This refers to a damning UNICEF report (link is a PDF) that came out yesterday which has just enough variables for it to be dismissed completely by the people it’s trying to shame into action. It’s late because I made the mistake of trying to draw a cartoon on Monday about the Panama Papers, and after reading as much as possible about the situation I was too angry to draw. I’ll try again next week.
I personally have no problem with the right to name suppression during sensitive trials like this, but it’s telling that the only time you hear the phrase “prominent New Zealander” is in conjunction with the worst behaviour imaginable.
I had a rather more elaborate cartoon planned for this subject, but life is too short. This is what it contained:
Other things we could’ve bought with $26 million:
- 1km of Trump’s wall
- Te Papa’s operating costs for a year
- 2 day’s worth of interest on our national debt
- 371,000 Lazar Kiwi flags
- 104 million Red Peak stickers
- A cheeseburger for every kiwi!
- 26.5 minutes of LOTR
- 12.3 minutes of The Hobbit
- Something something child poverty
- Superannuation for 2/3 of a day
- Every other core govt benefit for 2 days
- A gold statue of John Key’s legacy (subject T.B.D.)
In an ideal world this cartoon would be about the GCSB or milk solids, but there’s nothing very funny about that.
Second panel: topical.
First, third and fourth panels: ETERNAL TRUTH, BEARCHES.
Delayed (ironically) by the 15th anniversary celebration. I’ll get back into the swing of this soon, the stakes are very low.
Well, what do we have here? Click on Jitterati at the top of the page for the complete archive of Jitterati cartoons since 2001. That’s a lot of Wellington-based topicality right there. Pity the poor Turnbull archivist who had to parse that lot.
Click on Graphic Novel Reviews under Categories on the right to find hundreds of… graphic novel reviews. No surprises there. Use the search box to find specific authors and titles.
Check back here or at Scoop every Monday for a new cartoon. I’m sure they’ll edit the headers soon to make it slightly easier to find, that’s what happens when you’re the biggest independent news site in NZ, it’s like digging through endless boxes in an emporium.
I should point out that in no way do I wish harm to befall Maurice Gee this month in order to fulfil some cosmic symmetry.
The Lockwood flag, on the other hand…