Monday, September 5, 2011

Man is a bad animal …



Patient readers, please endure one more week of hiatus from Hunting the Snark. In lieu of the usual daft blather, I present a comix page which I did for the Wallace Stevens anthology at the Hooded Utilitarian. There's much to see and read there …

I usually avoid making political comments on this blog, but what the heck, we're impoverished artists so our impractical opinions don't matter … the breaking of a Syrian political cartoonist's hands by masked gunmen led him to produce this. Mr. Ferzat's entire website is worth a visit, some really sharp cartooning, reminiscent of Tomi Ungerer (warning, graphic photos). If that's not enough and you need an even stronger emetic, this report describing the attempts of American politicians & businessmen to assist Col. Gaddafi (as recently as this August) should definitely do the trick.

And finally, this inky comment upon humanity's eternal, suicidal urge to just … believe …