Carlos Latuff is a controversial Brazilian political cartoonist with an impressively large portfolio of work. His works deal with an array of themes, including US Imperialism, anti-globalization, anti-capitalism, and anti-U.S. military intervention. He is best known for his images depicting the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the Arab Spring events. Latuff’s unwavering support for Palestine has led to criticism and allegations of uninhibited utilization of “judeophobic stereotypes.”
“I got threats from cops, Zionists, Islamists, neo-Nazis – the list is long,” he says of his many detractors who have tried to intimidate him on different occasions.
“I’m not producing artworks to illustrate news articles,” he says. “My cartoons are directly geared towards activists who can share them and use them for free. They have a message, they support a cause, and they’re designed to be spread widely.”
Latuff does not shy away from controversy and we think his voice deserves to be heard.
You can find him on Twitter (@LatuffCartoons) and Instagram (@carloslatuff).