BlogTD: Cartoons About Recent News Events

Guangzhou-based cartoonist Guaiguai is an extremely popular and prolific blogger. His work and name is all over Chinese cyberspace, as well as his brand name BlogTD. Here are some examples of his recent work:

Hillary Leading the People, a photo-shopped version of Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.

Man: Darling, my cell phone service was cut off because I did not pay the bill, really not because I sent out those dirty jokes.” (As part of the recent anti-vulgarity campaign, China Mobile stopped clients’ service if they sent out porn jokes by text message.)

Watch out! He is backing out!

“Are you saying this slogan is vulgar?” (The slogan reads “Building a Socialist Country with Chinese Characteristics!” The circled characters, “characteristics” (te se) sounds like “very pornographic.”)

Helping people in Haiti. (Chinese official media’s reporting of earthquake aid for Haiti carries a nationalistic, self-promotional tune.)

Google walked away. (TMD is an abbreviation for Tamade (他妈的) or “Fuck it!”)