Good and bad news at the Games

Ralph Steadman Olympics cartoon
© Ralph Steadman for the New Statesman @ Procartoonists.org

The Olympics has presented a problem for hard-bitten, cynical cartoonists, because it has turned out to be something of a Good News Story.

We’ve been keeping an eye on the very latest Olympics cartoons – as well as presenting the Personal Bests exhibition from the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival – and present a round-up here. Be warned though, some of this is very much #NSFW. Or, to use the old parlance, a bit rude in places.

So while the cartoons in the run-up to the Games were a touch cynical …

Mac Olympics cartoon
© Mac for the Daily Mail @ Procartoonists.org
Mike Turner Olympics cartoon
© Mike Turner for Private Eye @ Procartoonists.org
Andrew Birch Olympics cartoon
© Andrew Birch for Private Eye @ Procartoonists.org

And, er, very cynical … [Is this is the #NSFW bit? – Ed]

Martin Rowson Olympics cartoon
© Martin Rowson for the Morning Star @ Procartoonists.org

… as the Games got under way, they became a bit more positive.

Christian Adams Olympics cartoon
© Christian Adams for The Telegraph @ Procartoonists.org
Matt Olympics cartoon
© Matt for The Telegraph @ Procartoonists.org
Matt Buck Hack Olympics cartoon
© Hack (Matt Buck) for MSN @ Procartoonists.org

Most of the cartoons seen here are by Procartoonists.org members. Don’t forget to check out the Procartoonists.org portfolios.

Steve Bell Olympics cartoon
© Steve Bell for The Guardian @ Procartoonists.org
Pete Dredge Olympics cartoon
© Pete Dredge @ Procartoonists.org
The Surreal McCoy Olympics cartoon
© The Surreal McCoy for The Spectator @ Procartoonists.org
Alexander Matthews Olympics cartoon
© Alexander Matthews for The Spectator @ Procartoonists.org
Cathy Simpson Olympics cartoon
© Cathy Simpson @ Procartoonists.org
Peter Schrank Olympics cartoon
© Peter Schrank for The Independent @ Procartoonists.org

And while we are considering post-event reaction and interviews …

Dish Olympics cartoon
© Neil Dishington for The Spectator @ Procartoonists.org
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