Thursday, November 26, 2020

"Paper. Pen. Pandemic: Viral Cartoons from around the Globe"

From Benevento.

Cover by Bruce Mackinnon

Paper. Pen. Pandemic. examines the coronavirus crisis and its consequences for the economy, politics and society. 

A critical examination of current events in more than 400 cartoons from around the world.

The coronavirus outbreak has paralyzed the world: an unprecedented stress test for the health system, enormous challenges for politics and society, resulting in unforeseeable effects on the economy. Can we manage this global challenge?

The world leaders and decision-makers in business and politics face difficult tasks every day, because solutions are required quickly. 

But are the governments’ measures to contain the pandemic justified and appropriate? 

Cartoonists from all over the world have asked themselves these questions. Their drawings and paintings in this illustrated book comment on current events, straight to the point and with a good dose of humor.

International artists and illustrators Joe Dator, Jason Raish, Gerhard Haderer, Bruce MacKinnon and others take a stand on the COVID-19 situation.

The lockdown created funny behaviors: hoarding of toilet paper and DIY haircuts as well as video conferencing in sweatpants. 

Unfortunately, social isolation, fear of the future and economic losses due to short-time working are also part of our new everyday life. 

The crisis shows which professions are relevant for the economic system. Social imbalances and inequalities are becoming abundantly clear.

At the same time, issues that demanded urgent action before the outbreak of the virus seem to be forgotten, like the refugee crisis, global warming and the world economic crisis. 

This cartoon collection critically comments on the current situation and makes us rethink our priorities.

Paper. Pen. Pandemic 
400 cartoons by 170 cartoonists from 50 countries
300 pages
28 €
ISBN 978-3-89955-012-2

No comments:

Post a Comment