Trying Gadaffy in caricature
This collection of political cartoon line drawing art stands as a historical record of the times, and was originally drawn using ink on paper for thedailydose.com … and if you print them out, you can wipe yourself with Gadaffy’s ugly mug in dozens of poses.
Gadaffi Loses It
Moamar Gadhafi Rants on TV – Here comes another revolution in the 2011 Arab Spring
Libya’s leader since 41 years, Moamar Gadhafi started to respond to the unrest in Libya by rebels and a popular uprising against his oppressive dictatorship. The Brother Leader as he liked to be called, then went on TV and gave a long speech, one of his typical hours of ranting and delusional words. The speech itself became an internet meme, complete with songs, videos, and of course, editorial cartoons, like this one by laughzilla for thedailydose.com
Gadhafi Ninja Secret Unmasked
Gadaffi – Alive in Tripoli
Muamar Qadafi seen in Green Square in the heart of the capitol of Libya
As the unrest of Libya’s rebellion grew against the Green Book author and dictator of that Arab Mediterranean nation, he pulled out all the stops and began hosting support rallies in his Bab Al-Azaziya compound in the heart of Tripoli, with “adoring” subjects waving green flags and wearing green – the national color under the Gadaffy regime. In one iconic moment, the leader himself was pictured waving and looking goofy in a woodsman hunter Elmer Fudd hat surrounded by bodyguards with the requisite mustaches of oppressed Araby. This moment was captured by Laughzilla for TheDailyDose.com as a political editorial cartoon. drawn by hand with ink on paper.
Kadhafi – the little prince of Tripoli
editorial cartoon of qadhaffi’s disconnect from reality in Libya
Laughzilla put Col. Qadafy on a rickety stool in Tripoli as the rebels began an all-out battle to remove him from power. All the while, the Green Book writer and Libyan leader publicly denied that the upstart rebels were anything more than an outside force of al-qaeda agents and drugged up youth. this editorial cartoon was originally published in The Daily Dose and was created by hand as a line drawing using ink on paper.
Golf, Gadhafi, Grotesque
Scottish golfers discuss the ongoing crisis over political power in Libya
As Gadafi’s rule came under pressure from rebels against his 41 year rule, voices of concern and interest came from far and wide, notable in Europe, and especially in Scotland, where the Lockerbie bombing of a PanAm flight took place, and where interest in the green nation’s ruthless ruler never ebbed. This cheeky editorial cartoon was hand drawn by laughzilla for the daily dose as a line drawing made with ink on paper.
Gadhafi taking PR cues from Baghdad Bob
Col. Qadhafi takes suggestions from media fools as savvy as Baghdad Bob of Iraq War notoriety
When Colonel Qadaffy started making wild pronouncements about Libya loving him and rats and traitors and drugged up youth fighting for al-Qaeda, it seemed as though he was taking his public relations tactical advice from former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s final government spokesman, aka: Baghdad Bob. This editorial cartoon mashup of two cultural icons of Araby was hand drawn by laughzilla as a line drawing for the daily dose using ink on paper.
Gadaffi Fashion Show
Momo Qadhafi is infamous for his sense of brutal dictatorship … and outlandish fashion sense
The history of Libya would have been very different if Moammar Ghadaffi had never been its leader. Not only did he crush his opponents with savage brutality, he did it with flair and debonair, the kind only available to despots with deep pots of black gold and contracts with big oil companies. In this editorial cartoon, laughzilla lampoons the late libyan leader as a line drawing using ink on paper for the daily dose.
Gadhafi and his orders about bombs
Col. Gadhafi publicly ordered no bombing of the rebels while privately ordering them bombed
The ever contradictory statements of the late Libyan leader seemed as erratic and nonsensical as ever, while on TV he stated that he had ordered that no use of force, let alone bombs, be used against the upstart rebels seeking his ouster. At the same time, Libyan air force aircraft were bombing and attacking the rebel fighters and their ammo dumps, among other targets, including unarmed civilians who merely opposed his brutal regime and sought political freedoms such as speech and the right to protest. This editorial cartoon depicts Kadaffi’s lies as a line drawing caricature using ink on paper, by laughzilla for the daily dose.
