Saturday, November 27, 2021

4th International Cartoon Competition "Eurasia", Russia


REGULATIONS 

I. General provisions

1. These Regulations govern the procedure for holding the IV International Cartoon Competition "Eurasia" (hereinafter referred to as the Contest).

2. Founders of the Contest:

• Pavlov Anatoly Ivanovich, member of the General Council of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, Chairman of the Sverdlovsk regional branch of the All-Russian Council of Local Self-Government

• Yekaterinburg Museum of Caricature.

3. The Contest is held with the support of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and the Ministry of Culture of the Sverdlovsk Region (to be agreed).

4. Theme of the Contest: "Hello, Neighbor!"

Today, when the peoples of the world are faced with the task of agreeing on common basic values, the International Caricature Contest on the theme "Hello Neighbor!" will become a universal negotiating platform, since a “drawn” thought does not require translation.

The Contest will clearly demonstrate that people in different countries are worried about the same problems.

And humor in graphic works is both an excellent translator and a cure for many diseases, including social and political ones.

5. The aim of the Contest: to promote the development of good-neighborly relations between the peoples of the Eurasian continent and the whole world.

6. Objectives of the Contest:

• promoting the development of intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and friendship through the art of caricature;

• attracting the attention of graphic artists from different countries of the world to common social problems;

• assistance to the development of the cultural space of modern Eurasia

 

II. Organizational support for the Contest

1. The Contest is carried out by the Organizing Committee formed by the founders.

2. The exclusive competence of the Organizing Committee includes:

• accepting applications for participation in the Contest;

• formation of the composition of the competitive jury;

• organization and conduct of the final award ceremony for the laureates of the Contest.

3. Contest jury is formed from authoritative figures in the professional sphere in order to creatively evaluate the works submitted for the Contest.

4. Members of the jury have the right to participate in the Contest without claiming prizes.

 

III. Conditions for holding the Contest 

1. Contest works are accepted from November 15, 2021 to February 1, 2022.

The works must arrive in Ekaterinburg no later than February 1, 2022 (by postmark).

2. Authors over the age of 18 are allowed to participate in the Contest.

3. Each author may submit for participation in the Contest no more than 5 (five) works.

4. Works that have received prizes in other Contests are not accepted for participation.

5. Summing up the results of the Contest and the opening of the exhibition of the best works will be timed to coincide with the International Day of Laughter on April 1, 2022.

6. Contest works are sent to the address:

Lenin Avenue, 39, P.O. Box 126,

Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, 620000

On the envelope it is necessary to indicate: "For the Cartoon Competition".

7. Requirements for works:

• Format: A4 (210 x 297 mm) or A3 (297 x 420 mm)

• Works must be hand made original. Photocopies, prints are not considered.

Works convicted of plagiarism do not participate in the competition.

• Technique is free; works can be either black and white or color.

• Works should not contain text.

• Full name of the author, time of creation, return address, e-mail are to be indicated on the back.

• Works must be accompanied by a completed application form for the participant of the Contest 

https://cloud.mail.ru/public/q2Ru/H6AQ1AepX

• Works must be carefully packed. The organizers of the Contest are not responsible for damage during shipment.

8. The works sent to the Contest are not returned and remain at the disposal of the founders of the Contest.

9. Prizes of the Contest:

• 1st place: € 1,500

• 2nd place: € 1000

• 3rd place: € 500

• Special Prize: € 500

• Honorable mention

10. Authors of works participating in the final exhibition receive a certificate of the participants in the Contest and a printed copy of the catalog.

11. The founders of the Contest reserve the right to further use the Contest works for exhibition and information purposes.

E-mail address: eurasia-2022@mail.ru


Bursa International Cartoon Contest 2021


 


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Quiénes le temen al humor y la caricatura periodística? Por Pedro Molina (Nicarágua)

(*Palabras de agradecimiento al recibir el Reconocimiento a la Excelencia en el Premio Gabo 2021, otorgado por la Fundación Gabo (Fundación Gabriel García Márquez para el nuevo periodismo Iberoamericano)

 

Espero que premios de este calibre contribuyan a superar el mito que quienes trabajamos con el humor y la caricatura, no merecemos ser tomados en serio

 

El día en que lo iban a premiar el caricaturista se levantó como cualquier otro día en los últimos 25 años de su vida, buscando la idea para la pieza de mañana.

Esa caricatura que sin ser quizás la más perfecta será siempre la más importante porque es la que nos recuerda que seguimos acá, para criticar lo criticable, conectar con la gente, hacer la crónica de nuestro camino juntos, y animarnos a mantener la esperanza en un mañana luminoso, a pesar de lo oscuro que pueda ser nuestro presente.

Gracias a Dios, a mi familia heredada y a la que he ido formando a lo largo de mi vida personal y profesional, por su compañía, su confianza y sus críticas.

Agradezco al consejo rector de la Fundación Gabo por distinguirme con este reconocimiento con el que nunca habría soñado el niño que en los ochenta devoraba las secciones y suplementos de humor y caricatura de cuánto diario cayera en sus manos.

Culpo a gente como Quino, a Fontanarrosa, a Róger, mi paisano y a los cientos de colegas de quienes me he nutrido después, de haberme seducido con su mordacidad para unirme a las filas de una profesión, que, si bien es muchas veces mal comprendida o ninguneada, ha sido y es una parte vital del panorama informativo, de análisis, denuncia y debate en los medios de comunicación.

