Within every cartoonist is a Dr. Tulp, who diligently lays forth the world to us.
In the present chapter of the Anatomia Cartooniensa Per Marquard Otzen is exposing basics of political systems, how key elements of governing grows from one another. Such as what results from revolting against a dictatorial regime; in which study Per is joining forces with George Orwell:
"One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship"
Orwell was defining the Russian 1917 October Revolution and at its centenary the linkage is not only clear, it is physical of nature. Czarism found its means of survival by way of being revolutionized, maturing into a leaner and stricter version of its former self.
Indeed so lean and strict that it took on the one human form. The cartoonist lays bare and the dictator exposes himself. Ecce Putin:
|Per Marquard Otzen, Soon Cured, November 9, 2017.|
The cartoon shown is courtesy of Per Marquard Otzen and must not be reproduced without his permission.