention through his drawings of protests, but he is still little-known in the art world

A New York salute to Rube Goldberg and his outlandish contraptions

Queens Museum celebrates a cartoonist who seems more relevant than ever

This ancient book tells you all about the people you hate

This amusingly illustrated edition of Theophrastus’s Characters is as fresh today as it was centuries ago

Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters as a graphic novel

The Austrian writer’s bilious attacks are neutralised by the cartoons

Artoon by Pablo Helguera, Frieze New York 2019, Issue 1

"No matter how hard I try to make the worst painting possible, I am always outdone by the competition"

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First book on art collection of the draughtsman and cult figure Edward Gorey

Gorey inexplicably left his collection to the Wadsworth Atheneum

The reluctant comic-book hero: Interview with Robert Crumb

A major survey of R. Crumb’s countercultural cartoons opened in Paris last month, but he remains mystified by the attention

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Danish museum to buy Muhammad cartoons which sparked global riots

The Royal Library is in talks to purchase the works; another Danish museum wants to put them on display

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Fritz the Cat comic drawings hot on the art market, but highly rare

Robert Crumb, the creator, is now a cult figure in the contemporary art market

Salvador Dalí’s forgotten Disney cartoon

After 57 years in the studio’s vaults, the result of an unlikely collaboration is revealed to the public

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Books: Spiegelman's comics come to MoMA

Maus, the highly successful re-telling of the Holocaust, uses mice, cats and pigs as the protagonists

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