Ruben Bolling’s political comic strip Tom The Dancing Bug has won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in the Cartoon category. The Award is given for “work reporting on issues of human rights and social justice.” Bolling previously won the 2017 Herblock Prize for Editorial Cartooning, and the 2014 Gold Medal from the […]
Regular Beat readers know we’re huge fans of The Nib, the non-fiction comics site run by political cartoonist Matt Bors. You can imagine they’ve had no dearth of fodder in this election campaign. And Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug) has just launched a new DAILY strip called “Donald and John” which parodies a certain […]
The Charlie Hebdo murders, and the subsequent shoot outs and man hunts, have led to an unprecedented discussion over the role of satire, art and cartooning. It is also, of course, a horrific event that will change tactics against terrorism within France and elsewhere. Much has been written, and while it has often seemed the […]
Roiling tensions! Some sad, some silly.