There was no shortage of big world events this year for our cartoonists to respond to, which is reflected in the record number of cartoons that were uploaded to Cartoon Movement: over 10,000! And as usual, we've also run a number of cartoon-related projects. Here are some of our highlights this year:
We didn't publish a ton of comics journalism in 2022 (we are currently working on a new comic in partnership with the University of British Colombia), but if you've missed it, do check out the one we did publish: Hustling Day in Silicon Savannah. Made in cooperation with LSE, and drawn by renowned Kenyan artist Maddo, the comic focuses on the gig economy in and around Nairobi, We even made a short trailer for it!
May 3 (World Press Freedom) is always an important day for cartoonists. This year, we organized an exhibition together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the of The Hague City Hall. Just Speak! featured cartoons that visualize the major challenges that face us in the 21st century.
Over the summer, we ran a project for Oxfam International about the growing inequality in the world. This cartoon by Luc Vernimmen was one of those selected to be used in an awareness campaign. You can see all the cartoons that were submitted on our project page.
Together with media museum Sound and Vision The Hague and Dutch press agency ANP, we organized an exhibition of international press photos and editorial cartoons, chronicling the first 100 days of the invasion of Ukraine. Framing the War portrayed the first hundred days of the war through the lens of international news photographers and through the pen of international cartoonists.
In the fall, we did a project together with the University of East Anglia, focusing on humanitarian journalists, an influential group of journalists defying conventional approaches to covering humanitarian crises. The cartoon below is by Miguel Morales Madrigal; check out all the cartoons that were submitted on the project page.
For our research project, Cartoons in Court, we organized an event at the Central University in Budapest, inviting renowned Hungarian cartoonist Gábor Pápai to come and talk about the difficult circumstances for political cartoonist in Hungary under the increasingly oppressive regime of Victor Orbán.
See you next year!