The first month of 2023 was an eventful one. In our newsletter you can find out how political cartoonists think about Artificial Intelligence and read about an Italian cartoonist that got in trouble for not receiving death threats. If you want to subscribe and get a monthly update from us you can do so here.
Custódio is a cartoonist, illustrator, caricaturist and writer from Brazil. He has published cartoons in more than 50 Brazilian magazines, has created animations for television and theater, and participated in several comic book albums. He is the author of 8 books (graphic novels, comics, humor texts, graphic biographies, children book), 6 published in Brazil and 2 in Italy.
Our publishing partner VoxEurop looks back on 2022 in the company of two cartoonists, the Dane Niels Bo Bojesen and the Netherlands-based Italian Emanuele Del Rosso. You can meet the two cartoonists on 24 January at 12.30 p.m. CET, for an hour of conversation in English. They will comment on the news of the past year, suggest some ways to approach the year to come, and talk to us about their profession and passion. You can register for free to attend the online event here.
Happy new year! We are considering sending out a daily email with the cartoon-of-the-day in 2023, provided there is enough interest to do so. We’d really appreciate it if you could answer our 1-question survey. Thanks!
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.
We are proud to give a platform to Belarus Comics, an underground collective of comic artists from Belarus, forced to work in deep secrecy because of the oppressive regime of dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
Behrang Jeddi is a cartoonist, illustrator and animation artist from Iran. He has been working as a political cartoonist since 2010, for various publications in Iran. Follow him on Instagram to see more of his work.
The penultimate newsletter for 2022 is out and it's packed! Check it out to see the best cartoons about Qatar (and our thoughts about some of the feedback we’ve received) and the COP27. We also have a report about the cartooning scene in Hungary and, of course, this month’s most popular cartoons.