Life, the universe and everything
When gazing up at the stars, many of us have traditionally used constellations to guide our way and understand our place in the world. Cartoonists do the same, drawing connections between political events and people to make sense of the madness.
This year, our cartoonists brought levity to heavy and challenging subjects, summing up the complexities with the deft stroke of a pen (or stylus). But they also addressed the pervasive sense of dread that has hummed along under the optimism for a post-COVID future. Many of us continue to ‘doomscroll’ through the bad news, feeding a sense of despair, even as others pretend that things are all normal again.