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Political Cartoons

Drawing ire

A cartoon, by Wang Liming, aka Rebel Pepper, depicts blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng.

When freedom of expression is repressed, a picture can say a lot more than a thousand words. Chris Luo speaks with some mainland cartoonists who are going online to get their message across to a vast and ever more enlightened audience.

Sunday, 24 November, 2013, 11:56am 3 comments

South Korean artist may face suit for political spoof work

Hong Sung-dam's satirical painting is being shown as part of a show in Seoul on ex-dictator Park Chung-hee's military rule. Photo: AFP

South Korea's ruling party has threatened to sue an artist who painted its presidential candidate giving birth to her father, former dictator Park Chung-hee, likening the work to Nazi propaganda.

The painting by left-wing artist Hong Sung-dam is being shown as part of an exhibition in Seoul that offers a critical perspective on Park's 1961-79 military rule.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:59am

Indian artist arrested over anti-government cartoons

Political artist Aseem Trivedi remains defiant. Photo: AP

Indian police have detained and questioned a cartoonist on charges of sedition over a series of cartoons which lampooned the government's corruption record, including one that depicted parliament as a giant toilet bowl.

11 Sep 2012 - 3:49am