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2012: Behind the lines: the year’s best political cartoons
The latest instalment of the Behind the Lines series contains 83 cartoons selected by the Museum of Australian Democracy situated in Canberra. 2012 was an unpredictable and often tumultuous year in Australian politics, giving plenty of fodder to the nation’s cartoonists.
The cartoons are separated into several different categories, including the economy, taxes, asylum seekers and the perennial favourite of the media, leadership difficulties. The styles of cartooning are also widely varied, from the extravagantly ornate and intricately detailed style of David Rowe to the text-heavy, cerebral approach of The First Dog on the Moon and the blunt, simplistic drawings of Peter Nicholson.
The cartoons selected in the Behind the Lines compilations are toured around Australia as an exhibition and are annually featured at the Northern Territory Library.
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