11 Jan 2012 1 Comments
This week is Haiti Week at Cartoon Movement. On January 12 we publish the first chapter in a 75-page comics journalism project focused on life in Haiti two years after the country was devastated by an earthquake that it is still recovering from. Leading up to Thursday, three Haitian editorial cartoonists will give their perspective on Haiti. Today's cartoon is a a recap of the Haitian political year. It was published on the cover of Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste at the end of 2011. We wanted to include it in our Haiti Week, because it gives an insight into Haitian politics, but also because it is characteristic of editorial cartooning in Haiti. Head over to our blog to see the full-size cartoon, and to get a crash course in Haitian politics.
09 Jan 2012 7 Comments
This week is Haiti Week at Cartoon Movement. On January 12 we publish the first chapter in a 75-page comics journalism project focused on life in Haiti two years after the country was devastated by an earthquake that it is still recovering from. Leading up to Thursday, three Haitian editorial cartoonists will give their perspective on Haiti. Today, Jerry Boursiquot shows us how the reconstruction of Haiti is progressing.
Haiti: Optimistic Outlook
09 Jan 2012 2 Comments
In dire circumstances, religion and faith continues to sustain the Haitian people.
13 Aug 2011 14 Comments
Tjeerd Royaards: 'Another cartoon made during our stay in Haiti. The place where we're staying is literally crawling with (mostly American) missionaries bringing their version of the gospel to poor Haitians. Apart from the fact that it's condescending and colonial, you have to wonder whether spreading bibles and giving sermons actually helps solve anything. The character in the cartoon is based on an actual person staying here, probably the most obnoxious guy I've ever met.' This cartoon is available as a t-shirt design in our webshop.
19 Jul 2011 10 Comments
Tjeerd Royaards: 'This is the first cartoon I've done here, based on my impressions after one week in Port-au-Prince. The impression that persists is that Haiti is a broken society. One Haitian journalist I talked to offered an apt analysis of the situation: 'Seen individually, every NGO is doing a good job, but when you look at the broader picture it's difficult to discern what is actually happening.' What seems to be missing is an overall strategy for Haiti to become a stable and prosperous nation. With such a strategy, all the help is no more than a bandage barely holding the piles of rubble together.'
Haiti, One Year Later...
23 Jan 2011 15 Comments
It has been a year since a devastating earthquake ended normal life for almost everybody in Haiti. And although over 1,3 billion dollar has already been donated to rebuild Haitian society, the overwhelming majority of the people still have to live in tents with little food, poor hygiene and even worse medical care. This is actually a sequel cartoon to one I did January 2010, which you can see here.
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.