Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
|Liz Donnelly drawing and table of contents|
How many images are in the book? Is everything from the exhibit in it? Was there anything tricky or difficult about the layout?
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg of the Supreme court in a caricature drawn by Ann Telnaes on a coaster from the Hay-Adams' Off the Record bar.
Kim Jong-Un by Matt Wuerker and Angela Merkel by Kal.
Mitch McConnell (from 2014) by Kal and Vladimir Putin by Matt Wuerker.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
And two pictures of the Talkin' About Toons panel:
Talkin' Bout Toons panel with Matt Wuerker, Kevin Rechin, Steve Conley and Marty Baumann. NOVA Community College.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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.
Marty Baumann's work.
Matt 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.
Steve 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
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.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Podcast: Cartoon Character
Virtual Memories – season 3 episode 6 –
Mar 18, '13
Friday, April 12, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Virtual Memories Show!
Check out the latest episode of The Virtual Memories Show podcast!"Political cartoonists have it easy: we turn on the TV or computerMatt 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!
and Sarah Palin has said some inane thing . . .
and the cartoons can write themselves.
In the world of cartooning, we're the lazy bastards."
"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
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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, Big, Jesse Sheidlower, author ofThe F Word, Lori Carson, singer-songwriter and author of The Original 1982, Craig Gidney, author of Bereft and Sea, Swallow Me, Ed Hermance, owner of Giovanni's Room bookstore in Philadelphia, Ivan Brunetti, cartoonist and author of Aesthetics: A Memoir, Valya Lupescu, author of The Silence of Trees, Craig Gidney, author ofBereft and Sea, Swallow Me, Drew Friedman, artist and cartoonist, Chris Bakken, author of Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table, David 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.
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Matt WuerkerMatt 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.
Gil RothGil 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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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
For Cartoonists Who Cover Obama: Four More Ears
Monday, January 14, 2013
Wednesday - Friday, 1 - 7pm
Saturday, 1 - 6pm
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Voice of America News October 03, 2012
Matt and other cartoonists were interviewed during their recent convention in DC.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
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
Monday, March 19, 2012
Also in today's Politico, Matt Wuerker has a drawing of Catherine the Great, illustrating a story about her.
Thursday, January 26, 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
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.