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Editorial Cartoon

Political cartoons usually appear on the editorial page of your daily newspaper. They generally deal with events or issues currently in the news and are, in essence, visual editorials. Like the writer of an editorial, the cartoonist is trying to make a point.

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© Graeme MacKay is the editorial cartoonist for the Hamilton Spectator Newspaper

Examples of Editorial Cartoons

  • Aislin's editorial cartoons as published in The Gazette (Montreal)

Decoding Political Cartoons

by Charles Hou

When you look at a political cartoon produced many years ago you are seeing it out of its original context. In order to "get it" you will likely need some background information from classroom discussion, a textbook or your own research. Once you have a general idea of the topic at hand you can start to decode the message the cartoonist is trying to convey. More info...


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