Showing posts with label Matt Wuerker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Matt Wuerker. Show all posts

Friday, November 22, 2013

Last night's Cartoons and Cocktails auction

The annual Cartoons and Cocktails charity auction was last night. I bought some art, and was a B-list local celebrity auctioneer with A-List cartoonist Matt Wuerker.

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More pictures are here.

101_7303 Steve Sack (r)

You'll have to go to Ohio's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum to see a good collection of catalogs from previous years. I've given them the 2012 and 2013 catalogs which haven't been cataloged yet of course.

101_7308 Steve Sack's Obama painting

101_7320 Cartoonists in Action by Sack Sutliff Wuerker Hagen Shansby Artley

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Seth Goldman and Talkin' About Toons photos

101_6565 Seth Goldman on Mission in a BottleSeth Goldman on his graphic biography of Honest Tea, "Mission in a Bottle" at One More Page Bookstore in Arlington. More photographs are here.

And two pictures of the Talkin' About Toons panel:


101_6568 Talkin Bout Toons Wuerker Rechin Conley Baumann

Talkin' Bout Toons panel with Matt Wuerker, Kevin Rechin, Steve Conley and Marty Baumann. NOVA Community College.

101_6569 Talkin Bout Toons Wuerker Rechin Conley Baumann

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oct 21: FIVE FANTASTIC CARTOON ILLUSTRATORS panel discussion

... also in Alexandria that day is Brian Biggs at Hooray for Kids bookstore. I think it will be possible to do both events.

Tyler Arts Life
Tyler Arts Life
This coming Monday!!!!!! Join us for an informative panel discussion moderated by NOVA's Rachel Martin and Chris Choi with the following cartoon artists:

Marty Bauman
Artist at Pixar Animation Studios, and illustrator for Disney on such films as Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.

Steve Conley
Award-winning cartoonist, designer and co-creator of Comicon.com. His comics work includes Star Trek: Year Four, Michael Chabon's Escapist and his own self-published Astounding Space Thrills.

Kevin Rechin
Editorial cartoonist for USA Today, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal among others.

Matt Wuerker
POLITICO's editorial cartoonist and the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

Tyler Gallery, Room AT-270  7-9:30 pm
Current Exhibit: Five Fantastic Cartoon Artists: A Look at Art, Process, Story, and Design

For more information, contact Lisa Hill ehill@nvcc.edu or Britt Conley bconley@nvcc.edu


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

FIVE FANTASTIC CARTOON ILLUSTRATORS! exhibit pictures

101_6291Steve Conley's Adventure Time comic covers.

I stopped in to the opening for the exhibit (details at the bottom) and got some shots of the gallery, curator Britt Conley and cartoonists Steve Conley and Kevin Rechin. Marty Baumann is in one shot, and I had put my camera away before Matt Wuerker got there. Nick Galifianakis is traveling, but had a lot of cartoons representing him.

101_6297Kevin Rechin.

101_6292Marty Baumann's work.

101_6289Matt Wuerker's work.

This is mostly an introductory show and all the art is reproductions. The students were enjoying it, and asking a lot of questions of the cartoonists.

101_6285Steve Conley and his new book.

More pictures are here.

FIVE FANTASTIC CARTOON ILLUSTRATORS!: A Look at Art, Process, Story and Design

FEATURING: The art of Marty Baumann (movie and advertising illustrator/Disney and Pixar), Steve Conley (Independent Cartoonist / Astounding Space Thrills, Bloop, Star Trek, Adventure Time, The Escapist etc.) Nick Galifianakis (syndicated illustrator for The Washington Post), Kevin Rechin (syndicated illustrator - Crock Comic Strip) and Matt Wuerker (2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner illustrator for POLITICO)

The Tyler Teaching Gallery (Room 270) at the Tyler Building at Northern Virginia Community College/Alexandria Campus. 3001 N. Beauregard Street. Parking lot B has paid parking $2.00 per hour.

On October 21st, a panel discussion will happen with the cartoonists at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

cARToons exhibit opens in Politics and Prose

101_5951 cARToons exhibit
The exhibit at Modern Times Coffeehouse in Politics and Prose bookstore, curated by Theresa Roberts Logan, opened tonight with many of the contributors attending. Here's some photographs, although I eventually gave up taking them when professional Joe Carabeo arrived.

