Global Satire looks at world events through the lens of political cartoons, comedy, graphic journalism and wit (ha-ha and dark) in all its forms. Our focus is every corner of the globe. The idea is to explore what satirists around the world are poking fun at, or darkly laying bare. Our assumption is that a cartoon, joke, or wry comment can explain a vexing political issue as well (and often better) than any amount of punditry. Created by Carol Hills.
For 43 years, graphic novelists and comics artists have gathered in the French town of Angoulême to celebrate their burgeoning art and award prizes. But in all that time, only one woman has won the Grand Prix, a "lifetime achievement" award. After this year's list of 30 nominees contained no women at all, an uproar ensued.
It's been one year since two masked gunmen opened fire in the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Francoise Mouly of The New Yorker still recalls how she felt after hearing that cartoonists had been murdered for simply drawing a picture.
The Library of Congress tapped Gene Luen Yang to be the the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Yang is the very first graphic novelist to be named to the post. Here are five of his favorite books.
In cartoons and emblazoned on public monuments, the French Tricolour has emerged as the favored symbol to show solidarity with Paris after Friday's attacks. Arab and Muslim cartoonists are drawing something different: the personal impact of terrorism.
Joanna Hausmann gets it. She has a Jewish last name, red hair and has been compared to a Pixar cartoon. But she's not a white girl from Iowa. She's a Venezuelan comic who jokes about our ideas of race.
Pakistani comedian Danish Ali wants to thank everyone for making it finally OK for Muslims to take their clocks with them wherever they go. His video riffing on the reaction to 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's arrest in Texas has reached about a half-million people and Ali hopes it will poke and prod the conversation about identity forward.