Published: 12 February 2023
Last Updated: 12 February 2023
TURKEY EARTHQUAKE / SOLIDARITY CARTOONS
DON QUICHOTTE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/Germany,2023
Cartoon by: IZABELA KOWALSKA WIECZOREK / POLAND
CALLING ALL CARTOONISTS AROUND THE WORLD!
Dear Cartoonist Friends..
As you all know, there is a great earthquake tragedy in Turkey (and Syria). Southeast of Turkey is heavily affected by these earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6.
On its third day, there are still thousands of people waiting to be rescued. The officially announced death toll of more than eight thousand is the number of people who were pulled out from the rubble. There are thousands more waiting to be rescued under the debris, some are still alive and some are not.
We can't bring back the lives lost, but at least we can try to prevent these tragedies from happening again.
This time we thought of a solidarity exhibition, not a competition.
I hope you will respond positively to this call. We will exhibit selections from the cartoons you have sent accompanied with a panel in Turkey and Germany. This time we will have no awards, certificates, or a celebratory gathering. We are aiming to bring international cartoonists in solidarity.
Thanks in advance for your interest and support.