Drawings by Ivars Poikāns

The book features drawings made by Ivars Poikāns for Latvian newspapers and magazines covering po­ litical and social issues.

"While Poikāns’ drawings have a satirical inclination, they also slant toward political cartoon, which has always been a valuable source of information for historians. Usu­ ally, such studies emphasize the function of humour and taking the public’s anti­ heroes down a peg, but with the benefit of hindsight it also becomes clear that car­ toons can serve as accurate documents of historical events." (Diāna Barčevska, compiler)

More: Nothing Changes. A Chronicle of Political Life 1999–2003