Espero que premios de este calibre contribuyan a superar ese mito de que quienes trabajamos con el humor, no merecemos ser tomados muy en serio. Y es que, son irónicamente las fortalezas de este medio, es decir, el humor y su popularidad, lo que a veces causa irritación en los rostros graves de aquellos que creen que tomarse las cosas en serio significa hablar siempre con lenguaje rebuscado y cara de constipado. Me refiero a esa gente que cree que si pierde la solemnidad, perderá el respeto, la influencia o el temor que pueda imponer sobre el resto.

Puede decirse que estos personajes menosprecian el humor o no lo entienden, pero no pocas veces resulta que lo que le tienen es pavor porque el humor trabaja como arrancagrasa sobre la solemnidad dejando al desnudo las imperfecciones o carencias de sus reputables funciones como Gobierno, jerarquía, directiva o cualquier otro pedestal del que no quieran bajarse.

Espero que este premio ayude a reafirmar el lugar que la caricatura periodística puede tener dentro de este, “el mejor oficio del mundo” en sus diversas presentaciones y plataformas.

Agradezco también a CONFIDENCAL, donde publico actualmente, a Carlos Fernando Chamorro y el resto del equipo que lucha por mantener ese espacio de periodismo independiente en el actual contexto de censura y represión que vive nuestra Nicaragua.

La dictadura ha allanado dos veces nuestras instalaciones, los programas que producimos no pueden transmitirse abiertamente en las televisoras y radios del país, buena parte del equipo hemos tenido que salir al exilio para seguir haciendo nuestro trabajo, pero aun así… Seguimos día a día informando y compartiendo con la gente este difícil camino que esperamos nos lleve a la justicia, la libertad y la democracia que el pueblo de Nicaragua anhela.

Gracias pues a todo el periodismo independiente, veteranos y novatos de Nicaragua y otros países que resisten, insisten y persisten bajo ambientes de acoso y represión, porque con su ejemplo y compañía me inspiran diariamente.

Gracias también porsupuestísimo a la gente que me premia con su atención, en especial a mi gente de Nicaragua: no soy más ni menos que ustedes, soy un nica más ¡y no podría ser algo mejor!

Y ahora con su permiso, que la caricatura de mañana no se va a hacer sola.


1st International Exhibition of Sports Humor in Hangzhou 2022


The 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou China 2022, Therefore, The First international Exhibition of Sports Humor will also be held in Binjiang, Hangzhou. 

 

Theme: Anything about sports but only with humor. 

Contribution Requirements:

Preliminary assessment: All the contributions must be sent as electronic images (jpg.png.tif) by e-mail to: taosart@taosart.cn And with the capacity of 2M and resolution of 300dpi.

Name of the files: Full name (according to ID card of passport), name of the work.

The title of the e-mail should mention 2020(Binjiang Hangzhou) The First International Exhibition of Sports Humor. And the full name, nationality, detailed contact number, mail address, zip code and self-instruction should also be involved in the email.  

Re-evaluation: The organizing committee will conduct the review base on the Preliminary assessment.

After the review,committee will ask the authors whose works are selected to mail the works.

Works requirements: The works must be original and created or published within recent years. 

Works delivery:  Unlimited numbers of works are allowed but would be selected at most 3 of them.

Mail: After receiving the request of mailing works, please mail the works to the address following on time: Zhejiang Cartoonists Association

Room 505 Block A No.68 Dingan Rd. Shangcheng Dis.

Hangzhou China

Zip code: 310000 

Deadline of Contributing: 31st Dec.2021 

Authors’treatment: The selected works will be published as an album by Zhejiang Education Press and be sent to the authors with a certificate.

30 from all the works will be selected by the organizing committee as  Excellent Works and the authors will receive RMB2000/piece(pre-tax).

Rights of the organizer:  Have the rights to all the participating works of exhibition, research, photography, video, publishing and promotion.

The organizers do not undertake works copyright disputes caused by the legal responsibility.

The authors of exhibitors to send works, shall be deemed to have confirmed and abide by all provisions of filling notice.

Organizing Committee of 2020(Binjiang Hangzhou) The First International Exhibition of Sports Humor


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

3 rd edition of the drawing festival press & cartoon in Morocco 2021 - Freedom of expression between press law and censorship Deadline: 25/11/2021

 


Regulations:

Anyone who participates in the competition subscribes to the conditions of the rules and to the Jury decisions.

• Theme:

Freedom of expression between press law and censorship

- Conditions of participation in the competition The number of works per participant is limited to 2 (two).

- The works cannot have been published, or exhibited, or have won awards in Morocco or abroad.

- Format: A4, 300 dpi, JPG / JPEG and free technique

• Deadline: 25/11/2021 

Works that do not meet the conditions set in these regulations will not be taken into consideration for the competition.

• The following prizes are planned:

First price

Second prize

Third prize

5 special prizes 

• Cartoons should be sent to: fecomaroc@gmail.com


 


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Pepe Pelayo y Ángel Boligán y sus Historias de bufones por FRANCISCO PUÑAL SUÁREZ (IN MUNDIÁRIO) e Video da Apresentação

 https://youtu.be/fZMNjd8Xl4E

 

 

Este libro está compuesto  por veinticuatro cuentos cortos,  y veinticuatro caricaturas, sobre la importancia, los beneficios, características y la necesidad del humor y la risa, teniendo siempre como protagonista al mítico bufón.

