The civil war in Syria is deadly serious. And Middle East cartoonists have been depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a vulture, a butcher, a chemist cooking up chemical weapons. President Obama doesn't fare much better, either.
Singaporean Leslie Chew is the cartoonist behind the provocative comic strip 'Demon-cratic Singapore'. It's based on fictional events and characters but that hasn't stopped Singapore's government from charging Chew with contempt.
Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.
Qatar is buying modern and contemporary art by Western artists for record prices. Host Carol Hills talks with David Ross. He's the former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Political cartoonists are registering their own opinions on the ouster of Mohammed Morsi's by Egypt's military. The World's Cartoon and Satire Editor Carol Hills talks about how the cartoons' messages vary according to the region where they were drawn.
Reporter Betto Arcos tells us about Canadian artist and singer Alec Dempster. He's an unlikely champion of "son jarocho," a musical style from Veracruz, Mexico.
South African cartoonist John Curtis is honoring Nelson Mandela by collecting political cartoons that tell his story. But telling Mandela's story in cartoons is difficult — since South Africa banned any quotes or images of him, including cartoons, for many years, and few knew what he looked like during his 27 years in prison.
Boston is hosting one of the largest anime conventions in the country this weekend. Anchor Marco Werman meets author Ian Condry to talk about his new book, "The Soul of Anime" and get a guided tour of the Anime Boston convention.
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