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At the height of the covid-19 pandemic, cartoons provided more than some much-needed relief. 

While newspapers were dominated by tragic headlines and overwhelming statistics, these thought-provoking, relatable and often humorous images showed their true power for sticking in people’s minds.

In a webinar for the International Journalists’ Network, Paul Adepoju spoke to award-winning cartoonist Mike Asukwo to discuss the role of cartoons in storytelling and reporting on the pandemic. 

"A cartoon is a very strong source of information," says Asukwo. "We tend to forget a lot of things that happen around us, but once [drawn] in a cartoon it stays in our memory because of the imagery chosen, the elements used and the medium that is used to present the cartoons."

You can read all his tips for aspiring cartoonists here.

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