Cartoon: Not Trying Zero Covid

zero covid cartoon allan cavanagh

My take on the Irish state’s infuriating reluctance to even try #ZeroCovid. It simply means getting the number of cases down to a traceable and controllable amount while restricting international travel with quarantine measures. Other countries are doing it and can move about, go to work, continue their educations, avail of services, see friends, go to gigs, all that stuff we’re denied. There’s an effort to divide and conquer on this simple message by talking about hotel quarantine being “detention” and travel restrictions not being a “magic bullet”. No one is saying they are, we know they’re measures to be taken as part of an overall plan of suppressing infections. How the Government can keep on saying we have to continue a cycle of boom and bust infections with lockdowns and 5km limits is beyond me.
You can find out more about the Zero Covid approach at We Can Be Zero https://www.wecanbezero.com/

“He Called Out For His Mother” and “We Need To Look After Our Own First”

he called out for his mother anti racism cartoon optimised

I just keep thinking about that moment this man knew he was going to die and called out for his mother. What cradled child today will be the victim of a racist police force in a few years? You can and should donate to the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland here. Ireland is institutionally … Read more “He Called Out For His Mother” and “We Need To Look After Our Own First”

Wedding Signing Boards Ireland Part 2

Wedding Signing Boards, caricatures of brides and grooms by Caricature Artist Allan Cavanagh

Here’s the second part of my recent roundup of 2019 wedding caricature signing boards. You can see the first part here. As you can see in the featured image above there’s 2 options: A3 colour caricature art mounted on A1 board, or 40x60cm canvas print on a wooden stretcher. Both options can be displayed during … Read more Wedding Signing Boards Ireland Part 2

Charlie Adley’s Double Vision – Do The Bloomin’ Weather Hokey Cokey!

barometer cartoon with elements from writer's life
Barometer cartoon from Charlie Adley’s latest Double Vision column. I really enjoyed drawing this cartoon. It’s based on a barometer that hangs in my grandparents’ house in Greencastle. I used the barometer for my project when applying for art college. I drew it many times for that project and it all came back to me when I was doing the lettering you can see on the face behind Charlie.