101_5959 cARToons exhibit

Friday, April 12, 2013

Bill Day responds to critics

A few weeks back we noted accusations that Bill Day was plagiarizing and 'self-plagiarizing'.  Bill's not local, but won the DC-based Robert F Kennedy Journalism award for cartooning. Here's his response to his critics, and local cartoonist Matt Wuerker comments at the end as AAEC president.
 
Bill Day
Apr 12 2013
Assault Weapons and False Charges

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cartoon Character: Matt Wuerker talks cartooning & politics on VMS



Welcome to
The Virtual Memories Show!

March 2013: Cartoon Character

Check out the latest episode of The Virtual Memories Show podcast!
"Political cartoonists have it easy: we turn on the TV or computer
and Sarah Palin has said some inane thing . . .
and the cartoons can write themselves.
In the world of cartooning, we're the lazy bastards."
Matt Wuerker, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, joins The Virtual Memories Show to talk about his career (including his fascinating non-comics work and his prescient move to the online world with POLITICO), the experience of winning "the Academy Award for cartoonists", his artistic and political influences, what it takes to get on the NRA's Enemies List, how moving to Washington, DC changed his perspective on politics and politicians, the opportunities for editorial cartoonists in a post-print world, how his parents felt about his decision to become a cartoonist, whether he had it easier during the Bush/Cheney era or the Tea Party era, and why he thinks the golden age of cartooning is still ahead of us!

"One of the great cosmic quandaries for cartoonists is
that what's bad for the world is great for cartooning."

The new episode of The Virtual Memories Show is available at

where you can download it or listen through the in-browser player. This one's about 28 minutes long. If you have any problems getting the site to load, visit our tumblr page instead. (Our web-host has been migrating chimeraobscura to a new server, so there have been some hiccups.)

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The Virtual Memories Show is a biweekly podcast featuring conversation about literature, culture and the arts. Upcoming guests include Ben Katchor, cartoonist and MacArthur Fellow, John Crowley, author of Little, BigJesse Sheidlower, author ofThe F WordLori Carson, singer-songwriter and author of The Original 1982Craig Gidney, author of Bereft and Sea, Swallow MeEd Hermance, owner of Giovanni's Room bookstore in Philadelphia, Ivan Brunetti, cartoonist and author of Aesthetics: A MemoirValya Lupescu, author of The Silence of TreesCraig Gidney, author ofBereft and Sea, Swallow MeDrew Friedman, artist and cartoonist, Chris Bakken, author of Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek TableDavid Baerwald, singer/songwriter and producer, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, author of The Other Side of the Tiber, and Maxim Jakubowski, book editor/translator and founder of Murder One Bookshop in London.

Thanks,

Gil Roth
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Matt Wuerker
Matt Wuerker has been POLITICO's editorial cartoonist and illustrator since its launch in 2007. In 2012, he won thePulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, POLITICO's first Pulitzer win. In 2009, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning. Over the past 25 years, his work has appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Timesand The New York Times to Smithsonianand the Nation, among many others. Along the way, he's also pursued other artistic tangents that have included claymation, outdoor murals, teaching cartooning in prison (as a visitor, not as an inmate), book illustration and animating music videos. Matt thinks Saul Steinberg is a cartoon god and the Peter Principle explains pretty much everything, and he also thinks the maxim "If you're not confused, you're just not thinking clearly" is one of the wisest things ever said. Matt lives in Washington, D.C., in close proximity to the National Zoo and the Swiss Embassy. Depending how bad things get, he hopes to find asylum in one or the other.
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Gil Roth
Gil Roth is the host of The Virtual Memories Show, a podcast about books and life, not necessarily in that order. He's been blogging at Virtual Memories for 10 years and has a list there of every book he's finished since 1989. He has now interviewed three winners of the Pulitzer Prize for this podcast. He's kinda proud of that fact, although it also makes him quite aware that this is the closest he's ever going to come to an award of that magnitude. He also sighs profoundly.
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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Sept 14: #$&%! CARTOONS! - A Festival Celebrating Editorial Cartooning

#$&%! CARTOONS! - A Festival Celebrating Editorial Cartooning
with Nate Beeler, Matt Wuerker and John Cole

