Anthony Albanese, as depicted by cartoonist David Pope.
Political cartoonists have found their own ways of coping with a new government
You never know where Uncle Sam will make an appearance.
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The iconic image may have originated with a meat supplier named Samuel Wilson. Or not.
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Cartoon character Dennis the Menace has had more influence on British society than you might think.
Still : Andrew Glouberman, a character in the Netflix's animated comedy Big Mouth watches a condom demonstration from mother.
Growing up is never easy, but visualising complex ideas can help. Animation and character design allow us to put a metaphorical mirror up to society.
Royal satire has softened over the last 300 years, but audiences are more sensitive to barbs against the institution.
Julia Wertz’ The Infinite Wait and Other Stories looks at the author’s diagnosis with lupus.
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From the blog ‘Mom’s Cancer’ to novellas about lupus to moving Instagram posts, comic artists are humanising illnesses.
Glen Keane at work.
The condition challenges the centuries-old idea that all great artists are able to envision what they’re drawing.
When we read comics, we ‘hear’ sound on the page. Creators are experts at this cross-sensory form of storytelling - indeed one database lists over 2500 comic book sounds.
Riffing on several fairy tales and littered with pop culture references, Shrek positioned itself as animation’s dirty alternative to Disney classics.
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Released in 2001, it was the first film to really give Pixar a run for its money.
Unless we address the lack of diversity in newsrooms, we will continue to see work like Leak’s cartoon making it through the gate.
An image from My Hero is You, produced by the UN and several humanitarian agencies.
Scientists provide the credibility and accuracy, while the artists ensure this is communicated with creative flair and appealing designs.
‘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.