The Lion’s Roar
When lions roar, they expect to be heard. We explore how cartoonists speak truth to power, while tap-dancing across a shifting media landscape. This year saw First Dog on the Moon’s cartoons increase in word count and, at times, despair as he develops his role as activist agitator – a possible trajectory for the political cartoonist that is perceptively charted by Andrew Weldon. Challenging issues continued to emerge, such as lack of progress on Indigenous disadvantage and the reception of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.