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Not in Our Name: Against US Aid to the Massacre in Gaza

12 Jan

I drew this diary comic over the summer–some folks have seen it since it was in the collection from Sangría Editora, “Not in Our Name: Against US Aid to the Massacre in Gaza/Contra la ayuda de los Estados Unidos a la masacre en Gaza” (you can download the e-book for free at the link). In a rather indirect way, I am putting it online now because of the attacks on the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo–because I think their comics are racist and Islamophobic and I nevertheless support the right of journalists and critics and artists to produce whatever they feel like saying whether or not I agree. The best things I’ve read so far have been “Unmournable Bodies” by Teju Cole in the New Yorker, and this smart, pointedly offensive comic by Joe Sacco. Additionally, tons of folks are pointing out in blogs and on social media the ways in which so-called world leaders are rallying around the cry for freedom, liberty, free speech etc., often to recuperate their own violence against these very ideals. This also is a time to remember cartoonists around the world, particularly Arab and Muslim cartoonists, like Naji el-Ali, who have been targeted for their critique, or have been killed senselessly in the rippling violence that is loosely labelled the War on Terror.

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Sorry I haven’t been posting…

21 Apr

I’ve been working on Sassyfrass #5 (get psyched!) and writing my thesis (on page 45!) so I haven’t been drawing as much as usual. But perhaps you can amuse yourself with this (sort of) apology for my incredibly (not) anti-semitic cartoon in the Diamondback. For new readers, I have been attacked by certain parties (variously as an anti-semite or a self-hating Jew depending on whether or not people google me and/or went to Hebrew school with me) for a cartoon criticizing Israeli policies that restrict the movement of Palestinians and essentially are forcing Palestinians into the open-air ghetto that is Gaza. Hope that’s working out for you, bros.

❤ j.bee