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.
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.
Time to get back into non-political stuff. Then again, sinking ship, ship of fools… You know what I really don’t get? Jokes about bass players!
You just can’t out-trump Trump. Or in this case, his thugs, becasue the latest excercise in Newspeak was coined by Kellyanne Conway. As you know, I’ve been struggling with this for a while now. This isn’t the first version of this comic, either.
This is the second cartoon I drew after the US election. This isn’t directly about the election result but about the need to take what I can offer and put it to some good use now.
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.