Search Results: cartoonists

  • MEDIA

    In defence of 'court jester' Mark Knight

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 19 September 2018
    14 Comments

    The tradition of court jesters licensed to criticise the king exists in many cultures. It is part of a broader tolerance of satire in which the foibles and sins of the great can be safely criticised. The Shakespearian fools are typical in representing the view of the common man as he speaks truth to power. Printed cartoons stand in this tradition.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Nearly knowing John Clarke

    • Brian Matthews
    • 13 June 2017
    2 Comments

    One of the 30 comedians, satirists, cartoonists and writers they interviewed was John Clarke. 'I first met John Clarke five years ago,' Murray recalls in his 1992 introduction to the interview, 'even though we grew up in the same town in New Zealand and for a while went to the same school. My claim to fame is that I nearly knew John Clarke. Recently when we looked though his school photos we realised that we knew every kid in Palmerston North in 1960 except each other.'

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Moral injury and the recalibration of priorities

    • Fatima Measham
    • 18 September 2015
    5 Comments

    French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has stirred controversy over cartoons depicting Aylan Kurdi. Superficially it appears this is about the bounds of propriety, but the hard truth is that body of a three-year old refugee cannot be a holy relic that is untouchable. What is the point of being miserable over things we cannot control?

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    A brief history of not drawing Muhammad

    • Philip Harvey
    • 18 February 2015
    10 Comments

    Why ban an image of Muhammad? Why is he an image-free zone? The answer is not primarily political or artistic but theological. The clue is in a statute of a meeting of bishops called the Second Council of Nicea. This may seem obscure and unimportant, but the bishops weren't obscure and the issue was whether or not humans can make an image of God. The outcome was decisive in the history of world art.

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  • CARTOON

    The best of times, the worst of times

    • Fiona Katauskas
    • 29 October 2014
    6 Comments

    View this week's offering from Eureka Street's award winning political cartoonist.

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  • MEDIA

    Abbott's budgie-smuggler blues

    • Moira Byrne Garton
    • 19 August 2011
    12 Comments

    Politicians are always pitilessly represented in cartoons. Just ask Kevin 'Tintin' Rudd and Julia 'Nose' (or 'Bottom') Gillard. Portrayals of Tony Abbott in Speedos are not part of a plot to undermine him. The public is able to recognise cartoons as exaggerated political commentary.

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  • EUREKA STREET TV

    Drawing Julia Gillard

    • Peter Kirkwood
    • 11 March 2011
    2 Comments

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  • EUREKA STREET TV

    Drawing Julia Gillard

    • Peter Kirkwood
    • 11 March 2011

    Eureka Street's political cartoonist Fiona Katauskas says she became a cartoonist 'accidentally'. 'I'm bloody glad I did. Cartoonists are lucky folk indeed — able to take all their experiences, beliefs, bile and passion, wrap them in a metaphor and get their fingers inky in the process.'

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  • AUSTRALIA

    ‘Lazarus with a triple bypass’ could well become Harry Houdini

    • John Warhurst
    • 22 August 2007
    6 Comments

    While this election is still there to be won or lost, Labor is rightfully the hot favourite. But changes of government are rare in Australian politics, and there are four reasons why Labor might still lose.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Godfrey Moase, Marcelle Mogg, John Carmody
    • 10 July 2006

    Reviews of Frontier Justice: Weapons of mass destruction and the bushwacking of America; Best Australian political cartoons and Quarterly Essay, ‘Made in England: Australia’s British Inheritance’.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Could their telly be worse than their soccer?

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 06 July 2006

    ‘Do try and get out a bit when you’re there,’ said a concerned friend. ‘You know what you’re like about British telly.’

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Waiting

    • Morag Fraser
    • 05 July 2006

    At a time like this, when the world—literally the whole world—waits on words, it is bracing to hear hope extolled, and exhilarating to think hard about the foundations of peace and how we might lay them down.

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