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Monday, February 25th, 2013

The line between caricaturing and relying on racist tropes in cartoonist Zapiro’s recent work

Ah, greasy, beak-nosed men with unsavoury, five-o-clock shadows darkening swarthy jawlines, proffering gifts and currying favours. Good to see that the illustrious history that connects the stereotyping of Jewish people and Indians (particularly Indians in Africa) is continuing, at the hands of cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro. Shapiro’s work is beyond well-known in

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

GAL draws Africa

71-year-old GAL draws a weekly cartoon for the Belgian magazine Knack.* More of his 2011 work related to Africa below. All speak for themselves, except maybe for the last one in which Belgian politician Bart De Wever...

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Head Case

Source. Via Stephen Coplan.

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Sunday Ephemera No.8

Disney goes on safari on the “Dark Continent” in 1945. No comment. Via New School Thoughts on Africa.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

CARTOONING / GADO

The South African editorial cartoonist Zapiro usually gets all the shine because he so good. But there is also Gado, the Kenyan cartoonist.

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