Comics and Politics

Comics and Politics

Tue, 2017-02-21 15:46

This is a febrile time for politics in both the UK and the USA. There are opinions to be had and like most other folk I have some. I take climate change to be real and really scary.
This being ostensibly a site that stems from comics there is rarely any excuse to bring up political subjects here and some say politics and comics don't mix and shouldn't, even when the definition of politics is wide enough to include social attitudes with subjects like racism and sexual discrimination. It is to be supposed we are talking about main stream comics here with their view of themselves as entertainment.
There is an article on the subject by Nikolai Fomich on the 'Monkeys Fighting Robots' site. Nikolai Fomich is a Philadelphia-based writer and teacher who seems to know whereof he speaks.
http://www.monkeysfightingrobots.com/progressive-creators-and-the-politi...

Related article at - https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2017/mar/09/alt-right-comic-...

Another - http://hyperallergic.com/359586/the-world-youre-crafting-isnt-in-a-vacuu...

This is a febrile time for politics in both the UK and the USA. There are opinions to be had and like most other folk I have some. I take climate change to be real and really scary.
This being ostensibly a site that stems from comics there is rarely any excuse to bring up political subjects here and some say politics and comics don't mix and shouldn't, even when the definition of politics is wide enough to include social attitudes with subjects like racism and sexual discrimination. It is to be supposed we are talking about main stream comics here with their view of themselves as entertainment.
There is an article on the subject by Nikolai Fomich on the 'Monkeys Fighting Robots' site. Nikolai Fomich is a Philadelphia-based writer and teacher who seems to know whereof he speaks.
http://www.monkeysfightingrobots.com/progressive-creators-and-the-politi...

Related article at - https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2017/mar/09/alt-right-comic-...

Another - http://hyperallergic.com/359586/the-world-youre-crafting-isnt-in-a-vacuu...

Comments

There's no doubt at all Arthur that climate change is one of our biggest challenges (inclemented by bad electoral results on both sides of the pond) worry for our children and grandchildren keeps us thoroughly motivated - hopefully there's a way through this,

Best wishes,

Andy.

Hullo Andy,

hope you are right about possibility of there being a way through.
Beginning to think things will have to get worse before the complacent or wilfully ignorant come round to making the changes needed.
Not happy this morning having just heard that air pollution is now as big a threat to the environment as is climate change. Oh dear.

Take care.
Best,
Arthur

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