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I, by no means consider myself a political cartoonist.
A few days ago in a conversation someone referred to me as a political cartoonist and although I have made some political drawings I don’t consider myself one. There are a lot of political cartoonist, legit cartoonists that are way better than me at expressing their political statements and I can only hope to be as good as any of them.
For years I ignored politics, thinking that my voice didn’t make a difference or that it didn’t matter. I sometimes feel that way, but in 2016 my mind started to change when the 45th president was elected. A lot has happened since then and everyday I ask myself “how? How did we end up here?” So I did the one thing I knew I could do; express how I feel through my artwork.
It’s no secret I don’t like the 45th president of the Unite States of America.
Still today I feel strongly about the above image. This person in office is making a joke of our flag, of our ideals. He abuses the power that he has and every day he proves how incompetent he is in leading our nation.
Every day I feel we are closer to an all out nuclear war. This individual has no etiquette when it comes to politics and I fear one day he’ll say or do something that’ll make us, the people suffer, wait he has done that already.
This year alone I have been more active, particularly this past summer. Something really amazing happened in Puerto Rico this summer(2019). See pt.2
In August, an article from Newsweek (link here) about ‘Maus’ author Art Spiegelman’s had me furious. The author wrote an essay for a Marvel collection that he then removed because Marvel asked him to remove a line from it. In said line he calls the president “Orange Skull”. Personally, I think it’s disrespectful to the author and a bit hypocritical of them to say they want to be “apolitical”, but that’s a story for another day.
*Update Jan 2020*
Recently the president of the United States of America bragged about getting paid $1 billion to send troops to Saudi Arabia. How the people aren’t enraged at the fact the he basically is selling our troops to the highest bidder like they were mercenaries is beyond me.