May 23 2014

Drawing Citizenship: The European Elections through Cartoons and Comics

By Tjeerd Royaards

Voting Conundrum by Ramses Morales Izquierdo

The Cartoon Movement has joined forces with the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) to explore perspectives on the 2014 European elections through comics and cartoons. Until 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 would like to hear perspectives from countries that are part of European citizens’ daily lives across the continent and beyond.

In the run up to the European elections, we have been asking cartoonists to challenge prevailing notions of democracy and representation, to reflect on alternatives, and to offer fresh perspectives on more inclusive societies across Europe and beyond. In short, we ask: what is the future of Europe? Will it be a fortress designed to keep other people out, or no more than a free trade zone? Will Europe evolve into something more, a political entity with a true European citizenry?

EU: It Grows on Us by Maarten Wolterink

The Gap by Halit Kurtulmus Aytoslu

 

Choose Your Future by Trayko Popov

 

European Exports by Rainer Ehrt

 

Eurhope by Zurum

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Tjeerd Royaards is editorial cartoonist and cartoon editor for the Cartoon
Movement. Explore his work at http://www.tjeerdroyaards.com/.

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