This cartoon was created by Australian cartoonist Jos Valdman for the Adelaide Advertiser.
On social media today he got caned for it with many calling it "tasteless" and a "mockery of Greece".
As a cartoonist who creates work in the face of tragedy, I often draw on historical examples of a nations bravery as a tribute. I believe Jos Valdman was referring to the bravery of the Greek people, in this case referencing their ancient past when fighting fires. It wasn't a slander on modern Greek firefighters either.
Would be interesting to hear colleagues opinion on this.
27 Jul 2018