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Greek cartoonists on Merkel’s visit

I always loved to calm fears and tensions with some sense of humour. It’s a humanising effect that is becoming more and more rare during the troubled times this country is going through. Plus, I’ve nothing against Merkel – I keep all my frustration and anger against the austerity, this type of austerity, and the lack of a way-out plan. But, that’s another, huge discussion. Here are some cartoons by Greek cartoonists on the Angela Merkel visit to Greece (I think she landed at the time of writing of this line).

By Dimitris Hatzopoulos

By Dimitris Georgopalis

Translation: Angela Merkel is holding a sign that says AUSTERITY

By Dimitris Hatzopoulos


By Kostas Mitropoulos


Soldier: Presnt arms!

Merkel: Are the arms German, Antonis?

By Petros Tsiolakis


Samaras: Are the austerity measures enough, Madam?

Merkel: You are pitiless! I bleed with what you are doing.

(sing on the right has a euro-swastika symbol and writes New Occupation)

By Panos Maragos


Merkel: What is this Paul [Thomsen of IMF]? The Greeks don’t live in slums, neither do they survive with acorn!!

Paul Thomsen (holding the troika report): The reforms are not completed yet Mrs Merkel.

Last but not list, another one of Dimtris Hatzopoulos. It’s a bit older (I think it was published a week ago) and it’s not directly linked to Angela Merkel. But I really like his style so here you have it.

By Dimitris Hatzopoulos

Small treasures

I’m finally reorganizing my office after moving into a new apartment, 2 months ago. The old cardboard boxes, full of dust, have proved to hide small treasures from my unconscious passion to collect seemingly useless things, for some abstract future reference.

Here’s a cartoon by famous Greek cartoonist Kostas Mitropoulos. He drew it back in 1999 for the October 30 issue of “Prosopa”, a supplement in the newspaper Ta Nea.

By Kostas Mitropoulos for Ta Nea newspaper – Prosopa supplement (30 October 1999).

The main story of the magazine was the youth, dreaming of a different Greece than the one their parents have created. Thirteen years later, Greece still hopes that the new generation will vote the old system out of power.

“I’m 13 years old and I don’t want to become what you are”

A kid’s face on the cover page of that issue was saying “I’m 13 years old and I don’t want to become what you are”. The kid is now 26 and is most probably either unemployed or he have fled the country in search of a life with dignity.