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Zapiro's book will leave you in stitches

By unknown | Apr 26, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THIS is Jonathan Shapiro's latest book of cartoons collected between 2009 and 2010.

As always, Shapiro, also known to his country-wide fans as Zapiro, delivers another sharp-witted collection of thought-provoking editorial cartoons, funny as ever.

You will need a box of Kleenex just to go through the first few pages.

This book is Zapiro at his best, taking no prisoners, objective and doing no favours for anybody, including President Jacob Zuma.

The infamous shower on the president's head came off, and came back on again within a year for obvious reasons, such as service delivery strikes, adultery, Julius Malema, among others. I could fill this entire page.

But what makes a good cartoon? What is it that keeps us drawn to this particular form of visual journalism?

It is very simple - it's a proper understanding of politics, all the issues and characters. Furthermore, it's the way you use visuals and punchlines to express a complicated subject and transforming it into a simple stroke of ink comment, and Zapiro doesn't miss a trick.


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