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Cartoon Movement: February newsletter
News from the world of editorial cartooning
You might notice this month’s newsletter looks a bit different from previous editions. It’s because we switched from Mailchimp to Substack. On our blog, you can read why.
In terms of content, things are still the same. We share our latest updates, and the most popular cartoons of the month. Enjoy!
1 year of war in Ukraine
February 24 marked the 1-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine. Our cartoonists have drawn hundreds of cartoons about the Russian aggression, mocking Putin, condemning the atrocities of war, warning about the threat of nuclear war. To keep the war in the spotlight, we created a social media toolkit with 10 of the best cartoons drawn in the past year.
Want to see more? Check out our collection of the cartoons about the 1-year anniversary.
Cartoons for LaLiga
We did a cartoon project with LaLiga, Spain’s professional football league, to create cartoons about the European Super League. The European Super League was set up in 2021, but failed as both clubs and supporters massively protested against the ESL. Now the ESL is back with another attempt to launch their competition. LaLiga is fiercely opposed to the idea. We created a series of cartoons about the ESL, which we’ll be publishing in the coming weeks.
Cartoon Movement at the International Journalism Festival
CM editors Emanuele Del Rosso and Tjeerd Royaards will be present at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia (Italy) between April 19 and April 23. We'll be hosting a workshop on the power of satire on Friday April 21 at 2
pm. It’s the first time editorial cartoons are part of the program, so come join us if you're attending the festival.
Upcoming comics journalism
For the University of British Columbia, we are currently working on a comic about carbon offset schemes in Nigeria and how forest conservation schemes impact the local communities that have been living in these forests fro centuries. In theory these programs are about environmental protection and providing an income to communities for protecting the forest; the reality is one of empty promises and oppression.
Here you can see a fragment of the storyboard. The artwork is by Nigerian comic artist Alaba Onajin. Stay tuned, as the comic will be finished soon!
Most popular this month
Take a look at the most popular cartoons from the last 30 days on our social media channels:
On Facebook: Syrian child by Morhaf Youssef.
On Instagram: Earthquake in Turkey and Syria by Hamzeh Hajjaj.
On Twitter: Destressing by Zach.
On Pinterest: Earthquake in Turkey and Syria by Osama Hajjaj.