Yet another one about the continuing political crisis in the Arab world. Today's focus: Libya!
After debating for a while on just how to best represent the idea of the birds bringing down the Arab dictators, I was struck with a sudden flash of inspiration, recalling the #1 most popular iPhone game, Angry Birds, which provided a ready-made destruction metaphor (and had also been used by Israeli satirists before).
Everything came together pretty quickly after that. I'd originally intended to have the dove of peace flying in/being flung from the opposite direction, but decided that was metaphoric overkill and just had it perched on the ruins crushing Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. (Hosni Mubarak, of course, is the one under the pyramid on the left. Symbolism, folks!)
UPDATE 1: Video released on YouTube one month later by user "egorzhgun" with same basic premise. Goes viral. Cartoon just sits there. Cartoonist sighs, gets on with life.
UPDATE 2: Cartoon reposted on the Forty Two blog.
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