• Interview With Zapiro

    Interview With Zapiro

    The VJ Movement has posted a video interview with South African cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro. The interview is part of the series 'Cartoonists Under Pressure', with stories of political cartoonists who put their own safety in the scales and continue to speak truth to power. Zapiro talks about the complexities of the post-apartheid era, getting sued by Jacob Zuma and on the government's "failure to deliver."

    22 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Shan Wells

    New Cartoonist: Shan Wells

    Shan Wells is the most recent addition to the global network of the Cartoon Movement. He resides in the Unites States, where he illustrates a weekly political cartoon for the Durango Telegraph, an independent newspaper in Durango, Colorado. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post. You can see his first cartoon for the Cartoon Movement here and visit his website here.

    21 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Enrico Bertuccioli

    New Cartoonist: Enrico Bertuccioli

    We are pleased to welcome another great Italian cartoonist to the network. Enrico Bertuccioli is an illustrator and a cartoonist living in Urbino, a small town in central Italy, and attended the School of Comics of Milan. He has already started pitching his work in the newsroom, which you can see here and here. You can also visit his website.

    20 Feb 2011
  • Students and Cartoonists on MDG's

    Students and Cartoonists on MDG's

    People visiting our newsroom these days might be surprised to find a great number of sketches, with the request to a cartoonist to make a cartoon of the proposed idea. These sketches come from students from five high schools throughout the Netherlands, and are part of our special project on the Millennium Development Goals. The outcome of this collaboration of students and cartoonists will be 100 cartoons on the MDG's, which will be published in a book. The project is meant to create awareness about development aid.

    18 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Amr Okasha

    New Cartoonist: Amr Okasha

    The Cartoon Movement is very pleased to welcome Egyptian cartoonist Amr Okasha to the community. He is assistant managing editor of the newspaper Al Wafd, and contributes cartoons to various Arabic and international publications. His cartoons are also distributed by the New York Times Syndicate. With the eyes of the world on Egypt and the Middle East, it will be great to have another cartoon perspective from the region.

    16 Feb 2011
  • New Era for Egypt, More Freedom for Cartoonists?

    New Era for Egypt, More Freedom for Cartoonists?

    Will cartoonists in post-Mubarak Egypt enjoy more freedom than they have had for the last 30 years? Dutch press agency NOS reported about cartoons by Sherif Arafa on Friday, as an illustration of how the regime was losing control. It will be interesting to see what cartoons will be made in the coming months, not only in Egypt, but in surrounding countries in the Middle East as well. We'll definitely keep an eye on how things will develop for cartoonists.

    12 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Jan-Erik Ander

    New Cartoonist: Jan-Erik Ander

    Jan-Erik Ander (JEANDER) is the first cartoonist from Sweden to join the Cartoon Movement. He has worked as a freelance cartoonist and journalist for a great number of Swedish newspapers. His specialization is drawing political cartoons and caricatures. Jan-Erik has published five books with political cartoons. You can see his website with many cartoons and caricatures here.

    11 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Juana Medina

    New Cartoonist: Juana Medina

    No one knows exactly why, but women are scarce in the world of editorial cartooning. Here at Cartoon Movement, we are pleased to welcome the third female cartoonist to the network. Juana Medina is a talented artist originally from Colombia, and now residing in the United States. She is a cartoonist and illustrator, as well as teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design. Visit her website here.

    10 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Brandan Reynolds

    New Cartoonist: Brandan Reynolds

    The latest addition to our cartoonist community goes by the name of Brandan Reynolds. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, he draws a daily cartoon for Business Day and is a weekly contributor to The Weekender, Weekend Argus and Rapport. He's the first cartoonist from his country to join the Cartoon Movement, adding valuable perspectives to our global platform. Check out his work here.

    09 Feb 2011
  • Drawing the Line, Part Three

    Drawing the Line, Part Three

    Tomorrow we'll run the third and final part of 'Drawing the Line'. This brilliant comic by Anne Holiday and Tom Humberstone deals with the student protests that took place in London in 2010. For those who missed part 1 & 2, go read it here. We already have another comics journalism piece lined up, which will be published very soon.

    08 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Mike Flugennock

    New Cartoonist: Mike Flugennock

    Mike Flugennock has been working as a 'radical' editorial cartoonist since the late 1970's. He has done poster-art for the anti-globalization movement(s) between 2000 and 2007 and has contributed editorial cartoons to DC Independent Media since 1999. He also runs his own website: www.sinkers.org

    07 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Andy Ventura

    New Cartoonist: Andy Ventura

    Andy Ventura is a graphic designer and cartoonist living in Rome, Italy. He is the third Italian cartoonist to join the Cartoon Movement, but brings his own unique style and perspective to our platform. Click here (or on the image) to see his first pitch in the newsroom, about Pharaoh Mubarak.

    04 Feb 2011
  • Pitch of Interest: The Western Perspective

    Pitch of Interest: The Western Perspective

    Although the pitch 'Through the Western Looking Glass' by Spiros Derveniotis did not get a lot of attention in the newsroom, the cartoon is spot on, highlighting the role of the Western media in shaping the reality as the West perceives it. This is not only true of what happened in Tunisia, the cartoon is equally valid for what's happening in Egypt right now.

    02 Feb 2011
  • This Wednesday: Second Chapter of Drawing the Line

    This Wednesday: Second Chapter of Drawing the Line

    Tomorrow we will publish the second chapter in the three-part comic 'Drawing the Line' by Anne Holiday and Tom Humberstone. The comic offers a different, graphic perspective on the student protests that took place in London in December 2010. The second chapter is titled 'Making Your Mark'. If you've missed the first chapter, go read it here.

    01 Feb 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Edwin Vazquez

    New Cartoonist: Edwin Vazquez

    The Cartoon Movement is pleased to welcome Edwin Vazquez to the community. Edwin is a comic artist and illustrator based in New York City. His work is featured in The Nation and World War 3 Illustrated. Edwin's art is influenced by Pre-Columbian history and comic book culture spinning off a Hispanic and American identity in a contemporary urban setting in a fun and acidic manner. Check out his website here.

    30 Jan 2011