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2017 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning

November 6, 2017 in General

 

This year the winner of CRNI’s award is cartoonist and activist Ramón Esono Ebalé who is currently in detention in Equatorial Guinea. His work has been very critical of the current regime and he was arrested during a visit back to his home country from Paraguay where he currently lives.

The award was made at the annual convention of AAEC (The American Association of Editorial Cartoonists) in New York. In Ramón’s absence the honour was accepted by his wife Eloisa Vaello Marco.

The presentation by CRNI’s Matt Wuerker to Ramón’s wife and daughter.

CRNI together with EJ Justice and other International organisations are launching a hashtag campaign for Ramón on 6th November. Cartoonists and artists around the world are invited to create artwork in support of Ramón and post it with  . Selected work will be shown on the EG Justice website where you can also find more details.

Submission by PCO’s  © Steve Jones

illustration © Ramón Esono Ebalé

Ramón works under the name Jamón y Queso (Ham & Cheese). Some of his work can be seen here.

 

 

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Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017

November 1, 2017 in General

© Will McPhail

Ellwood Atfield host the awards again, and they will take place at St. John’s Smith Square, Westminster on Thursday 23rd November.

The guest of honour will be George Osborne, once the victim of and now advocate for political cartooning. (In his new role as editor of The Evening Standard he re-introduced the political cartoon to its pages with the appointment of the brilliant Christian Adams. Yes, that’s right; George Osborne gave us something, as opposed to taking it away…)

Tim Benson, founder of the Political Cartoon Gallery, helped organise the awards again this year, and Heineken have been generous in their support of the event, so both deserve our appreciation.

© Lorna Miller

© Nicola Jennings

© Lou McKeever

We’re happy to see a healthy PCO presence too, with Andy Davey, Dave Brown, Will McPhail and the Steve’s Bright and Bell amongst the runners. Another heartening factor is the very strong female representation, as you can see from the superb artworks shown here by Kate Evans, Lorna Miller, Lou McKeever and Nicola Jennings.

© Kate Evans

© Andy Davey

You can vote for the political cartoon of your choice here on the Ellwood Atfield site.

Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017

St. John’s Smith Square

Westminster

Thursday 23rd November

6.15pm onwards

More information available here