El libro número 68 del escritor, actor y colaborador de MUNDIARIO, el cubano-chileno, Pepe Pelayo, es muy especial, pues a sus textos  se une el excelso trabajo del multimpremiado  caricaturista cubano -mexicano Ángel Boligán, para ofrecernos con “Historias de bufones”, un volumen  que aborda la mayor cantidad de asuntos posibles del  mundo del humor y la risa.

Ambos autores se conocían desde los años 80 en  Cuba, cuando Boligán era ya un joven  destacado en la Isla y a nivel internacional como humorista gráfico, y Pelayo trabajaba como director general, actuando y escribiendo en el grupo escénico “La Seña del Humor”.

En los años 90, Pelayo emigró a Chile y Boligán a México, donde han continuado su labor creativa, ambos se admiran mutuamente  y ahora cumplen el deseo muchas veces expresado de unir sus talentos , y asi ha surgido  el libro “Historias de bufones”, que está a la venta en Amazon.

“Nos decidimos –expresa Pelayo- por el tema de los bufones, ya que practicamos esa profesión (aunque sin la necesidad de hacer reír obligatoriamente a ningún rey).  Y tampoco quisimos que fueran historias humorísticas, sino que abordaran la mayor cantidad de aristas posibles en este mundo del Humor y la Risa, que tantas satisfacciones nos da, pero que también nos duele la desvalorización  y la censura de algunos hacia esta profesión en todo sentido, paradójicamente siendo de una importancia extraordinaria por sus beneficios”.

"Boligán realizó entonces –añade- caricaturas originales e independientes sobre el tema (quisimos que no fueran ilustraciones, para contar historias diferentes entre los dos). Y se completó la obra con el diseño de Alex, mi hijo, también amigo de Boligán y admirador de su obra”.

“El proceso creativo –subraya Pelayo- ha sido exquisito. Trabajar así es impagable, por la buena vibra, por la compenetración, la confianza, respeto y admiración que nos tenemos”.


Portada del libro  Historias de bufones  / Diseño de Alex Pelayo

Por su parte, Boligán expresa:  “Los dibujos del libro no ilustran los cuentos, tienen un discurso propio y como hacemos siempre que abordamos un tema tratamos de verlo desde todos los ángulos, intentando llegar tan lejos y tan cerca como podamos, soltando la imaginación y trayéndolos a contextos actuales, como por ejemplo, los tiempos del Covid, las nuevas tecnologías o imaginando situaciones absurdas que pudieran generar una sonrisa y hasta una reflexion”.

“El Bufón  - recalca Boligán- es un símbolo de humor, más aún, de la importancia del humor, que está siempre presente, en especial en las altas esferas donde se toman decisiones importantes. El Humor es un condimento que da sabor a la vida como la sal a los alimentos,  un hueso importante de nuestro esqueleto que nos ayuda a no perder el equilibrio”.

 


Ángel Boligán, caricaturista cubano-mexicano / Sandra García

Le pregunto si, ¿son los caricaturistas actuales bufones contemporáneos?

“Somos un derivado de aquellos bufones, no se si en aquella época existió algún bufón que hiciera humor gráfico o caricaturas,  pero la importancia del humor en nuestra sociedad actual llevó a algunos bufones disidentes a emigrar de los castillos a los periódicos, galerías y ahora las redes sociales, desde donde seguimos haciendo reír y reflexionar, con la única diferencia que ahora la mayoria de las veces hacemos enojar al rey”.

El investigador, curador, escritor y promotor del humor, el portugués Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa opina sobre esta obra: “Son  historias que nos obligan a pensar en las vivencias cotidianas, no solo como una forma de lectura teórica sino también como una forma de divertirnos porque nos vemos en el espejo y a toda la sociedad del otro lado del reflejo. Para mí este libro  resume toda una vida dedicada al estudio en demanda del humor internacional, y  es un hito en la bibliografía de la investigación sobre los artificios de este arte y un hito en la bufonería”.

 


El bufón contra la muerte / Ángel Boligán

SOBRE LOS AUTORES

Ángel Boligán. San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, 1965. Reside en México desde 1992. Caricaturista e ilustrador para diversos medios nacionales e internacionales. Ha obtenido numerosos premios y distinciones por su obra. Fundador de la agencia CARTÓNCLUB.

Pepe Pelayo. Matanzas, Cuba, 1952. Chileno desde 1991. Humorista literario, escénico, gráfico, audiovisual y estudioso del humor. Por su obra ha recibido diversos premios y distinciones. Fundador del grupo cubano "La Seña del Humor" y de humorsapiens.com. @mundiario


Friday, November 12, 2021

"Historias de bufones". de Pepe Pelayo e Angel Boligan

 


Amigos, están invitados todos a la presentación del libro de Boligán y mío "Historias de bufones". Moderará el español Juan García, Secretario Ejecutivo del Instituto Quevedo de las Artes del Humor y presentarán el portugués Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa, historiador, curador y promotor de humor gráfico y el mexicano Darío Castillejos, laureado humorista gráfico.

