A reworking of David Low’s masterpiece from June 1940
(The Canberra Times, 30 May, 2 June, 3 June 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Delayed by a vote in the US House of Representatives to replace Obamacare (“Well done, congratulations,” Mr Turnbull said), the Australian PM has his first brief meeting with Trump on the USS Intrepid in New York.
(The Canberra Times, 5 and 6 May 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
The Washington neocons are slowly working out how to throw a saddle on this unpredictable new chancer in the Whitehouse.
(The Canberra Times, 7, 8 and 19 April 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
Jack Waterford reflects on Obama’s farewell speech in today’s Canberra Times: “[E}ven after the appropriate discounts, is it not thrilling to sometimes hear a politician appeal to the better parts of our nature? To optimism and to nobility?”
How to sum up the Obama era in one picture? Ha, obviously, you can’t. Contrary to the cliché, a good thousand words runs rings around any picture, and in this case I’ll take 5,770 from Gary Younge.
(The Canberra Times, 14 January 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)
My Fairfax colleague James Joyce (true!) has written a survey of my cartoons for 2016 to accompany a gallery of the year that was (I picked the first 7, and wrote a couple of comments, James picked the rest).
I’m having a short break but will be back drawing in the first week of the new year. Best wishes to you all for 2017.
Stoking rage for electoral advantage always runs the risk of getting out of control, as the Republican establishment has discovered in the US Presidential primaries.
(The Canberra Times, 3 March 2016)