Archive for the 'Cartoons' Category

Calvin and Hobbes: How Come We Play War?

May 14th, 2007

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes (1986)

Pyramid schemes in Iraq: Stephanie McMillan, Minimum Security

March 11th, 2007

In the comic, Nikko is sipping a drink while he and Bunnista watch Kranti pick carrots. Nikko says, “Some politicians want to continue the Iraq War so the soldiers who've died won't have been killed in vain.” Kranti replies: “So MORE soldiers dying in vain will prevent the previous ones from having died in vain?” Bunnista: “It's a pyramid scheme of slaughter!”

Stephanie McMillan, Minimum Security (2007-03-09)

More Troops, by Clay Bennett

February 5th, 2007

Here is a yellow ribbon formed into a Moebius strip, reading "Support Our Troops ... With Ever More Troops"

Clay Bennett (2007)

Link thanks to paulie cannoli 2007-01-31.

“Kill Every One Over Ten:” The Burning of Samar and the Balangiga Massacre

January 5th, 2007

Kill Every One Over Ten — Gen. Jacob H. Smith

Here is an editorial cartoon with a line of American soldiers preparing to execute blind-folded young boys.

Criminals Because They Were Born Ten Years Before We Took the Philippines.

New York Evening Journal, May 5, 1902

This editorial cartoon, from the May 5, 1902 New York Evening Journal, was drawn in protest of the burning of Samar, in late 1901, during the American occupation of the Philippines. News of the campaign eventually reached the United States, and the commander, General Jake Howling Smith, faced a court martial in May 1902, on charges of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. During the trial it was revealed that Smith had ordered his soldiers to shoot anyone over the age of ten who had not surrendered, as potential enemy combatants. Smith, found guilty, was given a verbal reprimand and retired without further punishment.

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Danziger: Stay the course

October 30th, 2006

Here is a cartoon of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush rafting in the sea. Cheney is holding a sign reading “Stay the course.” A buoy ahead reads “Oops! Election ahead, change course!” The raft they are using turns out to be a floating corpse.

Jeff Danziger (2006-10-21)

Danziger: One man’s collateral damage

August 23rd, 2006

Here is a drawing of a Lebanese man wailing as he cradles a dead boy in his arms. The caption reads: "One man's collateral damage is another man's son."

Jeff Danziger (2006-08-02)

1,000-Person Mound in Ninoshima Quarantine Facility near Hiroshima

August 6th, 2006

Here is a column, on top of a large mound of earth, with Japanese writing.

Grave marker with 1000-Person Mound written in India ink

Photo / Shunkichi Kikuchi Courtesy / Tokuko Kikuchi
October 17, 1945, Aza Majidomari, Ninoshima-cho

This mound was by the sea in Majidomari near the Horse Quarantine Station. About August 25, 1945, the marker was placed there by quarantine staff during a memorial service. In those days, burial sites were everywhere.

#28. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Special Exhibit on the Island of Final Rest (2003).

As a sort of virtual tour guide, the Special Exhibit includes these manga drawings of a grandmother, who had been a nurse during the war, showing her grandchildren through the exhibit.

In front of this photograph, the granddaughter asks "Are these all graves?" while the grandson stares. The grandmother replies, "Because so many died at once, it was impossible to bury them all in individual graves."