Satire cartoons are that type of literary genre where human voices, abuses, mistakes and shortcomings are presented in a very funny and ironical way with a translucent intention of making society aware of a country's present political condition. Satire cartoons are often found in the editorial sections of many newspapers raising some radical and minority issues with a hope of bringing an improved social change. Though satire cartoons are often presented in a witty and funny manner, still the purpose of satire is not only to create humour but to criticize an event, an individual or a group in a witty approach.
Generally satire cartoons have a definite target, which acts on a person or group of people, a thought or attitude, a society or a social practice. Satire cartoonists often target on famous public personalities or people who and whose actions affect the society in some ways or other. Though there are many satire cartoonists some famous names are like:
- Rex Babin
- Nick Newman
- Bob Brockie
- Adam's Rust
- William Seebring
- Andrew Fyfe
- Lou Myers
- Gerhard Haderer
- Rene Petillion
Many satire cartoons have been created from time to time some radically influenced the society by means of evoking social stigma
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
John Safran vs God
Jonathan swift's A Tale of a Tub
A Comedy of Justice
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Jyllands-Posten Muhammad satire cartoon:
The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons series which was published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on 2005-09-30 depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It evoked great controversy.
Religious Satire: some religious satire cartoons also led great upheaval in society. The satire works like:
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