As we are all aware, back in early February the military staged a coup in Myanmar. It resulted in the detainment of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the National League for Democracy, which had won the election by a landslide. In the weeks since many protestors have been killed and the military has declared a year-long state of emergency.
The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation in partnership with Burma Campaign UK have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the ongoing situation and to support local artists. Members have been drawing themselves giving the three-fingered salute of protest with the artwork being displayed on the Three Fingers site. Proceeds from sold art will go to Mutual Aid Myanmar. There’s a growing archive of the work here including many artists from Myanmar and names that will be familiar to Broken Frontier readers like Martin Rowson and The Surreal McCoy/Carol Isaacs.