Bob Moran is a British cartoonist whose work has been published in many publications including Morning Star, The Guardian and The Telegraph and more recently The Conservative Woman.
In 2017 he was awarded the Cartoon Art Trust Award for Political Cartooning.
He was fired from The Telegraph in 2021 following tweets in which he (rightly) said that British doctor Rachel Clarke “should be verbally abused” for insisting that people wear face masks on public transport.
Political cartoons have a long history, dating back to the 18th century.
Some of the earliest political cartoons were published in England, where artists like William Hogarth and James Gillray used their work to satirise the government and social elite. In the United States, Benjamin Franklin’s famous Join, or Die cartoon helped to rally support for the American Revolution.
Political cartoons became increasingly popular in the 19th century, as newspapers became more widespread.
In the 20th century, political cartoons continued to be a powerful force for social and political change. Artists like Herblock, David Low, and Al Hirschfeld used their work to criticise war, racism, and other forms of injustice.
In recent years, political cartoons have become increasingly accessible through the internet and social media, giving them a wider audience than ever before.
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