Born in Leningrad in 1949, Russian cartoonist Victor Borograd has won 20 international awards during his long career. His work has appeared in many publications in and outside Russia. He is a regular jury member of international cartoon competitions and for the last four years has organized an international cartoon exhibition in St. Petersburg.
Akram Raslan is a Syrian cartoonist who was arrested by Syrian security forces in 2012. No one has heard from him since, and he has very likely died from torture.
We have set up an honorary account to feature some of Akram’s amazing work and to remind ourselves of the courage of cartoonists that continue to question and defy authority, even in the face of lethal danger.
Markus Grolik is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and author from Munich, Germany.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA for short) commissioned us to do two illustrations that show the consequences of having a bad constitution and the value of having a good one. Pedro X. Molina from Nicaragua made these two amazing images:
Anthony Garner (ANT) was born in Hereford, England and moved to Barcelona in 1993 where he has lived and worked ever since as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has drawn caricatures for Punch, El País, El Periódico de Cataluña, The Progressive (USA) and now draws daily cartoons for the newspapers El Punt Avui, Ara, El Economista and on live TV programmes for the Catalan television channel TV3. He is a member of the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia and also of United Sketches for Freedom. Check out his website to see more of his work.
Emad Hajjaj is a cartoonist from Jordan. Also known as Abu Mahjoob, he has worked as a cartoonist in the Middle East for 20 years. In his cartoons, he has adopted the values of the Arab Spring. He has won the Dubai Press Award twice, and is considered one of the 500 most influential figures in the Arab world according to Arabian Business Magazine. He currently works for Alaraby Al Jadeed newspaper in London.
Abolfazl Mohtarami is an award-winning cartoonist and animator from Tehran, Iran.