Salum Matata (1991) is a cartoonist from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Inspired by comic artists while still in secondary school, Salum started making cartoons nine years ago. His work has been published in various media in Tanzania.
Check out this short documentary on US cartoonist and CM contributor Mike Flugennock:
The documentary is produced by Ron Douglas, filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Multimedia Communications at Wesley College, Delaware. This film provides a brief history of Mike’s cartoon work going back to the Yipster Times in the late 1970s, the antiglobalization and antiwar movements of the '00s, and his work with the DC Statehood and marijuana legalization campaign of 2014.
BBC News has posted a number of our Brexit cartoons in a slideshow. The slideshow was the most popular video on the BBC News website last night. If that doesn’t make a case for the added value of editorial cartoons, we don’t know what will. Visit the slideshow here.
In March, we reported on the firing of Kenyan political cartoonist Gado from the Daily Nation. Gado fears his firing is the result of growing government suppression of press freedom in Kenya. Al Jazeera’s media watch program The Listening Post has done a feauture on Gado’s work, set within the current media landscape in Kenya. Well worth watching:
Omar Perez is a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer originally from Argentina, but residing in Spain since 1989. He has been publishing cartoons since 1980, and currently works mostly for Spanish newspapers. Check out his Facebook page to see more of his work.
RednBlackSalamander is a 25-year old cartoonist from the United States with a degree in Political Science. His cartoons give a far-left perspective on US and world politics. Check out his blog to see more of his work.
Mary Zins is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist based in Tacoma, WA, in the United States. She has worked as a graphic artist for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and a graphic designer for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. See more of her work at maryzins.com.