Banner image: Cartoon by Doaa el-Adl, Egypt, 2020
This is the companion website to a book project by Cherian George & Sonny Liew. Red Lines: Political Cartoons and the Struggle against Censorship, to be published by The MIT Press in 2021, explores the motives and methods of the political censorship of cartoons around the world. It will be rendered entirely as in graphic documentary form.
Cartoonists as the guerrillas of the news media
What makes satirical cartooning such a potentially radical and powerful medium is that you don’t need much to do it. You don’t need a lot of capital or an organization behind you. That makes cartoonists the guerrillas of the media — but it also makes them more vulnerable. – Read the Center for Media@Risk interview with Cherian George.