01 June 2008


Taken from Kompas Daily Newspaper published on Sunday, 1 June 2008. The story behind this cartoon was the sarcasm on what Mr. Vice President said related on the government of Indonesia policy in regards with fuel price increased on 23 May 2008.


Taken from Kompas Daily Newspaper published on Sunday, 1 June 2008. The story behind this cartoon was the name of new invention called "Blue Energy" (also known as Banyugeni) that horrendous. Until now the status of "Blue Energy" is still dark. Some people believe that the "blue energy" was only a day-dreaming, not real and ridiculousness.


Taken from Kompas Daily Newspaper published on Sunday, 1 June 2008. The story behind this cartoon was the inventing of Banyugeni (Javanese word for water + fire) that beliefs can be used as the substitution of fuel, caused of the higher fuel price. This invention still debatable cause of its ridiculousness.

Cartoon and Caricature


A cartoon is any several forms of illustrations with varied meaning. The term has evolved from its original meaning from the fine art of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, to the more modern meaning of humorous illustrations in magazines or newspapers, to the contemporary meaning reffering to animated programs.

In modern print media, a cartoon is a piece of art, usually humorous in intent. This usage dates from 1843 when Punch magazine applied the term to satirical drawings in its pages, articularly sketches by John Leech. The first of these parodied the preparatory cartoons for grand historical frescoes in the then-new Palace of Westminster The original title for these drawings was Mr Punch's face is the letter Q and the new title "cartoon" was intended to be ironic, a reference to the self-aggrandising posturing of Westminster politicians.

Editorial cartoons are a type of gag cartoon found almost exclusively in news publications. Although they also employ humor, they are more serious in tone, commonly using irony or satire. The art usually acts as a visual metaphor to illustrate a point of view on current social and/or political topics. Editorial cartoons often include speech balloons and, sometimes, multiple panels.


A caricature is either a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness, or in literature, a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others.

Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.

The word "caricature" essentially means a "loaded portrait". According to caricature teacher Sam Viviano, the term refers only to depictions of real-life people, and not to cartoon fabrications of fictional characters, which do not possess objective sets of physiognomic features to draw upon for reference, or to anthropomorphic depictions of inanimate objects such as automobiles, or coffee mug. Walt Disney on the other hand, equated his animation to caricature, saying the hardest thing to do was find the caricature of an animal that worked best as a human-like character.


There are a lot of cartoonist and caricaturist in Indonesia. Their cartoon or caricature are easily found in many Indonesia newspaper and magazine. Some of theirs could be shown in this blog. So, this blog is like a "kliping" (Indonesian words for a set of something) of cartoon and/or caricature from Indonesia nespaper.

Feel free for you to add some if you have it...
Enjoy it and thanks...


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