April 22 is Earth Day. To mark the occasion, we have selected 10 of our favorite cartoons reminding us how fragile our planet is.
Sweet memories of better times. Cartoon by Osvaldo Gomez.
2. Diaper Change
Time for a change? Cartoon by Tomas.
Or maybe some medication? Cartoon by Gatis Sluka.
4. Plundering the Earth
The SvitalskyBros remind us we use the earth like there's no tomorrow.
5. The Earth
And the way earth's resources are won and distributed isn't exactly fair, says Mohamed Sabra.
It's all downhill from here. Cartoon by Payam Boromand.
The tree of life, shedding leaves. Cartoon by Ramses Izquierdo.
Antother visual how time might be running out, this one by Fabio Magnasciutti.
9. Eternal Struggle
Earth in the middle of the continuing struggle between good and evil, war and peace. Cartoon by Elchicotriste.
So cheers! Hopefully we'll be around next year to celebrate another earth day. Cartoon by Emanuele del Rosso.
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.
Just World Books has published a collection of political cartoons by Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh:
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.
You can order the book here.