• Winners Courage Award Announced

    Winners Courage Award Announced

    Each year, Cartoonists Rights Network International hands out the Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award. This year, for the first time, the award is given to two women cartoonists. Globally, women only constitute 10% of the political cartooning population. The recipients are Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra and Palestinian cartoonist Majda Shaheen. Read more on our blog,

    20 Aug 2014
  • A Century of Silent Helpers, Part 3

    A Century of Silent Helpers, Part 3

    This Wednesday we publish the third chapter of 'A Century of Silent Helpers', our comic about the history of Dutch catholic development organization Cordaid. Missionary work is the foundation of modern catholic development aid. In the 1960s, the Netherlands had over 9,000 active missionaries all over the world, more than any other country. In chapter 3, we tell the story of one of them.

    19 Aug 2014
  • Cartoons on the Environment

    Cartoons on the Environment

    Next month, Cartoon Movement will be present at the Americas Latin Eco-Festival, an event that aims to strengthen the voice of the Latino community on issues relating to climate change and environmental justice. Our contribution is an exhibition titled 'Drawing Attention: Cartoons on the Environment', featuring 250 cartoons. Read more on our blog.

    15 Aug 2014
  • New cartoonist: Simon Regis

    New cartoonist: Simon Regis

    Simon Regis is a cartoonist from Tanzania who works for 'The African' and 'Mtanzania'.

    13 Aug 2014
  • Comics Journalism: Berlins Favela

    Comics Journalism: Berlins Favela

    We're back from our summer break, and we have a new comics journalism production lined up for next Wednesday (August 13). In earlier comics we explored the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the tent camps of Haiti, but it turns out that Berlin also has its very own favela. Berlins Favela, by Julia Severiens is an interactive comic report that explores the shacks and broken dreams that can be found in the middle of Kreuzberg.

    11 Aug 2014
  • Summer Break

    Summer Break

    Cartoon Movement will be taking a summer break until August 11. During this time, the newsroom will remain open, but no new cartoons will be published on our homepage. In August we'll be back with cartoons, comics and more!

    11 Jul 2014
  • New cartoonists

    New cartoonists

    Last week, we welcomed our first cartoonist from Afghanistan; this week, we welcome our first cartoonist from Malta. We're also very happy to welcome a new cartoonist from Ukraine. We introduce them on the blog.

    07 Jul 2014
  • Copy or Coincidence?

    Copy or Coincidence?

    In light of a petition on Change.org calling the change the rules of cartoon competitions to ensure original works, CM editor Tjeerd Royaards writes about cartoons and plagiarism. Are cartoonists plagiarizing to an extent that justifies taking action, or should we just accept that coincidences happen, laugh about it, and create more cartoons? Read the full post here.

    04 Jul 2014
  • New Cartoonist: Mehdi Amini

    New Cartoonist: Mehdi Amini

    We're delighted to welcome the first cartoonist from Afghanistan to our community. Mehdi Amini is a 31-year old political cartoonist from Kabul. His work is considered too extreme in a country where freedoms are increasingly restricted and the Taliban has renewed control in some regions, so we are very happy to be able to provide platform for his cartoons.

    01 Jul 2014
  • Coming Next Week: The Silent Helper

    Coming Next Week: The Silent Helper

    On Wednesday July 2, we publish chapter 2 of A Century of Silent Helpers, a 50-page comic chronicling the history of Cordaid (a catholic Dutch development aid organization), within the broader context of the history of international development aid in the 20th century. The second chapter tells the story of Jos van Mackelenberg, president of a predecessor of Cordaid during World War II, who risked his life to save two Jewish children.

    26 Jun 2014
  • Cartoons & International Justice

    Cartoons & International Justice

    Many of our cartoons focus on international justice this year. We are partnering with JusticeHub, a new platform on international justice that will launch soon. Our JusitceHub newsroom brings together cartoons on various topics related to international justice. In addition we also have specific newsrooms that focus on the Kenya Trials, and on the trail against Gbagbo, ex-president of Ivory Coast.

    24 Jun 2014
  • Not Convinced About Mixing Comics and Serious Journalism? Watch This!

    Not Convinced About Mixing Comics and Serious Journalism? Watch This!

    Joyce Rice and Erin Polgreen of Symbolia talk at Cusp about the power of comics journalism. Highly recommended watching for those of you not entirely convinced yet of mixing comics and serious journalism.

    15 Jun 2014
  • New Graphic Journalism Magazine

    New Graphic Journalism Magazine

    This summer (depending on a successful Kickstarter campaign), three students of the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London are launching Modern Times, a magazine full of graphic journalism. On our blog, we talk to Katherine Hearst, one of the students behind this initiative.

    12 Jun 2014
  • Cartoonists Resign over Censorship

    Cartoonists Resign over Censorship

    14 cartoonists have resigned from working for Spanish satirical magazine El Jueves, because of the publisher's decision to pulp 60,000 copies of the magazine over a supposedly offensive cover. The cover cartoon depicts the abdication of king Juan Carlos I, handing over a crown (and a dubious legacy) to his son Felipe VI.

    10 Jun 2014
  • New Cartoonist: Luca Garcia

    New Cartoonist: Luca Garcia

    Luca Garcia is a cartoonist from Caracas, Venezuela. He makes a daily cartoon for Venezualen newspaper '2001'. In addition, Luca is illustrator, graphic designer, and published author.

    06 Jun 2014