This is a more recent political cartoon by the artist Jim Morin. He works for the Miami Herald and has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer prize in 1996 for editorial cartoons. In terms of style he is defiantly a cartoonist with a more contemporary style that is more realistic and often uses color to help illustrate his drawings. The drawing depicts a man and a tree that was recently chopped down. The man is meant to be President Obama and the tree is meant to represent Osama Bin Laden. This cartoon was published after the death of Bin Laden. The roots of the tree are meant to represent Al Qaeda. I think what the artist is saying that although the figure head is dead the inter-workings of the terrorist organization still have root and possibility of growth. I think the cartoon is very successful as it clearly illustrates a direct narrative and still allows different possible interpretations of certain aspects of the drawing.