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Burmese humour -- Cartoons

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: 969toons.com
Description/subject: "Myanmar Online Cartoon Journal"
Language: Burmese (a little English)
Source/publisher: 969toons.com
Format/size: html, jpeg
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2009

Title: Harn Lay's political cartoons
Description/subject: High quality, hard-hitting. See also the cartoons on "The Irrawaddy"
Author/creator: Harn Lay
Language: English
Source/publisher: Shanland
Format/size: jpeg
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2010

Individual Documents

Title: Irrawaddy Artist Honored
Date of publication: May 2010
Description/subject: Harn Lay, The Irrawaddy’s cartoonist and illustrator, has received a grant from Human Rights Watch in recognition of his satirical cartoons targeting the Burmese military regime.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2010

Title: The Joke’s on the Generals
Date of publication: November 2008
Description/subject: Laughter is a sharp weapon in the hands of Burma’s regime critics... "BURMA is under siege and the crackdown on anti-regime monks and activists has intensified, continuing day and night. The bloodshed in Burma in September 2007 and the regime’s inadequate, heartless response to the cyclone the following May ignited worldwide anger, directed at regime leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe. Yet through it all, the callous, stubborn general remained a figure of fun, arousing mirth as well as outrage..."
Author/creator: Yeni
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 16, No. 11
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2008

Title: Pioneers of Burmese Cartooning
Date of publication: September 2003
Description/subject: "During the popular struggle against the British and civil war, two cartoonists entertained and provoked Burmese audiences with their fiesty sketches... A newspaper without a cartoon is like curry without salt — U Hein Sunn, prominent Burmese cartoonist..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 7
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 November 2003