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Monday, 22 July 2013 12:39 Newsflashes - GFP News
From Sydney Australia, Mark brings us his wonderfully humorous cartoons that will put a smile on your face whether you like it or not!

Being an artist gave him the joy of pestering politicians while at his stint at The Australian Newspaper as an Editorial Cartoonist.

Mark is a recipient of over 42 International and Australian cartooning awards including, National Cartoon of the Year, (twice) Stanley award for the best single gag artist of the year as well as his comic, ‘Clancy’ winning best comic strip 4 times.

Now living in Sydney, Australia, he lives in a virtual reality world with apps such as a mortgage and school fees.

Mark can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and to see tons of his toons, please visit his website at  And of course here on the GFP!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 13:01 Newsflashes - GFP News
The GFP and our volunteers wish to extend our deepest condolences to the injured and the families of the victims, and our thoughts go to the first-responders, and to the people of Boston.

These types of acts are deplorable whoever commits them and there is an increasing list of those who will do harm to others for whatever cause they’re trying to get attention for.

It doesn’t matter who did this, because the damage is done. It won’t matter if it was a home-grown white-guy terrorist or a branch of Al-Qaeda.

Because you (the American people) will seek those responsible, you will seek men with blood on their hands no matter what colour or race those hands belong to.

Seek them far and wide. Find them. Then do what you need to.

Update: As everyone now knows two suspected bombers have been stopped.  One is dead, the other in custody.  Now it's up to the courts.

Image: Courtesy of George Takei's Facebook Page - 'I want to share this simple, beautiful image. This is Martin Richard, 8, who was killed in yesterday's attack. His sister and mother are critically injured. His message, "No more hurting people--Peace" is something we should all seek to honor, and remember him by.' (Thank you to the Richard Family for sharing)

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 22:30 Newsflashes - GFP News
So were we…

At least for a little while.

A recent change in the image files on the server, has, shall we say in technical terms, screwed things up.

Please bear with us while we wade our way through a gazillion images and synchronize the little buggers with their respective articles.

Our apologies for messing up.

We return you to your regular scheduled internet browsing.

Sunday, 06 January 2013 17:47 Newsflashes - GFP News
The GFP congratulates Michael on his 25th Year of his internationally syndicated cartoon strips FIDDLESTIX© and wish him many, many more!

Michael Pohrer is a St. Louis, Missouri animator, cartoonist and illustrator who has been spilling ink on drawing boards since 1979. Currently a member of CAPS, Comic Art Professional Society, I.C.C. International Cartoonist Conspiracy, and The St. Louis Gateway Arts, he has been delivering daily funnies to the masses since 1988 through the printed pages.

He is the creator of the internationally syndicated cartoon strips FIDDLESTIX©, and Welcome To The Junge©. Images produced by Michael Pohrer at PC Studios can be seen throughout various media sources internationally. The material created is featured on NBC, through Google News, in “Best Editorial Compilations“, Comic books (U.K., Britain), and Anthologies, newspapers, magazines, as well as featured in exhibitions through galleries, and museums across the United States.

Friday, 17 August 2012 22:42 Newsflashes - GFP News
GFP Editorial Cartoonist and Nigerian Journalist, Francis Umendu Odupute was yesterday named winner of the prestigious “WASH Media Awards” 2012 competition for excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues.

Odupute’s winning entry for the cartoon category of the competition is titled: ‘The Strategists’, which depicts a typical Nigerian politician on an electioneering campaign offering free water supply for voters on the condition that they will in turn vote for him on election day.

For more of Francis' GFP Editorial Cartoons.

Image Courtesy of eWASH Nigerian News -

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 01:14 Newsflashes - GFP News
Along with the Book Launch, there is a fundraising event entitled "Insanity for a Cause", for the Benefit of Operation Smile and Myshelter Foundation.

Junior Chamber International Fort Bonifacio Taguig City (JCI FBTC), a non profit organization of young business professionals creating positive change; will be launching a fund raising project, “Insanity for a Cause” – a book launch of “Evolution of Insanity” by renowned author, Haresh Daswani. Proceeds from the book launching will go to the Benefit of Operation Smile and Myshelter Foundation.

Interested supporters will get exclusive access to the book launching and signing; get a copy of the book, with a complimentary drink and performance from celebrated Bossa nova jazz artist, Aisaku Yokogawa, who is also an advocate of the projects of Operation Smile. 

About the book, Evolution of Insanity

An author having a conversation with his fictional character, or losing control of his character, mind numbing points leading one twists and turns spinning the mind of the reader with hallucinogenic colours, concepts, and eurekas.


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