Art isn’t created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought on social problems. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing satirical illustrations and cartoons for adults for decades now, highlighting the awful problems with society. Greta Jaruševičiūtė – BoredPanda
Gerhard Haderer had even faced the court for one of his brutally honest books, The Life of Jesus. It triggered violent reactions, because of the society problems discussed in it, in Europe, especially from the Catholic Church. The story culminated in 2005 when Haderer was convicted in Greece for insulting the religious community and was given a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A few months later, however, this verdict was corrected on appeal, and Gerhard Haderer was acquitted.
The artist developed his realistic style when working as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising agencies early in his career. It wasn’t until a cancer operation in 1985 when Gerhard abandoned his commercial dreams and became a freelance caricaturist and satirical illustrator, mainly focusing on social issues.
Hadererze-se: OS CARTUNS DA CONSCIÊNCIA, 20 comics para quem entende a loucura do mundo de hoje, Os índios nos gibis., TURMA DA MÔNICA TOY, ESQUENTA PARA AS OLIMPÍADAS DO JAPÃO, Cats In Different Art Style, Ficha Limpa!!!