Stellina Chen is a cartoonist based in Taipei, Taiwan. She works as a freelance cartoonist, her works can be seen in The News Lens International, a Taiwan based English media with a focus on Asian news. Visit her website to see more of her work.
Mark Lynch is a cartoonist from Australia. A former editorial cartoonist for national newspaper, 'The Australian’, Mark now focuses on the single gag genre. He has won 53 National and international cartooning awards. Visit his website to see more of his work.
Mohammad Sabaaneh, a talented political cartoonist from Palestine, has gained worldwide renown for his stark black-and-white sketches, which draw attention to brutalities of the Israeli occupation and celebrate the Palestinians’ popular resistance. These provocative drawings do not flinch from tackling the tough subjects that confront Palestinians, from Israel’s everyday injustices in the West Bank to their frequent military operations on Gaza. This collection includes 180 of Sabaaneh’s best cartoons, some of them depicting the experience of Palestinian political prisoners being held in Israel.
Hayfaa Chalabi is a visual communicator and cartoonist originally from Iraq, now based based in Sweden. She is a beginning cartoonist, but her work shows much promise, and we’re very happy to welcome her to our community.
Movies that Matter is a festival of films about human rights taking place between March 24 and April 1 in The Hague, the Netherlands. One of the movies programmed at the festival is Tickling Giants, a documentary about Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian John Stewart, and his satirical TV show simply called ‘The Show’. The Show mocked Egyptian leadership and managed to draw an audience of 30 million viewers per show across the Arab World.
The Egyptian cartoonist Andeel was part of the production team of the show. The show was forced to stop in 2014, because the team felt it was no longer safe to make satire. Presenter Bassem Youssef fled to the United Sates, but Andeel is still in Egypt making cartoons.
Andeel is a guest at the Movies that Matter festival. On March 28, there will be a Q&A with Andeel, Sara Taksler (the director of Tickling Giants) and Cartoon Movement editor-in-chief Tjeerd Royaards. Check out the trailer of the film below:
We are wrapping up our partnership with the Justice and Security Research Programme (a research consortium lead by the London School of Economics) with two comics about issues of justice and security in northern Uganda. The aim of these comics is to translate LSE research into more accessible narratives that explore and question the concept of justice.
One comic, eight pages written by Lacan and drawn by Tom Humberstone, explores the problem of land conflicts. After decades of war, the displaced Acholi people return to their lands, but conflicts emerge as there are no written records and the lands have changed in intervening years.
The other comic, by Holly Porter (words) and Victor Ndula (art) tells an even more dramatic tale. The comic tells the stories of two rape victims and (extreme) difference in achieving justice afterwards.
The comic ‘Land Conflicts in Northern Uganda’ will be published next week; the week after that we’ll run ‘A Story of Two Rapes'.