Last week, I heard from my a cartoonist friend of mine from Corsica, Manfruelli Batti, that a Libyan street artist/cartoonist named Kais al-Hilali had been killed by Quaddafi supporters after drawing a caricature of the leader on a Benghazi street wall. I put out a call to my international cartoonist friends, and gathered a number of poignant cartoons on this tragedy. The New Yorker created a slide show of the cartoons, I wrote some copy and it was posted on their News Desk Blog. Here it is. There is nothing like the power of cartoons to speak to an issue.
cartoon by Riber Hansson of Sweden