Steve Irwin — The Crocodile Hunter
Everyone knew who he was, and everyone is as equally shocked to know that the Crocodile Hunter is now dead after becoming the victim of a stingray’s zap to his heart during a filming session over the weekend. And yeah, the photo above is from that time when Steve Irwin decided to introduce his baby son to a crocodile.
Having seen the grief expressed by the Australian Prime Minister and the rumors that a state funeral is being planned I was curious to see how the editorial cartoonists down-under are covering this event. Here’s what I found:
Peter Nicholson – The Australian
Sean Leahy — Courier Mail (Brisbane)
…and finally a pearly gates cartoon which isn’t drawn by an American:
…expect to see lots more crocodile tear cartoons here.
I was in the awkward situation of commenting on Steve Irwin’s death or marking the passing of Mark Graham, a Canadian soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan, and who happens to be Hamilton’s first casualty of the war. I chose to draw on the latter.