The Covid pandemic is probably the most momentous global event that most of us will ever experience in our lifetimes. The only thign thta xomes close is the so-called Spanish Flu of 1918. Nobody knows how many died during that pandemic. Estimates range from 15 to 100 million. We just don’t know. Back then, people did not have technology to save them from the worst of it. They did not have a vaccine. They did not have instant news media to tell them what was going on and to advise on isolating and reducing contact. They did not have internet, televison or even the telephone; means by which people could mainting contact with each other and with the world.
As always, tragedies and catastrophies bring out both the best and worst in people. It is this human element that I am satirising in my series of Coronavirus cartoons. Human foible, stupidty and ignorance will always be amongst us. Unformtuinately, they are things for which there will never be a vacciantion.
The Andy Warhol spoof here, at the top, was originally published in Punch magazine. The cartoon “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a fake!” was originally published in my second book, ‘Cashtoons’, now available as a eBook on Amazon. A long-term project of mine is a book, focused solely on cartoons about art.