Cartoonist and commentator David Horsey on the 112th Congress: Underwhelming
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Dan [Archer] is going to use the funds for his travel in Nepal to gather testimony from people who have been directly effected by human trafficking. He has a staff of translators, fixers and survey givers he will pay with the money raised. This is something that has never been done before, and if that’s not enough, he will give backers the opportunity to watch him report/create the comic in real time. Real time online art videos have become very popular and I think builds a bigger bond between fans and the creators. It should be interesting to see how this comic is created and his commentary as he makes it.
Al-Watan’s two-page spread of cartoons was published as part of a 12-page dedicated section in Monday’s responding to Charlie Hebdo.
The section also included articles by well-known secular writers, such as former Carnegie Middle East Centre research director Amr Hamzawi, and prominent Egyptian Islamic scholars and preachers, such as the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Ali Gomaa.
The cartoons included one showing a white man accusing an angry, bearded man of being a terrorist until he sees he is from Israel and offers him a flower instead.
Mr. Hasan, the director-general of the National Archives of India, is the country’s leading authority on colonial-era cartoons. Earlier this year, he put together a collection of cartoons from the Mumbai satirical paper, titled “Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch.” It is a companion to his “Wit and Humour in Colonial North India,” a 2009 compilation of work from Lucknow’s The Avadh Punch.
“The remarkable thing is that the British never took exception to the critical content” in these journals, Mr. Hasan said. “There’s not a single instance of the Press Act being used to prosecute the editors or contributors. In fact, there was great appreciation” of these cartoons by some colonial administrators.
Parsee Punch and The Avadh Punch drew their inspiration from the British Punch magazine, which made its appearance in 1841. “These were not a timid subservient pro-government lot,” Mr. Hasan said. “They were eloquent, articulate and independent-minded individuals who spoke their mind through wit and humor. They played a considerable role in shaping public perceptions” on a range of issues.
50 years Burundi Independence
Who is Damien Glez?
Franco-Burkinabé Damien Glez was born in 1967.
In 1991, when Burkina Faso’s state of emergency ended, Glez began his career as a cartoonist for the satirical weekly Le Journal du Jeudi, where he is now the director of publication.
In 2001, in association with other cartoonists, he created the monthly Pan-African satirical Le Marabout. He also contributes drawings to publications on three continents. Cartoonist-columnist, writer and lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou, he is author of the comic strip Divine Comedy.
Glez’s cartoons are regularly published in Le Journal du Jeudi (Burkina Faso), Vita Magazine (Italy), Afronline (Italy), Chorus (France), World Policy Journal (US), Continental (France-Africa), La Mèche (France), Courrier international (France-Africa) and Jeune Afrique (France-Africa).
Damien Glez is a member of the Cartooning for Peace foundation.
Check out the whole series Cartoon of the Week.Source: rnw.nl