Skip to content. Rebel Pepper drew this cartoon in response to the news that Xi Jinping would abolish term limits for his chairmanship, potentially paving the way for him to stay on as dictator-for-life. But that was then. I envy him very much. I first met Rebel in May in Tokyo, where he was living in exile from Beijing, barely earning a living as a cartoonist for Japanese papers. He spoke little Japanese. He had fled China roughly a year earlier, but he was still having nightmares that Chinese security agents would arrest him for his subversive and trenchant political cartoons, many of which satirized the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
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Seuss convinced generations of children that a wocket might just be in their pocket, he was the chief editorial cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM from to To that end, Dr. Check out the cartoon above. It shows an arrogant-looking Hitler next to a pig-nosed, slanted-eye caricature of a Japanese guy. The picture isn't really a likeness of either of the men responsible for the Japanese war effort — Emperor Hirohito and General Tojo.
Chinese political cartoonist Rebel Pepper finds more artistic freedom in the US
In October , just weeks before his first exhibit in Hong Kong was set to open, the Chinese Australian political cartoonist who goes by the pseudonym Badiucao received an urgent call from a contact. The mainland-born Badiucao, who started drawing in , had long maintained complete anonymity. Chinese authorities had discovered his real identity and had tracked down his family in mainland China.
Badiucao: A Chinese political cartoonist reinvents himself in Australia. Political cartoonist Badiucao has given up his Chinese citizenship -- if not his critical views -- and built a new life as an artist in Australia. Halfway up Mount Lofty, a squat, scenic mountain that overlooks the Australian city of Adelaide, Badiucao is uneasy. The dissident Chinese artist left his phone in the car, over an hour's hike away, and now he feels cut off. Even for a millennial, Badiucao -- he uses a deliberately nonsensical pseudonym to protect his identity -- is tied to his phone.