¡Los esperamos a todos!

https://www.youtube.com/c/InstitutoQuevedodelasArtesdelHumorFGUA

https://www.facebook.com/institutoquevedodelhumor


Wednesday, September 08, 2021

International Cartoon Competition (No. 4) by the theme of "Climate Technology" - Estonian Humor Association 2021

 

The Estonian Humor Association and Estonian Humor Museum with ABC Kliima

is organize next International Cartoon Competition (No. 4) by the theme of "Climate Technology"

Prize fund:

I place – 1000€

II place – 500€

III place – 300€

The theme of the drawings should revolve around the climate technology that influence our everyday lives in home:

* Air conditionings          * Ground source heat pumps     * Ventilations

* Air humidifiers              * Air curtains                                    * Central vacuum cleaners

* Floor heating                 * Sauna stoves                                 * Infra-red heating

* Geothermal                    * Solar panels                                   Etc

 

Every author is allowed to send in up to 5 cartoons, but only one cartoon per author will be awarded.

The cartoons can be previously published, but should not have been already awarded. All cartoons are welcomed, granted that no copyright laws have been broken.

All cartoons must be square-shaped and with the sizing min of 2480 x 2480 px (210 x 210 mm) and min 300 dpi, JPG or PNG format

Cartoons must not contain any text except internationally known English expressions (OK, S.O.S, HELP, etc.).

Deadline September 30, 2021 

More detailed competition conditions you can find on our website - https://eestihuumor.ee/

All the best!

Estonian Humor Museum

Priit Koppel


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Afeganistan by Gio


 Gio

www.caricaturegio.altervista.it


Sunday, August 15, 2021

7 CONCURSO NOTICARTUN COLOMBIA - 2021 Homenaje a Elena Ospina, Colombia

 


1) Abierta a todos los caricaturistas profesionales del mundo, preferiblemente mayores de edad (18 años). 

Fecha Límite:  30 de septiembre del presente año (11:59 pm, hora COLOMBIA).

2) Habrán 2 categorías, Caricatura Fisonómica y  Humor gráfico. (No se aceptarán trabajos que no tengan relación con los temas de este año)

A.: Caricaturas fisonómicas de Elena Ospina (no retratos).

B. Humor gráfico: “Héroes de la Salud” - Homenaje gráfico y humorístico a la labor médica de todo el personal que ha atendido la emergencia sanitaria de pandemia que sufrimos aún hoy en día.

Los Trabajos deben enviarse por email únicamente a: concursonoticartuncol@gmail.com

Más detalles en el link

Compartimos la convocatoria en español:
https://concursonoticartun.blogspot.com/2021/08/convocatoria-7-concurso-internacional.html

y en inglés: https://concursonoticartun.blogspot.com/2021/08/7-international-contest-of-caricature.html

 


Egypt Cartoon .. The 4th International Cartoon Festival in Kosovo




 


The International Cartoon Competition " Colombia the country we dream of" 2021

  The RAYED GRILLO calls on fellow cartoonists to graph the social requests for which it is fighting in all corners and cities of Colombia.The proposal goes beyond stating the complaint, we want clear ideas and positions to emerge of what we want as a nation.

Artists of any age and nationality can participate by attaching their information such as: name, age and email address.

The Jury is made up of Colombian cartoonists: NANI, BETTO and DON FINGO.

The jury will select TWO cartoons, by different authors and will give $ 300 thousand pesos as a stimulus to each one.

If the chosen person lives abroad, he will receive the equivalent of 300 thousand pesos in his national currency, including the value of the shipment.

Format: works in 300 dpi (letter or A4 size) free technique.

Closing Date: September 15, 2021

Unique shipping address: elgrillorayado@gmail.com

El GRILLO RAYADO  convoca a  dibujantes a graficar las demandas sociales por las que se lucha en todos los rincones y ciudades de Colombia. La propuesta va más allá de plantear la denuncia, queremos que surjan ideas y posiciones claras de lo que queremos como nación.

Pueden participar artistas de cualquier edad y nacionalidad adjuntando sus datos como: nombre, edad y dirección de correo electrónico.

Formato: works in 300 dpi (letter or A4 size) free technique.

Fecha límite: September 15, 2021

Email: elgrillorayado@gmail.com


The First International Festival of Peace Illustration in the Narrations of Saadi, Hafiz and Mowlana 2021


The First International Festival of Peace Illustration in the Narrations of Saadi, Hafiz and Mowlana

Theme: Peace and Friendship in the works of the three brilliant poets Saadi, Hafiz, and Mowlana

 For centuries, distinguished poets and scholars have admired the works of Saadi, Hafiz, and Mowlana, the three open minded Iranian Persian poets whose humanitarian thoughts are clearly reflected in their collected works. Their poems offer lots of recommendations on making peace and philanthropic efforts which can lay the ground for establishing peace and friendship between all people and nations.

The First International Festival of Peace Illustration in the Narrations of Saadi, Hafiz and Mowlana is hosted by Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran and the birthplace and home of Saadi and Hafiz, the two outstanding Persian poets who have gained worldwide fame.

The competition themes:

Peace and Friendship in the works of the three brilliant poets Saadi, Hafiz, and Mowlana

Saadi:

When territory can be taken by gentle means, Shed not blood by your strivings in conflict:

By your manhood! All earth’s rule Is not worth one blood-drop’s trickling to earth! I’ve heard that Jamshid of blessed constitution.

