Cartoon Slideshow: Syria’s Crisis and Israel’s Red Line
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks to The World’s Marco Werman about the Chinese cartoonists he met on a recent trip to China. There’s two types: the state-run party old timers and the younger Web savvy types who are going directly to the public in blogs, on Facebook and Twitter. And there’s a slideshow of work by Kuang Biao, a Chinese cartoonist who especially impressed Pett.
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.
A clever take on ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ by Martin Sutovec of Slovakia. It’s a reference of course to Friday’s arrest of actor George Clooney, his father Nick Clooney and other activists on the grounds of the Sudan’s embassy in Washington. The idea was to call attention to the dire situation in Sudan but it’s questionable whether it called attention to anything other than George Clooney.