We’re proud to add a cartoonist from Kazakhstan to our network. Galym Boranbayev creates stunning cartoons that rely almost purely on visuals to tell the story. His works have won over 30 international awards.
Rick Friday, cartoonist of Iowa’s Farm News for 21 years, was fired on April 30th after a seed company pulled advertising from the Des Moines based weekly following a cartoon critical of big agricultural companies. This is a blatant and frightening example of economic censorship. Read more here.
The first cartoon Hadi Heidari made after his realse from prison.
It’s been a week of good news (for a change) in the world of cartooning.
On Monday we received news that jailed Iranian artist Atena Farghadani will be released in May. Atena was sentenced to 12 years in prison last year for a cartoon that depicted Iranian members of Parliament with the heads of animals. Her sentence was reduced to 18 months, the majority of which she has already served. We supported the campaign to free Atena with cartoons and by signing the letter that called for her release.
The cartoon that got Atena in trouble.
On Tuesday, Hadi Heidari, another Iranian cartoonist, was released. Had Heidari was arrested in November 2015 to serve a suspended sentence for a cartoon from 2012 that supposedly insulted Iran-Iraq War veterans.
Cristina Bernazzani is an editorial illustrator from Italy. She contributes her work to sites like Shutterstock and Fotolia. We’re exited to have her contribute to Cartoon Movement with her excellent work.
Giuseppe Maggiore is a 30-year old cartoonist and illustrator from Italy. His work makes bold statements about politics and society, in a style that almost feels like you are looking at giant murals. He contributes to various publications, including Italian magazine Left.
Seekin Justice in South Sudan, comic no. 3, is a case study of a neighborhood in Juba, South Sudan, that shows how ordinary citizens struggle to find justice. If institutions of law and order are weak, they can bend to the will of men with money and guns. As a preview, page 1 is shown here:
We are delighted to welcome Italian illustrator and cartoonist Marilena Nardi to our community. Her work is published widely in Italy and abroad. She also teaches at the at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.
With over 8000 shares on our Facebook page and 38K likes (both at time of writing), the cartoon ‘Refuge’ by South African cartoonist Brandan Reynolds is the most popular cartoon we’ve published in our five-year history. The cartoon captures our outrage and indignation over the Panama Papers in a simple visual of two ships and three words.