An editorial illustration about the eurozone debt crisis. A cartoon showing the euro coin as a balloon plunging downwards.
The balloon, being made of metal – like the euro coin – is too heavy to fly, and thus it is plunging downwards.
The idea behind the illustration is that the design of the european currency, the euro, is fundamentally flawed as it didn’t take into account fundamental issues of financial structures within the European community (the eurozone) or politics. This is symbolised by the fact that the balloon is incapable of flying.
The flat euro coin has to be transformed into a sphere for it to become a balloon. The ambiguity of the flat form of the coin and the spherical form of the balloon is a deliberate aspect of the cartoon.
An editorial illustration about the eurozone debt crisis. A cartoon showing the euro slipping down a slope.
A cartoon showing the euro symbol on a slope (representing a downward graph).
A cartoon about the eurozone debt crisis, the debt in the euro zone.
An editorial illustration about the eurozone debt crisis. A cartoon showing the euro as dinosaur bones – implying that the euro may be about to become extinct in the near future.
A cartoon showing the euro symbol as a dinosaur fossil.
A cartoon about the eurozone debt crisis, the debt in the euro zone.
An editorial illustration about the euro zone debt crisis. A cartoon showing the euro as a ‘cartoon’ timebomb.
The cartoon includes a fuse to the bomb, with the spark on the fuse as a star (one of the stars in the eurozone symbol that represent the countries within the eurozone).
The implication is that one of the countries in the euro-zone will somehow detonate the bomb (or escalate the euro crisis).
A cartoon about the debt in the eurozone and the euro debt crisis.
An editorial illustration or cartoon about the euro crisis
Illustration in the form of a silhouette style image depicting the euro symbol being carried over a rickety bridge. The bridge may or may not collapse, and it’s unclear where it is leading anyway
An editorial cartoon or illustration dealing with the eurozone crisis, the future of the euro, the euro debt crisis, the European community financial crisis
European debt crisis cartoon
An illustration showing the symbol for the European currency, the euro, as the wheelchair on the disabled access sign.
The wheelchair is about to go down a flight of steps that resembles a financial graph
The illustration is about the European community financial crisis, euro crisis, eurozone crisis, the future of the euro, the euro debt crisis
Euro crisis editorial cartoon
Illustration showing the euro currency symbol as the weakest link in a chain
If the euro symbol breaks the chain (symbolising the European community will fall apart.
At the time of drawing, the weakest link was Greece, but the Italian economy was showing signs of unsustainable interest rates creating a debt crisis in Italy
An illustration about the EU debt crisis, European cohesion, European unity, monetary policy, finance, financial interdependence between the nations of Europe
A cartoon showing the author of a book about overpopulation realising that the more people there are on the planet the more potential purchasers of his book there are.
This is a cartoon that is partly about the fact that some types of measurement of economic ‘progress’ are dependant on a rising population (as a way of supplying more consumers)
A cartoon about overpopulation, expanding markets, consumerism, misleading statistics, population timebomb, economic growth
Editorial illustration – Greece and the euro crisis
Finance cartoon – EU debt crisis
The Greek effect on the euro
The European currency, the euro, is depicted as a balloon, with Greece, in the form of an ancient Greek archer, firing an arrow at the balloon
A cartoon about the financial crisis in the eurozone, the future of the euro, political crisis in Europe, cohesion of the European community
Euro crisis cartoon
A cartoon showing the european currency, the euro, as a person with the euro sign as a head, walking off the edge of a cliff
An illustration about the financial crisis in the eurozone, the future of the euro, political crisis in Europe, the European community, the euro on the brink of collapse, financial markets in free-fall
Capitalism cashing in on anti-capitalism protests
The adaptable nature of capitalism – cartoon
Cartoon about anti-capitalism protest camps, such as the one at St Paul’s cathedral.
A cartoon showing an alternative campsite for the anti-capitalism protestors being set up by businessmen (possibly in anticipation of the anti-capitalism protestors being evicted from their original protest campsite).
