The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
In this week’s featured cartoon, Adam Zyglis draws a parallel between the war crimes committed by German dictator Adolf Hitler and the current aggression by Russia towards Ukraine. The letter ‘Z’ of the Roman alphabet that started to first appear on Russian tanks and military vehicles, have since become a graphic rallying point of the invasion.
Dave Brown picks on Van Gogh’s famous painting ‘Wheatfield with a Reaper’ (1889) and illustrates Russian President Vladimir Putin as the grim reaper — the image of death — in the sense that humanity is the “wheat” being reaped in broad daylight with a sun that floods the field.
Andy Davey alludes to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordering his MPs to vote in favour of including clauses in the Economic Crime Bill, which can allow Russian oligarchs to sell off assets and escape Western sanctions.
Kevin Siers draws upon Russia’s strike on a maternity and children’s hospital in the city of Mariupol earlier this week, which killed 3 people including a child and left 17 people injured.
Peter Brookes pokes at the irony of UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, laying the biggest welcome mat for refugees. Patel currently faces call to resign over handling of the Ukraine refugee crisis.