The best of times, the worst of times


Fiona Katauskas' cartoon The Best of Times, the Worst of Times shows a day in the life of a political cartoonist who is ultimately depressed by the awful government and useless ALP



Fiona Katauskas Fiona Katauskas' work has also appeared in ABC's The DrumNew Matilda, The Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeThe AustralianThe Financial Review and Scribe's Best Australian political cartoon anthologies.

Topic tags: Fiona Katauskas, politics, cartoonists, satire



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A Tale of Two Psyches.

Pam | 28 October 2014  

Indeed two wrongs don't make a ............

justin halpin | 29 October 2014  

Ah, Fiona. That is so poignant. Thank you for reminding me that cartoonists live in the everyday too.

ErikH | 29 October 2014  

Love your work Fiona! Glad to see that it hasn't hardened you and your compassion still inspires you to keep us all honest.

Annabel | 29 October 2014  

And as you know, Fiona, Charles Dickens was a journalist too, whose caricatures of those who were greedy, power-hungry, self-interested etc etc made the public openly aware of the sufferings of the poor and the underprivileged. Pity that so little has changed since then. Seems that only those who have experienced injustice and learnt compassion, care enough to make necessary criticism and support humanitarian reforms. We are now in "the worst of times" but the cities are Canberra and Washington.

Annabel | 29 October 2014  

ErikH successfully captured the impact of this cartoon in one subtle word: POIGNANT. Perhaps others may consider the reality as GUTWRENCHING. In both cases, Fiona should be applauded for recognising and characterising: the horror... the horror.

Bob | 29 October 2014  


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