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Interview With Indonesian Cartoonist Thomdean

An architect by education, Tommy Thomdean has grown to become one of Indonesia’s most talented cartoonists. He draws cartoons for the Jakarta Post, the largest English language newspaper in Indonesia, and I recently spoke to him about what it’s like to cartoon in his own country.

One thing I discovered about cartooning in Indonesia – Cartoonists apparently cross the line when they compare their leaders to Nixon.

 

 
Here are some of Thomdean’s terrific cartoons. For more, you can visit his Web site Thomdean.com.

 

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.