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Another month has passed, so time for an update from us! This month, we took part and hosted several online events, launched our new educational branch together with an exhibition in Lithuania and published loads of cartoons. The dominant topic this month was of course the escalating violence between Gaza and Israel.

The difficulty with drawing about Israel and Palestine

With the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine, the number of cartoons about this conflict has, not surprisingly, increased dramatically as well. On our blog CM editor Tjeerd Royaards has written about the challenges of of cartoons about this topic: 'As a cartoonist, I find this topic to be one of the hardest things to draw about. As an editor, I also find it challenging which cartoons to pick for publication on our homepage or to highlight on social media. Let me explain why.'

Read the full article here.


Past and upcoming events

Evergreen Satire is a new partnership with the Dutch Sound and Vision Institute to give new relevance to historical cartoons. On May 3, Ema Del Rosso talked to cartoon curator Jop Eeuwijk about historical and modern satire.

Join us again on Instagram on June 8 at 5.30 CEST as we continue to talk with new and old guests about the history of satire.

A recent cartoon by UK Peter Brookes based on a famous cartoon by James Gillray from 1805.

Take a look at episode 2 of Cartoonist 2 Cartoonist, where CM editors review work that is submitted to us by cartoonists looking for feedback on their work. Here are the cartoons we discussed this episode:

The next episode of C2C will be Saturday June 5 at 6.30 CEST on Instagram.

We are open to submissions! If you would like to have your cartoon(s) reviewed by us, please send them to cartoons@cartoonmovement with Cartoonist 2 Cartoonist in the subject line.

Cartoon Exhibition in Lithuania

This month, our new educational branch The Next Movement launched a dedicated website. TNM will be undertaking all kinds of educational projects involving editorial cartoons. One of the first projects is taking place in Lithuania, where we created an exhibition that shows past and present perspectives on various ways of how we can make a difference when it comes to human rights. In the coming months, we will be working on creating cartoons that show the future of human rights, based on ideas by  Lithuanian school students.

The offline exhibition in Vilnius has ended, but you can still view the digital exhibition here.

Most popular this month

Take a look at the most popular cartoons from the last 30 days on our social media channels.

On Facebook
Where is Biden in all this? by Omar Al Abdallat

On Twitter
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict? by Marian Kamensky

On Instagram
The root cause of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? by Tjeerd Royaards

On Pinterest
Escape by Elena Ospina

For all other news and updates, be sure to visit our blog.  And if you are still reading this, you must be really into cartoons: consider supporting our mission to promote political cartoons and defend press freedom by making a donation.
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