Researched comprehensively by academic Cherian George and designed, illustrated and co-authored throughout by cartoonist Sonny Liew, Red Lines: Political Cartoons and the Struggle Against Censorship is a unique text, presenting interviews with cartoonists and those who work on their behalf in a long-form comic-book.
CRNI sincerely congratulates both gentlemen on the realisation of what we know has been many years of work. We have been fortunate to see an advance copy. An absorbing read in its own right, Red Lines is an invaluable almanac for anyone who has been involved in the defence of cartoonists over the last few decades and provides an informative basis for future campaigning.
Among the who’s who of modern, international cartoonists featured are multiple past winners of our Courage in Cartooning Award; Ali Farzat, Atena Farghadani, Nikahang Kowsar, Musa Kart, Kanika Mishra, Pedro X. Molina, Mana Neyestani, Aseem Trivedi, Zapiro, Zunar plus many of our regional representatives past and present.
Professor George also quotes our founder Dr Robert Russell as well as current Executive Director, Terry Anderson and members of our board of directors Dr John Lent and president Matt Wuerker.
From the publisher: “On sale now from MIT Press, Red Lines: Political Cartoons and the Struggle Against Censorship, a lively graphic narrative by Cherian George and prize-winning cartoonist Sonny Liew that provides a visual guide to one of the most elemental forms of political speech. Interviews with cartoonists around the globe reveal the pulse of a vocation under attack, illustrating that when the red lines are misapplied, all citizens are potential victims.”