GlobalPost | 1/6/2010 12:00:00 AM
Matador: Colombia’s most popular political cartoonist
Jan 6--Matador’s figures strike poses of bemused innocence as they get into mischief, including killing, kidnapping and stealing elections.
Like the characters on "The Simpsons," Matador’s cartoon figures strike poses of bemused innocence as they get into mischief — which in Colombia often involves killing, kidnapping, stealing elections and engaging in acts of brazen political corruption.
Matador’s outrage drives his art.
“Politics is a swamp of shit,” he said as he drank a glass of Jack Daniel’s during a recent interview in Bogota. “Anyone who gets involved gets dirty.”
As a result, Matador — the pseudonym of 40-year-old Julio Cesar Gonzalez — has no shortage of subjects.
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