Art isn't created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought on social problems. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing satirical illustrations and cartoons for adults for decades now, highlighting the awful problems with society.

Gerhard Haderer had even faced the court for one of his brutally honest books, The Life of Jesus. It triggered violent reactions, because of the society problems discussed in it, in Europe, especially from the Catholic Church. The story culminated in 2005 when Haderer was convicted in Greece for insulting the religious community and was given a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A few months later, however, this verdict was corrected on appeal, and Gerhard Haderer was acquitted.

The artist developed his realistic style when working as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising agencies early in his career. It wasn't until a cancer operation in 1985 when Gerhard abandoned his commercial dreams and became a freelance caricaturist and satirical illustrator, mainly focusing on social issues. Scroll down to check out his unsettling and at times scary cartoons and vote for your favorites.

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EM
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3 years ago

Did you know that a couple of years ago, there were more selfie related deaths than shark related deaths?

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

this happens so much at live concerts, just put the damn phone down and enjoy the experience!

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Phil.
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3 years ago

Actually even a put-on smile can lift your mood, say neuro-scientists.

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Rakooned
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3 years ago

Children missing childhoods.

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Ola Antosik
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3 years ago

This I do not understand. I like reading books in paper but there is nothing wrong with electronic editions. If anything, they are more eco friendly. It is still the same activity just different medium.

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Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

Timeline: Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/world/timeline-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-scandals/index.html

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Michelle Line
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3 years ago

Well, at least it looks like they're all getting along.

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Mika N
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3 years ago

I've heard it said, how ironic it is that often times today, family time is getting everyone to put down their small screens and all look at the same big screen for a while.

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Phil.
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3 years ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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Sarah Miller
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3 years ago

I'm not seeing this as a "fast food/obesity" thing, more like a CEO or corporate leader just greedily eating funds. Fat in wealth kind of thing

Jenn MacLean
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3 years ago

Yes, that's rather obvious

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Diana Hockley
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3 years ago

Pure greed. he could be the CEO of any company in the world.

Me
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3 years ago

or a politician in any country...

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Ed Martin
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3 years ago

Corporate Greed!

Wanda Sochacki-Suridge
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3 years ago

Trump?

Full Name
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3 years ago

You think he'd be able to afford organic vegetables and a personal trainer, the fat bastard.

Robyn Denton
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3 years ago

Substitute an orange comb-over, and guess who this could be?

Ron Kendrick
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3 years ago

He doesn’t even take a salary as President, he donates every check. He didn’t need to be President. He’s already a billionaire. He only ran, because of how his predessor screwed our country up, snd Hillary would have been another four years, and would have the the final nail in the coffin. If Hillary had won, we.’d never heard about the politicized/weaponized deep state.

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Caroline Allnutt
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3 years ago

Donald? That you?

Paula Cohen
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3 years ago

I'm not sure you're aware of this, but Donald recently signed a bill - after a little more than a year in office, that is providing higher wages to people in the United States, and helping corporations to give raises, bonuses, and hire greater numbers of people. Whereas Donald's predecessor presided over a nothing economic recovery for 8 bloody years. But don't let any facts get in the way of your theory.

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Ann Ros'a
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3 years ago

Oh, that 1%... *shaking fist in the air*

Ed Martin
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3 years ago

Corporate Greed as always

Lisa Greene
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3 years ago

Eat the rich

Nikki D
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3 years ago

Unchecked greed? I don't think people are anymore greedy than they ever were, they just have unlimited resources/capital to consume while before there was a finite supply.

Magpie
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3 years ago

Looks a LOT like a certain Australian politician, who also had a huge private company of something.

Ben S.
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3 years ago

Pure and simple greed...

Jhoa
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3 years ago

om nom nom

Lisa Georgette
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3 years ago

The rich and greedy. Never enough.

giorgi darchia
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3 years ago

nice

Jan Virtue
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3 years ago

People are too fat and high off THE HOG.

Joyce Stewart
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3 years ago

Reminds me of that guy....you know the orange one with the funny hair.

Donna Proksell
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3 years ago

You mean the guy thst worked his ass off to get where he is today. Who loves his country so much that he is willing to be torn apart day after day by people like you, jsut to try to make things better.

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Joe Blow
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1 year ago

Popeye of Wall Street.

Alan Mackay
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2 years ago

the inability to satisfy the greed of the capitalist monster.

Amy Leslie
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3 years ago

Too true.

Sestrel Bethesda
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3 years ago

Anyone remember Maxwell?

Ted Papesh
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3 years ago

Congress giving it's self a raise!

Rosa Rodriguez
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3 years ago

YES. NOT ONLY JEWS LIKE SOME PEOPLE SAY! EVERYBODY GREEDINESS!