One of the businessmen is saying “That’s the great thing about capitalism – it’s so adaptable.”
One of the advantages of capitalism is that it is adaptable to circumstances and can react to new opportunities (which planned centralised economies such as socialism are less adept at)
First published in Private Eye magazine, December 2011.
Low pay cartoon
Bankers bonuses cartoon
A cartoon showing low-paid immigrant workers (vegetable pickers) attempting to use the same negotiating tactics as bankers. The tactic is to threaten to move abroad where the remuneration may be greater.
The employer is saying “They’ve got us over a barrel by deploying the classic ‘banker’s gambit’. Give us more money or we’ll go abroad.”
A cartoon about pay negotiations, labour markets, migrant labour, low pay, minimum wages, pay rates, global economy, city bonuses, city excess, greed is good mentality, competition, capitalism, economics, finance
Cartoon first published in Private Eye, December 2011
Bar code cartoon.
Bar codes as prison bars
A person locked into the consumer society, symbolised by a bar code as bars of a prison
A metaphor for the way that people can become trapped by dependence on consumerism
A cartoon about capitalism, money, spending, debt, credit cards
Workers’ rights cartoon
Sweat shop manufacturing cartoon
A worker in a sweat shop complaining that they have to work so hard. The western manages is saying to her “In your language there is no word for leisure.” The factory manufactures leisure wear
A cartoon about the conditions in garment factories in the developing world, where clothes are made cheaply for the western market using cheap labour
A cartoon about globalisation, free trade, consumerism, worker’s rights, exploitation
Cartoon. Workers in a sweat shop complaining about conditions – they aren’t allowed to buy second at a discount.
A cartoon about the conditions in garment factories in the developing world, where clothes are made cheaply for the western market using cheap labour.
A cartoon about globalisation, free trade, consumerism, worker’s rights, exploitation.
Ethical investments cartoon
Piggy bank with halo (and ‘ethical investment‘ written on its side)
Cartoon showing coins dropping into a piggy bank
A cartoon or illustration about ethics, ethical consumers, morals, ethical savings, finance, money, economy, economics
Economic crisis cartoon
What happens to an economy fuelled by rising spending when spending suddenly stops
A cartoon or illustration about the financial crisis, credit crunch, monetary crisis, economic recession, depression, exchange rates, banking, consumerism, consumer fuelled economic growth
Credit crisis cartoon
Illustration showing a pile of coins that’s in danger of toppling over. People are still piling money on to build it higher though
A cartoon about the financial crisis, credit crunch, monetary crisis, economic recession, depression, exchange rates, bankers, casino banking, financial instability
Financial crisis cartoon showing a graph with the world entering economic recession
An illustration about the global financial crisis, credit crunch, monetary crisis, economic recession, depression, exchange rates, banking
Economic crisis cartoon
The US dollar sign depicted as a leaking balloon
An illustration about the financial crisis, credit crunch, monetary crisis, economic recession, depression, exchange rates, banking
A dollar sign hobbling towards economic recession or depression
An illustration about the financial crisis, credit crunch, monetary crisis, exchange rates
Economic crisis illustration
The euro currency symbol about to fall over the edge due to the financial crisis
A cartoon about banking, money, credit crunch, exchange rates, economy, bankers, recession, depression, tipping point
Showing a crime scene with the chalk outline of euro symbol on pavement to illustrate that it was the victim of a crime. A crime committed by bankers and financiers.
An illustration about the credit crunch, financial crisis, recession, economic downturn, currency, single market, euro-zone, banking.
Rene Magritte cartoon parody of The Son of Man (French: Le fils de l’homme)
The image shows a banker with a coin in front of his face based on the Magritte image of a man with an apple in front of his face
The idea behind this image is that bankers (and others in the finance industry) see only money and profit. This is implied by the coin that is floating in front of the face of the banker, blocking his perception of anything else but money
A comment on finance, capitalism, priorities
The £ sign on the coin can be changed to any other currency