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.
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.
We keep finding talented cartoonists in Italy. The latest Italian artist to join us is Claudio Cadei. His work is published in two national dailies in Italy, and in various local dailies.
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.
Francesca Longo is an Italian illustrator and cartoonist. Francesca studied illustration in Rome and uses her work to address social issues.
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.
Khalid Cherradi is a cartoonist from Tangier in Morocco. He studied linguistics and modern literature, but decided to pursue a career in cartooning. His work is published online and in print, in Morocco and abroad.