Wrote thus upon a stone above a wellspring: At this spring many like us have drawn breath,

Then gone on as they closed their eyes: We’ve taken the world in manliness and force,

But carried it not with us into the tomb!

Saadi: The sons of Adam are limbs of each other

Having been created of on essence. When the calamity of time afflicts one limb. The other limbs cannot remain at rest. If thou hast no sympathy for the name of a man.

Hafiz: Plant the tree of friendship, that, to fruit, the heart’s desire bringeth: Up-pluck the bush of enmity, that countless troubles bringeth.

Hafiz: The ease of two worlds is the explanation of these two words: With friends, kindness; with enemies, courtesy.

Hafiz: Be in love with God, the Only True Friend, and keep away from His enemies. Think fair and be fair so that you can turn evils away

Mowlana: If you are going to war with me here. I'll do keep peace with you dear

And if you start a war with me, I'll go to a peaceful place. As the God's world is not limited in any case. One world is at war but what reigns over the other world is peacefulness. It is only in the meaningful world that what matters is not to make conquest. Water and fire, like reason and love, are brothers. And they represent the same essence, although seemingly different to others.

Terms and Conditions:

1. It is a free to enter competition and open to anyone over the age of 18

2.  Participants are needed to provide their full names, postal address, email address, their phone number and submit a brief biography of themselves along with their submitted works.  

3.  Every participants should illustrate at least one of the poems specified by the competition organizers.

4.  At least a 3-step sequencing picture, i. e. three single or multiple framed illustration should be provided for each relevant poem.

5. Participants should send the selected poem(s) along with their submitted work(s).

6. Participants can submit one to five works for consideration.

7.  The illustrations can be black and white or colored. 

8. There is no limitation in the use of digital or manual painting techniques.

9.  To submit their works, participants should send them by email to the following address:

Peacecontest2021@gmail.com

10. The submitted works should be in A3 or A4 paper sizes.

11. The size of the sent file should not be more than 2 MB.

12. The competition organizer, Shiraz Municipality, shall reserve its absolute right to publish the submitted works and use the selected works for the purposes of advertising or holding a public exhibition.

13. The selected works will be published in a high quality book-sized exhibition catalogue and sent to the selected artists.

14. Participants need to follow @peace_contest on Instagram for receiving important news about the reviewer panel, winners, and exhibition of the selected works.

15. Participants should ensure the originality of the submitted works and will be responsible for any potential legal consequences of violating the conditions of participation.

Awards:

1st Prize: $1500 + Honorary Diploma + Shiraz Peace and Friendship Medal

2nd Prize: $900 + Honorary Diploma

3rd Prize: $600 + Honorary Diploma

Submission deadline: Oct. 31 2021

Contact us: E-mail: Peacecontest2021@gmail.com


Tuesday, August 03, 2021

«História da Arte da Caricatura de Imprensa em Portugal - 1947» Por Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa

 1947

A exposição de Roberto Santos - escreve José Augusto França, in "Horizonte" de Junho 1947 - nos Restauradores, é, exageradamente até, aquilo que entre nós se classifica de «Popular». Popular no sentido de baixa exploração dos instintos daquela gente a que se destina e de lisonjeamento da sua incultura.

São perto de 100 desenhos aguarelados, duma franca pornografia revisteira com um ou outro toque de grosseira galanteria e que chegam até à obscenidade (nº88). Trata-se daquelas "obras" de inclassificável gosto que alguns indivíduos não resistem à imbecilidade de fazer mas que é uso (de boa decência pública) mostrar apenas clandestinamente aos amigos da mesma espécie.

Meia dúzia de «ceguinhos» e de «mulheres perdidas» compõem a nota imprescindível de sentimentalidade rasteira.

Quanto à aparência plástica da «obra» - não valerá a pena falar na repetição de efeitos banais, nem, por exemplo, no amassamento das caras das figuras.

E, para acabar a notícia, que se mencione só, tristemente e sem mais comentários, as centenas de pessoas que passaram pela exposição, que gostaram e que levaram lá os filhos e as filhas. Ah ! E também muitos velhotes brejeiros e usados.

Mas quem é este Roberto Santos, que apesar de não ser apreciado por este crítico ligado às vanguardas, não passa despercebido, não é ignorado, antes merece referência num jornal da intelectualidade moderna de então ? Com um bom domínio do desenho e da cor, era académico na técnica, razão pela qual era mal visto pelos jovens vanguardistas. Apesar desse decorativismo técnico, conseguia pela irreverência humorística sobressair do leque dos artistas que dominavam os salões das Primaveras e Invernos do contentamento da sociedade de então. Por outro lado ele éra pintor, na essência da palavra, pois, segundo palavras de Luís de Oliveira Guimarães, ele pintava o que lhe encomendavam, seja uma parede, um prédio, como um quadro, um cenário, uma decoração de stand ou pavilhão, uma montra… Era um topo a tudo, já que a sobrevivência não era fácil, mesmo para um artista «Popular».

