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The Spring of 2012 saw France heading to the polls in a vote that would determine whether the people of Gaul would re-elect President Sarkozy or replace him with his main political rival, Francois Hollande.
The incumbent President was facing a man who had never held office before, yet whose personal charisma with the voters was showing him to lead in the polls right up until polling day.
Laughzilla drew this French Presidential Elections Political Cartoon for The Daily Dose to celebrate some rare coincidences about recent Presidential election coincidences in the political history of France.
Anyone who knows their French history will notice that this comic references the Principate of Andorra, which is headed by two power-sharing heads of state, one of whom is the acting President of France.
This cartoon was contributed to the cause of the #OccupyBrieBallots movement, because the Top 1% of French Cheese Eaters should not own more than half of all the stinky cheese in France.
Once you’ve digested this digestif of laughter, be sure to stop in to
They Did What ?!?
And so it was that the American Secret Service became the center of attention, rather than staying behind the scenes, when they decided to host a party, complete with local prostitutes, when they took part in a security detail for an event in Colombia which hosted, among other guests, President Barack Obama.
The Secret Service Sex Scandal became a hot topic trending on twitter and other social networks, and was a luscious piece of red meat for media outlets. The Daily Dose commissioned Laughzilla to crystalize the affair in an illustrative #SecretServiceSexScandal comic strip.
The result was this U.S. Secret Service Sex Scandle Cartoon. What do you think of it? I’d love to hear from you.
Typical Despostic Humor
Kicking off April 2012 was the ongoing massacre in Syria at the hands of Bashar Assad’s armed forces. He made a mockery of the UN 6 Point Peace Plan by ratcheting up the pressure on his opponenets, just as he was supposed to be laying down his guns in a cease fire, to be started by a withdrawal of troops from town centers, and more. What happened instead was that he killed more Syrians, at a faster clip.
The Daily Dose thought to caricature this failure of diplomacy in the name of saving democracy, by burying democacy in a grave, with Assad standing above, giving the old April Fool’s phrase, in this Assad Accepts. April Fool’s Cartoon.
This editorial cartoon was drawn by Laughzilla and first published on April 1st, 2012.
How Assad Reads Kofi Annan's Plan
Syria’s Bashar Assad formally accepted the UN’s Peace Plan, as presented by Kofi Annan, and then he twisted its meaning to his liking.
Laughzilla took a shot at the dictator’s arsenal of political percptions with this How Assad Accepted the UN’s 6 Point Peace Plan Editorial Cartoon, originally drawn and published for The Daily Dose on March 30, 2012.
This political cartoon of the Syrian Six-Shooter was drawn from the hip to give artistic oxygen to the #OccupyNGOs movement, because the top 1% of technocrats should not control over half of international institutions of issues.
super poke in the eye
Believe it or not, facebook actually tried to legally stop people from using the words face, book, wall and poke. In March 2012 it came to a head as lawyers on both sides fought it out.
To contribute art to the cause of those who want to occupy frivolous lawsuits, laughzilla created this face book wall poke cartoon, which is a cover of a book you never reads, including the 4 letter words banned on facebook, even if your friend doesn’t like it.
This editorial comic caricature lampoons the occupy frivolous lawsuits movement, with a digital jab to the retina.
Take that, Mark Z.
How's that Change working for them?
It was an unusual turnout for an odd election in Senegal. The second round of voting for the President went from disturbingly unrestful and violent, to a sweeping victory for democracy, albeit one which delivered little in the way of real change in its immediate aftermath.
Other than changing presidents peacefully, Senegal chose Mr. Sall, the former protege of Mr. Wade, to succeed Mr. Wade. Yes, it was a change of leadership, but one that leaves unanaswered many questions about the future of this once peaceful west African nation, once considered a model of a developing, peaceful democratic nation, despite its rampant corruption at the highest levels of government.
And so Laughzilla drew this Senegal Elections Cartoon for The Daily Dose on the eve of the decisive round at the polls.
As March 2012 rolled along, the murder carried on, and the international calls to end it were squirmish and mealy-mouthed, at best.
Laughzilla thought about the sort of relationship Assad was sharing with Death at the time, and came up with this Assad Welcomes Death in Syria cartoon for The Daily Dose.
It has been causing bone-chilling laughter ever since.
Happy St. Patrick's Day
In the Middle of March, Bashar Assad kept up his killing spree, offing his own subjects at a rate of 30 or so a day, estimates indicated.
Laughzilla considered what kind of PR stumt Assad might pull if he were trying to woo more fans in Ireland, upon St. Patrick’s Day. And so, this Assad St. Patrick’s Day Cartoon came to be.
Beware or Be Where?
As history recorded, the Ides of March and the iPads of March 2012 were closely linked, chronologically.
Laughzilla pointed out the twist with a touch that can only be made by an editorial cartoonist, for The Daily Dose.
It was time for the #OccupySilhouette movement to take flight, so Laughzilla helped them do that, with this editorial cartoon, because the top 1% of silhouettes should not own more than half of all the shadows.
Keep laughing. It brightens the dark.