The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
Cartoonist Rob Rogers was recently removed as an editorial cartoonist from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he had worked for 25 years. The decision came after editorial director Keith Burris and publisher John Robinson Block rejected six of Rogers’ cartoons critical of Donald Trump and his policies. Many cartoonists and journalists have criticised the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the firing.
Here are two of Rogers’ cartoons that were not published by the paper.
In the one above, Rogers criticises Trump’s statement that he can ‘fully’ pardon himself in case legal charges were slapped against him in the Russia investigation.
In this cartoon, Rogers depicts the horrors of the Trump administration’s policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants from their parents at the border. Over the last two months, thousands of children have been forcibly taken away from their parents at the US-Mexico border.
Peter Brookes in The Times depicts the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Russia amid protests against the Putin government for helping Syria’s Assad regime and its aggression in Ukraine. Many have described World Cup 2018 as being politically charged.
New Zealand’s Sharon Murdoch mocks the country’s decision to approve the expansion of a Chinese water bottling plan at Otakiri Springs. The plant would take 1.1 billion litres of water from the country’s springs – most of it reportedly for export to China – as well as use a lot of plastic. The approval has caused problems for Marama Davidson’s Green Party – while she has disapproved of the expansion, it was cleared by one of her party members.\.
Star Kenya cartoonist Victor Ndula suggests that more public money will be lost unless corruption is dealt with. Kenyan corruption cartels reportedly steal Sh 700 Billion from the national budget every year, or a third of the total budget.
Cartoonist Khalid Albaih mocks the ‘collusion’ between America and Israel that complicates the Palestine issue. The Palestinian Authority has said US intervention between Israel and Palestine is “doomed to fail” because of Washington’s bias.
Cartoonist Sanket Jack pokes fun at Lionel Messi for failing to score a single penalty goal at the World Cup, while Christiano Ronaldo scored three. Both the football stars have been convicted of tax fraud.
Sandeep Adhwaryu in The Times of India pays tribute to slain Indian Army jawan Aurangzeb. He was abducted and murdered by militants while heading home for Eid in Jammu & Kashmir.
And finally, on Father’s Day, Rohan Chakravarty illustrates fathers of the natural world who have shared the parenting load and are sometimes even feminist.