Badiucao (巴丢草): Chairman Mao, Happy Birthday
For his latest cartoon for CDT, Badiucao adds to the greetings for Mao Zedong, who is being feted around the country on what would have been his 120th birthday. In the cartoon, Badiucao pays homage to the side of Mao not being discussed in the official media – that of a self-indulgent womanizer.
See other cartoonists’ takes on Mao’s birthday, via CDT’s Drawing the News series. Read also a CDT Q&A with Badiucao in which he discusses his artistic and personal influences. All Badiucao cartoons for CDT are available here.