Nascido em Lisboa (1893/1955), realizou exposições não só em Portugal (1925, 1926, 1945, 46, 47, 49, 50, 54, 55) como em Angola, Moçambique e África do Sul. Publicou no "ABC a Rir", no "Primeiro de Janeiro"… O seu lema, como escreve nos seus "catálogos", O Humorismo é um Dom que deus concedeu a alguns, portanto instransmissível, mas transformado em quadros é vendável e… "Disso é que eu gosto"…

O seu humor era assumidamente popular, não no sentido pitoresco e erótico de Stuart, mas revisteiro, explorando a ilustração erótica art-deco que vendia as revistas como o "NewYorker", como vencerá no "Playboy"… Contudo com um humor mais nacional, mais terra a terra. Tudo isto não desmerece, num país cinzento, clerical, campónio, antes é uma lufada de ar fresco, que o público sabia apreciar como um elixir de liberdade.

O que se conhece publicado na imprensa, é muito ligeiro, mais ilustração de ditados, de frases, que irreverência humorística. Do que eu conheço de originais (que não são os mesmos que José Augusto França viu na exposição), para além da beleza de construção, ligado naturalmente a um naturalismo arredondado em deco, existe uma fantasia esplendorosa de ironia erótica, muitas das vezes sintetizada essencialmente na legenda, como "O rapto da Sabidas", "Sinfonia Incompleta", "A Esquina do Pecado", "E demos de comer a um milhão de Portugueses", "A beata"… Hoje, a maior parte do erotismo, da brejeirice parece-nos saloia, inócua, mas compreendo que naqueles tempos fazia amigos e inimigos…

O que disseram os outros contemporâneos dele ? O "Primeiro de Janeiro", a 14/5/46 escreverá - Pintor de classe, praticando com talento várias modalidades da sua arte, Roberto dos Santos é, também , psicólogo profundo e humorista moderno. /…/ Impecável no desenho, muito equilibrado na distribuição de valores, todas as suas composições, «manchadas» em tonalidades justas e em primorosos efeitos, são perfeitas de acabamento. /…/ A sua colecção de desenhos de recorte parisiense, polvilhados da graça maliciosa do boulevard, constitue um esplêndido documentário de filosofia desempoeirada na análise atenta, minuciosa e profunda a costumes e ridículos sociais. Algumas charges, harmonizando o sabor clássico à técnica moderna, valem como ilustrações atraentes de categorizados magazines…

O Sempre Fixe de 49, pela pena de Octávio Sérgio, refere a sua exposição no Porto, por esta Páscoa de 1949, Roberto dos Santos é senhor exposto numa galeria da Rua de Magalhães Lemos, e é mais visitado do que as Igrejas cá do burgo.

O público delira com o humorismo dos seus quadros e admira o seu impecável estilo parisiense, do Paris de 1900, através de aguarelas e gouaches com requintes e prodígios de perícia e «savoir faire»…

Claro que os pintores à vara larga não gostam, mas o público vê, admira e paga, que é o importante.

Aquilo não é uma exposição ! Parece uma romaria !

Em 1950, o texto do catálogo é da responsabilidade de Luís de Oliveira Guimarães, que nos reporta a sua perspectiva: Uma tarde destas, descia eu o Chiado, quando encontrei Roberto Santos que subia. Paramos a conversar e, entre outras coisas que ele me disse, disse-me que ia fazer uma nova exposição. regosijei-me com o facto, porque Roberto Santos, festejado humorista da galanteria e do colorido é, no seu género, um artista inconfundível cujas exposições obtêm sempre, aliás justissimamente, o melhor êxito. Foi então, perante o meu regozijo, que, de repente, Roberto Santos, franzindo o nariz, me desfechou à queima roupa:

- Sabe ? deixei de pintar humorismo; agora só pinto tragédias. A minha exposição - Você verá - já não é uma parada de sorrisos: é um vale de lágrimas…

- Palavra de honra ?

- Palavra.

- Homem, dê cá um abraço. Nunca um humorista ri melhor do que quando chora !

Quem entrar nesta exposição de Roberto Santos, habituado aos seus quadros galantes, prodígios de graça e transparência, poderá sentir, ao primeiro golpe de vista, uma inesperada impressão. Na verdade, o que nele era claridade tornou-se melancolia; o que nele era verve tornou-se espírito filosófico.

A segurança dos processos mantém-se mas a sugestão dos temas mudou. Entretanto o humorista persiste, e é isso que importa, especialmente notar. O humorismo não exclui o sentimento. Há quem diga até que os verdadeiros humoristas são, no fundo, as pessoas mais sentimentais deste mundo.

Ao Roberto Santos gracioso sucedeu (resta saber porquanto tempo) um Roberto Santos sentimental, mas nem por isso, ou talvez por isso mesmo, menos estruturalmente humorista. O humorismo não é uma acomodação: é uma reacção. Roberto santos reagiu agora perante o fait-divers da existência, duma maneira diferente daquela a que nos havia habituado. Mais pungente ? Sem dúvida. Mas ainda mais humana…

A 4 de Janeiro, o jornal "O Sol" noticia a morte do Prof. Abel Salazar: Morreu em Lisboa e ficou sepultado no cemitério do Prado Repouso, no Porto, o Professor Doutor Abel Salazar. Talento pluriforme, em todos os seus trabalhos, repartidos por inúmeras actividades, deixou indelevelmente impresso o selo do génio. Foi, sobretudo, como histologista que o seu nome alcançou projecção mundial, sendo as suas teorias adoptadas em várias Universidades estrangeiras e o seu nome citados nos tratados dos maiores escritores da especialidade.

