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'Political Comics'

Margaret Thatcher in British Comics:
Lest We Forget

How did Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Eddie Campbell, Raymond Briggs & others portray The Iron Lady in their comics? More...
Posted: April 14, 2013

Reinhard Kleist:
Cuba & Castro

Asked by his publishers to visit any country he liked to create an illustrated travelogue, Kleist chose Cuba. More...
Posted: September 17, 2011

The Past & The Future

Joe Sacco and David B address the issues raised by the terrorist attacks on America. More...
Posted: September 11, 2011

Paul Gravett:
Examining The Politics Of Comics

Paul Gravett discusses the new comics anthology Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption which launches at Comica '09. More...
Posted: November 4, 2009

Janek Koza:
Unmasking Corruption

Part of a boom in alternative comics in his native Poland, he exposes a recent chilling scandal. More...
Posted: November 1, 2009

Seriously Funny Business:
The Art Of Cartooning & Its Curious Power

At the margins of the mainstream, cartoonists represent the last bastion of freedom of speech in print. More...
Posted: October 11, 2009

Laura Oldfield Ford:
Savage Messiah

Punk's provocation and politicisation has fuelled her low-tech, high-touch, photocopied, self-published zine. More...
Posted: October 4, 2009

Anton Kannemeyer:

Does resurrecting racist imagery to condemn racism also serve to feed prejudices further? More...
Posted: August 30, 2009

Obama In Comics:
Inauguration Day Special

See how the 44th US President, Barack Obama, has been portrayed in comics and cartoons. More...
Posted: January 20, 2009

Biographical Comics:
This Is Your Graphic Life

Stories about real events, people and politics are currently one of the comic medium's richest seams. More...
Posted: November 16, 2008

Waltz With Basir:
A Lebanon War Story

The frontiers between documentary films and documentary comics are blurring in provocative ways. More...
Posted: November 10, 2008

Superheroes & Propaganda:
A Time For Heroes

Superheroes have been co-opted for government propaganda purposes since the 40s. More...
Posted: June 22, 2008

Alan Moore:
No More Sex

Shoehorning women back into the kitchen, gays into the cloest and sex into the marital bedroom. More...
Posted: January 13, 2008

World Comics:
Confessions & Convictions

All of life is finding its way into comics these days, where it always belonged. More...
Posted: August 5, 2007

Nabiel Kanan:
The Birthday Riots

With xenophobia and racial prejudice percolating across Europe, The Birthday Riots is all the more relevant. More...
Posted: February 12, 2006

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