An overview of our projects

Editorial cartoonists have the ability to condense complex issues into a single image. An image that makes you think about the world around you. We work with international media, but also with universities, museums, NGOs and international bodies like the United Nations to produce cartoons on a range of issues, from climate change to human rights.

5 years after Charlie Hebdo

2020 - Beeld en Geluid Den Haag
On January 7, 2015, a bloody attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo shook the world. Do cartoonists still feel the effects five years later? Are we all still Charlie, or has the space for satirical freedom (and thus, freedom of expression in general) diminished? We were commissioned by Dutch media museum Beeld en Geluid Den Haag to produce a series of cartoons in which our cartoonists would answer this question.

Perspectives on freedom

2011-2019 – Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei
Between 2011 and 2019, we produced cartoons for the National 4 and 5 May Committee in the Netherlands every year. These cartoons are about freedom and are related to May 5th, Liberation Day. Every year, the selected cartoons are used in various publications, online and offline, to promote Liberation Day (May 5th), and to remind the Dutch just how special and important the freedom is that they have enjoyed since the end of the Second World War in 1945.

Mental health and social support in crisis situations

2019 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
In support of the International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations, taking place in Amsterdam on 7 & 8 October 2019, we were asked by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize a cartoon contest on the topic of mental health.

Excision Alert

2019 – Excision parlens-en !
For their 2019 campaign, we partnered with Excision parlons-en ! to create 10 cartoons aiming at raising awareness on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the risks before summer holidays among secondary students in France.

70 years of human rights

2018 – United Nations Human Rights Office
In 2018, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Universal Declaration of Human rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Together with the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we launched a project creating cartoons about the importance of the UDHR.

7 myths that sustain the global arms trade

2017 – World Peace Foundation
The global arms trade is suffused with corruption, imperils the vulnerable and makes us all less safe. Yet arms merchants and their government supporters can turn to a set of time-honed and well-packaged arguments to justify the status quo. For the World Peace Foundation, we created 7 cartoons to illustrate the seven myths the arms industry uses to deflect criticism.

The art of resistance

2017 - Four Freedoms Throughout The Year/Year of Resistance
In 2017, we organized an international cartoon competition with the theme resistance. Resistance is not a simple choice. The outcome of resistance is never clear, and the consequences of such a decision could be dire, to you, or, perhaps even worse, to your family. We received a total 1781 submissions from 76 countries. The jury selected 57 cartoons, including 9 honorable mentions and 3 winners.

Series of Netanyahu caricatures

2016 - The Rights Forum
The Rights Forum was founded in 2009 by former Dutch Prime Minister Andreas van Agt. It is a high-level network of former ministers and professors of international law who have joined forces to promote a just and durable solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The organization’s explicit and consistent reference framework is international law and human rights. We created a series of caricatures of Benjamin Netanyahu for The Rights Forum.

Taboos worldwide

2015 – Index on Censorship
In December 2015, Index on Censorship magazine published a special on taboos in different parts of the world. Our cartoonists contributed their perspectives in cartoons.

Wildlife crimes

2015 – Wildlife Justice Commission
The Wildlife Justice Commission gathers evidence against key perpetrators of transnational, organised wildlife crimes and sheds light on the corrupt systems that facilitate them. For the reveal of their new logo, we created a series of cartoons about wildlife crimes.

Drawing citizenship: towards the European elections

2014 – European Cultural Foundation
The ‪European Cultural Foundation‬ (ECF) and the Cartoon Movement are joining forces to explore perspectives on the upcoming European elections through comics and cartoons. ‏Between 31 March and 25 May 2014, we are inviting comic artists and cartoonists to reflect on European citizenship and the various issues that are currently facing Europe. We are not just interested in the EU, but we would like to hear perspectives from countries that are part of European citizens’ daily lives across the continent and beyond.

African Union Human Rights Memorial

2014 – African Union
Initiated by the African Union in a resolution dating back to 2004, the African Union Human Rights Memorial (AUHRM) is meant to become a memorial for remembering mass atrocities in Africa. 'AUHRM should manifest both the duty to remember, provide a place of recognition as well as mourning and the duty to overcome denial, silence and disregard.'