DLSU to Host Cartoons for Peace Master Class

Cartooning for Peace

EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), the Cultural Center of National Institutes composed of Alliance Française de Manille, Goethe-Institut Philippinen, along with the Embassies of Denmark, France, and Switzerland in the Philippines will present Cartooning for Peace in Manila in May 2015.

by Plantu (France), Le Monde, Paris, March 11, 1999

by Plantu (France), Le Monde, Paris, March 11, 1999

Cartooning for Peace project, spearheaded by EUNIC Philippines, aims to invite European cartoonists from the Cartooning for Peace international network, together with Filipino cartoonists to participate in a series of conferences, master classes, interviews, and cartooning workshops in De La Salle University and other reputable academic institutions in the Philippines.  DLSU will host a master class for selected students for  its segment of the tour on May 7, 2015 and will be lead by renowned cartoonist Plantu, Bob Katzenelson, and local veteran Manix Abrera.

manix abrera cartoon

by Manix Abrera

This project will also collaborate with leading newspapers companies such as Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Tempo to promote the event and to publish their cartoons in their respective editorial sections.

by Bob Katzenelson Source: http://www.caricature.dk/node/99

by Bob Katzenelson, Source: http://www.caricature.dk/node/99

Among its objectives is to encourage understanding among different cultures and beliefs using editorial cartoons. In particular, the initiative hopes to raise awareness on the role of cartoonists in promoting peace and fighting prejudice. It hopes to provide opportunities for interaction between the international cartoonists and the Filipino cartoonists, journalists, academe and the general public of the Philippines.

Five cartoonists from Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, and Switzerland) and six cartoonists from the Philippines will participate in Cartooning for Peace in Manila.

The 5 European cartoonists are as follows:

  • Denmark : Bob Katzenelson
  • France: Plantu, President of Cartooning
  • Germany : Thomas Plassmann and Miriam Wurster
  • Switzerland : Philippe Baumann

The 6 Filipino cartoonists are as follows:

  • Steven Pabalinas : Manila Times
  • Norman Isaac : Tempo
  • Rene Aranda : Philippine Star
  • Manix Abrera : Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Roni Santiago : Manila Bulletin



Founded at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2006 by Kofi Annan (former Secretary General of the United Nations) and Plantu (French cartoonist), Cartooning for Peace is a network of 130 cartoonists around the world who use the power and language of images to fight for peace and freedom of expression.


EUNIC is the network of the European National Institutes for culture. Formed in 2006, EUNIC is a recognized leader in cultural cooperation. Its members work in the arts, language, youth, education, science, intercultural dialogue and development sectors.

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