Three cartoons about the recent crackdown on the liberal media in China under Xi Jinping. In the second cartoon, by Crazy Crab, an anonymous cartoonist in China, the character for Xi’s surname is adorned with a crown and yields a pair of shears, representing censorship. The third cartoon is by Perverted Pepper, another anonymous Chinese cartoonist In his cartoon, the face of Santa Claus is formed by the Chinese character for “propaganda” (宣). Santa spoon-feeds feces to waiting children from a bowl being used as a toilet (to put it gently) by another figure labeled “Global Times”, a state-run Chinese newspaper: “One spoon for each person!” Santa says.
A somber sampling of how cartoonists around the globe have responded to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
Gruesome images out of Syria are moving cartoonists around the globe to comment. Their observations graphic, without a shred of nuance. The main villain is Syria’s Bashar al-Assad with supporting roles played by Russia and China.