‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!’ was a funky, lighthearted alternative to the action cartoons that, for years, had dominated Saturday morning lineups.
Demands for regulation of media violence reached a fever pitch after RFK's assassination, and networks scrambled to insert more kid-friendly fare into their lineups. Enter: the Mystery Machine.
The New York Times decision to end daily political cartoons in its international edition has led to predictions of the death of cartooning. But the decision actually reflects an increasingly globalised, online industry.
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A New York Times decision has led to predictions of the death of cartooning. But rather than perishing, is the global art form just feeling the full force of technological and workplace change?
Not everyone possesses the skills to draw a cartoon, but pretty much anyone can make a meme.
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With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?
The term 'political correctness' is often used to imply that those who resent racist comedy just lack a sense of humour. But First Nations people are using humour to speak back, especially on social media.
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We've had 90 years of those famous ears.
Two women hug before placing flowers at the Star of David memorial in front of the Tree of Life Synagogue, two days after a mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
With anti-semitism on the rise around the world, it is timely to consider how images and media discourses can embolden hate crimes.
A frame from a comic by the organisation PositivesNegatives.
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A series of recent comics are trying to shift the narrative about refugees.
Depression, addiction and misanthropy in cartoon form.
Racist caricatures began appearing in the US as slavery was coming to an end. They have persisted into the 21st century.
The Herald Sun claims its cartoon of Serena Williams isn't racist, but it draws on 200 years of caricaturing of African women.
Expectations were high for the latest project from the creator of The Simpsons.
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The cat and mouse comedy duo have been locked in conflict for more than 78 years now.
Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids.
It's not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as 'good' or 'bad' based on superficial qualities.
Disney’s retrograde princesses have seen some improvements in recent years, but they still send mixed messages about what female leadership looks like.
Princesses are not great role models if we want to raise empowered daughters.
The human-like forms of saguaro cacti in Arizona.
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Killers, cartoons, and even romantic objects, the cactus's ongoing popularity has led it down some strange paths.
Still going strong in its 30th year, The Simpsons follows a strict animation style guide based on Matt Groening's own rules, and has much to teach young animators
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It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of graphic novel pioneer Will Eisner.
Refugee artist Eaten Fish has attracted international attention for his powerful cartoons of life on Manus Island.
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A young Iranian detained on Manus Island has won a prestigious international award for his cartoons reflecting life there. Our government should allow this young man to fly to the US to accept his award.
Bill Leak’s portrayal of an Aboriginal father as neglectful is not representative of Aboriginal family life.
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Bill Leak's cartoon of a drunk Aboriginal father who doesn't know his son's name exemplifies a long tradition of white men's fantasies about the inferiority of Aboriginal people.
The cover of the ‘Weekly Standard’, February 2016.
Two recent controversial cartoons depicting people as apes have raised an important question: what are the legal and philosophical distinctions between harm and offence?
Researchers pored through 70,439 New Yorker cartoons.
Some might say we're in the age of the 'priceless' child, but The New Yorker certainly doesn't think so.