Nobody cared about them before. They are not the greatest pieces of artwork you would see. Rather they are making headline news. Here is what CNN says about the Danish cartoons of "Prophet Mohammed" which enraged Muslims all over the place.
(defunct CNN link)
And thanks to the uproar they are everywhere now. And in case you are too lazy to find them, I have done the hard work of looking for them - and you can just have a glance and try to figure out what the hoopla is all about!