2014: A Graphic Review

A selection of editorial cartoons depicting events from the last 12 months; graphic expressions, both textual and pictorial of an eventful year. They were predominately produced for the New Zealand print media.

The editorial cartoon is intended to make you think, not necessarily laugh. It is not a comic strip. They are usually placed on the publication’s editorial page where ‘opinion’ dominates. The editorial cartoonist has a number of devices at his disposal – caricature, irony, ridicule, satire, stereotypes, symbols, analogies, among a raft of conventional and unconventional codes.

Humour is only one of the tools available. As pictorial chroniclers of history, we encompass the full spectrum of current issues, both controversial and comical, serious and otherwise. An effective editorial cartoon combines a number of layers of meaning – both intended and those open to the reader’s interpretation.

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_1_Scientific Research 7 Jan _2_Wailing 7 Jan _3_European Elections 26 May _4_Match Fixing 30 May _5_The Qatar Baby 4 June _6_ Egyptian Justice 30 June _7_The Plane Truth 18 July _8_Iraq CrISIS 10 Aug _9_Robin Williams 12 Aug _10_Ebola 10 Oct _11_Queen Twitter 26 Oct _12_WW100 11 Nov _13_Ice Melting 5 Dec _14_CIA  11 Dec _15_russian 21 Dec _16_Missiletoe 23 Dec _17_the glitch 28 Dec


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