Friday September 14, 2012 at 9:00am until Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 5:00pm at George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Monday, April 30, 2012

Matt Wuerker's Pulitzer party


Matt's wife Sara hosted a party for him this past weekend, and Joe Sutliff made Matt a crown fit for a Pulitzer-prize winner... that's a golden inkpen on top.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cartoonists atypically in the local papers

 
In today's Politico on p. 6, local cartoonist Kevin Rechin has an uncredited ad cartoon of "Current Restrictions on Credit Union Capital," with a drawing of people walking down the road to economic recovery while donkey and elephant push a boulder with the Restrictions title onto the road.


Also in today's Politico, Matt Wuerker has a drawing of Catherine the Great, illustrating a story about her.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tonight: Apocalyptoon 2012 opening party

APOCALYPTOON 2012

In Partnership with Art Soiree

THU JAN 26 - SUN JAN 29
$25 ticketed opening party on Jan 26 / On view for free Jan 27-29
Terrace Gallery

Ticketed opening party: Thu Jan 26 / 6pm / $25

Against the backdrop of a region steeped in politics and with a touch of art, style and humor, Art Soiree will unveil what 2012 will bring by presenting a unique pop-up exhibition that takes a humorous outlook on the year to come and features works, some created exclusively for this exhibition, by renowned editorial and political cartoonists. ApocalypToon 2012 features works, some of which were created exclusively for this exhibition, by cartoonists such as Kal of The Economist, Tom Toles of The Washington Post, Jeff Danziger (Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post), Daryl Cagle of MSNBC, Matt Wuerker of Politico, Damien Glez (La Monde, Courrier International, La Gazette) and Dan Piraro of Bizzaro. These simple pen stroke political cartoons foreshadow the future, poke fun at the past and imply hidden motives in ways that elude written or spoken reporting. The result of this creative license is a unique perspective on the future—entertaining, clever and insightful.

ApocolypToon kicks off with a $25 ticketed opening party on Thursday, January 26 at 6pm where guests can mingle with exhibiting cartoonists and enjoy complimentary food, live music and a cash bar. The pop-up exhibition in Artisphere's Terrace Gallery is free and open to the public from Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29.

Continuing with the zany nature of the cartoons, the ticketed party on January 26 celebrates the opening of the exhibit with live music from local journo-band Suspicious Package, comprised of reporters armed with their musical talent and rock star looks. The contents of the Suspicious Package are: Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist at The Washington Post Tom Toles, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Dr. Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD Bryan Greene, former TIME/Bloomberg correspondent and journalist Tim Berger and Director of Education and Outreach for the National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Josh Meyer.

The opening party will also feature the sounds of DJ Neekola, international DC-based female DJ and producer, who will perform along with live percussionist Kamajian. In addition, the party includes a special guest performance by DJ Manifesto, an all-time DC favorite who both DJs and plays violin during his sets.

ApocalypToon 2012 is part of Notasphere, a month of programming created by local artistic collaborators. From a pop-up restaurant and political cartoons to Brazilian beats, Artisphere will be filled with fresh, thought-provoking off-beat arts events presented by creative partners from across the DC-region throughout January 2012.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jan 26: APOCALYPTOON 2012 exhibit at Artisphere

APOCALYPTOON 2012

In Partnership with Art Soiree

THU JAN 26 - SUN JAN 29
$25 ticketed opening party on Jan 26 / On view for free Jan 27-29
Terrace Gallery

Ticketed opening party: Thu Jan 26 / 6pm / $25

Against the backdrop of a region steeped in politics and with a touch of art, style and humor, Art Soiree will unveil what 2012 will bring by presenting a unique pop-up exhibition that takes a humorous outlook on the year to come and features works, some created exclusively for this exhibition, by renowned editorial and political cartoonists. ApocalypToon 2012 features works, some of which were created exclusively for this exhibition, by cartoonists such as Kal of The Economist, Tom Toles of The Washington Post, Jeff Danziger (Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post), Daryl Cagle of MSNBC, Matt Wuerker of Politico, Damien Glez (La Monde, Courrier International, La Gazette) and Dan Piraro of Bizzaro. These simple pen stroke political cartoons foreshadow the future, poke fun at the past and imply hidden motives in ways that elude written or spoken reporting. The result of this creative license is a unique perspective on the future—entertaining, clever and insightful.