Gadaffi the Mad Dog from Reagan to Obama
President Reagan and President Obama shared a dislike for the late Libyan leader
Gadaffi resisted American pressure from President Reagan to President Obama. In this editorial cartoon by laughzilla for thedailydose.com – words from the 1980s that were just as relevant in 2011 – are depicted in political caricature style as a line art drawing hand made with ink on paper. This was a key date in the uprising against Gadaffy, where a sitting American President announced publicly that it was time for the dictator to step down and make way for a new, democratic Libya to be born. Qadaffi laughed at the suggestion that he step down from power as he claimed he had no official political title in his country, and thus, any such suggestion was moot, null and void.
Gadafi is loved by every Libyan except for the rebels
Col. Kadhafi and his delusions of adoration by the people of Libya
When push came to shove, Colonel Muammar Khadafi claimed he was loved by all Libyans. Of course, the rebels forming the nascent National Transitional Council (NTC) or Transitional National Council (TNC) did not hold much love for the lunatic leader, despite his lavish outfits and long-winded nonsensical speeches. This love-hate relationship was captured in early March 2011 by laughzilla for thedailydose.com for this editorial cartoon line drawing made with ink on paper.
The Mad Hatter of Tripoli
Gadaffy and his daffy assortment of hats
Col. Qhadaffy was famous for his outfits as much as his flamboyant personality. In this editorial cartoon from early March 2011, laughzilla inked this comic strip panel deriding the self-appointed leader of libyan fashion featuring various iconic hats he has worn over the decades. published for the daily dose. created as a line drawing artwork using ink on paper.
Gadaffi’s Gambit – Let’s Talk
Guns drawn, gadhafi went the extra mile to give no ground
As the rebellion against Libyan leader Col. Muamar Gadhafi picked up steam, the dictator in Tripoli offered to talk with the rebel leaders, all the while committing savage acts of brutality against his own people if they so much as spoke against his oppressive rule of more than 41 years. This editorial cartoon was originally hand drawn as a line art comic strip panel by laughzilla for the daily dose in early March 2011.
Gahdafi kills while the UNI twiddles its thumbs
Early March 2011: The Libyan dictator was free to kill his own people while diplomats at the UN did little to stop him
As war was starting to sweep across the Libyan nation, Gadaffi used all the tools (read: weapons) at his disposal to crush the efforts of the NTC rebels. This editorial cartoon depicts the tyrant and the thumb twiddlers of the UN Security Council, which took a long time in realpolitik terms to pass a resolution against the bloodbath taking place in the green desert country.
Hand drawn line art by laughzilla for the daily dose using ink on paper.
Gadaffi targeted – Just Do It
Gadhafi in the gun scope of UN and NATO actions – Game On
You Can Do It!
Gadaffy’s PSA to fellow Arab dictators
Gadafi’s resistance to pressure from the rebels the UN and NATO was so strong that it likely emboldened the similarly brutal dictators trying to quell their own Arab Spring revolutions in Yemen, Syria, and across the Arabian Gulf.
This political cartoon from mid March 2011 was created originally as a line drawing by laughzilla for thedailydose.com using ink on paper.
Gadaffi the evil leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day
Between the Libyan cities of Benghazi and Tripoli, Muammar Kadafi seemed more IRA-ish every day
Gadaffi the evil leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day 2011 depicted in front of a rainbow spanning between two pots of gold, Tripoli and Benghazi. Some dictators were just made to be caricatured. The Libyan dictator held ties with the Irish Republican Army (IRA) for decades, even hosting IRA officials and terror training camps in his country from time to time. Gaddafi’s own rise to power more than 41 years earlier was influenced by the IRA. Gadhafi was one of the best political figures to parody because of his insane personality unlikable character and incomprehensible fashion statements.
Originally hand drawn line art editorial cartoon by laughzilla for thedailydose.com using ink on paper.
UN NATO and allies attack Gadhafi on Purim
Purim is the Jewish holiday celebrating victory over evil – and in 2011 it fell on the start date of the international war to remove Colonel Kadafy
March 20, 2011 was the start date war led by the international coalition against Colonel Gadhafi and his regime. From that point forward, the United Nations (UN) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were committed to routing the dictator from his position of power in Tripoli, by defending civilians and anti-Gadhaffy assets across Libya. The date coincided with the Jewish holiday of Purim — a telling holiday, where the Persians who oppressed and tried to kill off all of the Jews in their land, were themselves defeated by the brave acts of a Jewish noblewoman who used her smarts to protect her people.
This editorial cartoon by laughzilla for thedailydose.com was originally created as line art using ink on paper and was hand drawn.
UNSC Resolution 1973 on Libya and Moamar Gadafi
Satire of the late March 2011 resolution against the Libyan regime which seemed rather political
By March 22, 2011, the UN and NATO had decided to back sanction and military action to protect civilians and opponents of Muamar Khadaffy’s dictatorship. This political cartoon drawn originally by laughzilla for the daily dose depicts the watered-down resolution that left observers, analysts and talking heads wondering just what the possible outcome of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 might be, and whether or not the whole act was indeed serious or just political theater.
Created as a line drawing using ink on paper.
Self-style fashion leadership feat. lady gaga and muamar gadaffy
Outrageous characters exist in politics as in music. Both having media hounds who love publicity and adore the adoration of themselves. This editorial cartooon published in late March 2011 shortly after the war was launched to oust Col. Gadaffy depicts Lady Gagadaffy feat. lady gaga and muamar gadaffy – both well-known fashion newsmakers – in satire, as an editorial cartoon by laughzilla for thedailydose.com
Originally created by hand as a line drawing using ink on paper.
Bad Romance – feat. Lady Gagadaffy
Gadaffy and Lady Gaga – remix mashup 2011
The White House Globetrotters
President Obama juggling the basketballs of the Arab Spring of 2011 with Libya at the top of the issues
Once the international community had decided that the war to get Gadhafi out of power was on, President Obama had to juggle not only the newly minted conflict in Libya, but many other crises across the Middle East in the Spring of 2011. This editorial cartoon depicts the American Commander-in-Chief doing his own version of March Madness.
Created with ink on paper as a line drawing by laughzilla for thedailydose.com
Who is leading the war on Libya?
President Obama said the U.S. was leading from behind in the NATO war on Libya
In late March 2011 as NATO launched a war to drive Muamar Gadhafi from power, American President Barack Obama claimed that the U.S. was not out in front leading the effort, but was instead leading from behind, while France, England, Italy and other NATO members and allies were pushing the agenda forward. Of course, the majority of NATO assets are supplied and maintained by the United States, which made the President’s comments sound about as silly as they were.
This editorial cartoon by laughzilla for thedailydose.com was originally created by hand using ink on paper to make the line drawing.
Gadafi Quits – April Fools
The Libyan leader puts out sarcastic messages offering to make way for others to take control of Libya – and he meant none of it
Muamar Gadhafi mastered the art of pitting tribes against each other for over 41 years when the war to get rid of him finally started. Even under fire, he kept playing up the divisions between the tribes of Libya as a way to defend his leading role in the country. From time to time he offered to negotiate with rebel leaders of the TNC or NTC depending on your choice of acronyms. This editorial cartoon first published on April 1, 2011 – April Fool’s Day – depicts the late Libyan leader pulling such a PR stunt even while he was ordering his troops to kill all the rebels they could find.
Created originally by hand as a line drawing using ink on paper by laughzilla for the daily dose.
Dictators’ Bad Timing Miss the Boat of Opportunity
Sailing on the Sea of Change, dictators under pressure during the Arab Spring mostly missed the boat
Muamar Gadaffi of course was not the only dictator to feel pressure from opposition groups during the Arab Spring of 2011. In the editorial cartoon, various dictator peers of Khadafi are seen chasing and failing a little too late to catch the ship of opportunity sailing away on the sea of change.
Originally drawn and published on April 5, 2011 by laughzilla for the daily dose using ink on paper as a line drawing.
French Solutions to Arab Problems
France’s policy in 2011 – Gadaffi gets bombed – burqas get banned
At the height of the Arab Spring of 2011, the French government was leading a two front assault – dropping bombs on the Muslim dictator in Libya and fighting Islamic extremism at home by banning the burqa in France. This editorial cartoon depicts that dual issue confronted by President Sarkozy.
Originally drawn by hand as a line drawing using ink on paper by laughzilla for the daily dose.
Dictators also have Dreams from their fathers
Arab dictators crushing Hope & Change without pressure by President Obama
As the days and weeks dragged on, analysts believed that the West – and specifically President Obama – was not doing what it could to speed up the ouster of Muammar Qadhafi. This political cartoon depicts three Arab dictators – President Assad, Col. Gadaffi, and President Saleh who bided their time and crushed resistance groups brutally while the POTUS did not seem to properly pressure the now illegitimate leaders of Syria, Libya and Yemen. As a punchline, the three despots cry out “Yes We Can!” in chorus the catch phrase of Obama’s 2008 Presidential Election campaign.
This editorial cartoon was originally created on April 26, 2011 by laughzilla for thedailydose.com hand drawn with ink on paper as a line drawing artwork
Issues of great concern to humanity
Arab Spring? War in Libya? How about the royal British wedding of Will & Kate?
As war ravaged Libya, unrest wracked Yemen and uprisings raged across Syria, international leaders and famous figures had huge priorities to contend with in late April, 2011, namely, what to wear at the wedding of England’s Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton. This political cartoon depicts that dichotomy of public interests.
Editorial cartoon by laughzilla drawn by hand as a line drawing using ink on paper for the daily dose.
Still Crazy After All These Years
political caricature of Libya’s Gadafi and Syria’s Assad
By August 2011 the war in Libya and the civil unrest in Syria were both being met by fierce force under control of those nations’ dictators, Muamar Gadhafi and Bashar al-Assad. This editorial cartoon caricatures both of these illegitimate leaders during the Arab Spring and Summer of their discontent, using a catch phrase “Still Crazy After All These Years” a refrain from the legendary American folk musician Paul Simon and his song of the same name. In this public parody, Gadaffy claims that he and his ilk eat NATO bombs for breakfast in Tripoli and Assad declares the everything is Alawire (all right) in Syria.
Originally created and drawn by laughzilla for the daily dose using ink on paper to make the line drawing
Gadaffy’s Last Stand
The war in Libya nears an end as rebels bring the fighting to Tripoli
By August 22, 2011, the war in Libya had reached a new level. Rebels and NATO assistance through the air bombing campaign had pushed Gadhafi’s forces back across the desert green nation, and the crazy clothed crackpot in Bab al-Azaziya was punch drunk from his own libations of lunacy. Colonel Khadaffy’s capitol was surrounded, and they were coming for him, no holds barred. As fortified as his compound once was, it was now a remnant, a ruined shell of its former self, and there was little Gadaffy or his steadfastly loyal (paid) troops could do to stop the onslaught of the popular revolution against him.
In this political cartoon, the crazy dictator makes his last stand while sampling lyrics from Stealer’s Wheels classic tune “Stuck in the middle with you”, as he accuses “rats to the left of me, traitors to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.”
This cartoon inspired a video slideshow of Laughzilla’s cartoons of Gadaffy over the course of the war, accompanying the famous song.