Toda a Imprensa portuguesa traçou com emoção o perfil de Abel Salazar, como homem de coração e como homem de génio, classificando a sua morte como «perda nacional !»: poucas vezes estas palavras têm sido empregadas com tanta propriedade !

Este grande pensador, cientista, artísta plástico inovador, pela sua curiosidade, pela sua irreverência, e pelo seu espírito "neo-realista" naturalmente passou pelo desenho satírico, seja no testemunho/denúncia das misérias humanas, seja pela escalpelização dos rostos de amigos. Na imprensa, onde publicou pouco, cegou a usar o pseudónimo de Kaiser.

Outro grande artista que desaparece este ano é Arnaldo Ressano Garcia, que o Diário de Lisboa de 7/7/1948 descreve desta forma: Era das mais interessantes personalidades do nosso tempo, de ontem e de hoje, a do Eng. Arnaldo Ressano Garcia. Nele se concentravam virtudes e méritos que é difícil ver reunidos num único homem.: carácter, talento, vivacidade, fino espírito, sabedoria, bondade, independência, mesmo uma certa irreverência, que a idade atenuava mas não eliminou.

Filho do conselheiro engº Frederico Ressano Garcia, estadista e notável figura portuguesa - Arnaldo teve uma admirável preparação escolar e técnica na Politécnica e na Escola de Guerra, o que o guindou, sem favor, ao professorado naqueles estabelecimentos de ensino superior, e, depois, na Escola de Belas Artes e na Faculdade de Ciências. Mas durante três dezenas de anos em que exerceu a magistratura do ensino, Ressano Garcia manteve a sua alegria espiritual de escolar, aparentemente austero.

Artista de profundidade, caricaturista, interessou-se pelo teatro, pelo cinema, pela literatura; escreveu obras de valor técnico e crítico, fez conferências, passou pela polémica com elegância, como passara pela cátedra com altanaria. Dedicou-se também ao desporto, como um forte esgrimista.

Respeitado e estimado a um tempo - o que nem sempre acontece - foi vogal da Junta Nacional de Educação.

Morre com 67 anos um homem que honrou o seu tempo e o nome dos seus maiores.

Desaparece também este ano o jornal "A Bomba", com pouco mais de um ano de publicação. Desaparece sem grandes palavras, apenas com um editorial que diz ver ensombrado o seu futuro. Quem não desaparece são as "Emissões Bomba", as quais entretanto tinham integrado no seu elenco a dupla Ruy e Puga, os quais após a saída, ainda durante este ano dos fundadores, assumirão o controle das emissões. Rui Andrade, Manuel Puga, Ferro Rodrigues e José Andrade entretando transformarão as Emissões Bomba em Parodiantes de Lisboa, com o programa "Parada da Paródia", mas essa já é outra história.


Monday, August 02, 2021

41st International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest in Turkey

The Conditions:

- The subject of the Competition is free.

- The caricatures shall unconditionally be original drawing.

- The cartoons to be sent to the contest must be drawn in 2021.

- The Competition is open to caricaturists from all ower the world.

- The caricatures must not be awarded by another Competition.

- The caricaturists can participate at the Competition maximum with three caricatures.

- The dimensions of caricatures shall be in A4 or A3 size.

- The caricaturists have to write in their names and surnames, address, telephone number and their countries on the back of their works of art, and their CV’s (curriculum vitae) have to be added to their caricatures.

- The caricatures shall be delivered to the given address at the latest October 31, 2021.

- The results shall be announced on November 9, 2021.

- All caricatures send to the Contest shall be kept the Cartoonists Association in the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Cartoon and Humor Center.

- The jury will choose the caricatures which will be included in the Album and the caricatures which will be exhibited, Then the Album of the Competition will be published.
- The Album of the Competition will be send to the caricaturists of whom works of art exhibited and included in the Album. The caricaturists participated at the Competition shall be regarded as accepted all the conditions of the Competition.
- The person participating in the competition accepts that they will be transferring the intellectual rights of each work they sent to the Cartoonists Association, Accordingly, Cartoonist Association will have the rights, includes but not limited to, the rights to reproduce, disseminate and process the cartoons participating in the competition, Cartoonist Association can also use these rights through third parties. 

THE PRIZES  Grand Prize:             5000 $ / Honour Prizes (5):    1000 $

Special Prizes: Special Prizes offered by various establishments, associations, newspapers, art magazines, syndicates and agencies.

ADDRESS: 41th INTERNATIONAL NASREDDIN HODJA CARTOON CONTEST

KARİKATÜRCÜLER DERNEĞİ, ANKARA TEMSİLCİLİĞİ

Meşrutiyet Cad. Konur Sk. No: 31/4 Kat: 2 Kızılay 06420 ÇANKAYA - ANKARA / TURKEY

 


5th Artoonist international Seasonal Festival-Summer 2021 - Iran

The world laughs after this Introduction: Humorous language is a special kind of speech in the form of an image or text that re-reads the functional processes of a society in another form. Humor more than trying to make people laugh; it try to surprise, regret, thinking andcontemplation. The visual arts have also tried not to be empty of the element of humor by trapping the lines and shapes in the framing of an image. This image profile, sometimes in the form of cartoons, sometimes caricature, sometimes photos and sometimes in the form of posters, has been able to perpetuate pure and memorable framing of people over time. Just as these picture frames of society make the audience stand in front of an image, laugh, cry, and fly with it to the depths of their minds. The existence of a range of visual humor in different formats enable the artists from all around the world to depict the ignorance of a society in different forms with their creative view of people's daily lives; Ignorance that answers unanswered questions of people's minds.

