Things that made me laugh today, and some that have intrigued me.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Eurozone crisis in cartoons
Guardian cartoonist Kipper Williams is having a good eurozone crisis. He aims to capture the 'tragi-comedy' of the crisis, with cartoons that are 'often silly, fanciful but a whisker away from reality'. Tackling yields, credit default swaps and eurobonds in a cartoon isn't easy, he says, and his aim is to bring the crisis 'back down to earth'. He has clearly thrived on the twists and turns of the Greek crisis, playing on what he describes as the 'handy, accessible and familiar' classical myths and legends. And he has an uncanny knack of anticipating events, imagining a return to the drachma last June – a fanciful idea at the time but now under serious consideration. Here are some of his best cartoons of the crisis.