As Whitney Houston family, friends and fans mourned the untimely death of their beloved pop diva singer, demonstrators for freedom in Syria were mowed down by the Bashar Assad regime. The time was mid February 2012 and social networking was spreading both of these stories at viral speed. 

So it was that the cartoonist illustrator Laughzilla was commissioned to create the iconic Assad Houston cartoon for The Daily Dose comic strip. 

The Bashar Assad Requiem for Whitney Houston editorial cartoon depicts a full color poignant perspective of these two synchronous stories.