Follow TV Tropes

Discussion Main / BombThrowingAnarchists

Go To

Jun 21st 2012 at 4:56:00 AM •••

I updated the pic. Gromky added a cool and historical Russian cartoon (also with Cartoon Bomb, natch), but the original pic was more illustrative, so...

(Larry Gonick's version from Cartoon History of the US is a parody of popular media conceptions of foreign, bearded bombers in the late 1800s, after Haymarket)

So I created a 4-panel.

First off, here's the full-size version.

The one on the article is scaled down to an appropriate size.

Here are the source pics: Some are hard to find on the web.

Haymarket Bomber Caricature by Larry Gonick (original trope image)

Here's the full panel of V for Vendetta

The Vladimir Taburin pic is part of a series of Chibified WWI infant propaganda posters parodying every faction of the Russian Revolution: Here's the whole thing.

Mike Flugennock pic ("Diskobolos") courtesy of

Edited by berr Hide/Show Replies
Aug 12th 2012 at 10:07:43 AM •••

One of these things is not like the others.

Mar 27th 2012 at 12:08:42 PM •••


  • The Russian communist Vyacheslav Molotov was so famous for this that the Molotov Cocktail was named after him. He did eventually become less of one though after he became foreign minister for the USSR.
    • To go into more detail, Molotov Cocktails get their name from the Winter War fought between the Soviet Union and Finland. The Soviet Union was dropping cluster bombs on Finland, but Molotov distributed propaganda claiming the bombs were actually just food parcels and that they were doing the starving Finns a favour. The Finns (who were not starving) referred to these bombs as "Molotov Bread Baskets" and then joked that their petrol bombs were "Molotov Cocktails"; a drink to go with the food.

Sep 13th 2010 at 2:45:05 PM •••

"Slightly blurred shot of an old-fashioned anarchist-style round bomb with burning fuse" has moved from [1] to [2], in case you were looking for it. I find the original pothole amusing, though. (mumble mumble) "support the artist", etc.

Edited by berr
Type the word in the image. This goes away if you get known.
If you can't read this one, hit reload for the page.
The next one might be easier to see.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: