Fresh from Lebanon
Fresh from Lebanon
Frontline Cartoons – Lebanon
Some say the Charlie Hebdo attack could change the comic world forever, a threat to cartoonist has never been so strong, but should it prevent you from still covering sensitive issues? Should all journalistic cartoonists feel threatened? A comic journalist set out to do just that, Jules Callis had clear doubts about his decision to travel to Lebanon to document the Syrian refugee crisis just days after the attack. Jules Callis wasn’t about to shy away from a subject matter and determinedly made the decision to travel to the Syrian border to tell the real story through comic journalism. Jules Callis 29 from the Netherlands, is a quirky and kooky comic artist, who uses his unique style of illustration to connect with his subjects. Jules is naturally drawn to the documentation of people living in harsh environments.
Jules’ art form is unique and lookers by are fascinated and intrigued by this eccentric artist at work. Jules’ craft is unlike other journalism which allows him to create a connection and a sense of ease with all his subject matters.
This are excerpts from a preliminary shoot in 2013: Delegate is the picturesque and quintessential Australian sleepy town. Nestled in Southern Monaro (also known as Maneroo) district, it was known as “Deligat”. The place name Delegate, could derive from an aboriginal word meaning “one big hill”. The highest free-standing hill in the Great Dividing Range, Mt Delegate, dominates the surrounding landscape of fine grazing land and national parks. The township is steeped in history, as one of the first places of settlement on the Monaro. Robert Campbell from Duntroon occupied or ‘squatted’ at Delegate Station in 1827. Delegate lies just a few kilometres from the state border between New South Wales and Victoria. The township of Delegate lies on the Delegate River. At the 2006 census, Delegate had a population of 306 people. The street-scape of Delegate reflects its rich history and creates the unhurried ambience of a rural village. The local School of Arts building has a museum that displays the history of the area. Honour Rolls in the main part of the building record the names of locals who served in both wars as well as a memorial stone at the front of the building commemorating the original Men from Snowy River March in 1916. In the early 1920s, artist Hilda Rix Nicholas stayed in the Delegate area, where she painted several major works including In Australia and His Land. She returned and settled in the district with her husband Edgar Wright, and died there in 1961.