Political cartoons are in the spotlight with cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's judicial custody creating an uproar. A look at the men and the medium that raises hackles
The political cartoon is not a news story and not an oil portrait. It's essentially a means for poking fun, for puncturing pomposity.
Cartooning is an irreverent form of expression, and one particularly suited to scoffing at the high and the mighty. If the prime role of a free press is to serve as critic of government, cartooning is often the cutting edge of that criticism
- Herb Block