Cartoon exhibition: Power unmasked

1. Vladimir  Kazanevsky - OekraïneCartoon by Vladimir Kazanevsky

If you are planning to visit the Stripdagen Haarlem, a comic book festival taking place in Haarlem, The Netherlands, between June 3 and 12, be sure to visit our political cartoon exhibition Power unmasked at the provincial government building.

The exhibition shows work from various Cartoon Movement contributors and other renowned international cartoonists about power and oppression, featuring many of the autocrats that are in power in the world today. The exhibition will be on display between June 1 and August 30, with an official opening on June 8.


European Cartoon Award 2022

EU-and-Belarus-Janssen-scaled-e1633506960762The 2021 winner, 'EU and Belarus', by Tom Janssen (The Netherlands)

From May 9 to June 20, 2022, cartoonists can submit their work for the third edition of the European Cartoon Award. Submitted cartoons must have been realized between January 1, 2021, and May 9, 2022, and published with a media outlet from a country within the Council of Europe, Belarus, and Russia. Founded in 2019, by the European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht, the European Cartoon Award has one of the highest monetary prizes for cartoonists, granting its winner a prize of 10,000 euros.

The cartoons can be submitted at europeancartoonaward.com

The European Cartoon Award was founded in 2019 by European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht to encourage cartoonists in their essential work for freedom of expression.


Cartoon exhibition at The Hague City Hall

If you are in The Hague in the coming weeks, go check out our cartoon exhibition Just Speak! From May 3 until May 20 the exhibition can be seen in the Atrium of the City Hall.

FR5lWMXXIAETXxh Afghan cartoonist Hossein Rezaei spoke at the opening of the exhibition on World Press Freedom Day.

Justice for all can only be reached if we have the freedom to express ourselves in fair and peaceful communities that leave no one behind. A focus on justice is necessary in solving all conflicts. Images have the power to carry a message in a clever, funny and informing way, which is exactly what this exposition is about. Ideas about peace and justice from the youngest generation turned into professional cartoons, created by human rights cartoonists from around the world.

IMG-20220504-WA0004 Tjeerd Royaards and Lucinda Miedema from Cartoon Movement and The Next Movement.

Visit the exhibition to see the voice of youth across the world. This exhibition presents an overview of various education projects we have done through the years. By means of a competition, students at schools all over the world were asked about their ideas on how to achieve justice in a conflict in their part of the world. What are their thoughts on how to prevent or peacefully resolve this issue? Using their creativity to shape these ideas in the form of a cartoon, their drawings were shared with the professional cartoonist network from The Cartoon Movement. They chose the best, most inspiring ideas and turned them into editorial cartoons.

Justspeak One of the cartoons at the exhibition (and the sketch it is based on).


Exhibition Just speak!

1651235765929Cartoon by Ahmed Falah

We have launched a new educational project. Just speak! challenges youth across the globe to draw about the problems that face us all. Professional cartoonists turn the best ideas into editorial cartoons.

To launch the project, we have put together a cartoon exhibition that will be on display at The Hague City Hall, featuring a selection of drawings by students that were turned into cartoons in previous projects.

If you’re in the Netherlands, join us for the opening on May 3rd (World Press Freedom Day) at 5pm in the atrium of The Hague City Hall. Afghan cartoonist Hossein Rezaei, who escaped Kabul in 2020 with nothing more than the clothes on his back and a drawing tablet, will speak about the importance of cartoons and freedom of expression. Download the invitation here.