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
Are there certain topics that are off limits to cartoonists, filmmakers, writers? Can you prove that there’s malicious intent behind a cartoon or video? The cartoons in this slideshow wrestle with those questions. You’ll see, among other things, two very different approaches to reviewing a film.