Author Archives: andydavey

Je suis Charlie. Mais je ne suis pas un agent provocateur.

One year on from the Charlie Hebdo shootings, on the day when an anniversary edition of Charlie Hebdo appears on the newsstands with a cover depicting a “God” bearing bloody hands and a rifle, I feel like reflecting on what … Continue reading

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Truth, Power and…Cartoons: Are Political Cartoons Irrelevant?

What is the future for political cartooning in the digiverse? In a world where national politicians wield less power, do cartoonists target the right power brokers? Are they hampered by corporate ownership? How accessible will cartoons be now that we read news online? How will they be seen? Does it matter? Where are my spectacles? Why did I come upstairs? Continue reading

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Gardening for beginners

The news that the UK economy shrank last quarter faster than previously estimated was surely no great shock to anyone but those jolly Bullingdon Boys. Dave’s message has shifted subtly from “austerity is good for you” to “austerity is good … Continue reading

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The euro crisis made…er…simple.

Reports back from Bond-style commando journos who have spied inside the command HQ cave, deep in a mountain inside the…er…Reichstag say that the first signals of Greece’s release from the chains of the euro have been seen. Is this a … Continue reading

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Greece and the Eurozone – a cartoonist’s view from ground-zero-Athens

Top Greek cartoonist and all round good egg Michael Kountouris kindly agreed to write a short series of blog articles (translated by his wife, Athena) for www.procartoonists.org (@procartoonists) about the situation in his country following the economic crisis. His moving … Continue reading

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Screams, polls and pasties

As if anyone should care, I rather pompously vowed years ago never to draw a pastiche of The Scream as it had been so overused as everyone’s go-to image for the modern condition of alienation. But hey! What are rules … Continue reading

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firewalls and floaters

There’s been much talk of political “firewalls” recently. Little Adam Smith was Culture Sec Jeremy Hunt’s firewall, although he proved to be expendable. Jeremy is doubtless now feeling the heat of the inferno surrounding his house of cards. He is … Continue reading

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Wind, rain, double-dip recession and Leveson

Strange old week innit. Wind, rain, double dip recession and Levesonian intrigue combined to make things a little turbulent all round; ideal for an editorial cartoonist, you might think. And you’d be right. I managed to combine two of those … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival takes flight

Tomorrow sees the start of the annual Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival You won’t be surprised to learn that it happens in Shrewsbury and it involves cartoonists schlepping over to the delightful border town from all points geographical. It has been … Continue reading

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