Political cartoons are a near-perfect mix of journalistic opinion and artistic impression. But whether you appreciate and agree with a cartoon or cartoonist tends to come down to whether your political allegiances are aligned or not. However, there’s one strand of political cartoon where the message tends to hit so far home it’s difficult for most people not to fall in line – the anti-war cartoon.
The cartoons collected here span centuries and come from across the globe. But they all carry the same hard-hitting messages. There are a variety of angles covered, from the obvious waste of life, through the left-wing view that war is mostly about profit, down to the individual horror of what war can turn men into. Dark but inspirational, and very, very timely.