I’m pleased to add three new foreign cartoonists to our site today. Jens Hage is an award winning ‘toon talent from Denmark, he is a freelancer for the Danish national newspaper “BerlingskeTidende” (the world’s oldest newspaper) and works on the staff for the annual Danish satirical book “Blæksprutten” (the Octopus), which has been published for 116 years. E-mail Jens. Click here to see Jens’ new archive on our site.
Jeremy Nell’s cartoons, titled “Ditwits,” appear on the front page of one of the largest daily, national newspapers in South Africa, “The Times.” Visit Jeremy’s site. E-mail Jeremy. Visit Jeremy’s archive on our site.
This cartoon is about South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, and its new leader, Jacob Zuma, who is facing corruption charges and has a colorful (and ugly) history.
Yes, it takes some obscure knowledge of foreign affairs to understand the work of most foreign cartoonists, which makes the selection of cartoonists for our site a little tough sometimes. We like for the foreign cartoonists to draw about international issues that an American audience will readily understand, and most of them do – but we also want to present a real picture of what is going on around the world in cartoons. So, suffer and learn about Jacob Zuma.