The Artoonist International Seasonal Festival is a popular festival formed by the policies of a number of prominent cartoonists, photographers and graphic artists from around the world. This festival has tried to review and criticize the various events and happenings of the world in three form of cartoons, news and press humorous posters and posters from the world artist’s point of view. At the end of all four seasons, the festival tries to sell the selected works of the artists of the past year in an annual world exhibition in different countries, in coordination and agreement with the owners of the works.

Unlike many traditional international festivals, this event makes it the original selected works to be sold with the artist's signature and the cycle of art economics, which has been neglected so far in the form of cartoons, photos and posters, to be formed, and artists in these fields of art as well. Painters should make a profit from selling their works. It is worth mentioning that in addition to the works of selected artists, the works of the judges of each period will be offered for sale at the annual World Artist Exhibition.

Davoud YARAHMADI

President of the festival

 

Subject: • Free • World politicians

Festival Awards: 5 people selected in each section (cartoons, posters and photos): The gold medal of the festival will be awarded along with the printed catalog of the festival.

General conditions:

• To participate in the festival, you must fill in the entry form

• Number of works: 5 works

• Template: color and black and white

• Size of works: A3, 300DPI, JPEG, and RGB format

• Deadline: 30 September 2021

• Judging works: 10 October 2021

artoonist.ir@gmail.com

• The original of the selected works will be displayed for sale in an annual exhibition in coordination with the owners of the works during one year.

• The sale of works will also include the works of the judges of the previous year.

• All works that make it to the exhibition will be given a certificate of attendance.

• An electronic catalog will be sent to all selected entrants to the exhibition.

• The festival is allowed to use the works submitted to the festival in the form of books, postcards, posters and for all examples of advertising.

• Participating in the festival means accepting all the rules of the festival.

More details about the photo section:

• The subject of the photos must be humor.

• Humor theme can include; Everyday life and activities, behaviors of politicians, war, street protests, etc.

• All photos must have accurate captions in English.

• The main content of the image should not change with different editing and processing of the image.

More details about the poster section:

• The subject of the posters must be humor.

• Humor theme can include; be daily life and activities, behaviors of politicians, war, street protests, children and adults.

• Printed and published posters with the theme of humor can participate in this festival.

Posters should be written in English if they need explanation.


Cartoon & Caricature Exhibition "Sustainable Environment" in Turkey

 


The Faculty of Art and Design at Izmir Katip Celebi University is pleased to announce a new exhibition: Cartoon & Caricature Exhibition on September 24-27, at the IKCU Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey. The aim of the exhibition is to connect the cultural uniqueness of various countries in the world through typographic work.

The exhibition will feature artworks that convey messages, text-based art, and visual communication arts. We wish to invite visual artists to submit their artworks of various media such as graphic design, drawings, illustrations, printmaking, cartooning and graffiti, Infographic, photographs, video & new media art, and mixed media.
The works submitted to the competition may be prepared as original drawings, digital printings or computer printouts, The drawing technique is open-ended.

- The festival is opened foreveryone regardless of nationality, sex, or profession, over 18 years of age.

- This cartoon exhibition can be participated by all kinds of artists, designers who work in type to create a diverse exhibition with a wide cross-section of works.

- Topic "Sustainable Environment". 

- All work must be the original work of exhibitor, No photographs unless part of mixed medium work.
- Artists who intend to participate in the exhibition have to send their work visual by using the Online 
Application Form.

- Deadline: September 15, 2021

- The exhibition applications will be accepted or rejected according to the evaluation of the “Art Committee”.

- The committee will assess works by considering criteria such as contemporary interpretation, material knowledge, technique/practice, subject and visual balance/aesthetic.

- The dimensions of the design should be 21 X 29,7 cm (A4).

- Originals of designs, In CMYK mode, fonts will be converted and saved JPEG format at least 300 dpi resolution (10MB maximum size). 

- Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 pieces of the original artwork.

- Due to space limitations, not all pieces are guaranteed to be hung.

- Sponsor should not be used for poster design, logo or visuals for commercial purposes.

- In addition, it should not contain political symbols and images that are contrary to human rights and contain sexuality.

- The artists submitted for selection will be able to be printed in the publication of Izmir Katip Celebi University and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards, websites, and posters. All rights for any other publishing except these belong to the owner of drawing.

- Each participating artist will receive a certificate of attendance and a digital exhibition catalog.

- The selected works will be covered with a passe-partout for the exhibition by the organization committee.

- The copyright of the work of the contest remains in each artists. Artists shall retain all copyrights of any image they submit to the Art Room Gallery.

- Images will not be resold, exchanged or copied from this site.

- The participation is free of charge.

- All participants shall be sent High-Quality Digitally Print + Passepartout, Certificate of Attendance, Digital - Exhibition Catalog, and attendance in the festival program.

- The applicants who complete the application form are deemed to have accepted all the conditions specified in the specification. 

- Exhibition Dates: September 24-27, 2021 


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