Updated 2/19/19 with new cartoons – Daryl
Cartoonists around the world are drawing memorial tribute cartoons for our dear, departed friend Gérard Vandenbroucke, the founder and president of the Salon at St Just le Martel and long time champion of our editorial cartooning profession. Read my obit here. I’ll post new cartoons as they come in.
Gérard was also a politician who rose from being the mayor of the tiny village of St Just le Martel to being the president of the Limousin region of France, famous for their brown cows that are an icon of the cartoon museum – that’s why there are so many cows in the cartoons.
This one is by Christo Komarnitsky from Bulgaria
This one by Bob Englehart may require some explanation. Gérard was the mayor of St Just le Martel and he championed the cartoon museum and Salon in the tiny village. St Just le Martel translates to “Saint Just the Hammer.” As the story goes, God told Saint Just to throw his hammer and build a church where it landed; Bob’s cartoon puts Gérard in the St Just role, throwing his hammer to decide where to build the cartoon museum/festival.
This one is by Osmani Simanca from Brazil
This one is from Gary McCoy
Here is my own cartoon.
This one is by Ed Wexler!
This one is by Steve Sack of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
This cartoon is by Marilena Nardi from Italy
This one is by Jeff Koterba of the Omaha World Herald.
By Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune.
This is by Firuz Kutal of Norway.
This one is by Tchavdar Nicolov from Bulgaria’s Prass Press.
This one is by my buddy, Robert Rousso, who is the dean of the French cartoonists.
This linoleum block print is by Randy Enos.
This one is by Danish cartoonist Neils Bo Bojesen.
This one is by my buddy, Batti Manfruelli from Corsica.
Pierre Ballouhey drew Gérard on the left, resuming a conversation with his two deceased pals on a cloud. In the middle is the priest of the lovely, little, medieval church of St Just le Martel. At the right is the late, chain-smoking, French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Loup, a talented cartoonist who curated the exhibitions at the museum for many years.
Here’s another by Pierre, the Limousin cows paint themselves black with grief.
This charming cartoon is by the charming French cartoonist, Placide. The village of St Just le Martel is behind the statue of Gérard, with the cartoon museum in the middle and the medieval church on the right.
This cartoon is by Romanian cartoonist Pavel Constantin.
This one is by Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle.
By Oguz Gurel from Turkey
This one is by Cristina Sampaio from Portugal.
This Gérard tribute is from Brazilian cartoonist and animator, CAó Cruz Alves
From the French cartoonist, my buddy Noder