Drawger Invitational: Headless Chimp Found in Soul-less Rag
FEBRUARY 18, 2009
Today’s battle about the inane NY Post page Six toon comparing Obama to the dead chimp is joined. Justified calls of condemnation are pouring in. The Post cartoonist, clearly a hack, either followed a bizarrely racist, brain dead (or both) editorial line or came by this all by himself. It is a piece of dreck any way you slice it.
How should we in graphic arts community respond? The best possible way is to resist censorship, but DRAW. Here’s my response: the true dead chimp, Editor in Chimp, er Chief Col Allen. He and his boss may have lost track of what country they’re in. Anyway as a public service I enclose Allen’s photo and an invitation here for Drawger artists to have at him. Post away on Allen if you please. The only response to freedom of speech . . . is MORE OF IT.