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Animating Historical Political Cartoons


One of the coolest projects I’m currently working on is developing a workshop for young visual artists creating animations using political cartoons from the late 19th and early 20th century, giving them new relevance.

The project is hosted by the The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, which features an extensive archive of Dutch political cartoons.

The animation here is based on a cartoon from 1915 by famous Dutch cartoonist Albert Hahn about the sinking of the Lusitania in the First World War.

The workshop will be on May 11, and will be in Dutch (will post a Dutch promo later). So if you're a Dutch visual artist and you're interested in discovering historical cartoons and learning what you can with them (they're all in the public domain), you can sign up here.