Thursday, June 29, 2017

Troubling similarities at the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition

From Karikatür Haber.

Cartoons by Ross Thompson, unknown and Matt Davies.

The Karikatür Haber website has drawn attention to disturbing similarities between some cartoons that were rewarded at the 34th edition of the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition and works which have won prizes in the past.

Some likeness are quite blatant whereas others should be given the benefit of the doubt.

Cartoons by Sergio Tessarolo and Raimondo Ruch Santos Souza

Cartoons by Ehsan Ganji, Peter Schrank and Bob Englehart.

Cartoons by Jurij Kosobukin and Muhamed Djerlek.

Cartoons from Albaath and Luc Descheemaeker.


  1. Not sure how you cartoon about a crisis in which overloaded ships repeatedly sink and people repeatedly drown if only the first person who thinks of it is allowed to draw an overloaded ship. These others are also fairly obvious concepts and it would be more astounding if only one person thought of them than if a couple of people did a few years apart. Judging plaigiarism in art has more to do with composition than concept.

    1. I was careful not to use the word "plagiarism" in the post.