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May 9, 2011


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Corby Ziesman

I think the rule of thumb I'd use is to ask: "If a person of low intelligence who doesn't get art at all and who is also completely racist saw this, would they howl with laughter and forward it to everyone in their email address book, with a message riddled with typos that maybe includes a 'HAR HAR LOOK AT THIS CARTOON!!'?"

In this case, pretty sure the answer is yep.

And in that case you're basically drawing propaganda for your ideological opponents.


There's no accounting for taste, perhaps especially in cartoons. Humor is very subjective. I sometimes find people reading my cartoons and enjoying them, but for something totally different than what I intended.

Mike Peterson

One of the common teaching techniques for creative writers is that they submit a story to the class anonymously, then have to sit and listen to the discussion without joining in. It's a valuable lesson, because it doesn't matter what you intended. Once the piece is in the hands of the public, it is what they see in it. I don't see why cartooning would be any different: Your job is to learn to create work such that your audience sees what you wanted them to see.

MBT Online

It took us ages to get dressed - we got changed about 3 times before finally settling on a bit of sparkle..."


That is a very controversial topic. But IMO, it is about the person's discretion whether or not they should take action.

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