The infamous Danish Muhammad cartoons, published in the newspaper Jyllands-Posten
on September 30th, 2005, led to protests, riots, and over 100 deaths around the world. The discussion that followed about the balance between free speech and incitement in cartoons, between ridicule and bigotry, led to the creation of Cartooning For Peace
, an organization of international editorial cartoonists dedicated to promoting free expression and "mutual respect between people of different faiths or cultures."
Cartoonist Susie Cagle
traveled to Corsica in June to attend the Cartooning For Peace conference and brings us a report, "The Art Of Peace
", in cartoon form, of course.
Susie is also working on a second piece for Cartoon Movement, running a few weeks from now, that invovled her doing some undercover reporting in the San Francisco area. Stay tuned for more info...
Also over at the Cartoon Movement blog this week, Tjeerd has a write-up
of the Haitian graffiti artist Jerry, whose work can be spotted on walls all over Port-au-Prince. We interviewed Jerry during our stay in Haiti and gathered up some of the photos of his work in a slide show.