A cartoon is a form of illustrated visual art using a non-realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humor. The art usually acts as a visual metaphor to illustrate a point of view on the topic (as you know, the brain is an analog processor working by analogy and metaphor).

Even if cartoons in foreign languages aren’t sometimes your thing (all but Jovan Prokopljevic and “Don’t play Putin” are Russian), the original cartoons below are utterly charming. “Chess is an international language” (quote by Edward Lasker) and we all will grasp the point in them intuitively.

Very special thanks go out to all cartoonists here for their wonderful cartoons!

 

Jovan Prokopljević

Jovan Prokopljevic

 

Sergey Netchayev

Sergey Netchayev, 64 No23, 1990

 

Sergey Arkavin

Sergey Arkavin, 64 No20, 1981

 

Igor Novikov

Igor Novikov, 64 No7, 1981

 

Sergey Arkavin

Sergey Arkavin, 64 No12, 1982

 

Igor Chelmodeyev

Igor Chelmodeyev, 64 No14, 1988

 

Igor Chelmodeyev:

Making a safe path through a mine-field (the sign reads it’s a safe one)

Igor Chelmodeyev, 64 No14, 1989

 

Igor Chelmodeyev

Igor Chelmodeyev, 64 No3, 1991

 

Vasiliy Dubov

Vasily Dubov, 64 No14, 1990

 

Marat Valiakhmetov

Marat Valiakhmetov, 64 No3, 1989

 

Anatoly Kononenko

Anatoly Kononenko, 64 No9, 1983

 

Anatoly Akshanov:

Chess Therapy (the writing on the placard reads “Solving contest”)

Anatoly Akshanov

 

Georges Liymu

Georges Liymu, 64 No15, 1985

 

Igor Novikov

Igor Novikov, 64 No13, 1980

 

Valery Martinov

Valery Martinov, 64 No14, 1985

 

Gennady Nazarov

Gennady Nazarov, 64 No24, 1987

 

Vasily Flyorko

Vasily Flyorko, 64 No7, 1991

 

Alexey Shlyemenko

Alexey Shlyemenko, 64 No22, 1986

 

Konstantin Kazanchev:

Qa2-d5

Konstantin Kazanchev, 64 No19, 1991

 

Mikhail Zhilkin

Mikhail Zhilkin, 64 No18, 1989

 

 Sergey Nechayev

Sergey Nechayev, 64 No7, 1989

 

Marat Valiakhmetov

Marat Valiakhmetov, 64 No15, 1988

 

Anatoly Kononenko:

Who said “checkmate?”

Anatoly Kononenko, 64 No15, 1985

 

Evgeny Shabelynik

Evgeny Shabelynik, 64 No5, 1987

 

Sergey Arkavin

Sergey Arkavin, 64 No24, 1981

 

V. Hopov and E. Gladkov:

Italian game

V. Hopov and E. Gladkov, 64 No10, 1985

 

Don’t play chess with Putin

Don’t play chess with Putin

 

Valery Kanenkov: 

Chess fan (“Come on, set up the board, I’ll be quick”)

Valery Kanenkov, Chess fan (“Set up the board, I’ll be quick”)

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