This editorial cartoon was hand-craft originally by laughzilla for thedailydose.com as a line drawing comic strip panel using ink on paper.
Stuck In The Middle With You feat. Col. Kadhafi
Mashup of a classic song with gadaffy cartoons from The Daily Dose
Stuck In The Middle With YouVideo:
Editorial Cartoons of Muamar Gadhafi during the 2011 revolution in Libya, by laughzilla for thedailydose.com
Triple Earthquakes of late August
Earthquake on the US East Coast, DSK rape charges dropped, and Tripoli is overrun by rebels
August 24, 2011 was a memorable date in history. The American East Coast suffered an unusual earthquake which was felt and did damage to property from Virginia all the way up to Boston, MA. Additionally, there was a legal earthquake as the former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) had the rape charges against him dropped in a dramatic court procedure in NYC, where the geological earthquake was also felt. Third, there was a political and historic earthquake in Tripoli Libya, as rebel forces of the NTC overran Colonel Ghadafi’s compound, Bab al-Azaziya, where they looted and celebrated their victory and ouster of the now former leader of the Libyan people. Beneath it all, Laughzilla jokes that you thought late August was a boring time.
This editorial cartoon was originally hand drawn as a line drawing by laughzilla for thedailydose.com using ink on paper.
The future of an Equitable Libya
Gadaffi Gone – TNC in – the West wants more OIL
By August 29, 2011, it was clear that Gadaffi’s days as dictator of Libya were over. He had gone to ground, hiding and insanely offering to negotiate with the rebels and the TNC for a transition of power. In the new, supposedly more Equitable Libya, the West now wanted to secure more Observers In Libya ( OIL ), and this was something that was clear for Big Oil companies like TOTAL of France and the Italian oil and gas company FINA.
This editorial cartoon was originally drawn as a line drawing by laughzilla for the daily dose using ink and paper.
MI6 CIA Libya
M-I-6 C-I-A L-I-B-Y-A Mickey Mouse Club Song parody political cartoon by laughzilla for thedailydose.com
In early September, 2011, after Gadhaffi had been ousted from power in Tripoli, Top Secrets were discovered in various buildings that proved there were documents linking the CIA in the U.S. and MI6 in the U.K. with the intelligence agencies in Libya during the 2004 – 2011 years when Western powers used rendition to interrogate al-Qaida terror suspects using methods like torture which they could not use in their own countries.
This editorial cartoon was originally drawn as a line drawing by laughzilla for the daily dose using ink and paper.
Gadhafi in Hell Jobs in Heaven
editorial cartoon about the dead Libyan leader Muamar Gadaffy and Apple Computer Founder Steve Jobs
Within two weeks, humanity lost one of its greatest people, and one of its worst. The technology visionary Steve Jobs, who founded Apple Computer and brought things like the Macintosh computer, the iPod, iPhone, iPad and iCloud, passed away, after battling ill-health for many years. Less than two weeks later, the late Libyan leader Muamar Gadhaffi, who ruled his desert land with an iron fist, was pulled out, blooded and wounded, from a sewer pipe, by soldiers from the newly ruling National Transitional Council (NTC). Mr. Gadhafi died of gunshot wounds to the stomach and head on his way to the hospital, in unclear circumstances. This cartoon by Laughzilla for The Daily Dose skewers the now dead Qadafi and his always outlandish fashion styles, burning in Hell in a teleconference call with Steve Jobs, whose simple and sleek designs were always in style, now in Heaven.
Gadhafi Assad Annan outgoing leaders
editorial cartoon about the dead Libyan leader Muamar Gadaffy, Bashar Assad and Kofi Annan
In August 2012, while Bashar Assad was holding up his own Civil War in Syria, the ghost of Muammar Ghadafi was returned to the public by Laughzilla for The Daily Dose in this Gadaffy Assad Annan cartoon, which illustrates the state of three outgoing leaders of 2011 – 2012.