Every once in a great while, American readers experience a rare moment of collective awareness about editorial cartooning -- in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France and the Mohammed cartoon controversy in Denmark, for example, when the loss of life and violent demonstrations forced the world to take note.
There can’t be many cartoonists whose work can be said to have changed the behaviour of a nation. Nor too many whose work affected the course of fashion. And not too many, either (just two), who went on to edit Punch.
The cartoonist in question is Cyril Kenneth Bird, known to most as Fougasse.
The cartoon «Freedom of Expression» by Italian cartoonist Marilena Nardi was awarded the Grand Prize of the 13th edition of World Press Cartoon, the annual celebration of humour art in the international press, which opened its doors yesterday at the Conference and Cultural Center of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.