For these new opus, cartoonists from all around the world tackle themes, which are more than ever making newspapers headlines: ecology and Putin, on the eve of Russian elections.
Editions Gallimard – 120 pages, 60 cartoons, 10 euros
Cartoonists from all over the world raise the alarm on the state and health of our planet !
Now that the US decided to withdraw from Paris climate agreement and our annual planetary ressources are consumed in less than 8 months, it may be a good time to question the health of our good old Mother Earth. Cartooning for Peace raises awareness about environmental issues through a selection of 60 editorial cartoons from all over the world in a brand-new album. Thematic sections explore challenges of global warming, consequences of natural disasters and renewable energies for example. The preface was written by Yann Arthus-Bertrand profoundly committed to the environmental cause through his photographic work, the production of documentaries and his foundation’s actions, Good Planet.
On the eve of Russian elections, retrospective in cartoons on the Putin years
Russian people are going to vote for their new president next March. Vladimir Putin, master of the Kremlin, is leading the country since 2000. How to review the Putin years so far? What would he eventually leave to his successor, if successor there is? A selection of 60 editorial cartoons gives an international point-of-view on his controversial actions, as Russia’s external relations with the rest of the world became more and more tense during the past few years. In his preface, Eric Chol – managing editor of French weekly magazine Courrier international – paints an objective and documented portrait of who can be described as a central character of Russian’s political scene.
Each thematic 120-page book of the collection is prefaced by an expert and explores a subject of topical interest through sixty editorial cartoons from all over the world. The four first books were published on May 11th, on the themes of Europe, the refugee crisis, the role of women and the USA after Trump’s election. The prefaces were written by Daniel Cohn-Bendit for Désunion Européenne (European Disunion), Benjamin Stora for Tous migrants ! (All migrants !), Elisabeth Badinter for Place aux femmes ! (Make way for women !) and Eric Fottorino for DéTrumpez-vous ! (Trumping Trump !).
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