NIELS BUGGES CARTOON AWARD
Selection of cartoons from 2016 – Utopia
Utopia is the place that does not exist and Utopia is the dream of the impossible. In these days, with an increase of political unrest and constant threats of terrorism, we all need, more than ever, a notion of a peaceful Utopia.
Is it not paradoxical if we, cartoonists, allow us to be ironic about these fragile dreams for a better world?
No, I do not think so. Irony also means self-irony. Selfirony is the basis for understanding humour. And if
we are missing the goal in our utopian dream, it will hurt less if we have guarded our self with a small humorous reservation.
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