You know, I don’t usually chime in on current political issues, especially far-away political issues, at least not with cartoons as direct as this one. But sometimes I get angry. This is me, venting.
This was originally just a silly pun when I made it up, but security issues have been discussed a lot since, so I guess it’s also timely…
At the end of the day, it’s all about having the right expectations and preparing accfordingly. Also, I may be wrong, but I seem to have sold more comics than last year, even though I came prepared to focus on posters, cards and sketches.
Even so, one remark I’m kind if sick of hearing is the one about how Comic Cons aren’t about comics at all these days, just about TV personalities and, apparently, YouTubers. Seriously, folks: Get over it. This is how that kind of venue works and we all know that.
Apparently, the phenomenon of “fake news” is being called out a lot for the debacle at the US election these days. Good. I wouldn’t want those news bots to get a pass. There’s just one problem I have with that term:
It sounds like a straight English translation of “Lügenpresse” (liars’ press), the term German right wing extremists adapted from the Nazis (the original ones, I mean, from the 30’s) for what the American ones call “mainstream media bias”.
Seriously, if both sides use basically the same word for each other’s information, that’s actually a pretty good example of what’s been going wrong here.
I don’t know how often I’ve seen this headline over the last week or so. And it was always “morse code”, not “a dune formation that somehow resembles morse code”. Somebody even transcribed it, just for laughs, and found out… nothing. I thought it would be funny if, instead of being meaningless gibberish, it would […]
I usually don’t make cartoons about topics that aren’t so topical on my home turf because I don’t want to intrude on debates held elsewhere. Especially when it’s a topic where Europe or Germany is ahead of the people debating it. That would just be smug, wouldn’t it? But I think this cartoon is broad […]