2011 Cartoon Year in Review

Best Cartoons 2011
Daryl Cagle / (click to view all our Best of 2001 cartoonist collections)

Check our our collection of the best cartoons of 2011 here

The end of December is as good a time as any to reflect on the year gone by. As a cartoonist, I find it interesting to look back at all the cartoons our cartoonists have drawn over the course of the year, reminding me of all the news events and controversies I might otherwise have forgotten (was Arnold’s love child already wiped out of your memory too?).

2011 was filled with many monumental moments – the death of Osama bin Laden and Moammar Gadhafi, the passing Kim Jong Il, the rise of the Arab Spring, the growth of Occupy Wall Street.

So check out the best cartoons by your favorite artists in our comprehensive collection of the best cartoons of 2011, and don’t forget to “Like” our cartoons on Facebook.


Best Cartoons of the Week

Daryl Cagle / (click to start slideshow)

Each week, we collect all the best political cartoons and squeeze them into one over-sized slideshow for your viewing pleasure.

This week, we had a lot of big news events that cartoonists were able to sink their brushes into, not the least of which was yesterday’s announcement of the death of Moammar Gadhafi. Yet another GOP debate, Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan, Occupy Wall Street… cartoonists cover it all and more in this week’s Best Cartoons of the Week slideshow.


Toon-Off: Death of Gadhafi

Gadhafi’s Gone cartoon collection



Gadhafi Gone Cartoons

Moammar Gadhafi captured dead Libya
Christo Komarnitski / (click to view collection)

According to reports from msnbc and elsewhere, ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has been captured or killed after the apparent fall of his hometown of Sirte.

Gadhafi has been around since the Nixon administration, and has been a favorite target for cartoonists who love despots with weird haircuts and interesting faces to draw.

Check out what the world’s cartoonists think of the end of Moammar with our new Gadhafi Gone cartoon collection.


Gadhafi Going Down Cartoons

Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya is at a tipping point, as rebels swept into the heart of the capital on their way to end the tyrant’s 42 years in power.

Check out what cartoonists across the globe think with our new Gadhafi Going Down cartoon collection.

Cam Cardow / Ottawa Citizen (click to view cartoon collection)