“Rocket Man”

“Rocket Man”: A cartoon about Erdogan and his attack to northern Syria

Rocket Man

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2nd prize at Inktspotprijs 2019!

Yesterday evening I had the honor to win the second prize at the Inktspotprijs 2019, the Dutch award for the best political cartoon of the year, with my cartoon “Man of God, Law of Men”

I’m really happy! NRC, one of the main Dutch newspaper, flattered me describing me as “relatively unknown Italian,” which is quite a fact, journalistically speaking.

Good news is I think yesterday I shook enough hands to be less unknown – although not less Italian, I’m afraid.

 

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“Hands in Pockets”

Yesterday the Week for Climate started with a big strike in 4500 location across 150 countries.

Soon it’s going to be too late to act on global warming and stop climate change. We can’t wait any longer.

(the idea for this illustration comes from a students’ protest, where students were standing on blocks of ice with a noose around their neck)

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Shortlisted for the Inktspotprijs 2019

My cartoon “Man of God, Law of Men” has been selected among the best 100 cartoons of the Netherlands in 2019 and it will, therefore, run for the Inktspotprijs 2019, the prize awarded by Pers en Prent to the best cartoon of the year!

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“Good Italians”

As most of you know, my country, Italy, has been sliding faster and faster down toward an ultra-nationalism pit that, for us Italians, is represented by our Interior Minister Salvini’s political party, Lega.

It is a grave that we dug with our own hands.

Some of us dug to join the deep trenches our left-wing intelligentsia built, time ago, to refuse acknowledging the existence of a population that doesn’t find well-educated, verbally-irreproachable cigar smokers attractive anymore; some others dug because everyone was digging – a very populist approach that many, tired of the same old stupid stories, took; some others dug because they wanted to make a hole big and deep enough we could bury in it any problem or tension we face: women rights, migrants, integration, economy, Europe, climate, etc.

In the end we didn’t want to see and we let him, Salvini, get to the point he can quote history, asking the Italian population to give him “full powers,” like the German parliament, the Reichstag, did on 24 March 1933, with Hitler.

Good Italians.

 

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