About Black & White

      'Black & White' is an online cartoon magazine with a purpose to campaign for the issues related to free speech, justice, equality and other human rights. 

         'B&W' highlights an issue by publishing a series of cartoons and by circulating them as much as possible. The focus is on human rights defenders, bloggers, writers and journalists who are being targeted for their works. B&W uses cartoons to run support campaigns for them. Cartoon is a direct satire in visual medium that spreads fast on social media platforms. 'B&W' is an effort to use its ability to mobilize in campaigning for the needy ones. The vision is to create a platform where the cartoonist from every part of the world can raise their voices on their local issues and use their art to contribute for a better world blessed with free speech, equality and justice. Cartoons are not only known for humor, now we know them for activism, revolution and movements. Today the job of a cartoonist is not limited to making fun. It’s to play a vital role in activism

       'B&W' is founded and edited by Aseem Trivedi, an independent cartoonist from India. His website was banned by Mumbai Police in 2011 followed by the  arrested in Mumbai in the charges of sedition, related to his anti corruption cartoon campaign 'Cartoons Against Corruption'. He was co-recipient of the "Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award 2012" of Virginia based 'Cartoonists Rights Network International' along with Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat. He was also nominated for the Freedom of Expression Awards 2013 by free speech organization Index on Censorship. He was also a contestant in Indian TV reality show Bigg Boss (season 6).

Contact 'B&W':  mail.bandw@gmail.com

A Cartoon Against Every Lash

A Cartoon Against Every Lash
A series of 50 cartoons against the flogging of Raif Badawi

Free Kovan

Free Kovan
10 Cartoons against the arrest of folk singer Kovan in the charges of sedition

Free Santosh & Somaru

Free Santosh & Somaru
10 Cartoons supporting journalists' movement in Bastar