• 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
  • Special Project: Freedom Worldwide

    Special Project: Freedom Worldwide

    In cooperation with the (Dutch) National 4 and 5 May Committee we're running a new special project. For the next two weeks, this section of the newsroom will be the place for cartoonists to share their perspectives on (un)freedom. These cartoons will be used to remind the Dutch just how special and important the freedom is that they have enjoyed since the end of the Second World War in 1945.

    27 Jan 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Fadi Abou Hassan

    New Cartoonist: Fadi Abou Hassan

    Fadi Abou Hassan is a Palestinian cartoonist currently living in Haifa. His cartoons have been published in various international publications. He also contributes his work to aljazeera.net and syriacartoon.com. You can see his first pitch for the Cartoon Movement here.

    26 Jan 2011
  • New comic by Tom Humberstone and Anne Holiday on Wednesday

    New comic by Tom Humberstone and Anne Holiday on Wednesday

    Tomorrow we'll publish the first part of a comic by UK artist Tom Humberstone and writer Anne Holiday. This new comic set in London on December 9, 2010, during the (escalated) student protests against a drastic increase in University tuition fees. The comic will run for three consecutive Wednesdays. The part that will be published tomorrow is titled 'Warning', followed in the coming weeks by 'Making Your Mark' and the final part 'Acceptable Behaviour'.

    25 Jan 2011
  • Special Project: Millennium Development Goals

    Special Project: Millennium Development Goals

    Together with NCDO we are starting a project about the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). For this project, the Cartoon Movement provides the platform for a collaboration between our global network of cartoonists and students from five high schools in the Netherlands. Together, they will come up with 100 cartoons offering different perspectives on development and development aid, which will be published in a book. Click here to see the submissions so far and to join the discussion.

    24 Jan 2011
  • Special Project: Children in Prison

    Special Project: Children in Prison

    Our video-oriented counterpart, VJ Movement will be publishing a new special project on January 25, featuring videos from around the globe about children in prison or, more specifically, about what happens to children when their parents are sent to jail. We've also asked our cartoonists to come up with some ideas on the subject. The response has been overwhelming, so please help us decide by voting for your favorites here.

    21 Jan 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Zunar

    New Cartoonist: Zunar

    Our latest cartoonist goes by the name of Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, but is better known as Zunar. Zunar contributes cartoons to Malaysiakini, a major news website in Malaysia. In September 2010, he was arrested and jailed for two days over the publishing of his latest political cartoon book titled "Cartoon-o-phobia". The book was considered ‘detrimental to public order’ and that could ‘influence the people to revolt against government policies’. Click on the image to see his latest pitch in the newsroom.

    17 Jan 2011
  • Mexican Cartoonists Protest Against Violence

    Mexican Cartoonists Protest Against Violence

    Several of Mexico’s best known cartoonists have launched a campaign against the drug-related violence that has left more than 30,000 people dead in the country since December 2006. Cartoonists included the slogans “No + sangre” (No + Blood) and “Basta de sangre” (Enough Blood) in the strips published on Monday by Mexico’s leading newspapers. (Source: Latin American Herald Tribune)

    14 Jan 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Farhad Foroutanian

    New Cartoonist: Farhad Foroutanian

    The newest member of our cartoonist community is Farhad Foroutanian. Originally from Tehran, Iran, he now resides in the Netherlands, where he contributes cartoon and illustrations for various publications. He already made his first contribution to our newsroom; you can see his pitch by clicking the image.

    13 Jan 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Jason Laning

    New Cartoonist: Jason Laning

    Jason Laning is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York (USA). He is the author of the webcomic FFS (an abbreviation of 'For Fuck's Sake'), which ran from May 2009 until February 2010. He also makes (politically engaged) drawings and paintings. Jason will add his unique work to our growing cartoonists' collective. Check out his work on jasonlaning.net or by clicking the image above.

    11 Jan 2011
  • Laughing at Tyrants: Cartoonists Under Pressure

    Laughing at Tyrants: Cartoonists Under Pressure

    Tyrants, they say, hate nothing more than being ridiculed. As a result some of the best political cartoonists around the world work under extreme conditions. Exiled, imprisoned, or working despite frequent death threats. VJ Movement has launched a new project about cartoonists under threat. The project consists of video interviews with cartoonists Sherif Arafa in Egypt, Tony Namate in Zimbabwe and Mario Robles in Mexico. The artists talk about how they deal with the difficult circumstances they are faced with in their daily work.

    06 Jan 2011
  • New Cartoonist: Spiros Derveniotis

    New Cartoonist: Spiros Derveniotis

    The newest member of our global cartoonist community goes by the name of Spiros Derveniotis. He is our first member from Greece. Since his first appearance in 1986 in the Greek satirical magazine "Para Pente", he has been working non-stop as a political cartoonist and comics creator for a variety of local papers and magazines. Now he will also share his perspectives with a global audience on our platform.

    04 Jan 2011
  • Cartoon of Interest

    Cartoon of Interest

    This cartoon about Europe and the Islam is generating discussion, here and on other websites (where it's been republished) as well. The aim of a good editorial cartoon is to make people think about a certain topic, and this cartoon certainly stimulates people into thinking, and even debating. For those unfamiliar with the tale of the scorpion and the frog: http://allaboutfrogs.org/stories/scorpion.html

    27 Dec 2010