Mike Wilcox
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3 years ago

2018

Rain Kennedy
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3 years ago

Fill your mouth with all the Money you Will save

Sue Spector
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3 years ago

Hmmm

Beth Sanfilippo
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3 years ago

El tRumpo

Beth Sanfilippo
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3 years ago

Is this Trump?

Steve Barnard
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3 years ago

How true!

Matt Lomax
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3 years ago

Corporate greed banks getting fatter off of their customers!

lynnchuck60
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3 years ago

Now I know why the Panda is Bored

Lisa Jommen Daveley
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3 years ago

“Only when the last tree has died, and the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught, will we realize that we cannot eat money.” - American Indian proverb

Ben Clarkson
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3 years ago

This should be number one. Note that he's using a plunger. This is because corporate greed has clogged the economy-- by gorging on all the money that should be going to middle class growth and middle class spending .

Steve Prince
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3 years ago

When is enough enough?!

Tommy Pettersson
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3 years ago

That’s it.

Henry Raab
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3 years ago

One Percenter!

Ann Dunn
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3 years ago

Greedy politicians

Ille Pille
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3 years ago

!!

Lynn burt
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3 years ago

Such a greedy fellow

Kenny Carlstrom
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3 years ago

I agree this is a fat cat and wants to take everything away.

Willya Potan
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3 years ago

Corruption..

Ric Mohri
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3 years ago

I agree with the CEO Fat on wealth thing

Val Gellow
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3 years ago

Our money obssessed society..how sad

Steven Caballero
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3 years ago

I’m seeing this as a modern take on the gluttony during the times of the roman and Greek empires. Back then after forging on food and wine they’d purge using a feather to make them gag and throw up just so they could continue their greed. Modern day fat cats are just as greedy.

Karonda Knight
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3 years ago

Government greed

anthony siarkiewicz
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3 years ago

These are great

Peter Ellis
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3 years ago

Company Tax Cuts

Thies Schaper
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3 years ago

Working hard to fit it all in...

Romi Brooks
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3 years ago

I like a comment : 'You think he'd be able to afford organic vegetables and a personal trainer, the fat bastard.'

Rebecca McCarthy
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3 years ago

His artwork is amazing and the messages about technology are important. It is not so much that technology is bad or wrong, but that we allow technology to use us (technological determinism), rather than taking control over the tech so it remains a tool rather than a way of life. Powerful messages all.

Alberto Lopez
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3 years ago

Just got his share of the 65 billion tax cut....he'll be shitting jobs and wage-rises very soon...

Michelle Castiglioni
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3 years ago

So the implication here is that he'd eat the money before passing along the wealth to the workers. That's my take.

Jordy Star
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3 years ago

fat bastard

Pat Wooster
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3 years ago

Wow! Good one!

A.R.
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3 years ago

In some countries, being fat is a sign of wealth. It means you have extra money to buy extra food.

Micky Bishop
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3 years ago

Mine! All mine!

[a t]
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3 years ago

GEZ in Germany (aka Rundfunkgebühren der Öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten)

Ethan Hunter
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3 years ago

The problem with this type of fast food is that he is eating the more expensive bills, when in reality, the garbage fast food is <5 notes usually.

Ann Ros'a
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3 years ago

It’s really not fast food it’s portraying, it’s the 1% “fatcat” businessmen that keep all the wealth for themselves...

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

you can roll a piece of shit in glitter, it's still a piece of shit.

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Molly Tallmadge
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3 years ago

Our governments today

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EM
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3 years ago

"I thought that there would be more fish."

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Willy wonka
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3 years ago

Tinder date wile you go on tinder

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

tis the season

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Ben S.
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3 years ago

He can't escape his reality, even in his day-dreams...

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Hilliary Smith
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3 years ago

I immediately thought that the commando in the middle thinks in black and white, and reality is all sorts of colors.

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Johanna Zamora
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3 years ago

Hose it down. Drone freak.

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Emily Rose
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3 years ago

could someone translate?

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Meep
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3 years ago

Oh god I'm reading this on the toilet at work

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Sykz
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3 years ago

Might be the smartest move?

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Çalıkuşu
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3 years ago

George Orwell- Animal Farm: ''Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

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Chris Daemon
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3 years ago

Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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Michelle Line
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3 years ago

Cannot unsee!

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Rachael Marrast
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3 years ago

VEGAN?

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Sykz
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3 years ago

Enough money you can do anything.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

Not sure how many people knew this, but there is a forth monkey in this series. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and do no evil.

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Oli Wolfe
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3 years ago

No!!! How will you get the ball back now!

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Lua boots
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3 years ago

As the crisis of 29

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earringnut
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3 years ago

this would be even better with teachers.

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Lua boots
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3 years ago

Holidays...so many people leaves at same time...so they get stuck on the road..,and they spend half of their vac waiting on the car...sad...reality

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