You won’t see this image in China in analog or digital form. It’s banned because It recreates the famous ‘tank man’ who stood down Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989.See how the David and Goliath imagery from that iconic moment has found its way into popular culture, political cartoons, and even “The Simpsons”!
The Boston Marathon bombings have proved a tough subject for cartoonists, tough in terms of striking the right tone. Here’s a selection of some that work. There are many more I’ve left out.
Cartoonists, including South Africa’s Zapiro, pay their own kind of homage to Margaret Thatcher.
There’s nothing remotely funny about the violence between Israel and militants in Gaza. As of this posting, 147 Palestinians and five Israelis have been killed. So who is to blame and what are the prospects for peace? Well, it turns out political cartoonists disagree about as much as the Israeli government and Hamas.
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