On 27 April 2020, during the first wave of the coronavirus I drew a cartoon about Cecília Müller (illustration 1), the chief medical officer of Hungary and member of the Government’s “Coronavirus Task Force”. In this cartoon, she is looking at a crucifix saying: Alapbetegsége Függőséget okozott – “His underlying condition caused addiction”. In Hungarian […]
Covid in Cartoons
Cartooning is a subject that has caused much division and controversy in recent years. Cartoonists have paid with their lives for drawing the Prophet Muhammed. And last year, here in the UK, there was a row about a cartoon in The Guardian that depicted the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, as a cow with a ring […]
Jonathan Shapiro, also known as Zapiro, is a renowned South African cartoonist. His cartoons have appeared in numerous publications in South Africa, as well as in The Sunday Times. Shout Out UK has been working with Cartooning for Peace and the University of Leicester to run COVID in Cartoons, a project helping young people express themselves and engage […]
Education is amongst the many things impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Young people were required to spend part of their 2020 and 2021 schooling at home. Across the UK some were often confined to small spaces, experiencing anxiety from uncertainty, and struggling to meet the demands of schooling. As students have returned to school in […]
When cartoons are mentioned, one’s mind often wanders to shows like The Simpsons and to Marvel comic books. One does not tend to think of serious humanitarian issues. Despite the fact that political cartooning is prevalent in the West, cartoons are widely perceived as children’s entertainment — though some would disagree with that. Addis Ababa-based […]
‘A pencil is like a torch’. The phrase stood out to me during my interview with Michel Kichka — illustrator, caricaturist and political cartoonist. In a way, the phrase cast a light on the role and responsibilities connected to political cartooning. In fact, it serves as a helpful embodiment of political cartooning. Shout Out UK […]
Political cartoonist Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine) is interviewed by University of Leicester student Dilan Ulcer.