Media Type:

Cartoons


Title

The Craftsman

Subject

Political Cartoon

Description

The cartoon depicts a craftsman sculpting a large pharaoh with the face of then General Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, head of the army. The caption underneath reads, "For shame, sir! I’m really doing a proper job on this one—it’ll work like a charm for thirty or forty years at least! God willing.”
The artist, Andeel, criticises El-Sisi as Egypt's next 'pharaoh', correctly predicting that the then army general was positioning himself to become Egypt's next president. In contrast, many other Egyptians, at this time, were praising him as the 'saviour' of Egypt and were calling on him to become president.

Creator

Andeel

Publisher

Guernica

Date Published

15/10/2013

Language

Arabic

Date Created

15/10/2013

Citation

Andeel, “The Craftsman,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 23, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/160.

Output Formats


Media

andeel_the_craftsman.jpg

Original Format

cartoon

Translation

The Craftsman: “Don’t worry sir, I’ve done you a proper job…this should see you through for at least the next 30 or 40 years”.