ApocolypToon kicks off with a $25 ticketed opening party on Thursday, January 26 at 6pm where guests can mingle with exhibiting cartoonists and enjoy complimentary food, live music and a cash bar. The pop-up exhibition in Artisphere's Terrace Gallery is free and open to the public from Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29.

Continuing with the zany nature of the cartoons, the ticketed party on January 26 celebrates the opening of the exhibit with live music from local journo-band Suspicious Package, comprised of reporters armed with their musical talent and rock star looks. The contents of the Suspicious Package are: Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist at The Washington Post Tom Toles, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Dr. Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD Bryan Greene, former TIME/Bloomberg correspondent and journalist Tim Berger and Director of Education and Outreach for the National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Josh Meyer.

The opening party will also feature the sounds of DJ Neekola, international DC-based female DJ and producer, who will perform along with live percussionist Kamajian. In addition, the party includes a special guest performance by DJ Manifesto, an all-time DC favorite who both DJs and plays violin during his sets.

ApocalypToon 2012 is part of Notasphere, a month of programming created by local artistic collaborators. From a pop-up restaurant and political cartoons to Brazilian beats, Artisphere will be filled with fresh, thought-provoking off-beat arts events presented by creative partners from across the DC-region throughout January 2012.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Comic Riffs previews new Library of Congress exhibit

Looks good!

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS opens masterful 'Timely and Timeless' exhibit today to celebrate comic art
By Michael Cavna
Washington Post Comic Riffs blog September 15 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/library-of-congress-opens-timely-and-timeless-exhibit-today-to-celebrate-comic-art/2011/09/13/gIQAqMA9UK_blog.html

Note that local cartoonists Ann Telnaes and Matt Wuerker are included.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

A little more on the Herblock Award, from two of the judges

Matt Wuerker, 2010's winner of the Herblock award, and Signe Wilkinson are the editorial cartoonists who were two of the three judges for the 2011 award. They've shared their thinking behind the selection of Tom Toles as the winner with us.

Judging the Herblock award this year was really, really hard.  There was too much good work in way too many inventive forms.  It's good news for our readers ... but hard for judges. Different judges would have ended up with a different decision.

In the spirit of transparency, we'd like to lift the veil a little on the thinking that went into our judging this year. Think of this as a little WikiLeak of what happened on the path to awarding the 2011 Herblock Prize.

Before the judging, it was agreed that this year the finalist would also be recognized.  We knew the job was to come up with two top cartoonists.

We had a great, broad sampling of political cartooning today: lots of traditional single-panel cartoons, plenty of stellar "altie" work, a number of great ventures into cartoon journalism and, of course, the animation submissions. We even had cartoons rendered with actual oil from the BP spill.

In the apples and oranges comparisons that are such a big part of the process, it was hard to measure the simple punchy genius of single panels by the likes of Pett and Britt against long-form docucomics that went beyond the headlines, like those submitted by Ohman, Wasserman and Varvel, or for that matter animated reporter's sketchbooks such as the engaging submission from Rex Babin.

Mike Thompson's finger on the pulse of Detroit crime and Bill Day's attention to child abuse were both powerful uses of our medium. For taking us where cartooning had not gone before, Ted Rall's enterprising trip to Afghanistan was particularly noteworthy.  Pat Bagley's wonderful loose humor and engagement with his readers made him a contender. The "Alties," led by Bors and Sorensen, all made it to the semifinal pile, as did Ramirez, whose graphic punch and strong, clearly expressed political opinions kept him in the running right up to the end.

We all agreed that, to the best of our abilities, we'd not judge according to our political bent but solely on the quality and consistency of the cartooning found in the portfolios we were looking at.

Though Matt Davies had what we all agreed was the single best cartoon of the year, "WikiLeaks" (by the way, a non-animated black-and-white single panel),  the quality and creativity of the Toles and Telnaes portfolios put them at the very top.  Choosing between the two was excruciating and took a while, but in the end we felt the overall consistency of Toles's complete portfolio made him the winner, with Telnaes No. 2 by a hair ... or a .3 Micron line.

---- Signe Wilkinson and Matt Wuerker