• No Laughing Matter

    No Laughing Matter

    No Laughing Matter is a webdoc directed by Olivier Malvoisin. It uses testimonies from cartoonists from all four corners of the globe to create a world map of taboos and barriers to the freedom of expression in the 21st century. The map is intended to be an updatable and sustainable tool which maps freedom of expression and taboos around the world.

    19 Apr 2013
  • Partnership – The Sphere Project

    Partnership – The Sphere Project

    The Sphere Project is an initiative that brings together many of the world’s largest and oldest humanitarian agencies with the aim to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian assistance to people affected by disasters or conflicts. In this partnership, Cartoon Movement and the Sphere Project teamed up to spread even further the awareness of the Humanitarian Charter and the Handbook amongst humanitarian actors, using cartoons.

    15 Feb 2013
  • Partnership – 360 Degrees

    Partnership – 360 Degrees

    360 Degrees is a partnership between Cartoon Movement, the Arab Desk of Radio Netherlands Worldwide and media partners in Saudi Arabia (Al Sharq), Egypt (Masrawy, Al Masry al Youm), Yemen (Almasdar online), and Morocco (Hespress). The essence of the project is to show the differences and similarities between perspectives from the Arab World compared to perspectives from the rest of the world on a range of themes, hoping to offer a view of 360 degrees.

    17 Dec 2012
  • Cartoons at Your Event

    Cartoons at Your Event

    Cartoons are versatile. For a long time, cartoons were closely associated with print media (newspapers and magazines), but the Internet has broadened the scope and audience of cartoons. Since our launch, Cartoon Movement has been pushing the envelope, setting up projects and partnerships to create and use cartoons in new and exciting ways. One innovative way of using cartoons and cartoonists, is to have them present at your event.

    05 Dec 2012
  • Education – Teaching with Cartoonists

    Education – Teaching with Cartoonists

    Since the launch of Cartoon Movement in December 2010 we have discovered the potential of editorial cartoons in the field of education. In the last two years, we have run a comprehensive project with a number of high schools in the Netherlands, started partnerships with the London School of Economics and Tufts University, and given countless workshops about editorial cartoons, symbology, image analysis, and the power of visual storytelling.

    19 Nov 2012
  • Partnership – Why Poverty?

    Partnership – Why Poverty?

    Why Poverty? is a cross-media event taking place in the week of 25 November – 2 December 2012, reaching more than 500 million people around the world via television, radio, Internet and live events. Cartoon Movement is partnering with news service Edg.ie and Netherlands Public Broadcasting to join the global debate with cartoons.

    18 Nov 2012
  • Partnership – World Peace Foundation

    Partnership – World Peace Foundation

    In this partnership, Cartoon Movement worked with the World Peace Foundation (part of Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University) to create a series of cartoons about peace in the 21st century, inspired by the visuals used by the international peace movement in the early 20th century. We asked our cartoonists to translate the visuals that were used 100 years ago to the reality of the 21st century, resulting in over 120 cartoons submitted to the project newsroom. The final selection of cartoons will be used in an exhibition at the World Peace Foundation.

    05 Nov 2012
  • Behind-the-Scenes


    Cartoons are made in many different ways. Older cartoonists tend to prefer pen and paper, while the younger artists favor a completely digital work process more often. In our series Behind-the-Scenes we ask our cartoonists to show us how they work.

    29 Aug 2012
  • Partnership – Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

    Partnership – Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

    Comics journalism and social justice meet in Jessica Colotl: Eye of the Storm, a comic by Ryan Schill and Greg Scott created in a partnership between Cartoon Movement and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. In the partnership, JJIE.org provided the reporter and the subject. Cartoon Movement provided the artist and the expertise to turn Ryan Schill's script into a compelling and engaging visual story.

    06 Aug 2012
  • Partnership – Election Cartoons

    Partnership – Election Cartoons

    For Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), we have run a number of projects on elections in the Arab World and in Mexico. In several countries, RNW created voting compasses to help voters decide which party or politician to vote for, depending on where they stand on important issues. Editorial cartoons were used to illustrate the voting compasses, because they have the power to show the core of an issue in a single image.

    05 Aug 2012
  • Partnership – Your Peace Retweeted

    Partnership – Your Peace Retweeted

    In cooperation with MasterPeace, we have launched an new project, Your Peace Retweeted. This project is a collaboration between our audience and our cartoonists: we invite you to tweet about peace, with the hashtag #masterpeace2014. Our cartoonists will use these peace tweets as an inspiration for their cartoons.

    24 Apr 2012
  • Comics Journalism – Army of God

    Comics Journalism – Army of God

    Based on David Axe's reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010, Army Of God is an ambitious 100-page non-fiction graphic novel that explores the history of the Lord's Resistance Army and what is now one of the worst ongoing humanitarian crises in the world. Based on eyewitness accounts from captives and those working to stop the destructive militia, each chapter focuses on a different person and their role in the saga. With stark black and white artwork from Tim Hamilton, each character's chilling account is brought to life, from diplomats to LRA soldiers to the women and children directly impacted by their campaign.

    15 Feb 2012
  • Comics Journalism – Life in Haiti

    Comics Journalism – Life in Haiti

    In the summer of 2011, the Cartoon Movement editorial team went to Haiti in search of cartoonists and journalists to work on a project focusing on the struggles their country face in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked Port-au-Prince in 2010. On January 12, 2012, the second anniversary of the quake, we published comics journalism about life in Haiti.

    12 Jan 2012
  • Partnership – London School of Economics

    Partnership – London School of Economics

    The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is undertaking a six-year research project on governance, security and justice in conflict-affected areas. The Cartoon Movement will support the academic research with editorial cartoons, using our global network of cartoonists to come up with powerful visuals on six themes.

    08 Sep 2011
  • Education - Kids & Cartoonists

    Education - Kids & Cartoonists

    Only three years remain for the world to reach the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. How close are we to achieving them? Hundreds of high school students from the Netherlands joined forces with over 100 editorial cartoonists from around the globe to shed their light on this question.

    19 May 2011