This is presumably a follow up to ’The Serio-Comic War Map For The Year 1877’1. John Bull and his Friends A Serio-Comic Map of Europe by Fred W Rose Author of “Angling in Troubled Waters”2 1900 The “Refererence” section on the map reads3: REFERENCE Great Britain – John Bull has been attacked by two wild […]

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Tako No Asirai (Octopus Treading) by Kobayashi Kiyochika. (1904) One of those rare examples where the octopus is pro-cause 1. Japanese officer sitting on an octopus that is capturing ships disguised fish. Russo-Japanese War. Part of a series: Nihonbanzai hyakusen hyakusho (Long live Japan: one hundred victories, one hundred laughs). Image source and information: Library of […]

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Russian Gas Octopus (2009) Two cartoons depicting Russia as an octopus over the dispute between the Ukraine and the Russian company, Gazprom. The first shows Putin as the Octopus5, and the second shows Gazprom as the octopus with Europe in its grip6. The cartoons are in response to the Russian company, Gazprom, cutting off natural gas […]

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