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Articles by Polyp

Still being trickled on from a great height


Polyp looks back on his original 
Big Bad World cartoon for our September 1991 issue, and its parallels with his latest take on trickle-down economics.

  • October 24, 2011
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Your move...

Polyp cartoon
Suggest a title for Polyp’s new cartoon

  • October 13, 2011
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Bono: tax dodger

As he prepares to headline the Glastonbury festival this Friday, U2’s Bono finds himself accused once again of tax dodging.

  • June 20, 2011
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Podcast: Polyp on conspiracy theories

Political cartoonist Polyp on the conspiracy theories gaining popularity amongst the peace and social justice counterculture, and the threat they pose.

  • March 17, 2011
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Challenging the politics of paranoia

Cartoonist Polyp explores conspiracy theories and finds them not just dotty but dangerous.

Help choose the March Big Bad World cartoon

Help our cartoonist Polyp decide which version of his cartoon for the March issue of New Internationalist magazine is funnier.

  • January 7, 2011
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US superpowers in Polyp's cartoon

Today’s Clark Kent: US superpowers in Polyp’s cartoon

  • May 1, 2010
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431 - Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories in Polyp’s cartoon.

  • April 1, 2010
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Big Bad World 430

Creative destruction? in Polyp’s cartoon.

  • March 1, 2010
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Rich World hypocrisy

Cartoon by Polyp

  • January 1, 2010
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Big Bad World 428

Polyp’s climate change-o-meter.

  • December 1, 2009
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Big Bad World 427

No room for grey matter in Polyp’s cartoon

  • November 1, 2009
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Big Bad World 426

Money talks in Polyp’s cartoon.

  • October 1, 2009
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Big Bad World 425 - Mass suicide

Mass suicide the CO2 way in Polyp’s cartoon.

  • September 1, 2009
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Our children’s inheritance

by Polyp

  • June 1, 2009
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A corporate piñata

A corporate piñata, by Polyp.

  • May 1, 2009
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Big Bad World 421 - Climate Change

Polyp tackles climate change

  • April 1, 2009
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Big Bad World 418 - Female beauty and male laughter

Polyp on female beauty and male laughter.

  • December 1, 2008
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Big Bad World 417 - Goodbye Dubyameister

Polyp says a fond farewell to the Dubyameister

  • November 1, 2008
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Big Bad World 416 - Garden of Eden

Polyp discovers oil in the Garden of Eden.

  • October 1, 2008
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Big Bad World 415 - Peak Oil

Polyp’s peak oil fun ride

  • September 1, 2008
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Big Bad World 414

Polyp’s take on happiness

  • August 1, 2008
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Big Bad World 413

Polyp takes the pen to G W Bush

  • July 1, 2008
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Whoops!

Wayward warheads, mid-air collisions and dangerous detonations.

  • June 1, 2008
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Big Bad World 412

Polyp takes aim at transport

  • June 1, 2008
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Big Bad World 411

Polyp’s take on one of Joni Mitchell’s most famous lines.

  • May 1, 2008
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Big Bad World

Polyp on the origins of wealth and poverty.

  • April 1, 2008
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Big Bad World

Cartoonist Polyp on an uninvited guest.

  • December 1, 2007
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Big Bad World

George W stands firm in the face of Polyp

  • November 1, 2007
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Big Bad World

Polyp on a new concept of fairness.

  • October 1, 2007
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Big Bad World

Extremism at large in Polyp’s cartoon

  • June 1, 2007
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Big Bad World

Old Gory, by Polyp.

  • March 1, 2007
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Big Bad World

  • January 1, 2007
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Polyp's Big Bad World - December 2006

There is a suitably festive theme to Polyp’s December cartoon.

  • December 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World - November 2006

Global warming and the closest of shaves in Polyp’s latest cartoon.

  • November 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World - October 2006

Bedtime prayers of infamous co-dependents from Polyp.

  • October 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World - September 2006

Polyp’s take on a volatile fluid.

  • September 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World - August 2006

Spot the Greedy Bastard in Polyp’s cartoon.

  • August 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World – July 2006

An unlikely Second Coming in a gospel according to Polyp.

  • July 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World – June 2006

Vegan gruel and global warming: a cautionary cartoon by Polyp.

  • June 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World - May 2006

Polyp unveils the latest new wonder drug.

  • May 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World - April 2006

Polyp announces the next creative strategy in the War on Terror.

  • April 1, 2006
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Polyp's Big Bad World - March 2006

Polyp offers a new take on EVOlution.

  • March 1, 2006
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101 downingstreet

George Orwell leaves his mark on Polyp’s latest ‘cartoon’.

  • December 1, 2005
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Bush Nightmare

  • January 1, 2005
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Race to the bottom

Illustrated by Polyp.

  • December 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – December 2004

Homophobes of the World Unite!

  • December 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – November 2004

Religions of the world, as seen by Polyp.

  • November 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – October 2004

New horizons for fair trade.

  • October 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – September 2004

From tax cuts to more golf, George W Bush’s top priorities revealed by Polyp.

  • September 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – August 2004

The world as a game of (American) football.

  • August 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – July 2004

Stuffing the ballot box.

  • July 1, 2004
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I'm a realist get me out of here!

Unreality TV as you’ve never seen it before – a story board by Polyp.

  • June 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – June 2004

Car sticker campaigning Polyp-stylie.

  • June 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – May 2004

Israeli policy on Palestine, as seen by Polyp.

  • May 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – April 2004

Global warming: ‘a matter of opinion’.

  • April 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – March 2004

The transnational approach to ethics.

  • March 1, 2004
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Polyp's Big Bad World – February 2004

President Bush’s al-Qaeda recruitment drive.

  • February 1, 2004
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Appeasers

Appeasers? Us? Polyp’s latest cartoon.

  • September 1, 2003
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Red roses

Polyp says it with flowers.

  • August 1, 2003
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Best whishes for Iraq

Best wishes for Iraqi democracy in Polyp’s cartoon.

  • July 1, 2003
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The puppy dogs of war

The puppy dogs of war, in the latest Polyp cartoon.

  • May 1, 2003
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Polyp's Big Bad World – December 2002

One world, one helmet.

  • December 1, 2002
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Polyp's Big Bad World – November 2002

Bombs away.

  • November 1, 2002
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Polyp's Big Bad World – September 2002

Corporate branding with a smile.

  • September 1, 2002
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Polyp's Big Bad World – August 2002

The rich and global warming, as seen by cartoonist Polyp.

  • August 1, 2002
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Polyp's Big Bad World – July 2002

Cereal box toys and global warming.

  • July 1, 2002
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Polyp's Big Bad World – June 2002

Let’s play the War Criminal Gameshow!

  • June 1, 2002
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Polyp's Big Bad World – May 2002

Cuckoo capitalism wets its nest.

  • May 1, 2002
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Polyp's Big Bad World – April 1999

Inspirational leadership in today’s globalized economy.

  • April 1, 1999
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Starve Trek: Mission of Mercy

Episode I of Starve Trek, the comic book that took up most of Issue 218

  • April 1, 1991
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Starve Trek: Plague of the Mind

Episode IV of Starve Trek, the comic book that took up most of Issue 218.

  • April 1, 1991
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Starve Trek

The comic book parody of Star Trek that took up most of Issue 218.

  • April 1, 1991
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Starve Trek: The Triggellion Factor

Episode III of Starve Trek, the comic book that took up most of Issue 218

  • April 1, 1991
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Starve Trek: The Abundance Machine

Episode II of Starve Trek, the comic book that took up most of Issue 218

  • April 1, 1991
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