Saturday, October 12, 2013

Peace in Congo - Don't decimate Congo - draw for peace

The CAC (Centre Africain de la Caricature) informed us that they have started a cartoon and caricature campaign against the war in eastern Congo - Of course we support this action , keeping in mind the great words of FECO "drawing the world together". If cartoons can help to bring people together and propagate peace in the world and of course in (east) Congo, we only can say: sent a drawing to the CAC.

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The conflict in Eastern Congo (source:

Over 5.4 million dead. Over 2 million displaced. Congo is home to the deadliest conflict since World War II.
The war in eastern Congo began in the early 1990s and continues to this day. It has encompassed two international wars—from 1996 to 1997 and 1998 to 2003—and multiple invasions from neighboring countries, with combatants from many armed groups, both foreign and domestic. While Congo has abundant natural resources, it is also the world’s poorest country per capita, according to the United Nations. Congo is also home to the largest and most expensive U.N. peacekeeping mission in the world, MONUSCO, which has more than 20,000 personnel and an annual budget of $1.4 billion. The eastern part of the country is plagued by instability, as militias continue to wreak havoc on the population. Meanwhile, the conflict gets very little coverage by the international media.
The conflict in Congo is notorious for serious violations of human rights, including violence against women and the use of child soldiers. Since 1996 the International Rescue Committee has calculated that approximately 5.4 million people have died from war-related causes. In 2012 Congo ranked lowest on the United Nations Human Development Index.

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Coordination / Centre Africain de la Caricature (CAC)
1bis, rue Lukenie - Quartier Yolo Nord
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République Démocratique du Congo
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"Ne décimez pas le CONGO Dessinez-nous la PAIX !" 
Initiative du Centre Africain de la Caricature (CAC) pour la paix en République Démocratique du Congo, 
avec le concours des dessinateurs du monde entier.

Dessinateurs et caricaturistes de presse du monde participent à l’effort de PAIX à l’est du Congo (Goma et ses environs) : Cécile BERTRAND (Belgique), Assette MANSONGI M. (Congo/RDC), POPA MATUMULA (Tanzanie), PLANTU, Gérard THOUVENIN (France), Damien GLEZ (France-Burkina-Faso), MARCIN (Pologne), ARSEN (Arménie), Didier Kassaï (Centrafrique), Alain MATA (France/RDC), Barly BARUTI (RDC/Belgique), Rolly AWAP NKULI, Alain MUSHABAH’ (RDC), Branko Djukic,…et bien d’autres se décident de dessiner et saluer la PAIX en République Démocratique du Congo et dans la région des Grands Lacs ! Une exposition sur la toile sera organisée et un recueil de caricatures, accompagné d’une série de supports seront édités…
Incessamment, les œuvres (dessins et caricatures) réalisées seront publiées sur la présente page.
Toute l'équipe du Centre Africain de la Caricature (CAC) s'en félicite et remercie tous les confrères et consœurs participants au présent projet.

Merci de visiter la page 

Windsor McCay , 1917

Learn more:
Looking for inspiration? Anti-war cartoons (book by Joe Craig)
Le Centre Africain de la Caricature

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Le Bricolage - Do-It-Yourself cartoons

If you look for some other great DIY cartoons, try this book by Claude Serre (Glénat, 1995, ISBN 2-7234-0409-9, first édition was published 1983).

Learn more:
Claude Serre on our blog