The UN has issued a new report on climate change, highlighting government inaction.
Thanks Moshe, and thanks for your thoughts. I must admit the topic of climate change is becoming a bit tired in cartoons, although the UN report on government inaction did provide a solid hook to do a cartoon (and I must admit I did not have any other inspiration).
My cartoons (and in my view, cartoons in general) don't provide a solution. The put a problem on the agenda, and hopefully get people to think about that problem. My strategy to do this is to create an image that can be understood within 3 seconds. In this case, I actually think all the elements actually work rather well together to accomplish this. the island represents the danger of rising sea levels (and flooding lands), and the thinker skeleton represents human inaction and its consequences, which may be dire. And it doesn't really matter who is responsible, as we will all face the results.
@Tjeerd The subject matter, though important, is becoming overused. The solution, especially compared with your other ideas, is a bit simplistic: why the desert island image? Homo sapiens isn't facing extinction... who's responsible for ignoring or not fully implementing the environment agreements?That said, again, it makes you think, which is good and the message is clear. I like the skull/island visual and I love your colors and gradients. So all in all a good cartoon. Am I making sense?And congratulations on your well-deserved big win.
Thanks Moshe! What don't you like about the concept (if i may ask)?
Not so sure about it concept-wise but it's an amazing image and does make you think.
Thanks guys! These are my favorite cartoons to draw, when I get to create an atmosphere/emotion. And I love doing gradients :)
This is why you're one of the best. My vote
Powerful cartoon, Tjeerd!!
Well... it is a really scary moment... when you see that a child that today’s born has no future and this time doesn’t mean if he or she born in a rich or poor country... has no future in this planet anymore... at this point we are arrived. So your cartoon is quite accurate.
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