Political cartoonists take pot shots at the Sochi Olympics. Favorite targets: the cost, the security and the czar of the event: Vladimir Putin.
In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, there’s been range of comments about the United States and guns by cartoonists and illustrators around the globe. Here’s a selection of them.
Frankenstorm Sandy has inspired a number of comments by political cartoonists as far away as Australia. A common theme is Sandy’s impact on President Obama and Mitt Romney as they march toward the finish line with the election less than a week
Canadian cartoonist Gary Clement captures the highs and lows of Facebook’s much-hyped IPO last week. It all looked great last Friday when trading opened. But since then Facebook shares have only fallen in the first three days of trading, from their $38 IPO price to a close of $32 on Wednesday, May 23rd.
This is a dark cartoon reflecting dark times in Syria. Canadian cartoonist Gary Clement has a stinging sense of humor and he doesn’t hold back in this comment on the recent deaths of American journalist Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik in Homs. They were two of six Western journalists who came under fire on February 22nd when Syrian forces attacked the building where they were hiding in Baba Amro, an opposition stronghold in the central city of Homs. Eighty people were killed in bombardments that day.