Our Charlie Hebdo Exhibit at NJCU

It is easy to do an exhibition like NJCU did - just print out our Charlie Hebdo Response cartoons and tape them to the wall!
It is easy to do an exhibition like NJCU did – just print out our Charlie Hebdo Response cartoons and tape them to the wall!

I got a nice note from Theta Pavis at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, she writes:

I spoke to my students about what happened in Paris, and so I was excited to see the collection of cartoons you made available on the CMA website. I brought several of my students to the recent meeting in NYC and really enjoyed the panel you did … My students spent hours looking through the cartoons you made available; they put one on the cover of their newspaper, The Gothic Times, and wrote about the events and reactions from students. They then worked with me to have about 20 or so of the images installed in a small gallery in our student union building. They also used a few of the images for a flyer made to promote the event.

I am sending you here one of the flyers, and will also send a shot or two of the gallery; it had an explanation about the exhibit noting that it was made possible through you and your group and the CMA as well.

Download our Charlie Hebdo Exhibit here.



The Burden of Editorial Cartoonists and Thanks to the CMA

Last weekend I was in New York doing a panel keynote at the College Media Association (CMA) convention with Steve Sack, Adam Zyglis and Taylor Jones.

There was a great, receptive crowd of about 600 college newspaper editors and faculty advisors in attendance. Our panel was sponsored by USA Today, one of our clients. The CMA printed out a nice display of Charlie Hebdo tribute cartoons from our collection ( which had previously been on display at Vanderbilt University.

The CMA hired eight security guards just for our event, at a cost of $4,000.00, and they rented metal detectors to screen attendees. Also, the NYPD had undercover officers distributed into the crowd, so there was a public expense as well.

The terrorists have succeeded in making editorial cartooning events an expensive burden; events and exhibitions are being cancelled around the world in response to terrorist threats and security concerns. I have to thank the CMA for daring to host cartoonist keynote speakers given their security concerns and the significant hassle and expense that we burdened them with.SpeakersPromoCMA2015